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What Street Harassment Would Look Like If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers

"Hey, you’re asking for it dressed like that." "Be polite you bitch." "Just trying to make you smile."<p>For women, it can be difficult to walk down the street without hearing catcalls like these.<p>Tess Paras, a writer and actress based in Los Angeles, wanted to highlight the reality that women can be …

36 Hours On The Fake Campaign Trail With Donald Trump

Over the course of 25 years, he's repeatedly toyed with the idea of running for president and now, maybe, governor of New York. With all but his closest apostles finally tired of the charade, even the Donald himself has to ask, what's the point? On the plane and by the pool with the man who will …

How Contraception Transformed the American Family

The Supreme Court’s Griswold decision fifty years ago raised women’s incomes and expanded opportunities for their children.<p>Fifty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced one of its most important decisions of the 1960s. This landmark decision unleashed an era of new opportunities, …

Family Planning

Wine workout: If you hate working out, do it with some wine

Forget spinning, running on the beach and lifting weights. If you're a wine drinker, the only workout you'll need this summer is a wine workout.<p>Well, sort of. If you're looking to boost your wine knowledge, Megan Krigbaum, deputy wine editor of Food & Wine magazine, has a wine workout for your …

9 Simple Habits to Start Now for a More Energetic Day Tomorrow

Let’s just accept the fact that most of us don’t cook healthy meals every night, hit the gym every morning or have the best sleep habits. However, there are some simple ways to start working on healthy habits that don’t require you to have the discipline of a drill sergeant. Pick and choose which …

Fitness

America's Fittest Cities 2015

Parks, farmer's markets, bike commuting, golf courses and swimming pools... these are just a few of the characteristics that contribute to a city's fitness.<p>And those are just environmental factors. Of course, you can't judge the health status of a city without taking its inhabitants into …

The Clueless Effect: How One Cult '90s Movie Made a Lasting Impact on Fashion

From the moment Cher Horowitz stepped onto the big screen in a natty black blazer and argyle mini, <i>Clueless</i> had us totally buggin’. Back then, grunge was still in its heyday—<b>Marc Jacobs</b> had released his Perry Ellis collection just three years prior—and though flannel and Dr. Martens looked rock-star …

Paul Rudd

J. Crew's famous creative director is mysteriously absent during its worst downturn — and her future is uncertain

Much of the retailer's success — and renaissance after an early downturn — was attributed to creative director Jenna Lyons, who started at the company in the '90s and became an executive in 2008.<p>In addition to embodying J. Crew's sartorial voice, Lyons was soon the face of the company, becoming a …

The Best Health Retreats in Europe - Top Four Juicing and Fitness Retreats

If you are looking to improve your fitness regime, detox or even try a little yoga and fancy a break from the normality of home life, there are …

There's a new luxury hotel in Oman 6,561 feet above sea level

Alila Jabal Ahkdar is the new hotel in Nizma, Oman and the first of 10 more luxury resorts opening in this seemingly overlooked country. This recent development is a result of more than $3 billion being invested in tourism in Oman.<p>The hotel has won a "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" …

America's No. 1 tourist spot is a place nobody ever wanted to be: Alcatraz

What is it about an old federal penitentiary that's so appealing to tourists? Alcatraz beat out the Golden Gate Bridge, the Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty to be selected the No. 1 landmark in the U.S. in TripAdvisor's recent Travelers' Choice awards.<p>It also ranked as the seventh most …

18 Picnic-Perfect Sandwich Recipes

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to step outside and enjoy the warm weather. And few foods are more picnic-friendly than sandwiches—portable, easy to share, easy to eat, and totally customizable. From lobster rolls …

Pantry Essentials to Have on Hand for Easy Meals

Sometimes, you just need to make a quick and easy meal from whatever you have in the kitchen. That can actually turn out exceptionally well if you have a properly stocked pantry.

