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Is a 30-Minute Workout Better Than a 60-Minute One?

Kate Upton's trainer, David Kirsch, seems to think so.<p>When it comes to your body, you get what you give. Luckily, that no longer means hours on the treadmill or double spin classes. Instead, celebrity trainer David Kirsch says that quality over quantity is the missing link to reaching your get-fit …

Candice Swanepoel On Those Wild Victoria's Secret Costumes: 'It's Our Job To Make It Work'

This Wednesday, an army of lithe, long-limbed models will strap on layers of sequins, feathers and jewels along with dozens of bras and panties and march down a runway in front of hundreds of people, an extravaganza that will later be broadcast on TV for millions more viewers.<p>So what exactly is …

Should I wear a short dress on my wedding day?

I started working as a wedding dress designer in 2008. My father is a portrait painter and I grew up with a love of art, design and vintage style. When I started making occasion dresses, I designed one inspired by Degas's ballerina portraits, and from there moved into my first bridal collection. I …

Ballet Shoes and Ballerinas as Technology: A History En Pointe

Pointe shoes made the ballerinas of the New York City Ballet into technological artifacts, modern and indistinguishable "like IBM machines"<p><i>Pointe shoes made the ballerinas of the New York City Ballet into technological artifacts, modern and indistinguishable "like IBM machines"</i><p>Ballet pointe shoes …

The Benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults

As I mentioned in my previous article, "Diary of an Adult Ballet Student," more and more adults all over the world are taking ballet lessons …

The Persistence of Glamour

Forget the Kardashians: Glamour is more persistent, pervasive, and powerful than we realize.<p>When Kim Kardashian posts Instagram photos of her nearly …

We are delighted to announce that Claire Vaye Watkins has won the Dylan Thomas Prize, awarded to the best work of literature published by an author under the age of thirty, for her debut short story collection “Battleborn”: http://tpr.ly/1aJGsYl. Read an excerpt of Watkins’s story “Gold Mine,” from issue 195, here: http://tpr.ly/huL6iU.

Bolshoi Ballet acid attack: Why do Russians take ballet so seriously?

Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko confessed on Wednesday to hiring the men who threw acid in the face of Bolshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin in …

Fitness Chat: Kate Albarelli on Barre Techniques

Photo: Courtesy of Pure Yoga<p>Barre-based fitness class Figure 4 at Pure Yoga, a boutique studio chain owned by Equinox, blends ballet, yoga, and free weights to help lengthen and tone muscles. As a former ballerina and musical theater actress, Kate Albarelli used her dance background to develop this …

Ballet Exercise: Natalie Portman's Black Swan Workout

The star's trainer reveals how Portman got a svelte dancer's body<p>To gear up for her role as a professional ballerina in <i>Black Swan</i>, Natalie Portman trained with Mary Helen Bowers, a former dancer with the New York City Ballet and founder of the Ballet Beautiful fitness method. Here, Bowers dishes on …

Will they make it to the Royal Ballet?

It's 8.30am, and in an 18th-century Palladian villa in Richmond Park, London, 25 children are saying their prayers. "God be in my head and in my understanding," they recite, heads bowed. "God be in my eyes and in my looking…"<p>At first sight, they resemble any other bunch of 11-year-olds. Look again, …

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10 Non-Boring Oatmeal Recipes

Raise your hand if you've ever had an unpleasant experience with oatmeal. Yeah, we thought so. Even the staunchest oatmeal advocates have encountered gloopy, bland, oddly textured oatmeal that looks like an alien life form. The culprits can be hotel breakfasts, school cafeterias, or even your …