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12 Essential Life Tips That Are Counterintuitive But True

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, someone asked: "What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?" One of the most popular answers came from Quora contributor Alan Rutledge. (Share your own answers to this and other questions; we'll feature the best</i> …

Will Power

We're Officially Copying Emily Weiss's Morning Beauty Routine, and Here's Why You Will be Too

It's time to reboot your grooming habits.<p>Emily Weiss has built a veritable lifestyle empire (watch out, Gwyneth and Martha!) as founder and CEO of Glossier, a cosmetics line geared toward the Instagram set. It all started back in 2010, when she launched her virally successful NYC-based …

I Stole This Concealer Secret from a Makeup Artist and I'm Never Going Back

I didn't even have to buy anything.<p>I do this weird thing with my makeup where, despite having all kinds of hellacious spots I need to cover (story to come, worry not), I skip foundation and just wear my concealer <i>as</i> foundation. I literally cannot remember why I made this decision. I'm 100% fine with …

The Best Winter 2017 Hair Color Ideas

It's all about about warm blondes, smoky browns, and icy platinum.<p>The best hair color trends for winter 2017 are all about warm blondes, smoky browns, and icy platinum. Get ready to screenshot these 14 hair color ideas for your next salon appointment.

Hairstyling

31 Gorgeous Updo Ideas to Try for Spring

Your hair fix for May: Put it up! Here, 31 of our absolute favorite topknots, twists, and other easy updates. We know your new look is in here.

The Must-Try Hair Colors for Spring

It's time for a change.<p>Despite the bitter chill still lingering in the air, it is officially spring. From reorganizing our homes to rejuvenating our dry winter skin to revamping our wardrobes, it's time for a fresh start in all aspects of life. And what better way to kick it off than with a new …

#TheLIST: Hair For Hot Days

It was only a matter of time before heat and humidity became the new normal. Here, 10 summer-ready hairstyles that will make the transition a little chicer.<p>Think outside the top knot. These ten easy hairstyles will carry you through every possible outdoor barbecue, beach jaunt, and humid wedding …

Hair

The 50 Best Celebrity Bob & Lob Haircuts

The timeless cut can be styled so many different ways.<p>Lobs and bobs are short, sophisticated, and surprisingly low maintenance. Click through our favorite short hair inspirations from timeless (Katie Holmes, Miranda Kerr) and elegant (Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lopez) to cool and edgy (Selena …

Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important

The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.<p>16 years after enjoying a high school literary education rich in poetry, I am a literature teacher who barely teaches it. So far this year, my 12th grade literature students have read nearly 200,000 words for my class. …

the nylon guide to reykjavik

There’s an addictive excitement that comes from booking last-minute travel. I should know-- I’ve spent hours trolling the internet late at night …

Surrealism Is Alive And Well In Roberto Gil de Montes' Dreamy Depictions

Roberto Gil de Montes' paintings exist in a hazy terrain somewhere between Mexico and Los Angeles, art history and folklore, a memory and a dream.<p>His works are tapestries of life as it exists around us and as it lives in our minds, weaved together into two-dimensional fields. His colors are as …

My Mom Sold My Virginity

Inside Cambodia's highly secretive upmarket virgin trade.<p>Dara Keo and her mother, Rotana, were both in tears when it was time for her to leave. A motorized rickshaw had arrived to transport 12-year-old Keo from her one-room shack in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, to an unknown location. Keo was …

Human Rights

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The unrealistic expectations being placed on children by wealthy parents is leading to mental health problems, according to the latest research<p>The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has …

Exercise during pregnancy gives babies' brains a boost

Attention pregnant women: If you want to help your child get into Harvard, lace up those sneakers and exercise!<p>Hardly a week goes by without science delivering new evidence that exercise boosts the brain. Studies have linked exercise to brain health in senior citizens, middle-aged adults and kids. …

Can A Fruit Fly Help Explain Autism?

For President Obama, 2013 wasn't just the year of Obamacare. It was also the year of the brain.<p>In April, Obama announced his Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative — an effort to unlock "the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our …

'Placebo Sleep' Can Improve Cognitive Skills

If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests.<p>If you can't get <i>real</i> sleep, perhaps you can make up for it with <i>placebo</i> sleep. Or such is the suggestion of a new study that found that people did better on cognitive tests after …

Sleep

How the Blind Dream

Most of my dreams are boring. I’m typically talking to someone I know, either on the phone or in person, in a familiar place. The conversations tend to include ideas that I’ve read about or experienced recently in my waking life. Some of my dreams don’t even have the intrigue of another character; …

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Glenn Ford's First Days of Freedom After 30 Years on Death Row

Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Metal spoons. What's re-entry like for a man who last breathed free during Ronald Reagan's first term as president?<p>Anywhere he wanted to go, the jubilant defense attorneys told a hungry Glenn Ford late Tuesday afternoon as they left the television cameras behind, piled into …

Haircut of the Week: Halle Berry's New Side-Swept Almost-Bob

Halle Berry has ditched her signature spikes for a softer side-swept haircut, and it's W-O-R-K-I-N-G for her.<p>See? No spikes! Not a single one is sight!<p>Yes, it's a softer style for our Halle, as she's gone longer on top. And the kind of wavy texture she's got going on here keeps the cut looking …

Capitonyms Are Separate Cases

<b>Dale A. Woodon May 10, 2013 7:30 pm</b><p>The writers of the distionaries for spell-checkers most frequently do not know that the adjectives for all of the …

Worst. Sex. Ever.

What happens when a young man who doesn't yet know he's gay tries to get into bed with a woman? An excerpt from Denial: My 25 Years Without a Soul, a new memoir of self-torment and sexual discovery.<p>I felt nothing for women, sexually. I would have been grateful for even the slightest arousal, which …

Ban This Fan

Flipping off an athlete, as Filomena Tobias did to Joakim Noah, is beyond OK.<p>There's a lot of humor going around about this picture of a Heat fan giving Joakim Noah the middle finger. Behind it is the notion that athletes are paid to take ill-treatment from the fans. Surely they are paid to take …

What a Mother Needs Most Is Time

Not breakfast in bed. Not flowers. Not a card.<p>Flickr / various brennemans<p>On Mother's Day many families offer mom a much needed day off. She sleeps late, eats breakfast in bed, and escapes the routine and demands of a typical day. She welcomes the gift, for what a mother needs most is time. The …

The Inventor of Mother's Day Disowned the Holiday, and So Should We All

The second Sunday of May is a source of frustration and disappointment for men and women alike.<p>Few holidays succeed in disappointing mothers and striking terror into the hearts of fathers on an annual basis more than Mother's Day. The holiday—which once served as a simple way to honor mothers—now …