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Say Yes to the Seized Dress at a Government Bridalwear Auction

Get a gown like this for less! (Photo: Nathan O'Nions on Flickr) Budget-conscious brides-to-be have some standard options for cutting costs on their big day: fewer bouquets; fewer guests; fewer rhinestones on the dress. Or they could...Show More Summary

Movie About Marriage Equality SCOTUS Case Already in the Works

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Photo via Flickr / Ted Eytan Less than two weeks ago a monumental Supreme Court decision was reached that guaranteed marriage equality for same-sex couples. This piece of American history that will populate text books and be remembered...Show More Summary

What to Do With All Those Leftover Fireworks

Photo: Silvester on Flickr The further away we get from the Fourth of July, the less socially acceptable — and still totally illegal — it is to shoot flaming balls into the air of a crowded urban environment. I know,...

Twelve New Zealand Deer Flee Butcher

Photo courtesy of Jon Connell/Flickr There’s been an escape in New Zealand and, while not quite the same breach of security that New York just faced with the recent prison break, residents of Mosgiel, NZ, are on the lookout for 12 deer on the lam. Show More Summary

5 Basics for Building an Online Business That Actually Makes Money

Photo: Flickr/ Daniel Foster With the boom of the Internet and social media has arisen a new category of entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel got their start with online businesses....Show More Summary

Amazon Knows Who Your Author Friends Are

Photo: Get Noticed/Flickr If Amazon’s commitment to monitoring your shopping, reading, and social networking habits weren’t enough of a bellwether for this bit of news, here’s a thing for you: Amazon knows who your writer friends are and no, you can’t post reviews for them. Show More Summary

When journalists take a vacation, do they actually take a break?

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Photo by Damian Gadal/Flickr I found out about the guacamole and the pea incident four days after The New York Times tweeted about it. That’s not like me. I’m typically on top of the news cycle and keep tabs on the general zeitgeist of what’s important on the Internet. But last week, I went on vacation — for the first time in a long time. Show More Summary

Black Sea Bass, Sawfish Defy Biology to Stay Alive

Photo courtesy of Simon Fraser University - University Communications/Flickr If black sea bass or sawfish knew who the Bee Gees were, “Stayin’ Alive” would most certainly be their theme song, given what two recent studies have uncovered...Show More Summary

Benjamin Booker – Walking After Midnight (or: Don’t Ever Read The Comments)

4 weeks agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

flickr photo shared by elawgrrl under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license AV Club’s Undercover always gives us interesting stuff to listen to, some good and some bad, and today they gave us amazing! It happens but when you have people outside of their comfort zone the results can be iffy. I am glad […]

The Freakiest TV Hack of the 1980s: Max Headroom

Max Headroom himself. (Photo: Ingrid Richter/Flickr) Hacker. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word means “a person who secretly gains access to a computer system in order to get information, or cause damage.” But 28 short years ago, the term hardly existed–that is, until the Max Headroom Incident. Show More Summary

Morbid Mixtape: 7 Obscure Memorials to Dead Musicians

Saint Coltrane (Photo: flykr/Flickr) Musicians have a way of leaving a mark on places that often inspire intense devotion. There are the spectacular venues that have inspired album art and when a beloved musician dies, grieving fans have a tendency to create obscure and often morbidly specific memorials to remember them by. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Forces EPA to Study Effects of Roundup and Other Agricultural Chemicals

Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart/Flickr The Environmental Protection Agency will begin a study on four popular agricultural herbicides, including glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. As Courthouse News Service reports,...Show More Summary

BP Oil Spill Fine: What It Means for the Future of the Gulf

Photo courtesy of Petrarchan47/Flickr. Last week BP agreed in principle to pay $18 billion for damaging the Gulf ecosystem and the economies that depend on it. So, is this a happy ending? A terrible deal? Or a better beginning? There are arguments for all three, which can be found in the details of the aftermath. The damage done. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #847

Here are some photos of Parc Martin Luther King (2014) in Batignolles, Paris, by Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés, photographed by victortsu. To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

5 (Mostly) Free and Easy Ways to Green Your 4th of July

Image credit: modified photo from Giolou's Flickr photostream Substitute Tofu Pups and Garden Burgers for hot dogs and hamburgers Raising livestock uses an incredible amount of energy and releases tons of methane into the air. This year, try serving

Nation’s Duck Populations Remain Strong

Photo courtesy of USFWS Mountain-Prairie/Flickr Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued a report concluding that North America’s duck populations remain robust, echoing last year’s findings, with an estimated 49.5 million breeding ducks in the surveyed locations. Show More Summary

FOUND: A Chinese Coin From the 1700s Buried in Seattle

An example of an 18th century Qing dynasty coin (Photo: Jean-Michel Moullec/Flickr) In Seattle, archaeologists working under a bridge have found 2,600 or so artifacts from Seattle history—everything from depression-era shoes and dolls...Show More Summary

Manhattan Was Almost Home to a 200-Foot-Tall Owl Mausoleum

Newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett Jr. was obsessed with owls. Sculptor Greg Lefevre created a bronze owl sculpture for him in Herald Square. (Photo: Jnap/Flickr) In 1906, one of New York’s premier architects, Stanford White, received an unusual commission. Show More Summary

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