Mala McCormick

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Making a Toolbox from a Single 2×4

Single-board woodworking projects can be a fun and satisfying challenge. It’s often interesting to constrain yourself in some way, like this, as doing so can lead to new ideas and approaches that you wouldn’t otherwise arrive at. In this project from <i>Vintage Wood Workshop</i>, Kyle Bollendorf decided to …

How Christian Siriano Won the Hearts of Celebs and Shoppers Everywhere

Designing superglam clothes for women of every shape and sensibility, Christian Siriano has won the hearts of celebs—not to mention those of shoppers everywhere, from Payless to Neiman's. Skeptics, eat your hearts out.<p><b>This article appears in the February 2017 issue of ELLE on newsstands everywhere</b> …

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

The Brain

The Bitter Legal Battle over Peggy Guggenheim’s Blockbuster Art Collection

Almost four decades after her death, Peggy Guggenheim is the central figure in a continuing art-world imbroglio: the seemingly endless legal battle by some of her descendants over her superlative 20th-century art collection—and the Venetian palazzo housing it—she left to her uncle’s foundation. …

Art

Obama's Farewell Address: How Presidents Use This Moment Of Reflection

In giving his farewell address on Tuesday night in Chicago, President Obama will follow a tradition begun by America's first president.<p>George Washington offered a series of warnings, what he called a "solemn contemplation." His parting words have been deemed so valuable that they are read on the …

George W. Bush

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug?

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

Diabetes

Micro-dosing: The Drug Habit Your Boss Is Gonna Love

What started as a body-tinkering, mind-hacking, supplement-taking productivity craze in Silicon Valley is now spreading to more respectable workplaces, maybe even to your office, where the guy down the hall might already be popping a new breed of brain-boosting pills or micro-dosing LSD—all in the …

Peter Thiel

25 life hacks to help you save money and stay organized in 2017

<b>Fly right</b><br>The Hopper app analyzes flights — it claims to have “trillions” in its archives — to help you find the best times to fly and buy. (Free for …

Income Tax

The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything

What makes things cool?<p>Several decades before he became the father of industrial design, Raymond Loewy boarded the SS <i>France</i> in 1919 to sail across the Atlantic from his devastated continent to the United States. The influenza pandemic had taken his mother and father, and his service in the French …

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

The complete guide to exercising in winter

This week in London, the sun sets at 3.50pm. We’re waking up in the dark, leaving work in the dark, and spending a good proportion of the intervening time underground or desk-bound. Hearty meals and firesides seem more attractive than the chilly outdoors, or a busy gym. (If you live in the global …

Fitness

Where the heaviest-drinking Americans live

Twitter user “Comfortably Smug” tidily sums up the holiday sentiments of many of us as we wrap up 2016’s loose ends before checking out until the new year.<p>While we here at Wonkblog don’t recommend that you “binge drink through New Year's,” there’s no doubt that the holidays have traditionally been …

Alcohol

Someone Asks What We Shouldn't Do Anymore That Wastes Our Time, And His Answers Are Brilliant

The TSA Wants You to Adopt Dogs That Flunked Out of Training

They might not be good sniffers, but they're great cuddlers.<p>Want to adopt a lovable, hardworking dog, for absolutely free? The TSA, a.k.a. the group that makes you wait in long lines at the airport, is the unlikely source of your next best friend.<p>The Transportation Security Administration has a …

How The Republican Field Dwindled From 17 To Donald Trump

On March 23, 2015, Ted Cruz officially kicked off the Republican presidential primary by entering the race. “I believe in the power of millions of …

Republicans Keep Control Of The Senate As Democrats Largely Falter

Republicans willhold on to control of the Senate, according to Associated Press projections. The GOP defied the odds in a year in which it was almost entirely on defense and rode a wave that carried Donald J. Trump to the White House.<p>Even with their best opportunities to gain seats in years, …

New Jersey

Donald Trump wins the presidency in stunning upset over Clinton

Donald Trump was elected the nation’s 45th president in the stunning culmination of a campaign that defied expectations and conventions at every turn and galvanized legions of aggrieved Americans in a loud repudiation of the status quo.<p>Hillary Clinton’s quest to make history as the first female …

Government

A Guide to Donald Trump's (Complicated) Foreign Relationships

A committed relationship is hard work, even when both sides really want it to succeed. Here’s your guide to Washington’s current “relationship …

Life Expectancy in the US Falls for the First Time in Decades

In 2015, 86,212 more Americans died than the year before. That means life expectancy in the United States is heading in the wrong direction—something …

The American Dream, Quantified at Last

The phrase “American dream” was invented during the Great Depression. It comes from a popular 1931 book by the historian James Truslow Adams, who defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone.”<p>In the decades that followed, the dream became a …

Demographics

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

<i>Over the next few weeks, Vulture will be publishing our critics’ year-end lists. Today, we’re looking at the best TV shows and episodes.</i><p>It’s always …

TV

WikiLeaks emails: what they revealed about the Clinton campaign's mechanics

Tens of thousands of emails hacked from campaign chairman John Podesta’s account have provided an unprecedented window into a presidential run<p>US election 2016: what you need to know before voting Clinton or Trump<p>Anyone who has seen the documentary Weiner may not have been entirely surprised that it …

Government

FBI director says no charges against Clinton after new email review

FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that the bureau had completed its examination of newly discovered emails connected to Hillary Clinton - an inquiry that had roiled the presidential race for nine days - and found nothing to alter its months-old decision not to seek charges against the former …

Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment

New research demonstrates that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer’s<p>dementia, exposure to lights that flicker at a precise frequency can right the brain’s faulty signaling and energize its immune cells to fight off the disease.<p>Light therapy for Alzheimer's is miles from being ready …

Dementia

Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular …

The Diets That Actually Have a Scientific Backing

There is a ton of confusing, often contradictory information about what diets work and which ones are healthy. This video breaks down many of the …

Diets

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