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This Is The Magical Process Behind Making A Ballet Tutu

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | December 19, 2014 | Arts
A tutu is a magical piece of clothing that transforms ballerinas into black swans and sleeping beauties. So it's fitting that the process of making the ruffled skirts is just as sensationally beautiful as the final product. LA Weekly recently profiled a tutu seamstress by the name...

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | December 19, 2014 | Arts
Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie. But...

You Can Now Go To Art School At Hogwarts

artnet | Priscilla Frank | December 19, 2014 | Arts
This article originally appeared on artnet News. By Zoe Li Hebei Academy of Fine Arts Photo via: Shanghaiist A new art school in China has been drawing attention for its bizarre architecture, which is an almost exact knock-off of the...

City Life May Be To Blame For Rising Diabetes Rates

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | December 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
Aesop's fable about the dangers of urban life goes something like this: A City Mouse visits his cousin in the country and is shocked at the humble meal they eat. The City Mouse invites the Country Mouse to his home in town, where he promises to serve a delicious feast....

Israel Airstrike Hits Hamas Site In Gaza

AP | Andrew Hart | December 20, 2014 | World
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war. The Israeli military said the airstrike on what it called a "Hamas terror infrastructure site" in the southern Gaza Strip was in response...

11 Perfect Gifts For The Instagram Addict In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | December 19, 2014 | Technology
Instagram calendar, anyone?

Sean Penn Says Pulling 'The Interview' Gives ISIS 'A Commanding Invitation'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | December 19, 2014 | Entertainment
Sean Penn has joined George Clooney, Judd Apatow, Aaron Sorkin and Barack Obama in blasting Sony for its decision to pull "The Interview" from release. In a letter sent to Mother Jones, Penn noted that Sony's move -- which happened after the...

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | December 19, 2014 | Business
Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years. In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans...

New Stonehenge Discovery Hailed As 'Most Important In 60 Years'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | December 19, 2014 | Science
Archaeologists studying Stonehenge and its environs say they've unearthed the remnants of an untouched, ancient encampment that dates back 6,000 years--a find that could rewrite British prehistory. “This is the most important discovery at Stonehenge in over 60 years,” Professor Tim Darvill, a Bournemouth University...

How Will Russia's Currency Crisis Affect Putin's Presidency?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | December 19, 2014 | World
As the value of the ruble continues to fluctuate, having lost about 50 percent of its value in the past year, Russians are stocking up imported goods for fear of price hikes. In a HuffPost Live conversation, U.S. economist Gregory Daco discussed Russia’s currency crisis...

Hire A Hairy Man In Boy Shorts If You Really Want To Raise Money

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | December 19, 2014 | Impact
Not that you needed any, but here’s more proof that sex –- of any kind –- sells. Eager to encourage donors to give back this season, UK’s Save the Children commissioned British comedian Harry Enfield to strut down the beach in the middle of winter wearing nothing but...

Sony CEO Says President Obama, Press 'Are Mistaken' About What Happened With 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | December 19, 2014 | Entertainment
Shortly after President Barack Obama called Sony Pictures' choice to cancel the release of "The Interview" in the wake of threats made by hackers a "mistake," the studio's CEO, Michael Lynton, told CNN that critics of the decision don't understand the full story. "I think actually...

Undercover Video Reveals Harsh Conditions Inside Apple Supplier Factory

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | December 19, 2014 | Technology
An Apple supplier is violating the company's standards for worker treatment in its Chinese factories, according to a new video report from the BBC. The video, captured by an undercover reporter who got a job at a factory run by Pegatron, a Chinese manufacturer making Apple products, renews...

Australia Police Make Arrest In Killing Of 8 Children

AP | Eline Gordts | December 19, 2014 | World
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home. The 37-year-old woman, who is recovering in a hospital from stab wounds, was...

Pope Francis Went To Turkey To Meet Patriarch Bartholomew

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | December 19, 2014 | Religion
Hürriyet, one of Turkey’s flagship newspapers, recently interviewed the Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, who served as Director of the Press Office during the recent visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Journalist Cansu Çamlibel, an articulate advocate for free speech and a well-known columnist, who features regular...

Kenya Goes After Al Jazeera As Government Expands Powers

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | December 19, 2014 | Media
WASHINGTON -- Kenya's government is going after the global news network Al Jazeera for running a documentary that exposes widespread government-sponsored violence. According to Kenyan government documents obtained by The Huffington Post, Kenya's ministry of information, communication and technology filed a complaint on Dec. 10 against Al Jazeera's...

Obama On Cuba: 'Change Is Going To Come. It Has To.'

Sabrina Siddiqui | December 19, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday defended his historic deal with Cuba and hit back at critics who said the decision overlooked the Castro regime's record on human rights. "What I know deep in my bones is that when you have done the same thing for 50 years and...

Veja Magazine Caricatures Obama As Communist Revolutionary 'Che' Guevara

Roque Planas | December 19, 2014 | Latino Voices
Conservative Brazilian news magazine Veja marked the Obama administration’s opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba with a healthy dose of artistic license. This week’s cover of Veja features a caricature of President Barack Obama in the style of a famous image of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernest0 “Che”...

Defiant FIFA Still Defending 2018 and 2022 World Cup Votes, Claims Crisis Is Over

Chris Greenberg | December 19, 2014 | Sports
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as...

Sydney Hostage Victim Tori Johnson Remembered By His Longtime Partner, Thomas Zinn (VIDEO)

Curtis M. Wong | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
The grieving partner of a gay man killed in the deadly cafe siege in Sydney, Australia is speaking out. As the Associated Press first reported, Tori Johnson, the 34-year-old manager of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe, was among the 17 hostages taken by the gunman and...
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