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Meet the Guy Who Sells Star Wars Heels for $300

Dan Sullivan talks about his customers, his craziest designs, and how exactly he incorporated a flashing lightsaber and Darth Vader sound effects into a pair of shoes.<p>Describing the shoes Dan Sullivan designs as "eccentric" would be to do him a disservice. his shoes look like they were designed by …

Shoes

LEED Platinum House in SF

This custom home in San Francisco for a technology company executive fits snugly in a small 24x75 lot into its urban residential surroundings. Completed in 2014, the 25' square plan contains 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in only 1650 sf of living space on three levels plus a two car garage and expansive …

Green Living

'Star Wars' Superfan Dies After Special 'Force Awakens' Screening

Daniel Fleetwood granted dying wish to see J.J. Abrams' reboot amidst battle with spindle cell sarcoma<p>Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally ill <i>Star Wars</i> …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Using Fear To Become Successful

Tihar Festival Celebrates Dogs in Nepal: Pictures

Diwali

Why The Walking Dead Casting the Villain Negan Gives Hope to Glenn Fans

Jeffrey Dean Morgan will join the cast by the end of the year.<p>After the tyrannical rule of the Governor, the snarling and ferocious Wolves, and the fine young cannibals of Terminus, it’s a lot to promise that the most terrifying threat on <i>The Walking Dead</i> is yet to come. But any comic-book reader …

All Apologies: 22 Times Justin Bieber Said 'Sorry'

From ignoring fans to throwing up on stage, the pop star has had many reasons – and opportunities – to atone<p>The road to Justin Bieber's upcoming …

Positive Thinking

Apple’s 12.9 inch iPad Pro goes on sale Wednesday in 40 countries, available at retail stores later in the week

As we reported last week, Apple has announced that the iPad Pro will go on sale in 40 countries on Wednesday, November 11th. The ‘epic’ 12.9 inch device will also be available in Apple Retail Stores later in the week.<p>The iPad Pro costs $799 for the 32 GB base model and maxes out at $1079 for the …

IPad Pro

100 YEARS OF PRECISION ON THE WRIST

In 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time, attesting to the highest standard of accuracy. This major achievement by a small Rolex timepiece astonished the world and marked the advent of the modern precision wristwatch.<p>By …

INSPIRING ADVENTURES

“Every high-flying, mountain-climbing, spelunking, sailing, trekking, deep-diving explorer has lived adventures and made discoveries that have helped shape the nature of civilization, one way or another. Their stories have become legends. Ah! If only their Rolexes could speak.” Sylvia Earle

EXPLORING THE ULTIMATE FRONTIER

From the first Submariner in 1953 to the latest Rolex Deepsea, waterproof to an extreme depth of 3,900 metres, Rolex has always been at the forefront of pioneering ocean exploration and cutting-edge diving technology.<p>The oceans cover three-quarters of our planet, yet we know less about them today …

THE ROLEX PRECEDENT

Five words sum up the statement made when wearing a Rolex: “The International Mark Of Success”. And the Rolex watch that perhaps embodies this moniker the most is the Day-Date model, known for decades as the “Rolex President”. The Rolex President was not made overnight, it was born and grew into …

ROLEX

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START FAST AND FINISH EARLY

The racing yachts are sailing fast and frighteningly close. The crews on board lean forward, seemingly trying hard, with will-power and body posture, to help their boat accelerate.<p>The championship is on the line – only one boat will prevail. The weathered faces of the highly experienced skippers …

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Cute

University of Missouri president and chancellor step down amid race row

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just hours after the president of the University of Missouri system resigned on Monday, the chancellor of the university announced he also was stepping down amid a controversy over race.<p>Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin told reporters that he would transition to a new role advancing research, …

Justice

5 Style Curators to Follow for Fall Fashion

Is fall the best time for fashion? More layers means more seasonally appropriate touches: a chunky cardigan, a light jacket, maybe a scarf. Before it gets any colder and you’re left with nothing to wear, get some fall fashion inspiration on Flipboard from these five style curators:<p><b>Olga Montserrat</b>: …

Netflix jumps into true-crime documentaries with Making a Murderer

True-crime stories have become a hot commodity, and Netflix is getting into the game with a new 10-part documentary series called <i>Making a Murderer</i>. Directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the show tracks the life of Steven Avery, who served 18 years for a crime DNA evidence later indicated he …

TV

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of October 26, 2015)

During this big news week, the U.S. Congress elected Paul Ryan as the new House speaker, President Barack Obama ordered forces into Syria, China abandoned its longstanding one-child policy, the Republican presidential candidates jousted in their third debate and the World Series kicked off with a …

5 Topics to Get Ready for the CMA Awards

Superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will take to the stage Wednesday to host the 49th annual Country Music Association Awards, also known as “country music’s biggest night.” The three-hour long show is expected to present at least 16 performances and two dozen of the genre’s biggest names, …

What I’m Reading: iPad Artist Raheem “Ra” Nelson

<i>Pulling up the sleeves on his suit to reveal tattoos of his favorite apps, artist Raheem “Ra” Nelson uses many canvases to promote his passions. When the iPad was released in 2010, the Connecticut-based artist saw it immediately as an artistic tool, “painting” stylized fashion portraits right on</i> …

Opening Day at the Dubai Air Show: Pictures

Business Class

Google Doodle honors '40s actress Hedy Lamarr, who helped make Wi-Fi a thing

Hedy Lamarr was unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of the 1930s and '40s. Her beauty was legendary, but in the 21st century, Lamarr's …

Vin Diesel Gushes Over New Scripts for 'XXX' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' | Moviefone

Vin Diesel just received and read through the scripts for his upcoming movies "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." If audiences enjoy watching the films as much as he enjoyed raving about them, we're in for some fun rides.<p>Vin took some time on Sunday to post a …

Movies

JLo Got Her Own Cop Show And Here’s The Trailer To Prove It

‘shades of blue’<p>It’s been a while since Jennifer Lopez has starred in a project worthy of her significant acting talents, but it looks like that’s about to change. Lopez dropped the trailer for her new cop show, <i>Shades ofBlue</i>, on her Facebook page, and the drama looks like the kind of engaging, …

Madonna's Building Her Own Squad, and This Hollywood Megastar Is Her First Recruit

"You were a very good bitch."<p>If Taylor Swift has a squad, Balmain has an army, and Carrie Brownstein has a coven, Madonna has…the beginnings of an empire? Is that superlative enough?<p>At the Prague stop of her <i>Rebel Heart</i> tour Saturday, Madonna welcomed Jessica Chastain to the stage, where they held …

Jessica Chastain

Hear Justin Bieber's Ed Sheeran-Penned Song, 'Love Yourself'

Pop star also debuted his duet with Halsey during Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show<p>Justin Bieber's <i>Purpose</i> drops on Friday, and after a hefty rollout of …

New Music