The Masters is coming next month. #golf #PGA
The Masters is coming next month. #golf #PGA
Say it with anything. Never be afraid to speak your mind.
As the past 30 years of press history shows, everything changes. Great journalism helps us understand how and why things change, and we need that now more than ever.
Because it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
The nutcracker - quintessentially Christmas.
The nutcracker’s origin comes from the Erzgebirge region of Germany. These dolls were first made in the 1700s, due to the ample supply of wood and depleting supply of metal. Carving these intricate wooden nutcrackers became the livelihood of the people of the Erzgebirge region. Today, the German nutcracker is a valued possession and collectible over all others. It takes 130 steps to create this magnificent piece of art. Why the figurines don’t have a smile? The answer; the people depicted their everyday hardships into each creation. Their lives were hard, the working conditions bad and they did not get paid well.
The book ‘The Legend of the Nutcracker and Traditions of the Erzgebige’, written by Ken Althoff, speaks of an old German folktale about how the nutcracker came into being. The story stated that there was a farmer who offered a reward to anyone who could help him crack the walnuts that grew on his tree. A carpenter told him to saw the nut in half while a soldier told him to shoot the nut. It was finally a puppet maker who came along with a beautiful puppet, made of wood and painted in bright colors, which had strong jaws that could be used to crack the walnuts. The farmer rewarded him by giving him his own workshop. Though this is just a folktale, it can safely be said that the nutcrackers have been made for the past 300 years or so. In Germany, it is also said that nutcrackers bring good luck and protect the house. They are said to keep evil at bay and protect the people of the house.
Let’s not forget the reason for the holiday season and proudly display your nutcracker.
Splash. From the islands of Fiji.
PABLO, the best-selling cheese tart in Japan continues its brand expansion across Southeast Asia, with its most recent opening in Jakarta, Indonesia.
It’s electric and so is the future. The 2016 Tesla Model S 90D Sedan Aux Controls.
(image: Tesla Motor Company)
Fall Classic - World Series - Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.
Halloween is near. How many in-costime selfies will you be taking?
Usain Bolt smiles for the photogs mid-race at the Rio Olympics.
Stretching several times per day is worth it. #fitness #health
Show ‘em what you got. Sweat is your friend.
Because everyone, (including Americans) love to celebrate.
In one California town, a holiday co-opted by beer companies has roots in a celebrated citrus crop.
The happiest country in the world isn’t in the tropics, as you might expect, but is known for its snow-covered peaks, dairy and delicious chocolate: Switzerland took the top spot in the 2015 World Happiness Report, a ranking of 158 countries by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
Switzerland is trailed by Iceland, Denmark and Norway.
Image - (Swiss postcard)
Pete Rose joins FOX Sports as a baseball analyst. Major League Baseball’s all-time hit king is taking his own step closer to the game after being hired by FOX Sports as a TV analyst. FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal reported the news on Thursday, noting that Rose will serve as a guest analyst for the MLB on FOX pregame show on FOX and FOX Sports 1.
Image: Pete Rose Autograph on a 1985 Donruss King of Kings baseball card (#653) and1965 Topps Pete Rose #207 Baseball Card.
Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings has been reinstated by the NFL. Driven - download the official fitness and training app of the former NFL MVP.
You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you’re planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals because they are banned.
If you’re heading to either music festival this year, you can leave that selfie stick behind. Both April’s Coachella and Lollapalooza in July have added the rods to their prohibited item lists.
Lululemon has designed the “ABC” Pants with all-day comfort and performance in mind - seriously, men are going to want to live in them. The “ABC” actually means “anti-ball-crushing” and are designed with a generous crotch area for added comfort.
The Faces of Nomophobia, brought to you by @AT&T in the United States.
Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk’s goal crease fountain.
The Black Keys’ upcoming concerts in Australia, New Zealand & Japan, have been cancelled up until April 23. The band announced earlier today via Twitter.
Happy International Women’s Day.
All arrows point this way to the Rocky Mountains - Colorado. #ski
Derek Jeter’s Girlfriend Hannah Davis Lands the Cover of 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Hannah Davis - Photographer Ben Watts / Sports Illustrated