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"Too many women who believe in equality and choice wouldn't be proud to say 'I'm a feminist.'" For its November Issue, Elle UK decided to "Rebrand Feminism," treating the advancement of women's rights like a dated product that needs to be dusted off and made cool again. Here, all the ads: http://f-st.co/CBp2Geo

Apple's Hire Of Burberry's Angela Ahrendts Shows Its Future Is In Lifestyle, Not Tech

When Apple announced its hiring of Burberry CEO (and Forbes Power Woman) Angela Ahrendts, they scored one of fashion’s great turnaround artists as their new head of retail and e-commerce.<p>They simultaneously added a welcome dose of diversity to their c-suite leadership. Ahrendts is the first woman …

School in south London has banned pupils from using 'innit', 'like', and 'bare' http://gu.com/p/3jhmz/fb Students are also banned from beginning sentences with 'basically' and ending sentences with 'yeah' Photograph: @artsemergency

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously …

Earthquake strikes tourist islands in central Philippines

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck the central Philippines killing at least 20 people.<p>The quake brought down buildings including a church and a former town hall on islands which are popular with tourists.<p>Aftershocks have been reported.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at a depth of …

10 Job Interview Myths Debunked

You probably get a little nervous before you go into a job interview. Even if you’ve copiously prepped, you figure the interviewer will hold all the cards. She knows everything about her company and the job you want, and she’s got a vision of the perfect employee that doesn’t exactly describe …

Weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, study suggests

A weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, a new study suggests.<p>Several consequences of sleep deprivation such as increased levels of stress hormone and inflammation of the body can be reversed following a long night's sleep.<p>However, researchers found people who were drowsy …

How Failure Is One Of The Most Important Factors In Success

“Failure is a fascinating thing. People want to avoid it. Yet if you ask, of course it’s the best teacher you could ever have.” That’s what Randall Kempner, the executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs says about getting things wrong. He’s just one of the social …

Are Americans dumb? No, it's the inequality, stupid

The US and UK have pitifully low OECD test scores. They are also the countries with some of the greatest inequality<p>Are Americans dumb? This is a question that has been debated by philosophers, begrudging foreigners and late night TV talk show hosts for decades. Anyone who has ever watched the …

10 surprising things about how our brains work: http://f-st.co/AGdYi6J Stress can change the size of our brains. We tend to like people who make mistakes more. You can make your brain think time is going slowly by doing new things.

The strange world of urban exploration http://t.gu.com/p3ADx Urban explorers scale skyscrapers, jump fences, lift manhole covers – and break the law. Robert Macfarlane joins fearless urbexer Bradley Garrett on a night-time jaunt, and discovers the thrills of this illicit and dangerous pastime

Do Millennials Think Differently About Money And Career?

Millennials, Gen-Y – whatever you want to call them – may view career and coin a little bit differently than other generations. The business world had better pay attention because these globally-minded youths will comprise about 75% of the global workforce by 2025.<p>Last year professional services …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Manu Tuilagi sorry for ‘bunny ears’ prank on prime minister David Cameron

Manu Tuilagi has apologised for pranking prime minister David Cameron after a British and Irish Lions’ visit to Downing Street on Monday …

These 10 cities just won City Climate Leadership Awards for leading the way in urban sustainability. Did your city make the list? http://f-st.co/wlpXIuj

What is the universe made of? What is consciousness? The 20 big questions in science http://t.gu.com/oq7Fi

Stories of zealotry

<b>Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories From the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism.</b> By Karima Bennoune. <i>W.W. Norton; 402 pages; $27.95 and</i> …

‘Grand Canyon of Greenland’ discovered under ice sheet

A 3-D view of the subglacial canyon, looking northwest from central Greenland.<p>The age of discovery isn't over yet. A colossal canyon, the longest on Earth, has just been found under Greenland's ice sheet, scientists announced Thursday in the journal Science.<p>"You think that everything that could be …

Earth Science

The 20 online talks that could change your life

<b>How Economic Inequality Harms Societies</b><p><b>Who's talking?</b> Professor Richard Wilkinson, an epidemiologist.<p><b>What is he on about?</b> The effects of inequality on societies all over the world. This will be familiar territory to anyone who has read The Spirit Level, but for those who haven't it will be …

We showed you how to care for introverts, now, here's how to care for extroverts. How does being an extrovert affect your career? http://f-st.co/X6RwGFz

Engineering student's epic welcoming speech goes viral

A US student stuns his audience of freshmen with an impassioned welcoming speech set to the tune from 2001: A Space Odyssey.<p>Mechanical engineering major Nicolas Selby began his sophomore welcome at the university in <b>Atlanta</b> in the traditional style offering advice to the new class of students but as …

Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city?

<b>How do you fancy living in a city with which you can interact? A city that acts more like a living organism, a city that can respond to your needs.</b><p>Around the world such cities are already being built, from Masdar in Abu Dhabi to Songdo in South Korea. Now the chaotic city near you may be in line …

Smart Cities

A day in the life of London’s cutest cat

What’s it like being the cutest cat in a 10-mile radius? Metro catches up with three-month-old Polly Ninan, who lives with her human in North London, …

Are EVs Really Green?

In a recent article in IEEE’s <i>Spectrum</i> magazine, “Unclean at any Speed,” Ozzie Zehner argues that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are essentially trading one environmental problem for another rather than moving the ball forward on clean transportation. He makes a compelling case by arguing that the …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Texas senator Wendy Davis stages marathon filibuster against abortion bill

A Texas senator, Wendy Davis, has launched a marathon filibuster of an abortion bill that would severely restrict abortion access in the state.<p>To be …

What if Mitt Romney had won?

“DON’T blame me, I voted Romney,” proclaims a T-shirt popular among Republicans. Another gag, popular in the conservative blogosphere, begins: “They …

Face the music

THE implementation of a tax designed to make an extra €86m ($114m) for the French government would not normally be a newsworthy story. But when a …

Buttercup, a formerly lame duck, waddles for the first time. The young waterfowl was born with a backward foot, making it extremely difficult to walk. A 3D-printed mold was made of the proper form for the species, then cast in silicone and slipped onto the Buttercup's leg. http://trib.al/wY6vawb