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Mourners gather for Boris Nemtsov funeral in Russia

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 08:58 GMT // 0 Comments

A stream of people arrived for a memorial service taking place at the Sakharov Center. Some held flowers as they walked past the open casket of the prominent Kremlin critic and paid respects to his mother, Dina Eydman, and his children Anton and Zhanna. Hundreds more lined up in the cold outside. – The Investigative […]

Gary Owens, ‘Laugh-In’ Announcer, Dead At Age 80

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 22:28 GMT // 0 Comments

The man behind the smooth baritone best known for announcing “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” has died. Gary Owens was 80 years old. –PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 08: Actor Gary Owens speaks during the ‘The Best of Laugh-In’ panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on […]

The Best Vases For Your Valentine’s Day Flowers

by The Huffington Post // February 11, 2015 // Updated 12:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Say what you will about Valentine’s Day — we’ll take any excuse to pick up some flowers and pretend like it’s spring, even if it is still snowing outside. But in trying to master an Instagram-worthy, DIY-version of those pricey holiday blooms, we keep running into one problem: selecting the right vase. It never fails […]

A Chanel for All Seasons

by The New York Times // January 27, 2015 // Updated 18:04 GMT // 0 Comments

PARIS — As the fashion crowd gathered at the Grand Palais on Tuesday morning, snowstorms were pummeling the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, closing airports and wreaking international travel havoc. But in the world according to Chanel, all was tropical cool. For Chanel’s couture show, an arboretum of white cardboard  palms was constructed under […]

This Is What Happens When You Encase Flowers In Giant Cubes Of Ice

by The Huffington Post // January 21, 2015 // Updated 16:18 GMT // 0 Comments

For centuries, flowers have appeared in art as manifestations of Memento Mori, a Latin phrase that translates to “remember (that you have) to die.” Artists from Philippe de Champaigne to Adriaen van Utrecht have incorporated plantlife in various states of decay to mirror the ephemeral nature of our fleshly bodies. Flowers, with their vibrant appearance […]

Minnesota woman, believed to be oldest Facebook user, dies aged 114

by CNN // January 20, 2015 // Updated 20:39 GMT // 0 Comments

Facebook responded by celebrating her impressive longevity on her birthday. “She turned 114 in October of this year and received a huge bouquet of 114 flowers from Facebook after they learned that she was not able to sign up without putting in a fake age of 90 or 95,” Harlan Stoehr, her 84-year-old eldest son, […]

Woven wonders from water weeds and waste

by CNN // January 2, 2015 // Updated 12:22 GMT // 0 Comments

Along the Niger Delta, an abundance of vivid purple flowers are blooming gently on the surface of the water, adding a touch of color to the inland waterways. But that’s where the beauty ends because these striking flowers are water hyacinths — an aquatic weed wreaking havoc in local communities and ruining water supplies. Not […]