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  • Dove has generated a lot of media attention over the years with its "Real Beauty" campaign highlighting the natural beauty of everyday women instead of focusing on superskinny, airbrushed models. After all, such models are not a realistic expression of what the majority of women in America look like.

    Dove's newest ad, "Dove Real Beauty Sketches," released Monday, follows suit, showcasing real women and their perception of themselves. This latest ad features San Jose, California Police Department sketch artist Gil Zamora. Zamora, an FBI-trained forensic sketch artist, has each woman sit down on the opposite side of a curtain from him. He is unable to see what she looks like, and she is unable to see him, too. Zamora asks each woman to describe the physical appearance of her face, hair, and prominent features to him in detail, as he sketches away.

    Then Zamora has strangers, who have only met the women briefly, describe the details of the woman they encountered. At the end of the video,

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  • Makeup artists can virtually transform the shape of someone's face with the correct colors, contouring, and highlighting. However, it's not just the stroke of a well-designed makeup brush or sponge that helps apply the subtle changes. It's the lighting.

    A new video from the electronic music group Opale shows the striking changes that can happen to shape of a face when only the lighting is changed.

    In the somewhat trippy video, which is a teaser for the French group's upcoming album "Sparkles and Wine," filmmaker Nacho Guzman uses colored LED and string lights like those you might put on a Christmas tree or along on the side of a house. The colorful lights shift and move and make it seem as if the actress in the video, Stella Stocker, is having a metamorphosis in front of our very eyes.

    Due to the lack of a substantial budget, Guzman actually enlisted the construction crew from the BBC show "Downton Abbey" to build a wooden wheel that held the lights. The video is a tribute to French

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  • A man in Jilin City, China, has shown the world what can happen if you leave the water running too long. Wen Hsu has lived on the seventh floor of his apartment building for 35 years, and when developers moved into the area seeking to tear down the building and turn the area into a shopping center, he was the only tenant who held out on selling.

    Hsu, who is 58 years old, would not budge, because he said the developers were not offering him enough money to allow him to get another place. Because he was the sole remaining person in the building, and cold temperatures were fast approaching, he feared that with no one else living in the building, running their water or heating devices, the uninsulated pipes might freeze, and then he would be left without running water. Hsu came up with a way that he hoped would keep the pipes in the building from freezing.

    He diverted a stream of warm water to run down the side of the structure, unintentionally creating a frozen waterfall. Hsu said of the

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  • The first of two publicly identified victims who died due to injuries from the Boston Marathon explosions is 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, Mass. Martin was attending the race with his family: his mother, Denise; 6-year-old sister, Jane; his father, Bill; and his older brother, whose name has not been released.

    Denise and Jane were severely injured in the blasts, and Bill sustained wounds in his legs from fragments. Martin's older brother did not incur serious injuries.

    Holly Bailey, a senior reporter for Yahoo! News, is in Boston covering the bombings and their aftermath, and she spoke with us this morning on "Trending Now." Bailey told us that Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch has been friends with the Richard family for 25 years, and he told Yahoo! News that dad Bill had run the marathon in previous years but had taken the family just to watch this time around.

    The Richards went to get ice cream and then came back to watch the runners along Boylston Street. That's when the

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  • After the explosions occurred at the Boston Marathon, many people turned to Facebook and Twitter as the first sources to share and find information on the tragedy. In the aftermath of the deadly bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 140 others (some critically), people are turning to YouTube and Reddit to share their eyewitness accounts of what happened during the race, and in the chaos that followed the bombings.

    Here is a video posted to YouTube by runner Jennifer Treacy. This video is from the perspective of an actual marathoner who is running in the race. She is approaching the finish line when suddenly an explosion occurs several yards away from her.

    In another YouTube video posted by a spectator, someone is holding the camera among a group of people who are gathered outside a Walgreens store. You hear a woman yell, "Something just blew up!" Suddenly, the second bomb goes off. You hear screaming and a person yells, "Run!" That video, titled "Second Explosion --

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