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American Eagle and Abercrombie & Fitch: What the Potential Deal Says About the State of Retail

The teaming up of the two longtime rivals indicates an accelerating trend toward challenged brands seeking growth through consolidation.<p><b>NEW YORK,</b> …

Sitting in the Emergency-Exit Row: What You Need to Know

Thank you for flying with Delta Airlines. You are seated in the emergency-exit row of this aircraft. Please listen carefully to the following instructions, and then verbally confirm that you feel capable of performing all necessary duties.<p>In case of a water landing, your seat cushion may be used as …

Delta Airlines

In praise of selfish women

If there’s one word that most women I know are profoundly allergic to, it’s “selfish.” The accusation—whether implied or hurled, from an inner voice or spoken aloud—rarely lands softly or is met with indifference.<p>Femininity and selflessness are so deeply ingrained as twin ideals that even the most …

Psychology

Stephen Hawking Auditions Celebrities To Provide His New Voice

The man has a good sense of humor.<p>Stephen Hawking’s computer-generated voice, which he uses because ALS has inhibited his ability to speak, may be more recognizable than the voices of some famous singers.<p>But he’s had it for an awfully long time, and he’s ready for something more modern. Now, the …

The Official United Airlines Dress Code

United Airlines barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight on Sunday morning and required a child to change into a dress after a gate agent decided the leggings they were wearing were inappropriate.—the <i>Times</i>.<p>The United Airlines dress code outlines corporate expectations for clothing worn by …

United Airlines

7 Tree Nuts, Ranked Using A System You Could Never Even Begin To Understand

<i>Get ready to see your favorite nuts ranked in order, and don’t worry about why they’re arranged this way. It’s a little too complex for you.</i><p>Coming in …

Crayola is killing off a crayon and WTF does it think it's doing right now?

Sorry to ruin your lives, but Crayola is acting ~cray~ and we really need to address it.<p>Last week, the beloved art supply company that fueled all of …

Depression Doesn't Mean You're Weak. Here's How You Can Have a Mental Illness and Still Be Mentally Strong

Sometimes, people with mental illness are the strongest ones. Despite their struggles, they keep showing up anyway.<p>There's a pervasive belief that mental illness stems from weakness. But that's not true.<p>Unfortunately, however, the belief is so widely held that some people don't recognize that …

Mental Health

6 Popular Survival Tips That Will Get You Killed

If your life depends on these tips, it's best to just embrace your death immediately rather than prolong the inevitable.<p>Cast and Crew<p>Head of …

Observations from My Microwave, While It Spies on Me

“There was an article that week that talked about how you can surveil people through their phones, through their—certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways. And microwaves that turn into cameras, etc. We know that is just a fact of modern life.”<p>—Kellyanne Conway.<p>February …

Kellyanne Conway

Top 9 emojis if you're, like, really into graphs

Greetings, fellow graphians! If you're like me, nothing grabs your attention quite like a diagrammatical illustration of a set of data. Frankly put: …

Emoji

Why Not Everyone Is Worth Forgiving

Have you ever seen two kids have an argument? As a teacher, I mediate kid arguments all the time, and man, is it a fast process. Usually, I just …

How Makeup Can Affect People Dealing With Anxiety and Depression

The impact of beauty on your brain.<p>Emma was 13 years old when she realized she had issues with depression and anxiety. “I spent a long time just trying to become diagnosed, so that I could receive assistance, and considering my age, I faced a lot of hesitancy from medical professionals before I was …

Skin Care

Mentally Strong People Don't Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things

Do you ever find yourself wondering why you aren’t happier? Sometimes, it seems like the act of <i>saying</i> you’re happy isn’t enough to actually make you …

14 Versions Of Trump’s Presidency, From #MAGA To Impeachment

When faced with highly uncertain conditions, military units and major corporations sometimes use an exercise called scenario planning. The idea is to …

Political Science

The Milk Makeup Blur Stick Made My No-Makeup Makeup Dreams Come True

As an unapologetic beauty enthusiast (fine, hoarder), you'd think I'd be someone who wears a full face of makeup every day, but that's honestly not my style—who has the time? And while I do love a good full-coverage look every now and then, I prefer to save certain products, like foundation, for …

I taught those special snowflake millennials, and I have something to say

There was a popular myth post-election that a Yale professor had offered an optional midterm for students upset over Trump’s victory, and it lit up social media quickly. I counted about a dozen Facebook shares from friends on both sides of the political aisle. Comments typed fast and furious spoke …

8 Hygge Tips for Your Winter Wardrobe

Fashion folks, meet hygge. (Pronunciation: hoo-gah.) Denmark’s concept of supreme coziness and comfort has taken the world of interiors by storm. Pouf pillows are sold out at ABC Carpet & Home, blanket sales are up sevenfold, and mugs the size of pomelos brimming with ginger tea are being cheers’ed …

Why "Baby, It's Cold Outside" became an annual controversy about date rape and consent

Frank Loesser’s 1944 “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” has been a beloved Christmas-song staple for decades, covered by legendary pairings from Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting in 1949 to Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé in 2014.<p>When you first hear it, the song seems like a cute, flirty call-and-response …

Feminism

15 Beauty Products Made for Lazy Girls

Beauty

Tarte Cosmetics just launched a gym proof makeup collection and this might be the best thing ever

There are two camps when it comes to wearing makeup at the gym: those who are firmly against it and those who wouldn’t dare go without it! And for …

16 New Beauty Products Editors Are Digging This December

Few months present a beauty challenge quite like December. Thanks to the harsh conditions of Winter, decadent body creams and nourishing oils are a mainstay . . . but it's also essential to ensure that you can look party-ready at a moment's notice. Luckily, there's a crop of outstanding new …

Beauty

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Review: I Haven't Worn Foundation in Months Thanks to This Magic Color Correct

For the last few months there's only been one thing I talk about with anyone who will listen. It's the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, and I haven't worn foundation since I started using it back in August.<p>This, as the headline implies, is fantastic, especially …

Why every office should scrap its clean desk policy

<i>iStock</i><p>Economist Tim Harford writes about a fascinating experiment to identify the most productive and inspiring office setup<p>The 5S system of …

This is what ageism towards Millennials looks like

As usual, my 81-year-old neighbor made no apology for interrupting my morning run.<p>“Harris,” Mr. Wilson hollered, rising from his bench to flag me …

Want to Save Up? Here's What Works—And What Doesn't

You’ve heard it before: It’s crucial to have savings. But if you’re having trouble stashing your spare change, you’re in good company. In fact, according to a recent survey, 10 percent of people don’t save at all—and many more aren’t saving what they should.<p>Luckily for you, you can learn from their …

The Best Under-$100 Fashion Pieces That You'll Never Get Sick of

You know all the stuff that never goes out of style? They're the basics that, admittedly, err on the boring side of fashion, but make up the core of …

Clothing

Watch Vogue's Spot-On Depiction of French vs. British Girls

<i>Vogue Paris</i> clearly has noticed that the world is obsessed with anything and everything related to French girls. Last fall, they produced a memorable …

God Is Also Inside Planned Parenthood

They were last night as I walked in to a Planned Parenthood discussion on "A Celebration of Faith and Reproductive Health."<p>They're always there, the voices to protect the unborn.<p>A few protesters waved graphic images of bloody broken babies and held "Planned Parenthood = Murder" signs. A man on a …