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An Indian Yoga Guru's Consumer Products Brand, Patanjali, Is Making Global And Domestic Rivals Sweat

Coming out of nowhere, Patanjali Ayurved is now India’s fastest-growing consumer products brand. Established domestic and global competitors are unnerved by the rocketing sales of its wide range of staples, nutrition, cosmetics and personal care products.<br>In the coming weeks, Patanjali will launch …

Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

Angelina Jolie Pitt on Her Most Personal Project With Brad Yet and Why She's Looking Forward to 50

<i>Angelina Jolie Pitt is calling the shots as actress, mother, philanthropist, and auteur. Next month, she and her husband, Brad Pitt, will appear as a married couple in</i> By the Sea, <i>which she wrote and directed and is their first on-screen outing since</i> Mr. & Mrs. Smith.<p>“The director was very focused. …

The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

This is a tricky story to write. The mysterious scientific observations it deals with could wind up being nothing, or they could amount to some new, interesting astrophysical phenomenon that gets its own little section in a planetary science textbook someday. But there's also the tiniest chance …

University of California

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Murder Made in Monaco

When the richest woman in Monaco, real-estate heiress Hélène Pastor, was gunned down in Nice, last May, rumors flew in the tiny principality: It was a gangland-style assassination . . . No, it was a message from Vladimir Putin to Obama . . . No, the strong-willed 77-year-old billionaire had angered …

Woman of the Year

She’s a newlywed mother of six, a superstar with little trace of the diva, a woman who bears witness to the terrible things people do even as she continues to celebrate the human spirit. Whether advocating for refugees or directing the forthcoming World War II survival epic, Unbroken, Angelina …

Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story.

Like most Americans, I spent the 60s, 70s, and part of the 80s in awe of Bill Cosby and his total domination of popular culture. He was the first African American to star in a dramatic television series, <i>I Spy</i>, a show my family in Buffalo, New York, always watched. Cosby cut a striking figure …

Honey Glazed Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce

This salmon recipe is out of this world delicious! So easy to make yet taste like it came from a 5 star restaurant. Each heart healthy serving has …

Skinny Mexican Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

This casserole is so hearty and heathy with wonderful Mexican flavors. Leftovers freeze great. Each skinny serving has 299 calories, 8 grams of fat …

Cooking

10 Weight Watchers Crock Pot Chicken Recipes

Well, it’s that time of year again – my pants are getting tighter and the scale is creeping higher. Time to start Weight Watchers again. While I’ve …

15 Low-Calorie Recipes for the Chinese New Year

Ring in the year of the goat with these delicious and healthy versions of your favorite Chinese foods<p>Your favorite Chinese food is getting a …

Food

11 Low-Fat Slow Cooker Recipes for Weight Watchers

Shares 11K<p>When you think of slow cooker recipes, you typically think of stews, chilis and other hearty dishes that aren’t necessarily the best for …

The Trophy-Wife Boutique

In 1966, just before he’d produce a legendary streak of hit films in Hollywood—Rosemary’s Baby, The Godfather, Serpico, Harold and Maude—Robert Evans visited his old pal, the French actor Alain Delon, in Paris. Thrilled that a fellow actor could make the transition to studio exec, Delon threw a …

Palazzo Intrigue

An adopted son in one of Italy’s oldest and wealthiest clans, Prince Jonathan Doria Pamphilj can expound on the many glories and scandals in his family’s history. But now, in the view of some Roman aristocrats, including his sister, Princess Gesine, he has exposed the family to a distinctively …

Darkness in August

Duncan, Oklahoma, takes pride in its homespun image and churchgoing values—though, like many American towns, its soul has been swallowed by chain stores and fast-food restaurants. The old Rock Island tracks literally divide the haves and have-nots, in an increasingly unbridgeable split. Buzz …

Scientology’s Vanished Queen

After the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige disappeared from public view, in 2007, those who asked questions were stonewalled, or worse. Now interviews with former insiders provide a grim picture of Shelly Miscavige’s youth, marriage, and fall from grace—and an assessment of her fate.<p>Say …

The Thriller at Vuitton

A year after Nicolas Ghesquière’s reign ended at Balenciaga, the news that he would succeed Marc Jacobs as Louis Vuitton’s creative director touched off a rare hullabaloo in the fashion world: What daring! What a triumph! In his first interview since the announcement, the 42-year-old designer tells …

Behind Claude’s Doors

In 1960s Paris she became known as the world’s most exclusive madam, whose client list was said to include John Kennedy, de Gaulle, Onassis, and multiple Rothschilds, and whose beautiful and cultivated girls often went on to marry wealth, power, and prestige. But among the many secrets Madame …

Becoming an Agnelli

When she married the dashing Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli, in 1953, Marella Agnelli entered a very different world from the conservative, aristocratic circles of her youth, a life of streamlined yachts, fast cars, and glamorous parties. In an adaptation from her memoir, she recalls the …

The Winter of Her Despair

A symbol of strength for a traumatized nation in the winter of 1963–64, Jacqueline Kennedy was in fact falling apart—grieving and endlessly reliving her husband’s assassination, afflicted with what we’d now call post-traumatic stress disorder. Barbara Leaming, adapting her new biography, uncovers …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

Inside the Elite Marlborough School’s Shocking Teacher-Student Scandal

When a recent graduate of Marlborough, the elite L.A. girls' school, posted an essay about a predatory teacher there, the story went viral. Marlborough's board of trustees leapt into action. And that, a V.F. exclusive reveals, is when things got really ugly.<p>It was the kind of article that might …

Recipe For Scandal

One of London’s most glittering marriages—that of foodie goddess Nigella Lawson to advertising mogul Charles Saatchi—combusted after a paparazzo snapped Saatchi apparently throttling his wife over lunch. With the tabloids feasting on the ensuing divorce, things got even uglier, thanks to testimony …

All About Eve—and Then Some

An irresistible hybrid of boho intellectual and L.A. party girl, Eve Babitz bowled over every man she met in the 60s, from Jim Morrison to Ed Ruscha. Literary stardom followed and then . . . Seventeen years after the freak accident that shut her down, Babitz remembers it all.<p>Imagine, for a second, …

The Human Factor

Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people, remains so perplexing and significant. William Langewiesche explores how a series of small …

The Bill Cosby Scandal, Brought to You by YouTube

For years, major media outlets aired sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby—and America ignored them. But when a badly shot YouTube video went viral, the 77-year-old comedian’s career and legacy were destroyed in days. Such are the new dynamics of scandal.<p>No amount of riches or celebrity can …

5 Ways to Modify Your Yoga Practice as You Age

I had an epiphany moment over a year ago concerning my yoga practice. I was teaching one of my many yoga flow classes during the week, still in great health and physical shape for 70 and thinking how grateful I was that I didn't have any physical issues. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, I had a …

Money Alone Can't Buy Us Happiness, But Gratitude Might Help

Madonna may have nailed it when she claimed that we're living in a material world, but that doesn't necessarily make our lives any more joyful. However, this knowledge hasn't stopped us from pursuing more possessions, so new research is here to offer an antidote: If you want to be rich, you're also …