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H&M to Launch a Conscious Beauty Line

sustainable beauty at prices we can obsess over<p>H&M, our go-to for affordable, yet fashion-forward clothing and accessories, has announced that they're extending their beauty line to include a new conscious line of products for skin, hair, and body. Consisting of almost 30 products ranging from …

Beauty

This Viral Video Shows Just How Much Women Are Objectified in Ads

We all know that sex sells—and not just lingerie and high heels but handbags, pickup trucks, and even burgers. And by sex, we mean women's bodies, displayed in overtly explicit ways that make us cringe. But a new video from the ad agency Badger & Winters is asking if there isn't a better …

Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Zika Travel Warnings

When Annie Lin, founder of the mom- and baby-products shop A Little Bundle, posted a beach photo on Instagram last week with a caption about her decision to cancel her upcoming trip to Tulum, Mexico, with her husband, the sympathy poured in—as did suggestions for alternate destinations. One of her …

Here's What Happens When Chefs Reimagine Perfume as Food

I Ate Thierry Mugler's famed Alien perfume. It tasted a lot like bubble gum. Only fancier. I was at one of Chandler Burr's legendary Scent Dinners, where <i>The New York Times</i> perfume critic asks world-famous chefs to smell fragrances such as Thierry Mugler Alien and interpret them as food. It's as …

Beauty

You Need to Read the Inspiring Note One Mom Wrote to the Saleswoman Who Told Her Daughter to Wear Spanx

Yes, social media is cesspool of cyber-bullying and a source of acute, chronic FOMO, but sometimes it redeems itself with an act of heartwarming heroism. Case in point: a recent incident involving a mother-daughter shopping trip in Kansas and some unsolicited advice.<p>Last week, Megan Naramore Harris …

Social Media

Barbie Gets a Body Makeover! Introducing Tall, Curvy, and Petite

If there was any doubt that 2016 was the year to celebrate individuality, Barbie has just settled the matter. This morning, Mattel added three new body types to its roster of veterinarians, rock stars, ballerinas, and convertible-wielding, dream house–residing shopaholics: tall, curvy, and petite. …

Mark Bittman on How You Can Make Sure You're Eating Ethically

"Eating ethically" is not code for kale salads massaged by Buddhist monks. We interviewed Mark Bittman, the author of <i>Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating</i>, for advice on how to make sure your dinner isn't destroying the planet.<p><b>What does it mean to eat ethically?</b> "Food should be nutritious, …

A Blind Woman With Multiple Personalities Can See When She Is a Teenage Boy

Doctors believe she has over 10 personalities.<p>A 37-year old German woman who survived an accident 17 years ago, is slowly regaining her vision–sometimes. The woman, known as "BT" also suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and her doctors believe she has over 10 personalities. While being …

Psychology

African Union decides against peacekeepers for Burundi

The African Union has decided against sending peacekeepers to crisis-hit Burundi after the embattled government said that any such move would be considered an invasion.<p>Smail Chergui, AU commissioner for peace and security, told a press conference in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday that a proposed …

Africa

Droners is a marketplace where you can hire a drone and operator for anything you want

If you like the idea of getting drone footage, but aren’t really that interested in operating and owning a drone yourself, then there are a few options for you.<p>One is something like the Photokite Phi, but that would still involve owning a drone, even if it does remove the need to really operate it …