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7 movies to watch if your mother-daughter relationship isn't all that

Mother's Day is great when your relationship with your mom is... also great. Is that everyone? No.<p>The waves of social media posts proudly proclaiming …

Brad Pitt Talks Divorce, Quitting Drinking, and Becoming a Better Man | GQ

Summer is coming and, in America, that means it’s time to hit the national parks. So we took Brad Pitt and photographer Ryan McGinley tumbling across three of them: The Everglades, White Sands, and Carlsbad Caverns. Then we sat down with Pitt at home in L.A. for a raw conversation about how to move …

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, with the oldest known human-made works of artistic expression dating back 40,000 years to caves …

UX Design

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet (which is 10 years old today)

In March 2007, New York Times developer Jacob Harris had some spare time and decided to create a Times account on a fledgling service that is today the preferred communication platform for the president of the United States.<p>Harris set up @nytimes and wrote the code that powered it in an afternoon. …

Journalism

A Fighter Pilot and a Marine’s Perspective on What Business Can Learn from the Military

“The consequences to messing up in the civilian world can be serious. What hasn’t been serious enough is building a culture that welcomes that sort …

Thought Leadership

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

The Founder of Hollywood's Most Elite Sex Club Is Unhappy

He bought a mansion and filled it with debauchery. It still isn't enough.<p>In a leafy enclave near Beverly Hills, behind an aging Tudor mansion, Snctm is hosting a pool party. The sun is radiant overhead, the sky is cloudless and blue; the therapeutic aroma from the eucalyptus trees mixes in the air …

The science behind why we dress up

Fashion guru Tim Gunn felt out of place at the James Beard Foundation Food Conference in New York—”like a mongrel at the Westminster Kennel Club,” he said at the Oct. 19 event. But he was, as ever, put together in a pinstripe suit and printed tie, and wasn’t too shy to share that dressing up …

Coco Chanel

Photos: What does it look like to stand in the same spot for 40 years?

Time traveling in the forgotten American city<p>Camilo José Vergara has spent more than forty years photographing and rephotographing the same forgotten …

Camden

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”<p><i>“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,”</i> musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: <i>“My attention</i> …

The Brain

7 Fashion Photographer Documentaries Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Watch (NSFW)

Fashion photography is an artform of its own. From high-end glamor and intricate set-preparation, to off-the-cuff street photography, there’s …

Mario Testino

The Coolest Fall Festivals Around the World

Summer days might be waning, but there's plenty to look forward to. Come fall, it's all about bonfires, chilly nights, hot chocolate, hayrides, and …

Festivals

Internaut day: The world's first public website went online 25 years ago today

On this day 25 years ago the world's first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages.<p>Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life …

World Wide Web

Couples Who Have the Best Sex Have This in Common

For spouses or partners who have been together for many years, their sex lives have a lot to do with how they interact outside of the bedroom. A …

Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie talks working with partner Giles Deacon: ‘I wear armour and I wear couture – both fascinate me’

London is melting. It’s the hottest day of the year, and outside Giles Deacon’s Brick Lane studio, the youth of Shoreditch are wilting in their rompers and crop tops. Inside, we’re above it all in the couture zone – a place of custom-woven double jacquards and hand-painted gold feathers, of gowns …

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

IT’S one of the things we are most afraid might happen to us. We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it all the same: We marry the wrong person.<p>Partly, it’s because we have a bewildering array of problems that emerge when we try to get close to others. We seem normal only to those who …

Relationships

Living Burlesque Legends On Why They Love The Art Of The Tease

"It honors the human body in all shapes and sizes."<p>Since the 1860s, burlesque has been serving up a delicious combination of eroticism and empowerment, as badass beauties combine ribald comedy and the art of undress to stimulate their audience's body and mind.<p>Derived from Italian <i>burlesco</i> or <i>burla</i>, …

Why Mick Jagger Never Goes Out of Style

The Mick Jagger look—the sartorial embodiment of rock star swagger for the past 50 years—is unmistakable, and iconic. The hair, the lips, the unforgettable outfits, it’s all pure Mick. Though Jagger’s style is instantly recognizable, it has never been stagnant; the star evolves his look to suit …

Clothing

What to Do in Rome When It Rains

Rome is very much a place where life is lived out of doors, but that doesn't mean the city isn't a victim to bad weather. Rain in Rome is more common than you might think. In the winter months of January and February, rainy days should be expected and can go on for days without stop. Outside of …

Go inside the rarely seen underbelly of New York's famed Woolworth Building

Not just any old tourist can waltz into the Woolworth Building.<p>Once the tallest building in New York City, the Woolworth has been recognized as a historic landmark since 1983.<p>Completed in 1913, the building was equipped to maintain its own electricity, heat, subway entrance, and barber shop.<p>With …

Skyscrapers

27 Incredible Art Exhibitions To Visit This Fall

Fall arts season has arrived, and we’ve got the shows to add to your can’t-miss list.<p>Read on for our ever-expanding list, or jump ahead to your point …

Here's what it's like to eat at the world's oldest restaurant

First opened as an inn, the landmark eatery was founded in 1725 by French cook Jean Botín and his wife. It is the world's oldest restaurant according to the Guinness Book of Records. Today, Botín is famed for its rustic Castilian cuisine, including succulent roast meats fired in an oven that's …

BBQ

Moulin Rouge Visits New York City for the First Time in 126 Years

It's been more than a century since the Moulin Rouge dancers have taken their show to New York City, but this week marks their first visit in 126 …

15 awesome fall beers you can only get during Oktoberfest

For a limited time, breweries across the world are whipping up special-edition blends to commemorate Oktoberfest, the annual celebration of German culture and beer.<p>Our friends at UnderTheLabel looked at awards and reviews from RateBeer and BeerAdvocate to find the best possible brews for the …

Alcohol

La France Profonde

A place of rugged and austere beauty, with long-cherished artisanal traditions and seldom-seen masterpieces of art and architecture, the department …

Where to Stay, Eat, and Go in Aveyron, France

Hotels<p><b>Mercure Rodez Cathédrale</b><br>Located in the historical city center of Rodez, the Mercure offers a warm welcome and features the stunning art-deco Le …

Must-Try Autumn Dishes Around the World

There is so much more to fall than chic scarves and pumpkin spiced-candles. Here, a guide to sampling fall flavors around the globe.<p>As autumn …