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10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

Books

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>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>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Hiking

How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production

Nearly every plant that we now depend on for food — from wheat to beans to tomatoes — comes from ancestors that once grew wild on hills and in forests.<p>In most cases, we don't know who, exactly, tamed those plants. We don't know which inventive farmer, thousands of years ago, first selected seeds …

The Dalai Lama’s Daily Routine and Information Diet

“To understand the Dalai Lama … perhaps it’s most useful to see him as a doctor of the soul.”<p>I think a great deal about the difference between routine and ritual as a special case of our more general and generally trying quest for balance — ripped asunder by the contrary longings for control and …

Hinduism

Save the Bees with J. Crew's New Graphic Tees, Which Already Have Celebrities Abuzz

Here's some Earth Day news for you to buzz about—J. Crew has spearheaded a Save the Bees campaign through its Garments for Good initiative to support …

J.Crew

Articles about 5 stunning gabled glass facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Durable, low maintenance, and always beautiful, Western Red Cedar is showing up in exciting ways, proving it can enhance the...<p>Though it's usually thought that bright colors make the boldest statement, these homes prove that black, white, and gray tones...<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>Seeking a …

Architecture

RT @Ogilvy_Paris: Notre affichage #CocaCola outdoor en géant à Berlin, ça rend pas mal non ? ;) http://t.co/2k71u97be4

The Secret Smoothie Recipe That Keeps Candice Swanepoel Crop Top–Ready

There’s a reason that designers like <b>Michael Kors</b> and <b>Karl Lagerfeld</b> have handpicked supermodel (and longtime Victoria’s Secret angel) <b>Candice Swanepoel</b> to wear their most body-conscious runway creations—not to mention that <b>Karlie Kloss</b> has admitted to having a “girl crush” on the South African …

Why the Catholic Church is losing Latin America, and how it’s trying to get it back

The United Pentecostal Church in Bogotá is busy on Sundays. As the hall fills up, prams are parked neatly by the entrance. As more families drift in, the band strikes up a song with floor-filling disco beat. “The Lord is great”, sings the bass-playing pastor, as a bank of television screens relays …

Christianity

Little Tree: An Uncommonly Beautiful and Subtle Japanese Pop-Up Book about the Cycle of Life

“No one notices such a small presence…”<p>Pop-up books have a singular magic, but even the pioneering vintage “interactive” picture-books of Italian graphic designer Bruno Munari can’t compare to the beauty, subtlety, and exquisite elegance of those by Japanese graphic designer and book artist <b>Katsumi</b> …

“The Ways”

The landline was mewling again in the kitchen, obliging Pell Munnelly, woke now for good, to climb from the cozy rut of her bed and pad downstairs in bare feet. She skimmed her fingertips along the dulled gray-and-lilac grain of the walls, swatted each light switch she passed to feel less alone.<p>On …

Live like a local in Seattle

To spend time living like a local in Seattle, it helps to first don a little camouflage and subtly assume the mannerisms of a typical Seattleite. Try slipping on a fleece-lined jacket, shrugging your shoulders at the drizzly rain, power-walking while balancing a 12oz low-fat latte, and developing – …

In 2015, we’ll need different words to talk about the future

We’re going to have to clean up our language when talking about the future.<p>To clarify this ambiguous statement, we’re wading into a future where we will require more precise definitions to discuss increasingly complicated, complex and more finely nuanced objects, situations and roles people have in …

The question we haven't been asking enough: Will Apple Watches and Fitbits make us sick?

Fashion brands and technology companies are understandably breathless over the promise of wearable devices. The financial opportunity appears enormous—a tenfold market increase to $50 billion dollars in three to five years, by some projections, and the upcoming release of the Apple Watch in 2015 …

Google Glass

24 Clever Examples of Design Activism

A new exhibit in Tokyo explores the work of designers tackling social problems from climate change to drone warfare.<p>An exhibition in Tokyo is putting activist design on center stage. “The Fab Mind: Hints of the Future in a Shifting World” explores clever and radical designs for the problems facing …

Watch This Sweet, Sad Documentary About The World’s Oldest Family-Owned Business

Houshi Ryokan, a traditional Japanese hotel built above a hot springs in the Ishikawa Prefecture, is 1,300 years old. Up until 2011 (when a slightly older hotel was discovered), it held the title of oldest hotel in the world. Throughout its epic history, the ryokan (the Japanese name for this kind …

You'll be eating 3D-printed pizza next year

The day when every kitchen has a 3D printer may be distant, but in 2015 at least a few cooks will be using such machines—thanks to a Barcelona-based startup that plans to sell the “Foodini” for approximately $1,300 starting late next year.<p>Advertised as the first 3D food printer that can prepare an …

Kitchens

Woman Who Challenged Facebook's Age Limit Dies At 114

Anna Stoehr became an Internet celebrity at age 113, when she owned up to fibbing on her Facebook account so she could join the social network. It was an unpredictable turn of events for Stoehr, who was born before the Wright brothers took their historic first flight. She died Sunday at age …

The 2014 Holiday GIF Guide

Welcome to<i>Vanity Fair</i>’s second annual GIF Guide! A personalized GIF is perfect for all of the people in your life who will still love you even if you give them this instead of a designer candle. And consider it eco-friendly, because there’s no shipping, wrapping paper, or really any thought or …

The Sociology of Sorry

A puzzling ad campaign condemns the apology—and women along with it.<p>Last week, Pantene, the shampoo brand, released an ad about the gendered use of language. "Why are women always apologizing?" the commercial asks. It goes on to showcase women saying "I'm sorry" for everyday activities—asking …

The Epic Tale Of An Anonymous Browser That Gamed Google Ads

By Michael Grothaus8 minute Read<p>Privacy has been pushed to the forefront of most people’s minds in the last two years. A renewed awareness began in …

What's New on Netflix Streaming in December 2014

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Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

A Data Analyst's Blog Is Transforming How New Yorkers See Their City

It may have been the fire hydrants that certified Ben Wellington as the king of New York's "open data" movement. Earlier this year Wellington pored over New York City's parking ticket data and identified two hydrants on consecutive blocks that were generating $55,000 a year in tickets, all from …

When G.M. Was Google

The art of the corporate devotional.<p>One Friday afternoon a dozen years ago, Larry Page, one of the founders of Google, posted on the wall of the office kitchen a printed-out screenshot of Google ad results, with “These Ads Suck!” scrawled on it. Google’s AdWords engine was supposed to serve up ads …

The Alaska of Giants and Gods

There is proud happiness, happiness born of doing admirable things in the light of day, years of good work, and afterward being tired and content and surrounded by family and friends, enjoying a sumptuous meal, ready for a deserved rest—sleep or death, it would not matter.<p>Then there is the …

“Primum Non Nocere”

“Cell-phoning?” her mother would ask her patients when they called, and Jewel found it embarrassing. “Are you cell-phoning?” her mother would demand, waving her family away, so that she could take the call in private. Her patients were what she discouraged her children from labelling “crazy.” It …