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Working From Home: Awesome or Awful?

Telecommuting can increase employee satisfaction and decrease turnover. It can also be lonely.<p>For over a year, I worked almost exclusively from my tiny apartment in Harlem. Aside from trips into an office every six weeks or so, my work schedule and surroundings were mostly left up to me. On some …

How Friendships Change in Adulthood

“We need to catch up soon!”<p>In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first.<p>This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families. When Emily Langan, an associate professor …

Relationships

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

Dior's early days told in a book

From the first show until the founder's last breath, British Journalist Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni delves into the French fashion house's history, …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

5 Health Myths That Aren't True

<b>The truth:</b> Digestion and exercise both need your blood, but as long as you’re not gunning it like Michael Phelps after chowing down, you’re fine. “As with any exercise immediately after eating, you might feel somewhat uncomfortable after a big meal, but it’s very unlikely you’d be completely …

15 Casting Decisions That Could Have Altered Hollywood as We Know It

Movie casting is, to a large extent, a big game of musical chairs. Everyone starts out happy clappy, but after a few rounds (of auditions), there are only a few players left in the running — and shit has gotten serious. And in many cases, the differences between the actor who landed the big role …

Zooey Deschanel

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

The Art of the Umbrella Movement

HONG KONG -- Born of political frustrations, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has blossomed into a vibrant exhibition of the artistry and inventiveness of the city's youth. Pro-democracy demonstrators are transforming a major swath of the city into a canvas, with much of the imagery focused on the …

3 Pitch Black Cocktails Made with Charcoal

If you want a black-hued cocktail, the go-to colorant is squid ink. That’s fine if you’re okay with a briny cocktail. But if you want a …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

The Busy Girl's Guide To Meditating

Research shows that taking the time to find some inner calm can do a whole lot of good. Whatever your schedule, here's how to take a few moments to yourself from Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestselling book Miracles Now.<p>"When women say to me, 'I don't have time to meditate' I …

Pro-democracy demonstrators recapture part of bustling district in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy demonstrators seized back part of Hong Kong's bustling Mong Kok district Saturday after a night of scuffles.<p>Spurred on by police attempts to reopen part of the district to traffic, the protesters' numbers increased overnight, swelling to around 9,000, according to Hong Kong police.<p>By …

The Ebola Survivors Who Can't Go Home

Jusoisatu Jusu, 24, lives in a room in an abandoned hospital ward with her six-year-old son. They've survived Ebola. And now they're stuck.<p>"It's terrible," she says. "We have a lot of things to do, so we want to get back."<p>But they can't. They live in a town called Makeni, about 130 miles away. …

Hurricane Gonzalo pounds Bermuda with 110mph winds

Tempest scores direct hit on British territory, knocking out the majority of the island’s electricity but causing no fatalities<p>Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital in an hours-long battering but the tiny, wealthy British territory suffered no …

Here's Who's Blaming Who for Ebola

<b>Correction appended at 8:35 p.m. ET</b><p>The Ebola crisis in Texas has resulted in the death of one patient, the infection of two health care workers, and …

Disease

An Ex-Con Georgian Monk Lives In One Of The Coolest Monasteries In The World

Maksim only comes down once or twice a week, climbing a super tall — and seemingly rickety — ladder.<p>He survives on provisions brought to him by the residents of surrounding villages. Deliveries come once a month, usually. As a young man, Maksim spent time in prison for selling drugs. While in …

Selling

Here's why Apple doesn't have a MacBook Air with a Retina display

Another Apple event has come and gone, and there's still no MacBook Air with a Retina display. I won't blame you if you're frustrated -- now that there's a 5K iMac, the Air is Cupertino's last screen-packing computer to ship without an extreme-resolution display. For that matter, competitors …