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Shypmate Pays Travelers To Bring Products To Ghana And Nigeria

Shypmate, which is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch, is a quick, low-cost international shipping solution that relies on everyday people to transport items from the U.S. to Ghana and Nigeria.<p>Why Ghana and Nigeria? Well, the founding team (pictured above) has members from both Ghana and …

Africa

Our Favorite Menswear Looks of Fall 2016

You’ve read the trends, you know the models, and you’ve seen the celebrities front row, but one question remains: Which menswear pieces are really coveted inside the <i>Vogue</i> offices? Well, 20 <i>Vogue</i> editors, critics, writers, and contributors are here to share the items fresh off the men’s Fall 2016 …

The Tulle Overdress Is the Year’s Unlikeliest, Most Tempting Trend

What’s fluffy, sheer, and looks like spun sugar? Potentially your next big purchase. Just when we thought we’d tried every layering trick in the book, the tulle overdress—worn on top of jeans, slips, and everything in between—emerged as one of the most unexpected trends in recent memory. At Miu Miu …

Style Decider: Exactly What Type of Boot to Wear with What Type of Skirt

From *shrug* to seriously chic.<p>Let's talk about shafts *snicker*—boot shafts, that is. The right height and style can make the difference between an okay/chilly outfit and a great/warm one, so follow along as we give a brief presentation on the shoe-and-skirt combos you need to know.

Clothing

Don't Fear the Cowboy Hat: In Defense of 10-Gallon Headwear

I’m on a downtown 2 train on 125th Street in the middle of the morning rush hour, and it's packed. Like, sardines-packed. The subway floor is tracked with dirty, melting snow; there is a persistent smell of wet dog fur; and I’m squished in between hyper schoolchildren in puffer coats, an elderly …

Converse's Newest Andy Warhol Sneaker Collection Is a Nod to the Artist's Best Work

Andy Warhol’s infamous Factory may be closed, but there’s still an affordable way to get a taste of the legend’s colorful works of art. For the third …

Natalie Portman's Long-Delayed "Jane Got a Gun" Finally Premieres

In <i>Jane Got a Gun,</i> out January 29, Natalie Portman's titular character gets about three minutes of peace before she's bombarded by a series of obstacles, the first of which arrives when her husband falls off a horse riddled with bullets. Jane removes them painstakingly one by one, only to hear that …

Natalie Portman

Plugged In: 10 Luxe Headphones For Listening to Rihanna

On the occasion of Rihanna's new album <i>Anti</i>, and the tiara-tastic headphones she donned to announce its release, here are 10 pairs to turn up your listening game.

Headphones

How To Build Your 'F*ck Off Fund'—From 6 Women Who Have Done It

Money can't buy happiness, but—especially for women—it can buy choices.<p>Earlier this week, you might've seen an article by Paulette Perhach in the The Billfold called "A Story of a F*ck Off Fund." It went super-viral—it was sent to me by no fewer than ten women, and I sent it to at least ten more. …

Jessica Alba on How to Shake Up a 9-to-5 Dress Code, and the Shoes She Can’t Live Without

jessica alba<p>“Whatever I’m wearing is the girl I’m going to be,” said Jessica Alba, who was among the circle of stylish A-listers at the launch for Target’s collaboration with Who What Wear last night. Judging by her look—biker jacket, striped tee, floral pencil skirt, and silver stilettos by Brian …

Nigeria’s ex-president Jonathan is finally pushing back at claims of corruption

Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was an unlikely global hero when he left office. In the run-up to the elections in March, Africa’s largest economy had seemed on the brink. Boko Haram insurgents were running riot, rumors of corruption were growing daily and the threat of conflict …

Africa

Isil 'wants its own navy for attacks in the Mediterranean'

A senior Nato naval officer says the rise of the militant group in Libya is casting a shadow over shipping in the Med<p>Islamic State militants hope to build a maritime arm that could carry out attacks in the Mediterranean, a senior Nato Naval officer has warned.<p>The march of Islamic State in Iraq and …

Ministers urged to spell out details of UK plan to take in Syrian children

Move to allow in more unaccompanied child refugees welcomed but ministers under pressure to say exactly how many<p>The government is under pressure to give more details of a £10m plan to take in more unaccompanied Syrian child refugees and to spell out precisely how many extra children Britain will …

Report: Apple developing long range wireless charging tech for iOS devices

According to a new report out of Bloomberg, Apple is working to develop wireless charging technology that could make its way into an iPhone by 2017. The report claims that Apple is working in conjunction with partners in the United States and Asia to develop the technology. The technology is said …

Microsoft Shares Rally On Earnings Beat

Microsoft Corp. shares rallied in the extended session Thursday after the company topped Wall Street estimates for the quarter. Microsoft shares surged 7.9% to $56.15 after hours. The company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of 62 cents a share on revenue of $23.8 billion, or 78 cents a …

Police Have Arrested a Second Suspect in the America’s Next Top Model Murder Case

A second suspect turned himself over to Charlotte, N.C., authorities Thursday in connection with the killing of former <i>America’s Next Top Model</i> …

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …