Amanda Perring

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Up to Speed: Five Things You Need to Know on Syria

Christopher Dickey on the factions involved in the war, the U.S. objective, the real game changer, and more.<p>One way or the other, the United States …

Spotify Connect lets you control and play music from any device

Spotify is freeing your music from the device you use to listen to it. With a feature called "Spotify Connect," your current listening sessions will be synced to the cloud, and you'll be able to use any of your devices to control exactly where and how your music plays.<p>Most importantly, this feature …

Retailers, Take Note: Young Shoppers Don’t Care About Owning Your Stuff

Unlike Boomers and GenX consumers, millenials have a different understanding of possessions. A new report reveals how “instant ownership” is losing out to the “unlimited options” of online shopping.<p>A quarter century ago, Russell Belk introduced the concept of the extended self in<br>a paper published …

PRI

In the land where coffee is king, leave it to Starbucks to find a slice of the market.<p>Yes, Starbucks has announced it's taking up shop in Bogota, Colombia. It says it wants to celebrate Colombian coffee.<p>Before a barista has even poured a short, no foam, double caramel macchiato–the news of …

Everyone In The Tech And TV Industries Is Passing Around This Speech By Kevin Spacey

Everyone in the tech industry is passing around this video of Kevin Spacey talking about how Netflix (and other tech companies) will blow up the traditional TV industry.<p>In an edited version of Spacey's speech below, he touches on how Netflix, which has produced a handful of excellent original …

Eat, Love, Live

Having a loving relationship with the food you eat is part of a physically and mentally healthy life. Learn to love what you eat and be sure it loves you right back. Diets don't work and neither does self-denigration or obsessive compulsive eating behavior.<p>It is not just what you eat but how, when …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

5 So-Chic Outfits to Wear On a First Date

You've only got one chance to make a first impression, right? Draw inspiration from these bona fide smash hits for every type of first date to make a serious splash in the dating pool.<p>You've only got one chance to make a first impression, right? Draw inspiration from these bona fide smash hits for …

Denim Guide Fall 2013

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4 Moves to a Flat Belly | Women's Health

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and place your shins on a stability ball. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Keeping your back flat, slowly bend your knees toward your chest (b). Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do 15 to 20.<p>Grab a light …

Family Reunion of the Day: Baby Panda Meets Mom For the First Time

Since being born at the Taipei Zoo in July, Taiwan’s newborn panda Yuan Zai has been separated from her mother Yuan Yuan under medical quarantine for over a month. This week, the two adorable pandas were finally reunited for some quality snuggle time and a nap. Check out Taipei Zoo’s YouTube channel for the latest videos of Yuan Zai’s adventures!

100 Places to Eat in the South; Even More MAD Speakers

<b>THE SOUTH</b>— <i>Southern Living</i> has dropped a massive listicle of the <b>100 Places to Eat Now</b> in the South (available here in checklist form). The list features restaurants from Washington, DC to New Orleans to Houston, and includes spots like Atlanta's The Optimist, Nashville's Husk, and Charleston's Xiao …

The Way You Should Love Someone

Love someone the second you get out of bed because it’s the hardest time to do so. The spell you built together all morning is broken and now you can …

Cigarettes’ Last Gasp

Smoking may be all the rage in nostalgia shows like Mad Men. But over the last 10 years Americans of all ages have left cigarettes behind in a puff …

Detroit mired in fresh controversy over sale of 60,000-piece art collection

City suburbs attempting to halt rumoured sale of prestigious art collection, which may be up for grabs in bid to pay city's debts<p>The beleaguered city of Detroit, the largest in the US to file for bankruptcy, is embroiled in a fresh controversy over fears that it may be preparing to sell some of its …

Extreme heat waves to quadruple by 2040, study says

People crowd at the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York amid a record heat wave in 2012.<p>The type of heat waves that wilt crops, torch forests — and kill people — are expected to become more frequent and severe over the next 30 years regardless of whether humans curb emissions …

Climate Change

Banned Rodeo Clown Who Mocked Obama Is Invited By Congressman To Perform In Texas

"I’m sure any rodeo in Texas would be proud to have performers."

Clowns

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

Create an Awesome Online Dating Profile

Tom Wang/Shutterstock<p>"About Me" Section<p><b>Do This:</b> Keep it brief—no more than three paragraphs. Guys should want to message you for more.<p><b>Not That:</b> Avoid describing yourself generically. You're not "fun." You "like hiking, cocktail testing, and traveling overseas." (If this seems obvious, it's not: So …

The Best Songs to Work Out to, According to Glamour Editors! | Glamour

1. "I Love It"—Icona Pop (Jen Gobie, Photo Manager)<p>2. "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"—Train (Kat Thomsen, Digital Managing Editor)<p>3. "Closer"—Tegan and Sara (Lindy Segal, Online Assistant Editor)<p>4. "Get Me Bodied"—Beyonce (Sophia Chabbott, Senior Online Fashion Editor)<p>5. "Girls"—French Horn Rebellion …

11 Things Single People Like

1. February 15th<p>After a month or so of seeing pink and red hearts, roses, and lovey-dovey-ness all over, there’s nothing a single person appreciates …

Detroit Is Not Dead: Meet Some Of The 701,475 People Who Call The City Home (PHOTOS)

After Detroit's landmark bankruptcy filing last week, more eyes than ever have zeroed in on this struggling city.<p>For Detroiters, it's both a blessing and a curse. While it's a relief that some have started to pay attention to the countless problems that often make daily life an uphill battle, how …

Memory Suitcases, Paintings on Old Luggage

In the nostalgic photo series “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli artist Yuval Yairi painted faraway destinations on to old suitcases and then photographed …

Your face, made from Hubble images

Artist Sergio Albiac is creating a crowdsourced series of starry-eyed portraits reconstructing faces out of images from space.<p>Carl Sagan was not the first to make this observation, but perhaps he put it most succinctly when he wrote in 1973, "Our sun is a second- or third-generation star. All of …

Hubble

These Photos Of Detroit's Golden Age Show How Far The City Has Fallen

The city has long been in decline and rapidly losing population, but it hasn't always been that way.<p>The automobile industry had its home base in Detroit and the population spiked from just over 285,000 in 1900 to over 1.5 million by 1930. Downtown was bustling with large industrial buildings, …

Urbanism

America in the 1970s: New York City

Today marks the start of <b>Documerica Week</b> on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. The Documerica Project was put together by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, with a primary …

Cross Section Photos of Golf Balls Reveal the Diverse Beauty Within

Photographer James Friedman doesn’t play golf, but he had a collection of golf balls lying around. One day, he began to wonder what the guts of the …