Most couples dread a wedding crasher—that one person who still manages to show up uninvited. But when Tom Hanks makes an appearance during your wedding portraits, you’re willing to give him a pass. That’s what happened to newlyweds Elizabeth and Ryan while they were in Central Park with photographer Meg Miller. In a serendipitous moment, Hanks strolled over to them mid-photo shoot and congratulated them on their…

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Researchers and library lovers are rejoicing over news that, after a two-year, $12-million restoration, the New York Public Library is ready to unveil the historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Catalog Room on October 5. The work was prompted in 2014 when a foot-wide ornamental rosette…

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There were more than 60,000 submissions from photographers around the world that show the beauty of weather and nature for The Weather Channel's third annual It's Amazing Out There photography contest. Crushing storms, birds in flight, and spectacular sunrises highlight the great environment we live in.  But it was Long…

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The old saying goes that “you don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” but that’s exactly what the startup GeoOrbital did with their ingenious modular gadget. They’ve created a special bike wheel that you can swap with your traditional tire, making your pedal-driven ride an electric one in under a minute. Equipped with a brushless DC motor,…

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The highly-anticipated Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has recently opened its doors to the public. Designed by architect David Adjaye, construction on this striking, 400,000-square-foot building took four years. It occupies the last remaining space…

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Tucked away in the quiet woods of Upstate New York, you’ll find the Hemmelig Rom, a cozy cabin equipped with its own private library.

A bookworm’s dream come true, the secluded space—whose name translates to “secret room” in Norwegian—was designed by Studio Padron in collaboration with…

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The world looks very different through the eyes of a 19-month-old, which we can now see thanks to the pictures taken by Stanley Jones, the son of British Army photographer Timothy Jones. One bright and summery day, Jones shared his old Canon G12 with Stanley and taught him how to press the shutter and shout out "say cheese."…

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A Japanese sweet treat has made its way across the Pacific and to New York City, where it’s now delighting ice creaming lovers on the other side of the world. Known as taiyaki, this popular street food is a fish-shaped cake made of waffle or pancake batter and filled with red bean paste.

In the Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods, this version of taiyaki has a noticeable tweak to its…

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Detention—whether you've experienced it directly or not, you know it's not the ideal place to spend your school day. Long hours spent staring at the clock or doing busy work were anything but motivating. However, for students at Baltimore's Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, being sent to detention is an opportunity to practice mindfulness and…

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