Anisa Edalati

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The President's Mohsen Makhmalbaf: 'There's a little Shah in all of us'

Mohsen Makhmalbaf is fidgeting in his seat. “In the cinema,” he says, “I tend to drive people next to me insane. I can’t sit on my ass. I have to constantly move.” Over lunch, in this top-floor restaurant overlooking St Paul’s cathedral in London, he changes seats twice.<p>Makhmalbaf, one of Iran’s …

Middle East

Why the U.S. has such an amazing women's soccer team

The U.S. women's national soccer team beat Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night, securing a spot for the American women in the 2015 FIFA World Cup final. The U.S. will now play Japan in the final game at 7 p.m. on Sunday.<p>While the U.S. men's team has struggled to make it into the top echelons of world …

Title IX

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

Here Is the "Bring Back McDreamy" Petition the World Needs Right Now

"You do not DO THIS TO LOYAL FANS!"<p>If you're a <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> fan still reeling from the devastating, world-ending death of Patrick Dempsey's character Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd, there may be some hope for you. Well, probably not, but let's go with whatever sliver of hope we can cling to right …

Sublime Places to Visit in Italy

I was lucky enough to travel to Italy last month for a week of road tripping with<p>my fiancée. Based in <i>Lamole in Chianti</i> in Tuscany, we drove out to a number of sublimely beautiful destinations away from (well mostly) crowds of tourists.<p><b>Le Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera</b><p>Sunbathers enjoy the sun as the …

Watch: Charlize Theron Speaks

W’s May 2015 cover star talks about being a mother, shaving her head, and more in her most recent video interview with <i>W</i> Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg, but this isn’t her first time in front of our camera. In 2013, she explained what it was like to grow up without front teeth, her obsession with …

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

Luxe for Less: How to Visit 5 Big Cities On a Budget

<i>Alan Light / Flickr</i><p>The biggest cities in the United States can often be the most alluring for travelers. These sprawling metropolises offer art, culture, renowned sports teams, trendy restaurants and swanky nightlife venues. Still, even as these cities widen your horizons and expand your worldview, …

Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and …

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Let's face it -- all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't …

When You Should Complain to an Airline

I have a knack for spotting frequent complainer flyers. They're the ones on the security line or from across the gate ready to complain about anything and everything. I identify them and then stay far, far away from them and their air of angry.<p>Still, I think there are times when voicing a complaint …

Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian</i><p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>Last week, <i>NPR</i> broadcast a story entitled <i>'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists</i>, which juxtaposed the revolution's slogan, "Death to America," with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Milan Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2015

Following a stellar turnout at London Men’s Fashion Week and Pitti Uomo in Florence, the style set took their brightly colored accessories, and statement outerwear to Milan. Here, the best looks.

CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

Homeland The TV drama accurately presents the mission, intensity, pace, contradictions and complexity of a CIA station engaged in deadly battle, say …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

iPhones Of The Future Could Save Themselves When You Drop Them

Anyone who's ever dropped their phone knows the feeling of sheer terror as it slips from your hand and plummets to the ground below. So wouldn't it be great if so-called "smartphones" were smart enough to save themselves?<p>A patent awarded to Apple Tuesday could make that dream a reality. Labeled a …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

The Diet That Can Save Your Life

What you eat can dramatically affect your chances of developing heart disease, a.k.a. the number-one killer of women in the U.S.<p>When many women think of something that could seriously threaten their health, the bogeyman often starts with a "C": cancer. But if you're going to fear anything, it …

Nutrition

14 Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram

Whether you're looking into a full redesign or just need an idea for what to do with that empty corner, these interior designers serve up little snippets of inspiration daily—hit that follow button now.<p>Whether you're looking into a full redesign or just need an idea for what to do with that empty …

Interior Design

Google challenges Apple's HealthKit with release of Google Fit for Android

Google's answer to Apple's HealthKit has arrived. Today the company launched its Google Fit app for Android. Much like Apple's solution, Fit offers a central place to monitor your health goals and workout stats. When used as a standalone health tracker, the app will monitor your walking, running …

Google launches Google Fit app for Android, capturing all your fitness data in one place

Google Fit was unveiled to the world back in June, promising a platform to help people track their fitness goals. It’s essentially a set of APIs that lets developers dig in to rival apps and combine data for deeper insights, similar to Apple Health.<p>Today, Google has launched a dedicated Google Fit …

18 Signs You're With The One You Should Marry

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, how to know if he's the one.<p><b>1) He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets, he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to …

Relationships