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Kenneth Branagh’s corseted Cinderella fails the Frozen test, say critics

It is perhaps the most famous fairytale of them all, the rags-to-riches story of a persecuted young woman who escapes domestic abuse, thanks to some magic and the love of a royal scion of a conveniently nearby palace. What’s not to like about Cinderella?<p>But as Kenneth Branagh’s remake of the …

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Culottes are everywhere this spring – but does anyone actually look good in them?

From Agnetha Fältskog’s shiny blue ones at Eurovision 1974 to Victoria Beckham’s high-end black pair at New York fashion week in 2013, ‘divided skirts’ have had a mixed reception. No wonder, when they’re so tricky to wear well<p>Take a walk down any British high street today, and a recurring motif …

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Decorative lights at the Yonggwang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea ||| #pyongyang #thiskoreanlife

Today marks #500days to #rio2016. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will host the next Olympic Summer Games which will be held from 5 August - 21 August 2016. (c) Getty Images

Photo @ladzinski / Rising tide under dramatic and stormy skies on the rocky coastline of #BigSur California. @danahrichardson @natgeocreative

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Why tomorrow's PlayStation 4 update is a bigger deal than people assume

Tomorrow's PlayStation 4 update is a big frickin' deal.<p>This is partly due to the fact that Sony is finally keeping its promise by adding the suspend/resume feature that was promised when the system was announced. Why is this a big deal?<p>"Supported by nearly all of your PS4 games, you can jump in and …


Going Up? Elevator Scenes on ‘Mad Men’

In ‘Mad Men,’ dozens of key scenes on the ’60s-era ad-agency series have played out on elevators. For series creator Matthew Weiner, elevators are where time, physical space and tension get neatly compressed.<p>The first time Peggy Olson, a pivotal character in “Mad Men,” appears in the 2007 series …

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A bit of beach One-on-One, chilling out in the #Philippines #beach #basketball #sunset #elnido #palawan

How to spring clean your Android phone for better performance | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Like the car in your driveway, your Android smartphone or tablet could use the occasional bit of love and care to make sure it's running as smoothly …

Hundertwasser House in #vienna #austria #offtheroofs

Morning glass. Islamorada, Florida.

Old Tunisian men play cards in front of homes that were used to create Anakin #Skywalker's home in #StarWars. They like to play there because it's quiet and no one bothers them. A reference to the movie was received with looks of complete disinterest. We were interrupting their game. One man knew there had been a movie shot there but couldn't remember what it was, because "it was at least 6 years ago". Photo by @taratwphoto Tara Todras-Whitehill #tunisia #latergram #everydayeverywhere #anakinskywalker #oldmen #cards #Medenine

January Jones Believes Girls Should 'Be Proud' Of 'Funky' Haircuts

January Jones is no stranger to Violet Grey magazine's The Violet Files.<p>Posing for the second time, the "Mad Men" actress was photographed for the magazine's latest issue wearing six dramatically different looks. Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin and hairstylist Mara Rozak transformed Jones into various …

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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …


I'm reposting this image because it's been selected as a finalist in a contest being run by @charitywater and @beautifuldestinations. It's up against some other pretty incredible images. Have a look at the @charitywater account and vote for the one you like best! The winner will get a chance to travel to India to learn more about charity: water's work there. What an incredible experience that would be.

Nutritional Yeast: Better Than Cheese?

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Make your Parmesan jealous. Nutritional yeast is pure magic -- vegan, cheesy, and utterly habit-forming.</i><p>Nutritional yeast: The name sounds healthy and …


The 10 Coolest Pieces to Buy at the Affordable Art Fair

New York’s most accessible art event returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion (March 26-29), playing host to over 70 galleries from around the world. …



5 Things Your Period Can Reveal About Your Health

That Your Hypothalamus Is Unhappy<p><b>What's happening:</b> You skipped a period.<p><b>What it could mean:</b> When your cycle is off, it's usually a sign that …

Fashion archive: There's more to Pierre Cardin than collarless jackets

We owe to Pierre Cardin the collarless jacket for men, the signed scarf worn by 22-year-olds to foment chagrin in bus queues, a lot of flowing casual gear to set against the heavy tailored stuff of the early sixties, and a scent which an olfactory friend of mine says she wouldn’t put on a dog’s …


Miss Universe Japan Faces Criticism That She Is Not Japanese Enough

Bi-racial beauty queen Ariana Miyamoto should be spending this week celebrating her new title as Miss Universe Japan, but instead she has been using her energy to fight off nasty comments.<p>The 20-year-old contestant, who was born and raised in Japan, is the daughter of a Japanese woman and an …

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Easter Printables Bunny Wall Puppet

With less than one week to go before Easter school holidays Miss Molly is all about bunnies, chocolate, sleeping-in and playing dolls for days on …