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Iran, 2016: Women Travelers in a Misunderstood Land

<b>Face to Face with the Enemy? A Women’s Group Visits Iran</b><p>By Phyllis Stoller<p>At the end of 2013, The US and Iran signed an agreement which freezes some …

Photo editor uses neural networks to airbrush like a pro

Most people think Photoshop is a magical tool that can change reality, but it does require a skilled artist for decent results. Using neural networks, however, University of Edinburgh researcher Andrew Brock has built an uncanny image editing app that can transform someone's entire hairstyle with …

Shape-shifting digital interface acts like solids and liquids

The latest research from MIT's Tangible Media Group is a physical interface that can be programmed to respond as different materials.<p>MIT's Tangible Media Group has been working for some time on a shape-changing interface that allows users to manipulate data and run simulations based on digital …

Kinect

And The Most Desired Fashion Company To Work For Is...

WWD's newest survey reveals the most sought-after jobs in fashion.<p>It's easy for anyone who's watched <i>The Devil Wears Prada</i> hundreds of times to dream of a fashion job working alongside Miranda Priestly, but what are the real-life positions those entering the industry aspire to most? WWD conducted a …

I Compared Drugstore and Department Store Makeup, and the Results Were Surprising

I did some v. important research so you don't have to.<p>I am <i>that girl</i> who loves to spend asinine amounts of money on beauty products. My guilty pleasure in life is luxury beauty items. I love beautiful packaging and like to tell myself that if I pay a lot of money for something, it'll be worth it. …

Will Subscription Services Work for Fashion?

Netflix, Spotify and Birchbox have tapped subscription services to build businesses with predictable revenue streams and loyal consumers. But for …

eCommerce

Alibaba is working to bring virtual reality into its e-commerce services

Alibaba has formally thrown its hat into the virtual reality ring after the Chinese e-commerce giant announced its own VR research lab, dubbed GnomeMagic Lab.<p>The company invested in red hot augmented reality company Magic Leap earlier this year, in a deal that put Alibaba vice chairman Joe Tsai on …

Cara Delevingne Pens Powerful Essay On Self-Acceptance

"Getting others' approval isn't the most important thing."<p>In the past, Cara Delevingne has been open about her struggle with depression, and now she's sharing more of her story in an inspiring new essay written for <i>TIME's</i> Motto site. The model-turned-actress opens up about her road to …

92% of college students prefer print books to e-books, study finds

If you imagine millennials are just young people entranced by their cellphones or tablet computers, you might want to think again. According to a new study, 92% of college students would rather do their reading the old-fashioned way, with pages and not pixels.<p>The finding comes from American …

College & University

The Only 12 Beauty Products You Need for the Year Ahead

With January come resolutions, new beginnings—and, this year, a crop of revolutionary products designed to streamline your routine. 2016 is all about enhancing what you've already got: a lip pencil that covertly plumps while boosting your own rosy hue, a cleansing oil that softens skin while also …

Allison Williams Wears Horrifying Bridal Makeup in New ‘Girls’ Trailer

Besides, say, tripping down the aisle or getting stood up at the altar, a bride's worst fear is this: hiring a makeup artist that confuses your wedding day with an average Glamour Shots session at the mall. In the first full trailer for <i>Girls</i> season five, Allison Williams is that unfortunate …

This lingerie brand for young women refuses to airbrush ads — and sales are soaring 21%

Aerie defied norms last year by abandoning photo retouching of its models.<p>The idea to use unretouched photos in ad campaigns dawned on the creative team as a way to appeal to young women.<p>"We definitely had a creative moment where the team got together, and we just said, 'really, what's happening …

Deal: Going to Seattle? Hop a ferry and spend a night in Canada for just $125

If your fall travels takes you to Seattle, consider adding an overnight in British Columbia, Canada. Clipper Vacations offers an inexpensive round-trip ferry ride plus hotel stay in Victoria starting at $125 per person.<p>The deal: With this offer, you cruise through Puget Sound and the Strait of San …

Travel

8 Beauty Secrets from Marilyn Monroe's Makeup Artist

These tricks were used by the man behind her famous visage, Allan "Whitey" Snyder.<p>Long before the days of Kim Kardashian and Mario Dedivanovic, there was her most-famous-woman-in-the-world predecessor, Marilyn Monroe, and the man behind her famous visage: Allan "Whitey" Snyder.<p>The pouty red lips. …

Marilyn Monroe’s Definitive Bombshell Beauty Rules, Straight From the Icon’s Mouth

When it comes to defining the eternal allure of Old Hollywood bombshell glamour, no woman has made more of an impact than Marilyn Monroe. Though dozens of bright young actresses—Michelle Williams, Lindsay Lohan—have sported platinum pin curls and white dresses to play the iconic star, Monroe’s own …

Modestly dressed Muslim, Christian, and Jewish women are starting a fashion revolution online

Courtesy of Adi Heyman<p>When Adi Heyman was a teenager, she and her family converted to Judaism. After converting, they moved to Florida, where Heyman …

Religion