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50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

A manager at a $6 billion quant fund gives the best intro to cryptocurrencies we've heard

Patrick O'Shaughnessy vividly recalls the week he was introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies.<p>O'Shaughnessy, a manager at his family's $6 billion quant asset manager of the same name, was chatting with one of his analysts over lunch at the beginning of this year about what they did over the …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

The Best Dystopian Novels To Read Right Now

Thanks to the incoming president and a Republican Congress which is trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, it's fair to say that our reality is looking more and more dystopian every day. So, while we can't recommend strongly enough that you take action to try and effect positive …

Dystopia

Top Luxury Concierge Websites For The Super-Rich

Ever wonder how the really rich book their luxury vacations? Do they hop on the internet, surfing through flight-comparison sites, sorting amongst airlines, connecting cities and departure times? Do they scour across websites like AirBnB, SkyScanner, Kayak and Orbitz, searching for the best deals …

20th Century

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention spans and …

Books

10 best online furniture stores you need to check out now

Need a new corner table but can’t bother trudging through your city’s design district? <i>Vogue</i> points to homegrown online furniture and decor stores …

Julianne to the Rescue: 7 Drugstore Beauty Buys Celeb Makeup Artists Swear by

| Thu., Jul. 28, 2016 6:47 PM<p><i>Contrary to popular belief, celebs use drugstore products, too…or, at least the makeup artists who work on them do. Just</i> …

‘I Was an ISIS Jihadist—Until They Arrested and Tortured Me’

Abu Omar says he didn’t give a damn about the apocalypse, or learning the ways of “true” Islam, or joining a world-historical movement. It was 2013 …

Middle East

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

This simple trick can free up a ton of storage on your iPhone

Some popular ways include using Google Photo's free, unlimited cloud storage for photos and streaming music.<p>We've even seen a strange, roundabout way where you have to "pretend" that you're about to rent a movie, even when you don't have enough space for it.<p>The method I'm talking about here is to …

The 11 Best French Beauty Staples to Stock Up on in Paris

Packing for Paris means leaving room in your suitcase—after all, the city’s legendary pharmacies and perfumeries beckon. And who better to recommend the best beauty products to stock up on while there than the <i>Vogue</i> staffers who make the trip regularly? One colleague waxes on about a natural …

Dry Skin

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Forget calorie counting — this is the real secret to weight loss

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but everything you know about weight loss may be wrong.<p>In his new book, “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets …

Makeup in middle age: is it time to bin your red lipstick?

My relationship with make-up has definitely changed since I turned 40 – but there’s no chance I’m giving up my lipstick<p>When Gwyneth Paltrow launched her own organic makeup line this week, the actress said she had started wearing makeup more often since turning 40.<p>I can’t say my habits have changed …

A Nutritionist's Holistic Guide to the Perfect Food Day

Steven Macari, founder of SLVRBK Health and nutritionist at Drive 495, shares what a day in the food life of a nutritionist looks like.<p>Given my body style and the type of metabolism I have, I tend to require more carbohydrates than most people. That being said, most people under-eat carbs (and …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Books