Zenneth Houlders

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Be careful what you tell a chatbot — it could come back to bite you

You can’t surf two clicks on the web nowadays without seeing a story about chatbots. Ever since Facebook made the announcement that it has opened up a bot building platform for developers during its F8 conference, a whole lot of digital ink has been spilled over what the rise of chatbots means for …

Chatbot

Our gigantic problem with portions: why are we all eating too much?

If you want to see how inflated our portion sizes have become, don’t go to the supermarket – head to an antique shop. You spot a tiny goblet clearly designed for a doll, only to be told it is a “wine glass”. What look like side plates turn out to be dinner plates. The real side plates resemble …

Alice in Wonderland

In “Lemonade,” Beyoncé again celebrates—and not just appropriates—the work of African artists

In her new “visual album” <i>Lemonade</i>, Beyoncé plays with a wealth of influences, including a strong African aesthetic. In several scenes she wears a voluminous, antebellum-styled dress made of bright, multicolored geometric African prints. In others, she wears tribal paint and beads, braided crown …

Lemonade

Meet the Priests Who Risk Their Lives Defying the Mafia

One priest found the severed head of a donkey on his church doorstep last month<p>Father Antonio Aguanno was due to prepare for mass one Sunday last month when he discovered a donkey’s head in a plastic bag at the church’s entrance. The priest’s appeal for peace in Vita in the north-west of Sicily …

Italy

Bhutan fashion: The unique street style scene in a country with a national dress code

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge make their way around Bhutan on the latest leg of their Royal tour, all eyes will no doubt be on what Kate’s wearing.<p>But her dresses won’t be the only notable fashion on display: thanks to the legacy of a strict dress code imposed on the Bhutanese throughout the …

Bhutan

Carbonara wars: why Italy is right to be mad about a French farfalle travesty

Nothing is so guaranteed to make the Italian blood boil like a well-salted pan of pasta as a foreigner fiddling with their food. So a French website’s recipe for a one-pot carbonara (with farfalle, no less) was always going to go down badly in Italy where, inevitably, it has been met with …

Italian Food

How A Color Designer Creates The Perfect Backdrop For Famous Art

At major museums around the world, the color experts at Farrow & Ball train their discerning eye on the walls behind the artwork.<p>White walls may reign supreme at art galleries, but at major art museums, colored walls are standard practice. And while you might be hard-pressed to remember what color …

Painting

What's the world's loneliest city?

“New York has a trip-hammer vitality which drives you insane with restlessness, if you have no inner stabiliser,” wrote Henry Miller after moving back to the city following almost a decade in Paris. It could be expected that the Brooklyn-born novelist would have been happy to return, yet something …

Human Geography

Would you propose with a diamond grown in a lab?

It was a grey afternoon in February when I gave Martin his diamond back. He was already waiting at a window-side table at the Gramercy Park Hotel when I arrived. It felt like it could snow at any second, but he was suntanned, just back from the British Virgin Islands. He wasn’t wearing his …

De Beers

Tourist Illegally Documents Trip to North Korea and Shares Insightful Photos He Smuggled Home

Earlier this year, London-based photographer Michal Huniewicz traveled to one of the most curious countries in the world—North Korea. He was accompanied by a small tour group and two guides who took them around the capital city of Pyongyang. As you might expect, this trip was not an easy one to …

Photography

5 Ways to Avoid This Weird But Common Foundation Issue

I once tested 17 brands of foundation—three shades each—in the course of one hour, hoping to find one that would complement my warm undertones and oily skin. (Reminder: I work at <i>Allure</i>.) It was a tedious, messy, and skin-irritating process, but I emerged victorious: Finally, I'd found the one …

Mary J. Blige

Is Your Tiny House Trying to Kill You?

