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This Diverse Lingerie Campaign Is The Best Thing You'll See All Day

Prepare to be inspired.<p>To break social norms and to prove that inclusivity is powerful, Curvy Kate has launched a new lingerie campaign featuring …

Are You Happier Without Facebook?

You may not 'like' the answer<p>As social networks become more and more prominent in our lives, one has to wonder if we are happier being constantly connected. The Happiness Research Institute, an “independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of life” in Copenhagen, quite …

The Rio Olympics are $1.6 Billion over budget

The lead-up to the Rio Olympics has been rife with problems and now we can add overspending on top of the pile of problems that the city has run into in preparing for the event.<p>According to a report from the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, the city of Rio de Janeiro has gone $1.6 billion …

Advertisers are backing away from Twitter Moments

Twitter Moments is falling out of favor with advertisers, according to a scoop from Digiday.<p>Moments launched in October, and acts as a visual curation portal for trending news, sports and lifestyle stories on the platform. In December, news broke that Twitter was asking for $1 million from …

You can't explain the Iraq War without talking about oil

But then again, the commander of the USCENTCOM during the Iraq War, General John Abizaid, came to see things rather differently: "Of course [the Iraq war] is about oil, we can't deny that."<p>So what part did oil really play in the Iraq War? Various members of the US and UK administrations have …

Geopolitics

HANGING BY A THREAD

After years of rapid expansion, the clothing retail market is facing a storm of change. Fast fashion retailers are flooding the market with cheap wares, fickle shoppers are holding out for discounts and Amazon.com is ramping up its selection. Traditional retailers from Gap to Ralph Lauren are …

Ralph Lauren

The View From Famous Landmarks

Oliver Curtis photographs the overlooked side of iconic sites.<p>Since 2012, Oliver Curtis has visited a slew of landmarks, camera in hand: Giza, Buckingham Palace, the Colosseum, the Statue of Liberty. Yet all of them are absent from his photographs.<p>For his series <i>Volte-face</i>, or “about-face,”the …

Rio De Janeiro

An Israeli startup is using the ancient art of military deception to trap hackers everywhere

That's because the firm's technology — which tracks a hacker should they make one wrong move — is steeped in the idea that deception on the battlefield can be used in the digital space.<p>"Looking at this from [the perspective of a military], this particular solution scares us," Gadi Evron, the CEO of …

These 5 tech CEOs love AI, even if it could take over the world someday

"2001: A Space Odyssey" came out in 1968, and introduced the world to HAL 9000, a smart computer that ended up being homicidal.<p>Evil artificial intelligence is mostly a product of science fiction so far, but as technology advances, it is starting to seem more and more plausible.<p>Siri is just a …

Revealing the Power and Beauty of Yemeni Women

Frustrated by the constant questions about her experience as a woman in the Middle East, Yemeni Egyptian American photographer Yumna Al-Arashi wanted …

Come November: 5 Books to Understand the Modern World

It’s summer, which means beach books, blockbuster movies, and putting our brains in airplane mode for three months, right? Maybe so, but remember, fall will be here sooner than we’d like, and with it an election that promises to be historic regardless who is victorious at the ballot box. Now that …

Bernie Sanders

Gravity-Defying Shoes Hang Skyward From London Street Lamps

Farewell, physics?<p>Hurl shoes into the air and click that time-freezing stopwatch from <i>The Twilight Zone</i>, and you’ll have something akin to the bizarre, gravity-defying sneakers popping up above London’s streets.<p>“Downside Up” is the latest installation from artist Pejac, last seen carving poignant …

Murals