To understand our present, we must first have a sense of our past. The historic Ellis Island in the United States is a symbol of the “melting pot” that has come to define the country—it’s a place where many modern families got their start in America. Active between 1892 and 1954, it served as an immigration inspection station for the millions of people arriving into the country. A 17-year-old…

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Photographer Konsta Punkka captures the beauty of wild animals in shots that seem like they’re from a fairy tale. The dramatic, dreamy imagery features an up-close view of foxes, deer, bears, and more, as they exist among the seemingly endless splendor of nature. In nearly every photo, the creatures stare directly into…

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Cities and buildings emerging out of the water may seem like a mystical occurrence, but in the case of the church of Potosi in Venezuela, it was not quite an act of God. The town of Potosi, which had approximately 1,200 residents and was 7.7 square miles, was deliberately flooded by the Venezuelan government in 1985 to build a hydroelectric dam. Everyone was forced…

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Belfast-based personal trainer, Ben Mudge, isn't your ordinary bodybuilder. Although he is quite health-conscious, he doesn't just workout for vanity reasons—he works out to keep himself alive. Mudge was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis—a hereditary and incurable disorder that results in an excess of mucus buildup in the lungs—only 7…

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Fans of art history and puns have found a kindred spirit in ChattyFeet, a company known for their quirky and unusual footwear. They’ve recently launched a series of colorful artist socks that immortalize famous folks throughout painting such as Frida Khalo (known as Frida Callus), Vincent van Gogh (aka Vincent Van Toe), and Picasso…

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Dorota Drzewiecka wants you to float like a butterfly with her collection of ethereal, hand-painted scarves. The oversized silk pieces flutter and flow through the air, their beautiful rainbow colors mimicking the iconic patterns found on the delicate creature's wings. Some pieces feature mystical pinks and blues while others are clad in rustic Earthy-tones. Regardless of the hues, her…

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Unlike Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, 7-month-old Finley Daniel doesn't have to wait until he's 11 to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. His parents, Casey and Kaycee Daniel, have just finished a three-month-long makeover of their nursery to look as magical as the set design of the beloved Harry Potter movies. The baby's father, a big fan of the series, approached…

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Photographer Olivia Lazer reimagines celebrities, television shows, and moments in history with the help of her Shiba Inu, Zelda. The captivating pooch adds an amusing, absurdist touch to iconic images and people, with her face now fused onto their human bodies. Thanks to Lazer’s keen digital skills—part of her career involves…

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