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Iran’s selfie-taking, hoops-shooting religious leaders are stars on Instagram

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“A clergyman vacuuming alongside his playful child.”

“A clergyman using his time reading a book in subway. “

“Two clergymen on a chairlift down after mountain climbing.”

These simple, somewhat broken sentences sound, well, simple and broken. But paired with the images they describe, they are helping to dispel the stereotype that Iranian clerics are merely anti-American radicals who rail against “Western imperialists.”

In reality, as the Instagram account “Talabe Today” shows, the country’s…

More children than adults can figure out which way this school bus is going

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If you want to figure out the Internet’s latest brainteaser, it’s time to think like a child.

National Geographic posed a question on its TV show Brain Games that is stumping many more adults than children. Take a look at this drawing of a school bus below: Can you tell which way it’s headed?

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According to the show, 80% of children under the age of 10 could answer the question instantly by applying common sense and logic

That’s a little harder for adults,…

How to fake a book club conversation when you haven’t read the book

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Well, it happened again. It’s book club time, and you haven’t read the book

We get it. Life got in the way, the novel was too long, the book was too expensive,it was a bad book choice in the first place, and you’re really just here for the free booze

But never fear. Just because you didn’t read the book doesn’t mean that you can’t participate in the conversation, even in a — dare we say it — meaningful way.

Follow these…

Snapchat Makes Adding People Way Easier With Profile URLs

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Photographer’s portraits make snowmen look like high art

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Snowmen: simple winter pastime or high art? It depends on how you look at them.

These incredibly well-shot snowman portraits, taken by photographer Konstantin Sergeyev, make us want to place more meaning on these cute, goofy creations.

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Photographer’s portraits make snowmen look like high art

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Snowmen: simple winter pastime or high art? It depends on how you look at them.

These incredibly well-shot snowman portraits, taken by photographer Konstantin Sergeyev, make us want to place more meaning on these cute, goofy creations.

More about Art, Photography, Watercooler, Pics, and Lists

19 apps to reinvent yourself in 2016

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It’s a New Year and a new you. At least that’s the idea, tackling 2016 with sound mind, body, diet and finances. You want to be smarter, look better and feel centered. That’s a lot of you to fix.

Don’t try and go it alone. These 19 apps (all available on iOS and Android) can help you get off to a winning start in 2016.

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Couch to 5K

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step — or one…

This simple mindfulness tip will get you through your long work day

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Whether you have too many tasks on your plate or you’re dealing with a particularly difficult personality, keeping your cool at work can seem like an insurmountable task.

Before you burst into tears over the photocopying machine wondering how you will ever get everything done, try this quick and simple mindfulness trick to regain your calm at work and allow you to be your best self.

Walk mindfully to the bathroom or kitchen….

How to take great photos of friends and family this holiday season

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Whether it’s an impromptu shindig, or you’re snowed in with your whole family, the holidays are the time to take that awesome portrait of your loved ones, maybe with that sweet new camera you just got as a gift. But for the occasional photographer who might not shoot anything more formal than brunch food and a kids’ soccer game, where do you start?

Dave FitzSimmons, a Sigma Pro photographer whose work has run the gamut from calendars to industrial photography and self-published books,…

‘Sweary Colouring Book’ makes expletives (and coloring) way more fun

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As if cursing wasn’t enough of a blast already, now you can find all your favorite expletives in coloring book form.

Etsy shop PixieRahDesigns is in the process of compiling a “Sweary Colouring Book,” full of swirly, beautifully printed curse words for you to color.

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The color-in curse words run the gamut from simple swears …