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JFK's Official White House Portrait - The Story of Aaron Shikler's Posthumous Painting of John F. Kennedy

When Barack Obama's official portrait by Kehinde Wiley was revealed earlier this week, it stood out immediately from previous depictions of …

Political History

Rise and Fall of the Mighty Minoans

Perhaps the inspiration for Atlantis, Minoan civilization born on the island of Crete spread throughout the Mediterranean before it mysteriously collapsed.<p>In the epic poem <i>The</i> <i>Odyssey,</i>the Greek poet Homer praised an island that lies “out in the wine-dark sea . . . a rich and lovely sea-girt land, …

Ancient History

The best retinol eye creams for smoothing wrinkles and crow's feet

You've already heard that retinol is a skincare hero, but if you're looking to smooth out wrinkles, battle lines and banish crow's feet around your …

Skin Care

These Are the Drugs Influencing Pop Culture Now

Many critics consider Thomas De Quincey’s <i>Confessions of an English Opium-Eater</i><i>,</i> published in 1821, to be the first explicit exploration of the …

Chloë Sevigny

5 Cheap Natural Shampoos Dermatologists Swear By For Thinning Hair

Shutterstock<p>There are a few major reasons why your hair may be thinner than usual: everything from aging to hormonal changes to medications are known …

Hair Care

Walmart's Beauty Aisle Is on Fire Right Now

As much as we love Sephora and Ulta, there’s a much less-thought-about spot to find great beauty products—and it's one you probably visit on the reg. While no one was looking, Walmart’s beauty aisle got really, really good-looking. We’re not just talking standard drugstore basics: Thanks to some …

Dogs

The Weekend Bag That Made Me Believe In Weekend Bags Again

Stuart & Lau balances function, form, and a whole lot of ingenuity with its Monaco Weekender.<p><i>Welcome to</i> The Esquire Endorsement<i>. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>A great weekend bag isn’t necessarily as good as an actual weekend …

Men's Fashion

Do’s and Don’ts of Finishing a Basement and Creating the Perfect Bonus Space

Shop a similar look: Table | Throw Pillows | Sofas<p>Finishing a basement feels like the ultimate goal for many homeowners. Not only is it a chance to …

Home Improvement

Japanese gardens: the enigmatic art of raked gravel and rocks does not give up its secrets lightly

New York’s Strand bookshop comprises 18 miles of new and used books, four cases of which – on two separate floors – are dedicated to gardening and garden design. When I was there last week, the quantity of books devoted to Japanese gardens was noticeable. They ranged from recent publications to a …

Japan

Wardrobe whoopsies: On purpose, or an accident?

Wardrobe whoopsies: On purpose, or an accident?<p>Sometimes stars want to cringe with embarrassment. Other times, they just want attention.<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News<p>http://www.foxnews.com/<p>Erin Holland: By accident<p>Former Miss World Australia Erin Holland gave photographers an eyeful when she …

Miley Cyrus

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where …

Books

Feel the burn: why do we love chilli?

It’s not just about the flavour – or even the pain. In this extract from his new book, Bob Holmes uncovers the pharmacology and psychology behind humanity’s heat-seeking desire<p>I<b>’</b>ve been procrastinating. On my dining room table I have lined up three hot peppers: one habanero, flame-orange and …

'The Handmaid's Tale' Wants You To Feel Like 'This Could Happen Here'

<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> by Margaret Atwood is one of a handful of dystopian novels that have seen a boost in sales since the 2016 election. The book tells the story of what happens when a theocratic dictatorship takes over the government and gets rid of women's rights.<p>In 2016, Atwood told us that the …

Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years

At the age of 20, Christopher Knight parked his car on a remote trail in Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people. This is his story<p>Christopher Knight was only 20 years old when he walked away from society, not to …

The (Sometimes Unintentional) Subtext of Digital Conversations

Different people have different ideas about what it means to sign an email “XOXO,” what you should use Facebook for, and how long you can wait before texting back.<p>The meanings we glean in conversation are often, maybe mostly, not found in the words spoken, but in how they’re said, and in the spaces …

Relationships

The Nazi Who Infiltrated National Geographic

Douglas Chandler, a WWII-era contributor to the magazine, harbored a treasonous secret.<p>At around 10 o’clock on an April night in 1941, a strange radio program began broadcasting from Germany. American listeners tuning in to a shortwave station heard the melody of “Yankee Doodle” and the clopping of …

Travel Photography

The making of His Holiness Pope Francis's TED Talk

In a video, His Holiness Pope Francis speaks at TED2017, April 25, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED<p>On Tuesday night, we published …

TED Talks

The 43 times Kate Middleton nailed the casual look

She's a fashion icon at every event, but the Duchess of Cambridge is often out and about in easy-to-wear outfits that prove sometimes all you need to look put together is a blazer and a comfy pair of wedges.

Clothing

9 Cocktail Dresses You Can Easily Re-Wear During Wedding Season

This article originally appeared on <i>People</i>. For more stories like this, visit people.com.<p>Spending every other weekend at a wedding this spring? Make …