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Watch: 15 Graphic Design Trends For 2018

<b>Philip VanDusen,</b> founder and chief creative officer of NYC-based Verhaal Brand Design, lays bare 15 trends that graphic designers should note for …

Amazon says these will be the 25 toys every kid wants this holiday season

Amazon is helping parents stay on top of the gifts their kids will be begging for with its predictions for this year's 100 most popular holiday toys.<p>If Amazon's predictions are correct, kids will be looking for products from traditional favorites like Lego and Play-Doh, as well as gifts inspired by …

Game of Thrones Costume Designer Michele Clapton Explains the Details You Missed

All the Easter eggs from her Emmy-bait shows GoT and The Crown.<p>Every tiny detail on <i>Game of Thrones</i> is important. Fans know it, and that's why they pay attention to everything, from Sansa's hairstyles to characters' split-second facial expressions. But one of the most reliably theory-generating (and …

TV Series

5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Raise Your Vibration

Now that we're almost one month into a new year, it can be tempting to give up on the resolutions you set so diligently at the end of December. Here …

Top 10 Books of 2016

Fiction<p>Commonwealth<p>By Ann Patchett<p>An illicit kiss at a christening wrecks two marriages in Los Angeles but blends the six children from different families. As we follow them over the next half century, their stories come into focus the way our own family legends cohere — from scraps of information …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.<p>The movie year is just about over, and a review of the past twelve months makes clear that cinephiles have been spoiled with sterling movies, from blockbuster superhero sagas and low-budget …

The Strange, Complex Education of Jared Kushner

Can the political neophyte, who has stumbled in publishing and real estate, recognize his own limits—in the White House?<p>Earlier this year, as his family’s namesake company prepared to partner on a $340 million deal for 733,000 square feet of real estate in downtown Brooklyn, <b>Jared Kushner</b> sounded …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

Laughter goes wild in Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Wildlife

"Meoto Kusu", Tokyo camphor trees planted in 1920 for the enshrinement of emperor Meiji Jingu, a symbol of harmonious life within the family. The braided rope ties the husband and wife trees together, with braids representing clouds, jagged decorations representing lightning, and hanging strands representing rain. #meotokusu #meijijingushrine #camphortrees

10 Books to Read After Binge-Watching Gilmore Girls

If you’ve already binged Netflix’s four-part <i>Gilmore Girls</i> revival, then you’re well-versed in the coffee-fueled ways of mother-daughter duo Lorelai …

Tribes Revive Indigenous Crops, And The Food Traditions That Go With Them

Long before European settlers plowed the Plains, corn was an important part of the diet of Native American tribes like the Omaha, Ponca and Cherokee. Today, members of some tribes are hoping to revive their food and farming traditions by planting the kinds of indigenous crops their ancestors once …

The four ways a Trump presidency could turn out, according to an expert in political upheaval

In fits and starts, the contours of the Trump administration will begin to take shape over the coming weeks. Like his campaign, the president-elect's transition is already shaping up to be a highly unconventional one: shortly after the election, Trump removed Chris Christie from a leadership post …

Donald Trump

10 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders

What kind of leader do you want to be?<p>Successful companies result from more than a good idea at the right time. If you look behind the best companies in the world, you'll see a great leader. This is why investors commonly say they invest in the founder more than the idea itself.<p>As a founder or CEO, …

Life Drawing

by Donato<br>I find that life drawing is an important way to reconnect with the main subject in much of my work, that of the human figure. The varied …

What It Took

How a lifetime of compromises and concessions brought one woman to the brink of history.<p>In early 1979, on a community access television program called <i>In Focus</i>, the wife of the new governor of Arkansas was peppered with question after question about all the ways in which she was an untraditional …

Feminism

New Zealand's Favourite Street Style Influencers Have Opened Their Own Shop And We Want Everything

One day I was scrolling through Instagram, as you do, when I stumbled upon an Instagram account that had me 52weeks deep and not regretting my …

The 27 Most Innovative Spaces And Places Of The Year

From hospitals and houses to subway signs and parks, these projects are reshaping the world around us.<p>How can cities build infrastructure today to support tomorrow’s rapidly increasing urban population, which the UN says will only increase in the coming decades? Over the past year, we saw …

What foods are best to buy organic? Here's a list of products worth investing in.

Grown without pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and artificial fertilizers (none of which sound particularly appetizing to ingest), organic foods are …

Agriculture

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Barack Obama on 5 Days That Shaped His Presidency

On August 25, after a short trip to Baton Rouge to assess flooding in Louisiana and before what will likely be his last visit to China on Air Force …

Mitch McConnell

8 things you'll find in every stylish apartment

Some homes simply ooze elegance and style. Whether it’s the ambience, atmosphere or aura, pretty much everyone knows a well-designed house or …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Parenting