Carina Chopra

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‘The Ethical Slut’: Inside America’s Growing Acceptance of Polyamory

In 1994, sexual educator Janet W. Hardy, was bedridden for a month with a bad flu that had evolved into bronchitis. She was, as she recalls, “high …

Relationships

I used the iPhone X, and I can already tell it'll be worth its $1,000 price

Yes, it's expensive.<p>The new iPhone X will start at an eye-popping $999 when it goes on sale November 3.<p>Take some time and absorb that sticker shock.<p>The iPhone may be celebrating its 10th anniversary, but it's bucking the notion that technology gets cheaper over time. Even the iPhone 8 and the …

The Peculiar Poetry of Paris’s Lost and Found

On the southern edge of Paris, a five-thousand-square-foot basement houses the city’s lost possessions. The Bureau of Found Objects, as it is officially called, is more than two hundred years old, and one of the largest centralized lost and founds in Europe. Any item left behind on the Métro, in a …

What This Airline Just Did to Its Inflight Entertainment Made Passengers Sit Up in Wonder

This was entertainment of an entirely different scale.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>The main purpose of airlines is to numb us.<p>Yes, like the dentist during oral surgery.<p>They want us to sit back in our chairs and relax, stare …

In-flight Entertainment

The Seven Major Chakras

Study of the Chakras<p>The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras as many(psychics, in fact, …

Spirituality

I asked a series of execs how they spend the weekend — and the same phrase kept coming up

It won't come as a surprise to many readers that, of all the New York City-based execs I interviewed recently, most said they work on the weekends.<p>It didn't come as a surprise to me — these are busy people; their companies are growing; the business world doesn't stop just because they'd rather …

Time Management

You Can Now Rent Bars (Yes, Bars!) on Airbnb

With everything from beachfront villas to tree houses in the woods, Airbnb has got all your vacation needs covered. But did you know that you can actually rent bars (yes, bars!) on the much-loved site? That’s right! Your next birthday weekend or bachelorette party can be in the comfort of your very …

How Two BFFs Launched BaubleBar Together

Let’s say you and your bestie have a great idea for a jewelry or floral brand, but you’re both a little freaked out about starting a company with someone you’re so close to. Lucky for you, in this week’s How to Quit Your Day Job series, we chat with BFFs and BaubleBar co-founders Amy Jain and …

The Best Places To Live Abroad, According To Expats

Expats say this is where work life, finances and personal happiness peak.<p>Living abroad is a dream for many American travelers, especially given the current political climate. And if you need any ideas about where to pick up and go, a new report has you covered.<p>InterNations, a global network that …

littleBits + Star Wars' Droid Inventor Kit: A tech set for all genders, aimed at inspiring young minds

When littleBits joined forces with the Disney Accelerator program last year the teams' mutual goal was to encourage more girls to experiment with STEM/STEAM (science, tech, engineering and math) without making a product that was gendered. Star Wars—thanks to Princess Leia, a strong female lead and …

Meet the Ecommerce Guru Guiding His Students to $100 Million in Sales

What does it take to make it in ecommerce? Tanner Larsson knows.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tanner Larsson got his entrepreneurial start the usual way: He got thrown out of business school, took 10 years to complete his four-year degree, and then landed a …

eCommerce

9 Of The Best Shops For Affordable, Quality Work Clothes

We know you're currently busy freely browsing the internet, but we're interrupting to remind you of the hard truth: The majority of your week is …

Exactly What To Do About Those Dark Spots On Your Face

You're not stuck with them forever.<p>Some are calling it the new wrinkle. But hyperpigmentation, which is essentially any area of darker discoloration, can take the form of sun spots, scars left in the wake of an acne breakout, or even uneven brown patches on your face.<p>Hyperpigmentation is relatively …

Natalie Portman uses this cleanser that's sold every five seconds

Plus, her other French product obsessions<p>Natalie Portman just revealed her beauty routine in an interview with, Harper's Bazaar US<i>,</i> and while she calls it "basic" (in the word's <i>true</i> meaning, not the Pumpkin Spice Latte labelled #basicness mocked on social media), her streamlined regime includes …

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Meditation

Our Favorite Books of the Year — You Won't Be Able to Put Them Down!

