Vanessa Pierson

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My Favorite Things About Mexico

After I returned from Mexico, I met a good friend for lunch and she asked me how my trip had been. “It was a game changer,” I replied. “It reminded me why I love traveling so much.”<p>I meant what I said. Mexico wowed me in so many big ways, from the level of sophistication I saw in hotels and …

Insider’s Guide to Mexico’s Independence Route

Though timing a trip in the fall during Día de los Muertes is highly recommended, these picturesque towns offer a vibrant art and music scene that’s well worth experiencing any time of year.<p><b>Here’s a brief insider’s guide to visiting this exciting region:</b><p><b>Where to Eat</b><p><b>La Posadita</b> in San Miguel de …

Vogue Launches on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 4, 2014<p>Vogue, the most influential fashion magazine in the world, makes its debut on Flipboard today. Read by more than …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Cooking

The Best #TripLit This Winter

Winter may be the perfect time for hibernating with a page-turning read. But the seven new books listed below all convey a deep sense of place that just might inspire you to break out of your warm cocoon and explore somewhere new.<p><b>Here are my picks for the best new #TripLit stocking the shelves:</b><p><b>The</b> …

How to Make Resolutions You'll Actually Keep

I love resolutions! They allow us the chance to take stock of where we've come and look at where we're headed. It's important to pause now and then …

Positive Thinking

Apple Hopes to Usher in New Age of Personalized In-Store Shopping With iBeacon Rollout

After months of speculation, Apple today rolled out its iBeacon technology in all of its 254 U.S. stores, allowing the company to send notifications …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Riposte Magazine - Cool Hunting

A women's magazine void of celebrities, fashion or housekeeping tips is harder to find than a taxi in downtown New York City on a pouring Saturday night. Aiming to change the status quo is the new biannual Riposte Magazine, which launched last Wednesday in London. The word "riposte" means to give a …

Design

35-minute ode to 'Blade Runner' made from 12,600 paintings

Artist Anders Ramsell watercolors his way through an enthralling retelling of the "Blade Runner" movie.<p>While everybody else was busy talking about a possible "Blade Runner" sequel, artist Anders Ramsell was occupied with making his version of the original film, using a process that requires more …

Blade Runner

The Strange Birth Of "Doctor Who"

Fifty years ago, three unlikely people came together to make a new children's programme. A programme that would change the country forever.<p>You have to feel sorry, really, for people who don't like <i>Doctor Who</i> at the moment. As the show celebrates 50 years on (and off) air, it is unavoidable. All of …

TV Series

Editors' Choice: 2013 Dream Bikes

These handmade bicycles will take you anywhere you want to go

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

Modern Residence Seamlessly Integrating into the Landscape in Ottawa, Canada

Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

What Nutritionists Serve at Thanksgiving

As a dietitian, people often wonder what it's like at my house at Thanksgiving. They'll ask me: Do I drink? <i>Not generally.</i> Do I make desserts? <i>Yes! Pumpkin pie and usually an apple crisp</i>. Have I tried Tofurky? <i>Yes... I cooked it one Thanksgiving when I was a part-time vegan, but I prefer turkey brined</i> …

Food

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

See Comet Tails Flap In Solar Wind

Or, giant space sperm swim toward Planet Ova.<p>Last Thursday, NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) captured images of two comets passing through solar wind. At the center is Comet Encke, and emerging later is Comet ISON.<p>STEREO consists of two sun-orbiting observatories, one ahead …

Solar Wind

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Home Tours

The Russian Style Evolution

I have no idea how, but even in Soviet times, Russians knew everything about international fashion—we just couldn’t get our hands on it. Our country was completely closed off. Even if you had money, you couldn’t buy designer labels because the stores didn’t carry them. So, following the latest …

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

Dance Hall

11 New Ways to Use Leftovers

You're probably a little full right now. You convinced yourself the annual post-meal nap was due to tryptohphan (it's not!), and you gave plenty of thanks. But it's not time write off Thanksgiving just yet -- your Tupperware is stuffed to the brim. Why not transform your leftovers into dishes that …

Cooking

The 2013 Adventurers of the Year

Over the past year, highly organized, well-funded teams pulled off an astounding number of firsts, sending a Hollywood director to the deepest spot in the ocean, landing a drone on Mars, and equipping a skydive from the edge of space. Presented here are our adventurers of the year. Enjoy!<p>Run Your …

Key West

A Machine To Hand-Crank Your Animated GIFs

The animated GIF is the Hallmark card of the internet–distributed on a whim to verbalize some emotion, only to be tossed aside after a brief laugh. It’s the most disposable and reproducible of medias, so making the GIF a fine, handmade piece of art seems borderline impossible.<p>But the Giphoscope …

The Secret To Kevyn Aucoin’s Success

When we think of the late, legendary makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, a few things come to mind. His incredible attention to detail, his overwhelmingly …

Makeup

Drugstore Line We Love: Nuance Salma Hayek

In case you didn’t know, Salma Hayek has a makeup, skin, and hair line at CVS and...it’s awesome. It really is.<p>Launched in 2011, Nuance Salma Hayek …

Dried Out? Here Are 3 Must-Have Oils For Silky Smooth Skin And Hair

For me, fall and winter are all about sipping red wine, gazing at the beautiful changing trees, and—oh, the buzzkill: dry skin and an itchy scalp! …

Hair Care

5 Ways To Inspire Others

As a trainer, a big part of my job is to motivate and inspire my clients. It’s my job to help them reach their goals and transform their lives. Over …

The Superfoods Facial: Why You Need It And How To Make It

Jack-O-Lantern carving season has come and gone, but the perks of the pumpkin extend far beyond Halloween. At the Joanna Vargas spa in NYC, pumpkin …