Deborah Cook

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Sasha and Malia Obama's Style Evolution

Charting the former first daughters' best looks, from the White House and beyond.<p>Since moving into the White House eight years ago, Sasha and Malia Obama's style has transformed along the way—and it continues to even after their father's presidency. Now as grown young women, the Obama sisters come …

6 Ways To Up Your Hot Chocolate Game

Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. Admittedly, I may not be making the …

Hot Chocolate

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

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 …

Study Skills

No Land’s Man by Aasif Mandvi, Narrated by Aasif Mandvi

NPR: Look At This: This is Color

Look At This<p>This Is Color<p>A Weird Little Lesson, In Rainbow Order<p>by Nicole Cohen and Beth Novey<p>Oct. 23, 2014<p>Remember Roy G. Biv?<p>When you’re little, you spend a lot of time thinking about colors: You have favorite colors, and you learn about Roy G. Biv — that little mnemonic to help you remember the …

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

<i>May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end.</i><p>The result of …

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you’re on the right track in your career and personal life.<p>We’d all love to say we wake up in the morning feeling exhilarated–joyful even–and move through the day with purpose and intention, but the reality is most of us spend the …

Nadine Gordimer: 5 Essential Reads from the Award-Winning Author

Over the course of more than six decades, the Nobel-winning South Africa author Nadine Gordimer, who died on Sunday at 90, wrote more than a dozen …

My friend, Picasso

Lucien Clergue befriended Pablo Picasso in 1953. Over the next 20 years, he took intimate portraits of the artist in his studio, at bullfights and on the beach.<p>“Clergue’s photographs are from God’s own sketchbooks,” Pablo Picasso once said of the French photographer, who will turn 80 in August. …

The Black Entrepreneur Trying to End Startup Racism Is Almost Out of Cash

<b>Bill Cunningham is wearing the requisite hipster uniform</b> of thick black-framed glasses, a spring-tone plaid shirt and blue jeans. He’s sitting in a …