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Daisy Ridley attends the Star Wars "Force 4 Fashion" event at Skylight Modern on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

“I was really excited by the idea of a villain,” Mazelis said, standing alongside her sleek dark gown, with a plunging neckline, sheer back and revealing side slits, topped off with a beaded mask that covers the eyes. “The complexity of this character was intriguing. It’s powerful, but emotional too. Strong and yet vulnerable. I wanted to show that duality.”

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This photo provided by Ten Speed Press shows the cover of the book, "Tile Makes the Room," by Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. (Ten Speed Press via AP)

“It’s been untapped and underappreciated, but that’s changing very quickly,” says Catherine Bailey, who, with her husband, Robin Petravic, owns California-based Heath Ceramics. The couple won a 2015 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for their work encouraging creativity at Heath while remaining true to the company’s over-60-year history.

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This photo taken, Oct. 17, 2015, and provided by Skydive Perris shows 61 wingsuit skydivers setting a new world record for the largest aerial formation in the sky over Perris, Calif., about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Exiting from three airplanes at 13,5000 feet, flyers formed a diamond shape in flight, covering a distance of more than two miles, before dispersing at 5,500 feet. The record event included participants from 12 countries.(Mark Harris/Skydive Perris via AP)

“It was an absolutely incredible experience,” said Weiss, who was also one of the jumpers. “We’re a very small community, although we’re growing, and to get everyone together from all over the world, especially to achieve such a difficult goal, is very rewarding.”

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This July 6, 2015 photo provided by David Shilale shows Dax, an 8-year-old German shepherd owned by police officer Chris Alberini in Ashland State Park in Ashland, Mass. They have been together six years, working as a K-9 team for the Ashland Police Department. In 2013, Alberini believes Dax saved his life and the lives of some fellow officers as they chased a gunman.  I wouldn’t be standing here talking today if it weren’t for him.”(David Shilale via AP)

“Harley is a hero mostly because he gives hope to hundreds of thousands of dogs still living in puppy mills. He inspires so many people. It could be his imperfect look that lets people relate to him. I think he touches their hearts.” — Taylor.

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