It's time to start looking back at our favorite reads of the year, and it's quite an impressive batch of page-turners. Our picks run the gamut, from scandalous historical fiction to riveting memoirs and epic YA fantasy. It's a wonder we've been able to get anything done with all the reading to be …

This guy's amazing Tinder profile is a PowerPoint sales pitch

If your Tinder profile doesn't look like a PowerPoint slide, you're not doing it right.<p>Niket Biswas, a software engineering manager at Facebook in …

7 Easy Things You Can Do to Change Your Life in 2 Months

It's really not that hard.<p>Making big changes in your life isn't about moving across the country, or storming into your office and quitting your job.<p>Big changes are the result of small tweaks.<p>Whether your goal is to finish a project, change your friend group, make more time for passion projects, or …

Self-Reflection

Former La Prairie Vets Deliver the Anti-Aging Skincare Regimen for Everyone

When two of the top alumni from La Prairie — one of the best skincare brands in the world — branch off to develop their own plant-based line of anti-aging miracle workers, we take notice. PLANTED IN BEAUTY by WELL WITHIN is a new collection of seven products created by Lynne Florio and Renee …

Seth Meyers Pummels Trump’s “Clinically Insane” Press Conference

For the second night in a row, the Late Night host took the president to task over his shameful response to the tragedy in Charlottesville.<p>If <b>Donald Trump’s</b> increasingly horrifying responses to the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend have you wondering exactly how …

Tai Lopez Shares 7 Steps to Launch a Business With No Money or Experience

How to go from idea to paying customers in one to eight weeks.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 310 out of 100,000 people on average created new businesses each month in the U.S., according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Most …

Entrepreneurship

Most dietary supplements are useless — here are the ones you should take

The idea of a pill that can improve your overall health is an appealing one.<p>Unfortunately, no matter how colorful their packaging or hopeful their messaging, most vitamins and supplements fall prey to the same problem: We simply do not need them to be healthy. Some supplements — particularly those …

10 Celebs With Surprising Side Hustles

If there are two topics we’re totally into, it’s cool celebs doing interesting things and women pursuing side hustles. Maybe you’ve noticed? Either way, thankfully for our never-ending appetite for both, the two are not mutually exclusive! While you may think that anyone with a robust IMDb page has …

8 things smart people never reveal about themselves at work

At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can …

Emotional Intelligence

3 New Sci-Fi and Supernatural Mysteries to Dazzle Your Imagination

Even though most of us couldn’t afford to make it to Comic-Con last weekend, it’s a good bet that we still wanted to. It’s fairly indisputable that sci-fi and fantasy are still at the peak of their popularity, and that’s not going to change any time in the near (or distant) future. This week’s Brit …

How Bibiana Gonzalez Ravé Is Changing the Wine Industry

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32-year-old investor with ties to Elon Musk wants to upend America with a crazy utopian plan for the future

In a not-too-distant future city, superintelligent robots will carry out the majority of vital tasks. Driverless cars will ferry passengers to and from points of interest. Housing and healthcare will be affordable, if not free to all. Political leaders and technologists will speak the same …

What the beach does to your brain

Science says the surf and sand does the mind (and body) good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of all that 'vitamin sea.'<p>There’s nothing quite as synonymous with summer as the beach — and we’ve got good news for those who flock to the surf and sand as soon as work lets out on Friday …

Brainwaves

Why Did Michelangelo Hate Raphael So Much? 5 Ferocious Feuds That Shaped Art History

Art World<p>From a Renaissance rivalry to the great clash of critics in NYC.<p>,<p>Throughout art history, the quest for remembrance and dominance has led to …

Jackson Pollock

28 of the best books for your summer holiday

The great explorer Thor Heyerdahl, when asked to consider the question of borders, answered: “I have never seen one. But I have heard that they exist in the minds of some people.”<p>Heyerdahl, I think, would nonetheless have enjoyed two of the timeliest travel books to have appeared in the past six …