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Who Was Carolyn Bessette Kennedy?

Twenty years after her iconic wedding, the woman who married John F. Kennedy Jr. remains a one-woman fashion cult—and an enigma.<p>On Sunday October 6, 1996, John F. Kennedy Jr. stepped out onto the stoop of his Tribeca loft at 20 North Moore St. and stopped short. It was a perfect fall morning; most …

11 everyday items that can save your life when you're traveling

Basically, safety while traveling is an important consideration, and leaving the planning for later isn't smart. My first suggestion is to take a self-defense class to learn how to protect yourself without weapons and to use your wits to get out of a situation. Some cities, like NYC where I live, …

Self Defense

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Sleep

Return of the eco-tax as tourism levy kicks in on Spain’s Balearic Islands

Anyone visiting Spain’s Balearic Islands better keep some holiday spending back to cover a new tourism tax that kicked in this week.<p>The tourism tax will apply to all visitors heading to the Balearic Islands, including Formentera, Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca. The tax is said to be used to protect the …

Tourism

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

All about Flight Numbers & Airline Codes

After a couple of posts on airport codes, it is time, I turned my attention to airline codes and flight numbers!Me boarding Air KBZ of Burma: code = …

Fukushima and the morbid allure of 'dark tourism'

There are plenty of unhappy dates on the calendar – but even so, today will probably not seem obviously bleak. In terms of the western world, March 11 has been a date of some, but not enormous significance – the birth of Rupert Murdoch, in 1931; the first performance of Verdi's Rigoletto, in …

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The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

9 Things to Check For in a New House

These quick fixes will save you loads of future headaches. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>A new house can be so exciting: The decorating possibilities! The organizational ideas! But before you start moving in your stuff and arranging your furniture, check off these must-do …

12 Power Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

How many of them are already in your diet?<p>Another berry, fish, or nut is proclaimed a "superfood" about every other minute. (Insert eye roll here.) But truth be told, certain eats <i>do</i> deserve props in the fitness arena, says exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy Sims, Ph.D.—especially …

3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

Bored with planks and all crunched out? Try these little known core exercises<p>When it comes to sculpting strong, tight abs, there's a lot more you can do other than planks, sit-ups, and crunches. Personal trainer Rachel Cosgrove, the genius creator of the <i>Women's Health</i> Spartacus 4.0 Workout in the</i> …

This Week's Wow: New Book on Two of Fashion's Greatest, Most Tortured Showmen Is More Than a Delicious Read

<i>In this weekly feature</i>, InStyle’s <i>Fashion News Director Eric Wilson shares his favorite fashion moment of the week, and explains how it could shape</i> …

Celebrity Travel: The 10 Coolest Things to See in Marfa, TX

"Marfa is a really good dare," said the artist and accessories designer Orly Genger. At roughly twelve hours of travel time from most major cities, …

Travel Like an Editor: InStyle's Andrea Cheng Warms Up in Thailand

My childhood was a little different than most—I grew up in Michigan until my father's job had him relocate us overseas to Hong Kong. I spent the …

Reduce Kitchen Clutter with One Simple Step

My kitchen windowsill is a veritable breeding ground for clutter: vases, potted herbs in various stages of death, and the ever-present soap bottles, …

Cleaning

The Fundamentals of Neuropedagogy

Over the past decade, we have learned that for every student who is simple to understand or figure out, there are one or two who are a conundrum. …

Pedagogy

20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 20s

Use these timesaving tips to work better and more productively.<p>When you're just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time. Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting a tremendous amount of time either by trying to multitask or by focusing too much on minute …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher

Did I Plagiarize?

holtthink:<p>This might be a good poster to place in your classroomThe original link<p>FAntastic graphic to share with students to help them figure out if …

The Storyline Planner Helps You Get Things Done and Enjoy Your Day

It can be difficult to remember to reflect on your day and plan things you enjoy when you're busy. The Storyline Productivity Schedule makes it easy …

Assure, Ensure, and Insure

One of our readers recently asked about the differences between <i>assure</i>, <i>ensure</i>, and <i>insure</i>. All three of these words ultimately derive from the Latin …

Language

7 ways writing by hand can save your brain

It's time to put pen to paper.<p>Our tech-dependent society has put keyboards at the tips of our fingers at all times, from our smartphones to our …

Convert Info Into A Picture

Because most information--a name or series of numbers--is abstract, converting it into a related image helps your brain latch onto it. If you park your car in row B13 of a parking garage, for example, you may imagine a birthday cake with 13 candles. When you return later, your mind will draw up the …

Put Down the Map: 5 Cities Where Getting Lost Is a Good Thing

By Jill K. Robinson for ShermansTravel<p>Sometimes, when you travel, a magical thing happens. You've put your guidebook away and just followed your nose, eyes or feet through a city. Oftentimes it's the best way to find the real heart of a place and get an experience that the average tourist would …

Victoria Beckham Explains Why She Never Smiles in Vogue’s Latest 73 Questions Video

Who is this lady?<p><b>Victoria Beckham</b> is the latest A-lister up for bat in <i>Vogue's</i> popular "73 Questions" video series, and through a round of rapid-fire …

The Victoria Beckham "Comedy Gold" Continues With This '73 Questions' Spoof

Turns out, you weren't the only one who got a good chuckle out of <i>Vogue</i>'s 73 Questions with Victoria Beckham video. But, unlike British comedian Holly …

12 Obscure Fashion Facts To Casually Drop (& Impress Everyone)

We all know that Coco Chanel designed the Little Black Dress, and Hermès named a bag after British waif Jane Birkin. But, there are so many good …

11 Organizing Tips We Learned In 2014

Is "getting organized" your New Year's resolution? For inspiration, we've rounded up our 11 favorite organizing tips of the year.<p><i>Simon Watson</i><p><b>1. Get a dual-level coffee table.</b> It doubles your display area, meaning you'll spend less time swapping out decor and have two times the room for storage, all …