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How Downton Abbey's Fashion Evolves for Lady Mary, Edith, and More During the Show’s Final Season

Over the course of <i>Downton Abbey</i>’s past five seasons, we've watched Lady Mary, Edith, and the rest of the impeccably-clad Crawleys telegraph the most glamorous changes in 1920s fashion—from restrictive corsets to drop waists, heightened hemlines, and straight silhouettes. As the characters in our …

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate patterns. Once the …

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

Turkey

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Stars and stripes street style in Havana – in pictures

As the US embassy prepares to reopen in Cuba after 54 years, Reuters photographer Alexandre Meneghini took to the streets of the capital to discover how the US flag design is being celebrated by the locals

Street Style

11 YA novels not just for kids

<i>Throughout the summer, EW has been rolling out lists of some of our favorite books of all time. So far, we’ve suggested celebrity memoirs,</i> …

Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With Food?

The author Eve Turow argues that a generation’s taste for natural ingredients will shape the future of restaurants, grocery stores, and agriculture.<p>When Eve Turow returned to her college campus for her five-year reunion, she realized that she’d changed: Back when she was in college, she was content …

The 8 Most Charming Places to Stay on Your Cuban Vacation

The U.S. flag is now flying again at the embassy in Cuba, which means that easily traveling there from America is becoming more of a reality. While flights will become more readily available in the near future, hotel options are not so prevalent—a complete Havana itinerary isn’t going to be …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Celebrate Your Inner Artist With 16 Watercolor DIYs

Looking for weekend or staycation plans? We’re big fans of a stellar DIY, and one of our favorite decor trends at the moment is dreamy, ethereal watercolor. The technique can be applied to pretty much every and any project. Case in point? The 16 we’ve just brought your way. So strap on a smock and …

Wearable Tech

How to take better holiday photos through science

How much care do you take when composing your holiday snaps? One scientist dares to suggest that with the right methods, your results might easily be improved<p>I am not being altogether serious but my goal here is to dismantle C.P. Snow’s separation of the sciences and the humanities into ‘two …

Prophecy

Mesmerizing Macro Photos of Cats’ Eyes by Andrew Marttila

Philadelphia-based photographer and self-described “crazy cat man” Andrew Marttila specializes in capturing beautifully expressive portraits of adorable felines. His latest work includes a series of macro shots that zoom in on cats' eyes, showing every minute detail of the creature's colorful iris …

This Tumblr recreates film posters in emoji

How do you translate overly-complicated tentpole films into something even iMessage obsessives can understand? Enter Emoji Films, a Tumblr that has recreated iconic film posters in emoji. Distilling some of the most iconic scenes into shareable visuals ain’t easy, but whoever is behind Emoji Films …

The Most Popular Songs Summer 2005

Every year, there's always buzz around what song (or, often, songs) will win as the official "Song of Summer." (Speaking of, these 20 were our picks for this year's best.) So what were we jamming to 10 years ago? According to Billboard, these were the top 10 tracks the summer of 2005...<p><b>"We Belong</b> …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Dungeons and Dragons

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special …

Salt Lake City

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

The 10 Most Scenic Pools of Summer

This summer, our Instagram feeds have turned into an endless series of envy-inducing dispatches from around the world. The main culprit of late? The jaw-dropping pools. <b>Kendall Jenner</b> took in a sunset view from St. Barth’s, while <b>Bella Hadid</b> proved that some people don’t need to look any further than …

Bella Hadid

The Best Breakfasts for Every Back to School Occasion

Getting back into the school routine doesn’t have to mean returning to a breakfast rut. You’ve got your weeknight meal routine on lockdown and nobody can rival your portable lunches. Now it’s time to up your morning game. We’ve put together a list of our favorite breakfasts for every occasion and …

Breakfast