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The 10 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Madonna, Karlie Kloss, and More

The Easter Bunny came and went this week, littering our feed with dozens of pleasant fashion surprises. Among the most eye-opening was <b>Madonna</b> who unveiled the video for "Ghosttown," the latest single off her new album. In top hat and black leather tails, the look fell somewhere between <i>Mad Max</i> and</i> …

Easter Bunny

Tools: 6 Things to Know About Chopsticks

Here in the U.S., we love our sushi rolls, ramen, and carryout Chinese. This means, of course, that we’re pretty familiar with chopsticks—if not totally adept at using them. But beyond the knack they have for grasping just the right bite of tofu, or the satisfying “snap” a fresh wooden pair makes …

Food & Dining

Bill Clinton’s surprising faith: From childhood through Monica Lewinsky, the real story of the president’s belief in God

What role did faith play in Clinton’s life, presidency and policy? More than you might imagine<p>Bill Clinton’s father died in an automobile accident before he was born in 1946, and his mother Virginia Kelley remarried Roger Clinton in 1950. Bill regularly attended a preschool program at First Baptist …

Revealing Photos of Skylines and Apartment Windows Capture Solitude of City Life

Living among millions of other people and bumping shoulders on overflowing sidewalks doesn't always equate to a sense of community. Ironically, the most thriving metropolis can create the strongest feelings of isolation. French photographer and graphic artist Floriane de Lassee offers an …

The 5 Best Arm-Sculpting Workouts for Spring

Those hoping for shapely shoulders, toned biceps, and streamlined triceps this season may be surprised to learn that the best route to the arms you want is to focus on other muscle groups, too. “Training in isolation and expecting great results is a mistake,” explains Los Angeles–based trainer</b> …

Gigi Hadid

9 Striped Wallpapers on the Front Line of Chic

Wallpaper is one of the quickest ways to transform a room. Looking for graphic impact? Wide awning-stripes deliver every time. These days, they aren’t always as up-and-down as the lines on a banker’s suit; placed horizontally, they expand a room’s horizons. Here, nine examples of striped wallpaper …

Home Decorating

A sea full of onions waiting to be packed at the Abu Dhabi sea port photo by Natalie Naccache @natnacphotos #abudhabi #onions #onionpacking

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …

Easy and Ageless Style in New York

Pavilions, porches and playfulness in a seaside house.<p>Porches, pavilions, four floors, bedrooms galore, a kitchen that's command centraL: No wonder This classic seaside house has always been filled with kindred spirits.

Interior Design

18 Ways to Add a Pop of Color to Your Furniture

Grab your paint brushes, people.<p>Top designers give tips and tricks for updating your old furniture to make it look like brand new. All it takes is (drumroll, please) a coat of paint!

Expert guide to the Cyclades

A San Francisco Turn-of-the-Century Kitchen

A 1905 house with a kitchen that complements the era.<p>After collecting antiques for years, a homeowner designs a kitchen worthy of her 1905 house.

San Francisco

3 Tips for Getting Great Skin Tones Using Adobe Camera Raw

Skin tones can be one of the more difficult aspects of a photograph to master. Getting pleasing skin tones will make your image appear more …

14 Rooms That Will Make You Rethink Your Gallery Wall

These rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.<p>A museum-like display of multiple photos, paintings and drawings isn't the only way to make a statement with art. Here, 14 rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.

Naples: Passion and death in Italy's underrated gem

There is plenty to see in the Naples Archaeological Museum that is not X-rated. There are the classical sculptures from the Farnese collections. There are the Roman mosaics from Pompeii, fine as paintings, which offer such an elegant insight into the ancient world. But oh so predictably, glancing …

Time Traveling in Marrakech

Revisiting Marrakech’s fascinating history of beheadings, prostitution, and a forgotten eccentric leader.<p>Marrakech, like Timbuktu or Kathmandu, is a city whose name conjures the faraway and exotic. These are otherworldly places that we know little about. When you go to Marrakech, in Morocco, you …

Watch the moment Jay Z and Beyonce got married

Jay Z celebrated his wedding anniversary in a sweet, yet very public, way.<p>Jay-Z/Instagram<p>The rapper-cum-business mogul shared a video of he and …

Frugal Snob: Maybelline Back to Black

I went through a brief black polish phase circa 2005/6. It made sense since I tend to wear a lot of dark colors; black polish matched with more or …

Lincoln's assassination 150 years later | CNN Travel

Decoding the Secret to Florence Welch's Ethereal Festival Style

Coachella kicks off tomorrow, and with it a flood of girls in baby doll dresses, flower crowns, gladiator sandals, and John Lennon–style sunglasses. And yet there is one standout lady in the crowd who has made festival dressing an art form—none other than musician <b>Florence Welch.</b><p>The 28-year-old Brit …

Women's Fashion

Eat, Cook, Love: How a Girl From Missouri Ended Up in Rome

In Italy, family and food come first and people cook for their pets.<p>When Elizabeth Minchilli was 12, her parents gave up their life in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Rome. So began her love affair with Italy and its cuisine. Today, her blog has thousands of devoted followers. Her latest book,</i> …

Ryan Deboodt (@rdeboodt) here continuing my week long takeover of @smithsonianmagazine presenting my work in the caves of Phong Nha Ke Bang national park in central Vietnam. There are surprisingly not that many speleothems (formations) in Hang Son Doong due to massive flooding, but when there are they are huge! Take this stalagmite for example. It's nearly 60 meters tall! Sometimes it's difficult to get a sense of scale in these photo so be sure to find the person in the photo!

Meet The 'Capital Dames,' Civil War Washington's Secret Power Brokers

It's an overcast morning outside President Lincoln's Cottage, a national historic site in Washington, D.C., and Erin Carlson Mast is struggling to open a pair of huge, historic wooden pocket doors.<p>"When we began the restoration these had been closed for over 100 years," Carlson Mast, the site's …

From the Archives: A Splashy Cape Cod Cottage

Step back into 1968, when patterns and colors delightfully clashed.<p><i>This story, originally from our April 1968 issue, tells the tale of a made-over home.</i><p>It's an old house redone — the summertime and winter weekend cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Welsh on a Cape Cod island. Color played the dashing …

Interior Design


Google could be planning a clever move against the Apple Watch

If these Google-powered smartwatches became compatible with the iPhone, it would make them more competitive with the Apple Watch.<p>Currently, smartwatches that run on Android Wear only work with Android-powered phones, not the iPhone.<p>The Apple Watch is the reverse: It only works with recent model …

Johor: Jewel of Malaysia

This month's great read, selected by our editors: A chance encounter on a train sparks a journey into Malaysia's most colorful state.<p>It all started with an invitation to a palace. And now I’m on a trip to the “End of the Earth.”<p>That’s what locals once called Tanjung Piai, a coastal nub of mangroves …

Travel Photography

'I want to hurt the women who took my husband'. Meet the forgotten victims of prostitution

When it comes to 'victims' of the sex industry, there's one group of women who are rarely mentioned - the deeply shocked wives and girlfriends of men who pay for sex. Author Vesna Main spoke to some of them to find out about blame and obsession<p>“I was stunned. I made him repeat it in case I had …