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This Little Guy Is the Viral Star Of Pippa Middleton's Wedding

A reminder that photographers are always watching.<p>There's always one of those kids at a wedding. You know, the impish, trouble-maker sort you have to keep an <i>eye</i> on. There was one at Kate Middleton's wedding―remember the little flower girl sulking on the balcony?<p>Of course you do.<p>Well... Pippa's …

9 raw, vegan pies to be thankful for this year

You can load up your plate with sweet potatoes and stuffing, but unless you’re finishing things off with a slice (or two, or…) of pie, does it really …

Gwyneth Paltrow's Apartment Listing Is Filled With Dreamy Descriptions

The actress's $12.8 million Tribeca apartment is nearly all-white, but it comes with plenty of colorful descriptors.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow is a master at many things — launching clothing lines, promoting inner nourishment (not only has she published cookbooks, but her lifestyle website, Goop, originally …

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Is having no social life as bad for you as smoking?

How often do you see friends or family? Go to a sports club or church group? If the answer is rarely, then you need to get out more. Being socially isolated is terribly unhealthy. Studies since the 1980s have shown that if you haven’t got friends, family or community ties, your chance of dying …

Psychology

Is David Cameron right to praise the ‘tiger mother’?

Four years ago, Amy Chua published a parenting memoir in which she admitted steering her two daughters towards success with such a firm hand and ferocious tongue that child psychologists lined up to warn against the consequences: self-image problems, conflicted relationships with parents, a …

Parenting

Shojin ryori: how to cook Japanese vegetarian dishes

Ahead of a Guardian event at Birmingham’s Warehouse Cafe, chef Sachiko Saeki explains the Buddhist cuisine and how to use it at home<p>Shojin ryori is the Japanese term for Buddhist vegetarian cooking and is one of the daily activities for some practising Buddhist monks. I became interested in it …

Food Preparation

Tidying up guru Marie Kondo teaches New Yorkers to find joy in decluttering

There are, in the annals of modern experience, those events so momentous they fall into the category of things to tell one’s grandchildren. Perhaps you saw Pavarotti sing, or Beckham score a goal. Maybe you were there when the Berlin wall fell, or Mandela came out of prison. To these iconic moments …

Minimalism

Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe

How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Total time<p>10 mins<p>An easy, step-by-step recipe for how to make coconut whipped cream! Perfect for …

How Hello Kitty built a massive business empire

Let's face it: Hello Kitty is really cute ... and extremely profitable.<p>Since first appearing 40 years ago on a tiny vinyl coin purse, Hello Kitty has become the cornerstone of a modern business empire. Fans can buy Hello Kitty sneakers, paper towels, panini makers, chopsticks, wine and more. They …

Hong Kong

Quiz: Which Inside Out Character are You?

You guys, let’s talk about feelings for a sec. More specifically, let’s talk about the emotions from <i>Inside Out</i>, which wrapped the citizens of this …

64 things you can do with a simple mason jar that will transform your daily life

When it comes to Pinterest crafts, the mason jar reigns supreme.<p>That's probably because there's just so much you can do with it, from making beautiful wedding centerpieces to prepping to-go salads in a jar.<p>Plus, most of the crafts we discovered are simple to do too, since they only require a few …

Relive the Top 10 Flirtatious Moments Between Julia Roberts and Dave Letterman

Julia Roberts and <i>Late Show</i> host David Letterman have had one of the best flirtations on TV for decades. On Wednesday, May 20, Letterman will retire …

Comedy

That's NOT All: 'The Devil Wears Prada' Will Become a Musical

<i>Editor's Note: A whole new musical dimension is coming to "The Devil Wears Prada," Lee Daniels raises questions about race and Hollywood, and more in</i> …

Brontë Family

The First Photo of Kate Middleton and Prince William With the New Royal Baby

What a happy Saturday! After giving birth to a healthy baby girl early this morning, Prince William and Kate Middleton left St. Mary's Hospital the same evening for their home at Kensington Palace. But before heading back to rest, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed for a quick photo to …

Ben & Jerry's takes heat for ice cream beer

No, Ben & Jerry's isn't making a beer-flavored ice-cream. Or, for that matter, a marijuana-flavored ice cream.<p>But it is taking some heat for plans to put its kid-friendly name -- and image -- on a craft beer.<p>The Burlington, VT ice-cream specialist, known for its often-wacky flavor combinations, …

Ice Cream

Kate Middleton Will Be Visiting the Downton Abbey Set — This Is Not a Drill!