The bigger the house, the bigger the responsibility, right? The tiny house movement is associated with a lower financial burden, less time spent on …

House

Ditch Your Razor, Guys - We've Discovered The Benefits Of The Bush

A full bush is back in fashion and for good reason too! We take the time to praise the power of pubes…<p>Attention everyone, Hollywood waxes are out and …

Fools' gold: super-rich Instagram decoded

It’s hard to think of news sweeter than reports about how the “rich kids of Instagram” – the preening, materialistic, status-obsessed douchebags whose self-awareness is so profoundly lacking that they have inadvertently become their own meme – are inadvertently ruining their parents’ …

Instagram

I used to be tired all the time too. 'Segmented sleep' solved that

Do you get enough sleep? Of course you don’t. Very few people with busy jobs, young children or smartphones do. Last week, there was yet another report about our insomnia, with the Royal Society for Public Health finding we are under-sleeping by about an hour a night, which is about the equivalent …

Sleep

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She Was the Z: An Appreciation of Zaha Hadid

On the day of her death at 65, she is remembered as a larger than life pioneer of sublime architecture that defied logic, gravity, and function.<p>Z. At most Zaha. The way many of her friends referred to her conveyed the energy and the design signature both her buildings and she, herself, exemplified. …

Architecture

High Street Wedding Dresses: 22 Styles That Won't Blow The Budget

Wedding dresses can be the cause for so much angst, but if you think you've exhausted every avenue, think again. The high street has some exquisite …

The 4-minute morning makeup routine that will save your morning

We've all had those mornings when time is short, but you'd still like to look presentable throughout the day.<p>TODAY Style is proud to share a quick and easy beauty routine that will leave you looking fabulous in less than four minutes flat. Believe it!<p>Face<p><b>1. Start with a tinted moisturizer.</b><p>This will …

Makeup

The Perfume You Should Wear Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Scent is the most intimate sense there is. It’s so emotionally evocative because the scent receptors in our brain are closely connected to where our memories are stored. That’s why certain smells remind us of our dorm room decor. Cultivating a signature scent (Scentbird can help with that) is a <i>bit</i> …

My road back to running

Twelve years ago, I was a 19-year-old living in the French Alps, within a bubble of all things mountain. Like every bubble, it was only a matter of time until it burst. In February 2004, while skiing the back-country in Val d’Isère, I quite literally fell off the mountain, resulting in a right leg …

Running

As a mom, I couldn’t afford to fall apart after my divorce. Then running saved me.

Four months after my husband of 12 years moved states away, I clocked 60 miles in a single January on a treadmill at the only local gym I could find that offered child care. I’d tried running before, but anytime I pushed past the three-mile mark, an arthritic pain gripped my right knee. I was black …

Running

Now the office is where we go to diet

There aren’t a lot of people who hold a PhD in quantum chemistry from Cambridge University and drive a delivery van around Manhattan, but that’s what Nadja Pinnavaia does every Monday.<p>Pinnavaia is the founder and CEO of Euphebe, a new plant-based kit diet program that’s based on a whole foods, …

The power of one: how single women are reshaping the political landscape

Hard-working families. Tax breaks for marriage. Helping couples on to the housing ladder. They’re such well-worn political cliches that most of us barely even notice how odd they have begun to sound. For, although you’d never know it to listen to most politicians, we’re living in the era of the …

Hanakotoba May Become Your New Favorite Hobby

It brings a whole new meaning to "say it with flowers."​<p>A couple of weeks ago, less than a quarter of the way through the new play <i>Smokefall</i>, an unfamiliar word caught my ear. "Finding the right flower for an occasion is an ancient practice," one of the characters announced at the breakfast table, …

Japan

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South Sudan lets fighters rape women in place of wages

Fighters in South Sudan are allowed to rape women as payment, the UN rights office said Friday, describing the country as "one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world."<p>"The assessment team received information that the armed militias... who carry out attacks together with the …

South Sudan

What is Hugelkultur?

There is this old German fairy tale where a pair of spoiled children take their parent’s hard work for granted, not appreciating what is provided for …

The One Brow Trick You Haven't Heard Before

When someone invents a new brow trick, we tend to roll our eyes. At this point, it seems like everyone is fairly well-versed in all of the tricks of the trade when it comes to getting solidly on-fleek brows. But makeup artist Amy Nadine of The Beauty Department just posted an explanation of an …