7 Ways to Stop Wasting Food

Maybe you got a little overzealous at the farmers’ market, and now you can’t eat all those berries before they go bad. Or the expiration date on that jumbo block of cheese you bought at the big-box store is rapidly approaching, and you’ve cut off only a few hunks. An estimated 40 percent of food in …

Agriculture

9 Surprising Things You Can Cook in the Microwave

We know, we know: you're thinking fish sticks and Hot Pockets. But look below for nine surprisingly fancy foods you can cook from start to finish in the microwave.<p><b>Mushroom Risotto (28 minutes)</b><p>Stirring stove-top risotto can be a real drag. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Sweet Potato Chips (5 Minutes)</b><p>Because all …

The 19 Best Cities To See Street Art In The United States

Summer has nearly descended upon the Northern Hemisphere, bringing visions of barbecues, pool parties and long walks on the beach. For those in the United States, this often means one thing: vacation. Whether you're flying from one city to another in the confines of coach, or breaking out the …

We Need To Talk About White Culture

African Americans will continue soldiering on in the wake of the Charleston massacre. But if we’re serious about preventing future tragedies, we must …

What is Snapchat? App's founder explains social media phenomenon

Chief executive Evan Spiegel provides an parent's guide to the photo messaging service, which is wildly popular among teenagers<p>Ever wondered what Snapchat is but been too embarrassed to ask? You're probably not the only one.<p>Evan Spiegel, the photo messaging app's co-founder and chief executive, has …

Social Media

Former College Gossip Site Founder Creates Anti-Anonymous Social Media App Called Reveal

Matt Ivester rejects almost everything about the website he started and became known for nearly a decade ago.<p>Ivester created JuicyCampus, an anonymous forum college students used to spread gossip about each other, in 2007 as a recent Duke University graduate. The controversial website -- which was …

45 Best Albums of 2015 So Far

It's nearly half over, but the year of the dueling streaming services has already given us plenty of reasons to press play. Mumford went electric, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

6 times musicians hated politicians who used their music

When Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he’s running for president, he did so to the righteous power chords of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free …

You shouldn't be surprised that Hilary Duff's new album is great

The former teen queen knows how to make quality pop<p>This week, more than a decade removed from the halcyon days of "So Yesterday" and <i>Lizzie McGuire</i>, Hilary Duff released <i>Breathe In. Breathe Out,</i> her first album in eight years. Let's get right to the point: this is a very good pop album, one that's …

One down: Are the Warriors primed for a dynasty?

After winning their first title with a young core, can the Warriors repeat and beyond as champions?<p>About 30 seconds after any NBA team wins the …

Orange Is the New Black's third season has a Piper problem

<i>Orange Is the New Black</i>’s third season opens on the eve of Mother’s Day. Motherhood and what it means has weighed heavily on the inmates of Litchfield over the past two seasons, and now it’s used both to reintroduce the characters we’ve come to love and remind us of the inherent tragedy in their …

Is 'True Detective''s New Season Truly Defective?

So here's the surprise twist: Rachel McAdams makes a hell of a cop. She's easily the best thing about the second season of <i>True Detective.</i> Her …

TV

'Ballers' on HBO aims to be rare sports-themed series with winning game plan

The record-breaking ratings accompanying the tsunami of recent sports blockbusters, from the NBA Finals to the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Triple Crown to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout, proves one of life's most undeniable truths — America is stricken with sports fever.<p>But despite the …

“The Overnight”: Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott ask whose is bigger in this edgy all-night comedy

A wholesome new couple meets the cool neighbors — and breast-pump videos and anus paintings are just the start<p>Early in writer-director Patrick Brice’s indie comedy “The Overnight,” the almost-perfect young married couple named Alex and Emily, played by Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling, must decide …

Review: Inside Out Takes a Mind-Blowing Trip Inside the Brain

The most profound—as well as profoundly <i>good</i>—Pixar movies are the ones that seem the least plausible as story pitches. Consider <i>Up</i> (crushed by …

Dope is the future of the American coming-of-age movie

Coming-of-age stories are about going through something defining. Movies like <i>The Breakfast Club</i> endure because the experiences they capture, like grappling with identity or awkward sexuality, are meant to be universal, signposts that mark the moments where we quit being kids. Resolution comes as …

'Inside Out': Pixar delivers a rewarding emotional journey, reviews say

In its previous 14 animated movies, Pixar has explored many imaginative worlds: one populated by anthropomorphic automobiles, another where a rat cooks haute cuisine, yet another where humans have trashed the planet and retreated into mindless consumption. But the studio's latest feature, "Inside …

Animation