Simon Beck
Simon Beck

Better Than A Snowman

Simon Beck
Simon Beck

The Northeast may be sick of snow already, but Simon Beck’s large-scale snow art may rekindle an appreciation for the powdery stuff.

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Save a little time in this new year by recapping the 68 biggest songs of last year in just 5½ minutes.

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Veronica Mars fans demanded that the much-loved adolescent detective return to their screens, and she's back in the first trailer for an upcoming movie.

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The humble cardboard boxes that harbor delivery pizza have grown increasingly advanced over the years.

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Face averaging technology has revealed the “real face” of Doctor Who over his past twelve regenerations.

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The first installment of The Hobbit trilogy was the most-pirated film of 2013.

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In 2014, resolve to learn how to make whipped cream, caramelize onions, sear meat, or wrap a burrito so it doesn’t fall apart.

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Regional dialect quizzes are a popular way to get people talking about linguistic differences, but this one is a little more unusual.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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How Volcanoes Work
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How Volcanoes Work. The U.S. has 169 "potentially active" volcanoes, but they're not all alike.

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The Internet is Learning an Important Lesson About Service Dogs. We know you're not supposed to pet them without permission, but what if one approaches you?

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That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

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Postcards From the Honeymoon Capital Of The World. For many couples, the Poconos was where the Baby Boom began.

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The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

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A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

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What's the Difference Between a Broadway and an Off-Broadway Show? It's more than just the street address of the theater.

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