Sandra Austin

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Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

Michiel Huisman: What Happened When I Kissed Gisele Bündchen for Chanel No. 5

It certainly isn’t the <i>worst</i> thing he’s ever had to do for a paycheck.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> star Michiel Huisman got to cuddle up extra close to supermodel …

James Bond needs $5 million to hold a Sony phone, and he still doesn't like it

Leaked Sony emails reveal dispute over product placement<p>James Bond doesn't work for free. He isn't just some gun for hire. He has standards, and values, and if you want him to use your smartphone in a movie you better come prepared with "a solid financial proposal." Because if Bond doesn't think …

Stress eating helps, when they're these superfoods

<b>(CNN) —</b> When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. Indeed, some …

Wellness

President Obama Hosts Science Fair

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

The Apple Watch event likely caused a spike in Pebble Kickstarter backers

And that's exactly what Pebble expected<p>Pebble Time quickly asserted itself as a monster earlier this month when it became the most successful Kickstarter project ever. Now it looks like even after that record was broken, Pebble's funding continued to soar — and that's partly due to the March 9th …

Movies

Musician David Crosby Hits Jogger With His Car in California

Musician David Crosby hit a jogger with his vehicle Sunday evening, according to CNN.<p>The accident occured near Crosby’s residence in Santa Ynez, …

Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed After Doctor Detects Possible Sign of Early Cancer

It was the phone call every woman hopes she never gets.<p>After having a preventive double mastectomy two years ago to reduce her risks of getting …

7 Healthy Pancakes to Make for National Pancake Day

From delicious, fruit-packed pancakes to savory mini-pancakes, here are seven healthy recipes to make in celebration of National Pancake Day.<p>From …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

Daylight Savings Time

Claire Underwood’s 12 Best Power Looks on House of Cards

They say behind every great man is a great woman, but in House of Cards, a step ahead of every great man is an impeccably dressed Claire Underwood. VF.com rounded up the best power looks of this modern-day Lady Macbeth, from structured dresses to luxurious silk pajamas (please, you didn’t really …

diy leg workouts for spring

who wears short shorts? (you!)<p>Right now (in NYC at least) it's hard to imagine going outside without at least three layers on. But if you can take yourself back to SS15, you'll recall a slew of towering shoes, revealing skirts, and legs for days. We're technically on the brink of warmer times, …

Workouts

Kitchen tech to make breakfast worth waking up for

HBO’s online streaming service is coming, but at what cost?

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—HBO Now is coming, but the deal involving Apple Inc. that has fans of the two monster companies excited might not be all …

'Run All Night’ — another strong Neeson action thriller

This is probably sad, but somehow it doesn’t feel sad: The most consistently satisfying thing in the American cinema right now is the Liam Neeson action movie. With “Taken,” released in January 2009, the right formula met the right actor, and ever since, it has been a delight watching Neeson play …