It’s rare in life that fantasies come true, so we are giving thanks and, frankly, just trying to process the news just out from Buckingham Palace that <b>Kate Middleton</b> and Lady Mary Crawley are about to become inseparable best friends—gabbing over tea, trying on fancy gloves for impromptu photo …

The World’s Biggest Date Is Happening at Starbucks This Week

Valentine’s Day can feel like a lot of pressure when you’ve just started dating someone. Do you buy a gift? Is a big, fancy dinner too much, too fast? So many questions, which is why the perfect date is a coffee date. In fact, according to Match.com, more than three million users list “coffee and …

Is your previous success holding you back?

Here's a story familiar to many would-be founders: You got into the college you wanted. You got a good job. You were promoted faster than your colleagues. You were the youngest presenter at the important meetings. You decided to get an advanced degree, like an MBA.<p>Now, you are 10 years into your …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Twitter has acquired India-based mobile marketing startup ZipDial for an estimated $30 million to $40 million.</b> The deal will bolster Twitter's efforts to grow users and revenue in emerging markets, but ZipDial's insights on how to turn the simplest elements of mobile into strong commercial media …

200 Starbucks Locations Now Have Wireless Charging Pads

Wireless charging is now an option at about 200 Starbucks locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and will eventually be available at stores across the country.<p>Pads capable of charging smartphones and tablets have been placed on tables and counters throughout certain stores. The number of available …

Cover Exclusive: Angelina Jolie on Being Married to Brad Pitt: “It Does Feel Different”

<b>Click here to enlarge the cover.</b><p>“It <i>does</i> feel different,” Angelina Jolie tells <i>Vanity Fair</i> contributing editor Janine di Giovanni, of her relationship with Brad Pitt since their surprise wedding, this past August. “It feels nice to be husband and wife.”<p>Jolie also spoke to di Giovanni about the vows …

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Organizing

Don't let these common misconceptions derail your decluttering efforts. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>Having trouble staying organized at home? We hate to break it to you, but it might be you (not your stuff) that's the problem. We asked professional …

The Number of Calories in a Cronut

Granted, there are caveats: For starters, this is a slightly different recipe than what Ansel uses in his bakery (it's standard for chefs to scale down and adapt their recipes for home cooks when writing cookbooks). Nutrition analysis software also can't accommodate instances in which you might …

Grazia

Prince William and Kate Are Expecting Another Baby

It’s official: The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. A tweet posted Monday from the official account of the British monarchy …

4 Cake-Flavored Smoothies You NEED To Try

@Lean_lisha nailed this layered carrot cake smoothie! For the "cake" layer, blend frozen banana, carrot puree, unsweetened coconut milk, vanilla protein powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and ice. For the "frosting" layer, combine Greek yogurt, butter extract, vanilla …

Adele Gives Rare Glimpse Into Her Private Life, For A Good Cause

Adele has achieved international superstar status at the tender age of 20 but she has managed to keep her personal life almost entirely private in the five years since. Until now, that is.<p>Promoting World Water Day on Saturday, March 22, Adele posted a four photo collage to her Twitter account. The …

Offering warmth: UNIQLO clothes Syrian refugees with major donation

Fewer Syrian refugees will be cold and hungry this fall thanks to a significant donation from the Japanese clothing company UNIQLO.<p>Fast Retailing Co., which owns UNIQLO, announced that it donated $1 million to the relief effort that serves millions of displaced Syrians and refugees. The donation …