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Tempestuous Beauty of Arizona Captured in Ethereal Time-Lapse Video

(Gavin Heffernan, Harun Mehmedinović)
(Gavin Heffernan, Harun Mehmedinović)

To film their latest time-lapse masterpiece, Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović traveled the often-impassable sand roads to Arizona’s White Pocket. Due to the difficulty of...




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    Beautifully Flawed

    College student and musician Juliana Lyons hopes to shine a spotlight on the toll negative body image messages take on girls and young women. This... Read more

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    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    I have a friend who is going through a rather acrimonious divorce. To cheer herself up (and in an unconscious attempt to make her ex... Read more

  • Robert Kaynes, CEO of American Bronzing Co., shows off some of the approximately 100 pairs of baby shoes his company bronzes each day, in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 10. Kaynes, the grandson of the company’s founder, says the company bronzed 2,000 shoes a day in the 1970s but is experiencing a resurgence thanks to social media marketing. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

    Social Media Kicks Up Sales of Bronzed Baby Shoes

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—During the Depression, former kindergarten teacher Violet Shinbach canvassed Ohio neighborhoods looking for yards with wading pools, tricycles, and toys strewn about. She knew... Read more

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    Are You a ‘Morning Person’, or Just an Early Riser?

    There’s one thing that each of us knows for sure: whether or not we are a morning person. It’s also probably safe to say that... Read more

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    Famous People Born in the Year of the Goat

    The Chinese New Year begins on Feb. 19th. While welcoming the Year of the Goat, we say good-bye to the Year of the Horse. In... Read more

  • This Feb. 16, 2015 photo shows the Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Owners of the hotel which opened in 1955 have agreed to sell the property to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The tourism agency confirmed the potential purchase Tuesday, Feb. 17 after days of not commenting on rumors of a deal. (AP Photo/Kimberly Pierceall)

    Las Vegas Tourism Agency May Buy, Demolish Riviera Casino and Hotel

    LAS VEGAS—The aging Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip won’t be long for this world if a plan from the Las Vegas... Read more

  • "You can plan the best wedding or birthday party. Restaurants can serve great food and provide spectacular service," says Partha Kanuparthy. "But no one can control the weather. In the end, you can't beat Mother Nature." (Ben Ostrowsky/Flickr, CC BY)

    Bad Weather Puts a Damper on Restaurants Reviews

    After looking at 1.1 million online reviews for 840,000 restaurants in more than 32,000 cities across the country, researchers have found that the weather outside... Read more

  • A 1948 Classics Illustrated Comic Book Cover featuring Robinson Crusoe. (Wikimedia Commons) Background: (Ivansmuck/iStock/Thinkstock)

    How Castaway Survivor Alexander Selkirk Inspired the Tale of Robinson Crusoe

    Many people are familiar with the novel “Robinson Crusoe,” a story written by the 17th/18th century English writer, Daniel Defoe. In the novel, the eponymous character... Read more

  • "People began to paint themselves as a couple, rather than as individuals," says study leader Munmun de Choudhury. (Shutterstock*)

    Getting Engaged Turns Tweets From ‘I’ to ‘We’

    People who announce their wedding engagement on Twitter tend to then change how they represent themselves on the site. The study followed 923 people who... Read more

  • Pacchammal, a terminally-ill patient in her her home in the village of Kuruvinatham, Puducherry on the south east coast of India on Jan. 26, 2015.  (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    It Takes a Village to Care for the Dying: Palliative Care Project in India Attempts just That

    PUDUCHERRY, India—Kumaphavally, 34, had complete body paralysis from a fall she took during pregnancy eight years ago. For almost seven years, she lived in a... Read more

  • A protester holding a banner that looks like a United States green card walks down Broadway Street in the downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, May 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

    Green Card Lottery Winners: Don’t Celebrate Too Early!

    Adrien Lucas Ecoffet had a dream. Since his early teens he wanted to become an American. Growing up in Bordeaux, France, he would practice his... Read more

  • Those of a nervous disposition might be better off buying chocolates. (Jessie Jacobson, CC BY-SA)

    Perfume Could Be the Riskiest Gift You’ll Ever Buy

    Those who mark Valentine’s Day may well have been making careful plans to impress that significant other these past few days. Classy restaurant—check. Romantic atmosphere—check... Read more

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    You Might Not Know It, but You’re Happy and Your Language Shows It

    A hypothesis that was first formulated in 1969 has been validated through modern technology. Through examining movies, Twitter posts, Google Books, and even the New... Read more

  • Cuddling services offer platonic touch to lonely folks seeking comfort in the arms of a stranger. On Feb. 14, 2015, cuddle enthusiasts will mark Valentine’s Day with the first-ever cuddle convention in Portland, Oregon. (Hoby Finn/Photodisc/Thinkstock)

    Hugs for Hire

    Stuck without that special someone this Valentine’s Day and feeling lonely? Not to worry, there’s likely a cuddler-for-hire near you. Professional cuddling—a platonic, non-sexual, paid-for... Read more

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    Everyone Can Sing

    Many universities have performance choirs, but the one at Morley College, an adult- education school in London, has an unusual caveat: It’s a chorus for... Read more

  • Burger King Settles Suit Over Needles in Sandwich

    HONOLULU—A retired soldier who filed a lawsuit saying there were needles in his Burger King sandwich has reached a settlement with the fast food chain... Read more


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