Elena Tan

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This Hyperlapse Tour of Los Angeles Was Shot Over Two Years

Hyperlapse artist Vadim Tereshchenko spent the past two years working on an ambitious project that showcases the beauty of Los Angeles. The fruit of …

Los Angeles

We need to talk about the terrifying string of assaults on Asian women in New York City

Over the past few weeks, a 25-year-old named Tyrelle Shaw allegedly struck at least four Asian women in Manhattan in the face with heavy objects concealed inside a bag, in what appeared to be random attacks, according to the NYPD. On Monday, Shaw was found dead in an elevator shaft on the Upper …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Hair

Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, and More Actresses Who Define Aging Gracefully

From Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow's Tracy Anderson-toned bodies, to Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie's luminous complexions, these stars prove that age is just a number. Here, a look at 15 actresses who have been in the spotlight for decades—and look as if they haven't aged a day.

Tavepong Pratoomwong – Stunning Street Photographer From Thailand

This Person from Thailand receives a beautiful gift from his wife on his anniversary and then things changed around him. A ticket to Varanasi was the …

How Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made the Golden Globes the first feminist film awards ceremony

Nobody goes to a movie awards ceremony in Hollywood to find a feminist statement. This is a strange pocket of the western world where it is still deemed utterly acceptable to take smart, successful women and reduce them to beauty pageant contestants, with the press holding them and inspecting their …

Comedy

The Best Ads Of Spring 2015

Chic Living Room Decorating Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

The euphoria of the New Year and the high of the Holiday Season might have waned away with passing days, but early January is still the time for …

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

7 Ways to Make Your White Sofa Not Boring

White sofas are a great investment because they can easily be transformed. Here are easy ideas instantly infuse a jolt of personality.<p>1. <b>Punch in interest with pattern</b>. Flip for more or less with dual-sided, print pillows.<p><i>Interior Design by Laura Church Wilmerding</i><p>2. <b>Play-off preexisting elements</b>. …

Interior Design

My 30-Minute, $0 Nate Berkus Living Room Makeover

See how the designer turned one editor's living room into a more beautiful, welcoming space...in half an hour, without bringing in a single new purchase. PLUS: Tips on how you can transform your home similarly.<p>There are some situations in life where the only answer is yes. Alice Waters asks if …

John Galliano: penitent return of an enfant terrible

To most of us, tomorrow is another Monday in January, one to get through rather than savour. If you follow fashion closely, however, Monday 12 January 2015 is one for the history books. It is the day John Galliano makes his comeback to women’s fashion with an event in London to showcase the …

Alice Fisher on style: bomber jackets for men

A few months ago, walking home with my husband, I became intrigued by a man’s bottom. The guy was a little way ahead, so I had a good view. He was wearing a nice pair of expensively cut tailored trousers, but they sat wrong on his perfectly nice bottom. I hate to objectify alone, so I pointed this …

Clothing

Amazon Made This Man Wealthy — Here's How His New Company Will Try To Take It On

Quidsi's founders, Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara, made a killing, but the sale wasn't entirely sweet.<p>Before the acquisition, Amazon had more-or-less declared a pricing war against Diapers.com. Amazon started offering deep discounts on diapers. Not long after Amazon started its aggressive price …

7 Trends From 2014 That Aren't Going Away

We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life.<p>We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life. This article originally appeared on ELLEDecor.com.

The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

Photograph: Peter Stackpole/The Life Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Alfred Hitchcock in 1939.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/9/1420820797055/6aee9df2-2852-4f84-8d63-4d864a601c28-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Peter Stackpole/The Life Picture Collection/Getty …

Nazi Concentration Camps

The World's Largest Fast-Food Chain Is Floundering

The company is planning to roll out its "Create Your Taste" burgers in up to 2,000 restaurants--it is not saying where--by late 2015, and possibly in more places if they do well. McDonald's is also trying to engage with customers on social media and is working on a smartphone app, as well as …

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

<i>What would you do if you were locked in your body, your brain intact but with no way to communicate? How do you survive emotionally when you are invisible to everyone you know and love?</i><p><i>That's the first question asked by NPR's new program on human behavior,</i> Invisibilia.<p><i>The first show tells the story</i> …

The DASH Diet Ranked Number 1 for 2015

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the top 10 diets of 2015 have just been announced.<p>Still hanging on to that New Year's resolution to lose weight? The most effective (and healthiest) way to lose pounds isn't Atkins, Paleo, or even the South Beach Diet.<p><i>U.S. News and World Report</i> convened a panel …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

Infographic Tracks the Daily Routines of Famous Creatives

According to the infographic <i>The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People</i>, not all great minds think alike. In fact, they plan their days very differently from one another. Podio, a project management software company, created this chart that visualizes how artists, writers, and musicians went about …

7 Ways to Free Yourself From Debt—for Good!—in 2015

These smart and easy strategies can get you back in the black before you know it.<p>If you’re in debt, getting out may seem impossible.<p>One in eight …

Personal Finance

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Photography