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What the Most Stylish Women Wear 9 to 5: Meet Sarah Slutsky, Emma Watson's Stylist

<b>Sarah Slutsky</b> is one world-class juggler—and we don’t mean the circus kind. By day, Slutsky is director of brands and partnerships at promising tech startup Cinematique. By night, she’s a stylist to celebrities and industry folk like <b>Emma Watson</b> and <b>Garance Doré.</b> Though the balancing act might be …

Clothing

For Some Russian Farmers, Trade Sanctions Never Tasted so Good

The Plate<p>Her name was Natalya. Her cheeks were ruddy, like a <i>matryoshka</i> doll. She had the figure of a dome atop St. Basil’s Cathedral. She was filthy, like she’d been dragged across a field.<p>Natalya, she was a fine onion. Then I made her into borscht soup, along with her friends; Ivan the potato, …

Agriculture

Photos Of Matriarchal Societies Show What Gender Equality Looks Like Across The Globe

In these Southeast Asian tribes, women share the power.<p>A girl poses confidently, hands on hips. She wears a delicate flower in her hair, and stands in the photo's background, but there's something commanding about her presence. For her age, she looks stern and self-assured -- where she lives, being …

12 Women Chosen For Writers Lab Funded by Meryl Streep

The Writers Lab, a program devoted to female screenwriters over the age of 40 and funded by award-winning actress Meryl Streep, has selected its …

Film Festivals

Shade balls are California's most mesmerizing water-saving trick

This video is thoroughly satisfying:<p>Those are workers in Los Angeles pouring "shade balls" into one of the city's main reservoirs. The black plastic balls help maintain water quality by blocking sunlight, thereby preventing hazardous reactions with the chlorine and bromide in the water. (The shade …

Water

Fallen Chocolate Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>The late Richard Sax, celebrated cookbook author and champion of home cooks the world over, inspired this flourless chocolate cake—a riff on his iconic chocolate cloud cake.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces, plus more, room …

The Interior Decorating Trend That Will Be Your Newest Obsession

We are all about quick and easy DIY home projects, and no update is faster than grabbing a can of paint and changing up a piece of furniture or a room’s walls. The right finish can easily remake old furniture into brand new masterpieces. This year, we’re loving the high-gloss, lacquered look for …

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 15 major US cities

Several cities — Portland, Sacramento, Miami, and Denver — appear on the list of highest-priced metro areas for the first time.<p>The site looked at median home prices from the National Association of Realtors, along with interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages and property taxes, and …

Gen Y money: Why I’m not wasting my money on a gym membership

<i>Welcome to our Gen Y money blog, where a recent grad chronicles her real-life journey to becoming a financially independent adult.</i><p>Starting an entry-level job has introduced plenty of welcome changes to my life, like a regimented schedule and a steady paycheque. In my line of work, however, it also …

Grow Your Own Crystals in Eggshells

Tired of long expeditions into deep dark mines in search of precious crystals? Take the easy route and grow your own!<p>You know that stuff you use in canning vegetables, the ingredient that gives pickles their crunch? It’s called alum, and it’s what you can use to create your very own crystals. You …

#TheLIST: Let's Go Retro

We've rounded up the most stylish vintage Harper's BAZAAR covers and picked outfits to match.<p>We've rounded up the most stylish vintage Harper's BAZAAR covers and picked outfits to match.

Rich People Are Great at Spending Money to Make Their Kids Rich, Too

The poor spend relatively more on what will keep them alive, because they must, and the rich spend more on what will keep them rich, because they can.<p>Each year, the U.S. government tells Americans how much money the country spends on stuff, like houses, cars, and alcohol. Organizing this …

Family Business

How-To: DIY Washcloth Travel Toiletry Kit

Stay organized while you’re on the go! This handy DIY washcloth travel toiletry kit is a wonderfully inexpensive and compact way to keep your travel necessities together and close at hand whenever you’re away from home.<p>It’s the perfect place to store your toiletries while you travel, it rolls up so …

9 Hacks To Get Much More Organized In Your Life

This article contains 9 small things you can start doing if you want to be more organized, that will result in positive changes in your overall life.

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Gardening

45 Insanely Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Most colorful kitchen ever!<p>Playing around with color is daunting, but that's why a backsplash is perfect. It can create a subtle pop in a neutral kitchen, or add to an already bold room with very little work on your part. It doesn't matter if your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and …

Cancer: The mysterious miracle cases inspiring doctors

A few patients have made rare and unexpected recoveries leaving doctors scratching their heads, says David Robson. Can these cases provide vital clues for tackling cancer?<p>It was a case that baffled everyone involved. The 74-year-old woman had initially been troubled by a rash that wouldn’t go away. …

Immune System

CV & Portfolio Mailer by Charlotte Allen

the beetle shack family home project.

i stumbled upon this beautiful tour of a bohemian modern, and very cosy home featured on the beetle shack today, and discovered it was part of a …

DIY Roll-Up Kid’s Buckle Toy

As a young toddler, my son has zero interest in “baby” rattles but isn’t impressed by an Etch-A-Sketch or coloring yet. I’ve been busy brainstorming toys to keep his interest, and this buckle toy taps into his love of un-doing everything he can get his hands on. It’s a very simple project, and you …

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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Ladies of London

Rocking fall’s oversize shearlings and old-school parkas, Cara Delevingne and her consorts convey a new kind of aristo cool.

How Stress is Slowly Killing You (And How to Avoid it) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Let me guess…<p>You clicked on this article because your guilty conscience is telling you that you stress too much.<p>And you’re worried that all this …

3 Steps to Releasing Your Negative Emotions | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In the day to day hustle and bustle of modern society, it’s not hard to get caught up in all the negative experiences we come across. Maybe it’s your …

Self-help

Painter’s Tape cul-de-sac of Monotony

Painter’s tape roads (like this mini-city found in the February 2013 issue of <b>FamilyFun magazine</b>) are a great way to keep your kids occupied indoors …

MetroCard Pop

When The Wedding Is Just The Beginning

Just about everything clicks in director Ira Sachs' quietly eloquent <i>Love is Strange,</i> except the title. The longtime romance of painter Ben (John Lithgow) and music teacher George (Alfred Molina) doesn't seem at all odd. The men's lives, however, do take a sudden turn away from the ordinary.<p>The …

Makeup artist turned her mouth into those of famous cartoon characters

You know you have some advanced makeup artist skills when you can change your own body part into famous cartoon characters. London-based makeup …

'Family Album' confirms Stew and Rodewald's musical instincts

A few years ago "Passing Strange," the Broadway musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald of the cult pop-rock band Stew & the Negro Problem, marked the life-giving infusion of original songwriting talents to the American theater.<p>They didn't know how to write traditional songs for a musical, and the …

Elasticity