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Science shows gender neutral toys empower children, and possibly society at large

The days of pink and blue toy aisles may soon be a thing of the past, as toy manufacturers and big-box retailers move to eliminate gendered toy marketing.<p>While gender equality advocates hail these advances (myself included) as positive, others are less than enthusiastic—and downright …

Kids

The 20 autumn fashion trends you need to know about

1. Gucci on the high street<p>If you’ve seen any of the following in Zara or Topshop – shaggy faux-fur coats, pussybow blouses or floral dresses that look like 1970s upholstery – then you’ve already spotted the beginnings of the Guccification of the high street. This is all thanks to the brand’s new …

Winter Fashion

iconic new york poster designed by alfalfa studio

<b>rediscover NYC with the iconic new york poster by alfalfa studio</b><br>all images courtesy of alfalfa studio<p>‘everybody loves new york’ says rafael esquer, …

6 writing tips from a sitting Supreme Court justice

Her advice could apply to anyone who's striving to be a better writer, legal or otherwise.<p>The key, Kagan explains, is understanding that legal writing and writing for a general audience aren't so different. If you work in a technical field — like law — don't write like you're addressing a technical …

New York University

Wedding Heraldry 101: How to Create the Perfect Couple’s Logo

Coats of arms (or, more accurately heraldic achievements) originated around the eleventh century to identify military units and over the centuries began to be used as logos for families of note, churches, towns, universities, and of late, weddings. Those of us not born with a family emblem to use …

New Wedding Dresses, Wedding Gowns: Stylish Wedding Dresses, New Designers

Any bride can shop the big-name wedding dress designers, but if you want your aisle style to be unique, you should check out gowns by under-the-radar labels, including two of our new favorites. With gorgeous silhouettes and divine fabrications, both have sort of a "new bohemian vibe": They're a …

How to Evaluate a Destination Wedding Venue from Afar

Choosing a wedding venue is hard enough as it is, so things only get trickier when your wedding isn't on your home turf - whether it's in a different country or just the next state over! When considering locales you can't just pop into to look around, important details might be hard to find, so …

Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

1/6<p>plantable seed paper packaging the future<p>I will admit to being highly skeptical of plantable seed paper. As a green blogger, I had collected a …

Throwing a Destination Wedding? Here's What You Need to Know About Your Florals

We get it: Destination weddings can be tricky, particularly if you're the type of bride who likes to be hands on. While you may not physically be able to be there during planning, you can still design the flowers of your dreams from afar. We consulted Jamaica-based florist Dr. Paulette Tai …

Weddings

A Wedding Expert Shares the Hottest Bridal Trends for Spring 2016

Wedding season is a 24/7 season nowadays — and with fall, winter and spring serving as the most magical backdrops for both your big day and engagements, we dialed up the pros at BHLDN to get an exclusive on the latest must-haves for the wanderlust seasons ahead.<p>Top BHLDN stylist Amy Haaz (pictured …

Gigi Hadid's Bombshell Style

See the model's most stylish off-duty looks.<p>Gigi Hadid has quickly become America's Sweetheart of the modeling world—with her California Girl good looks and sunny disposition—but her style says <i>bonafide bombshell</i>. Hadid knows how to dress her curves—from midriff-baring two pieces, to curve-hugging …

Clothing

You've been watering your trees all wrong: A drought expert explains how to get it right

As the botanical information consultant at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Frank McDonough says it's his job to introduce people to a variety of plants and solve their gardening dilemmas. On Saturday, McDonough will tackle Southern California's biggest dilemma of all -- how to …

Gardening

Current Obsessions: Summer Disposition

Here’s a look at what we loved this week:<p>Poring over photos of one of our favorite gardens in Antwerp.<br>• Summer wreath, peonies included.<br>• A simple DIY to …

11 Ideas to Steal for a Moonlight Garden

Moonlight gardens–planted with white and silvery flowers that glow after dark–became an early 20th century fad in both the US and Europe. After …

Field Guide: Poppies

Poppy, <i>Papaver</i>: “The Plant of Joy”<p>A symbol of gods and nations, of sleep and death, of peace and rebirth–poppies have captured the popular imagination …

10 Ideas to Steal from English Cottage Gardens

The best cottage gardens look like they planted themselves. They didn’t, of course. But the design principles they follow are simple.<p>The English …

Garden Visit: The Unique Charm of Glyndebourne in Sussex

The British countryside can be a noisy place, especially in summer. Over the loud complaints of sheep being sheared in the next field, as well as a …

The Allotment Concept Proposes Growing Farm-Fresh Food In and On an NYC Hotel

An entry in Tablet Hotel’s Rethink Hotels competition, the Allotment is a totally new concept in hospitality: A hotel centered around food, rather …

Hospitality

Wedding Photography Trend: Dreamy Double Exposures of Couples in Love

Lately, we've seen a rise in wedding photos that have a beautifully artistic feeling. Double exposures (or multiple exposures) have become a hot trend, as both wedding publication The Knot and blog Bridal Musings have stated. In PDN's newest photo contest, called Top Knots, you can also see a few …

This Overgrown Garden Shed Is Almost Magical

It's the stuff of dreams — but it's real!<p>Gardens come in many shapes and sizes (from thoughtfully well-manicured to bursting with blooms), but it's hard not to have a soft spot for the fantastical, fairytale variety. Greenery has a way of making everything seem more special — especially when …

University of California

Challenging the idea that addiction is hardwired in the brain, a new UC Berkeley study of mice suggests that even a short time spent in a stimulating learning environment can rewire the brain’s reward system and buffer it against drug dependence.<p>Scientists tracked cocaine cravings in more than 70 …

The Best Wedding Florists In the Los Angeles Area

Some of the top floral designers in the country are based right here in the Los Angeles area and can create everything from stunning bouquets to precious boutonnieres to unique flower crowns. Here are the L.A. flower experts that you should book for your big day.<p><b>Flowerwild (Above)</b><p>Florist Kate Holt …

5 Health Benefits of Keeping a Houseplant

A thriving fern could be the secret to health and happiness.<p>Gardeners and home horticulturists, consider this: Scientific studies have proven that growing some live-in greenery will ease your stress, improve your state of mind, and purify the air in your home, among other benefits.<p>1. They Can …

Outbuilding of the Week: A Tiny Glass Studio in Barcelona

High in the hills above Barcelona, floral designer Manuela Sosa works in a tiny glass greenhouse, with the sky for a ceiling and expansive views of …

Eccentric England: The Friendly Ghosts of Renishaw Hall

The word “eccentric” has a lot of currency at Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire. Though the head gardener uses it to describe Sir George Sitwell (the …

26 Impossibly Beautiful Scottish Wedding Ideas

Add some Caledonian charm to your big day.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>H/T to Northern Ireland-based wedding photographers This Modern Love.</i>

Hardscaping 101: Seashell Surfaces (Paths, Driveways, and Bocce Courts)

We think crushed seashells should be on the short list for topping paths and driveways. After all, they’re natural, beautiful, functional, and remind …

The 20 rules of living in New York

Every New Yorker could use a little etiquette reminder now and again, whether they're recent transplants or born and raised locals. Below you'll find …