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Iris Scott

Finger-Painting, All Grown Up

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Iris Scott

Iris Scott’s oil paintings elevate the childhood practice of using fingers instead of brushes to a higher form of art. Her grown-up finger-painting technique results in vibrant, uniquely textured works that would do her inner child proud.

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Thank goodness April showers have given way to May flowers, because “Presidents look like doofuses in the rain.”

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Details from Silvio Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” trials have grown increasingly bizarre as the case nears its close, with reports that the former Prime Minister of Italy had women perform for him dressed as nuns and President Barack Obama.

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This Arrested Development party crammed in dozens of jokes from the series, from Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand to the stair car to goodie bags labeled “Dead Dove, Do Not Eat.” Hot Cops made an appearance, and guests feasted on Hot Ham Water and fresh cornballs.

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The Office may have spent nearly a decade making a mockery of the corporate workplace, but Michael Scott and coworkers shared some genuine insight into how to survive the 9-5 drudgery.

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An enterprising movie theater manager in Missouri thought it would be a clever promotional stunt to hire actors in body armor, fully armed with plastic weapons, to storm a midnight premiere of Iron Man 3. Needless to say, he thought wrong.

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These pets riding Roombas make spring cleaning look fun.

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There’s a growing threat to relationship bliss: Netflix adultery, wherein one partner watches ahead on a TV show without the other. In an informal survey, 12% of participants admitted to this shameful infidelity. Watch your queues.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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