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<i>This powerful ongoing project was selected as a series finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016 (as well as chosen among the top 50 for our 2015 Emerging Talent Awards)</i><i>. More recently, Luisa Dorr was named one of 12 participants in the Joop Swart Masterclass. She is definitely someone to</i> …

Brazil

In science we trust… up to a point

Eminent journals and peer-reviewed academic papers are supposed to convince us of scientific truth. Here’s why we should all be wary…<p>Science is emphatically not a belief system. It doesn’t require faith, and it works: civilisation is built on science working. But it’s a full-time job to keep on top …

Clinical Trials

Barbie's Shoes, Coming Soon to Your Closet

A first look at Sophia Webster's Barbie-inspired collection.<p>Jeremy Scott isn't the only designer to feature pop culture icons in his collections—Sophia Webster has taken a page from the Moschino book of pop culture-inspired fashion for her latest capsule collection.<p>Inspired by the doll with the …

Lady Gaga addresses rape on new track

In the latter half of last year, Lady Gaga revealed that she had been raped as a teenager. Speaking in an interview with DJ Howard Stern, the singer confessed that <i>ARTPOP</i> track “Swine” was in fact an autobiographical account of her own experience of sexual assault. “The song is about rape,” she …

Pictures of the Week 8.20.15

Wildfires

8 Bad Habits That Could Burn Your House Down

Your everyday routine could be putting your family at risk.<p>Fire safety is a hot-button topic (pun intended) — and rightly so. During a recent five-year study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to 1,000 home fires every day, on average. That's 42 …

You're not the only one who can fly first class; now your dog or cat can too

Love to fly first class? Now your cat or dog can come along in its own personal cabin rather than being placed under a seat as carry-on.<p>American Airlines has started offering what it's calling First Class Pet Cabins on its fleet of A321T aircraft. The cabins are available on selected flights …

9 Reasons Treadmills Are Not Our Friends

Everything that happens in this post is purely the treadmills’ fault.<p>1. You are really feeling your dance moves, and then the treadmill gives you a …

This Tidy Tiny Home Actually Has Room for You And a Guest

Magically, there are two (two!) bedrooms.<p>From the outside, this green home looks charming, sure, but it's the inside that's one-of-a-kind — literally. The artist homeowners (Jessica Lynch is a print maker and illustrator while her husband, Carson Lynch, owns a woodshop) curated their newly-built …

This Weird New Korean Beauty Trend Could Give You the Softest Skin EVER

First there were sheet masks — and people went crazy for them. Now, a *new* tried and true Korean beauty trend has made its way to the US and is causing sheet mask devotees to reconsider their masks of choice in the name of something A LOT WEIRDER that could give you even softer skin: rubber …

Skin Care

This Tumblr recreates film posters in emoji

How do you translate overly-complicated tentpole films into something even iMessage obsessives can understand? Enter Emoji Films, a Tumblr that has recreated iconic film posters in emoji. Distilling some of the most iconic scenes into shareable visuals ain’t easy, but whoever is behind Emoji Films …

Jenner

16 Dresses That Have No Business Being Called Dresses

Sheer dresses, short dresses, barely-there dresses -- when it comes to red carpet attired, we've seen it all. Literally.<p>That's because sometimes celebrities leave too little to the imagination. Below, we've rounded up 16 dresses that have absolutely no business being called dresses.<p>PHOTO …

Music Award Shows

September’s Mag Stand Is Making Major History With 8 Covers Featuring Black Women!

We’ll be the first to admit that the glossy pages of fashion magazines have kind of missed the mark a time or two before. Whether it’s a major Photoshop flaw or a piece of bad beauty advice, some have proven not to be the most realistic read. That being said, we were <i>way</i> more than pleasantly …

Women of Color

Ryan Adams Just Released His '1989' Cover Album

It's finally here.<p><b>Update, 9/21:</b> After much anticipation, Ryan Adams finally released his full-length cover album of <i>1989</i> last night on Spotify and iTunes. The album adds a rockabilly twist to Taylor Swift's hits and certainly gets her stamp of approval, as she excitedly tweeted a countdown to it's …

Do Women Really Need the Newly Approved "Female Viagra"?

It might surprise you, but for some women, the <b>Ginuwine</b> Pandora station and a quick vape are not enough to get in the mood. Surveys have estimated that about 10 percent of women have something called hypoactive sexual desire disorder. It was with this condition in mind that the Food and Drug …

Female Viagra or Not, You’ll Want to Get Between These Sheets

Now that Addyi, the so-called female version of Viagra, has the stamp of approval from the FDA, everyone’s got an opinion—advocates say it’s a leap forward for women’s rights and sexual dysfunction, critics think it’s not effective enough and makes a joke out of pharmaceutical lobbying. If your …

Tomboy Turned Movie Star: Cara Delevingne's Style Evolution in 25 Photos

"You gettt the beesstttttt of booth wooorlldss."<p>The thing about Cara is that, while she was first known as the model who hoarded bacon and could contort her features into impressively ghoulish expressions, she's also carving out a space for herself as a bona fide movie star. With that (reportedly …

Cara Delevingne

FYF Fest in Exposition Park; Claret Cup's Wearable Map Installation in Silver Lake

We round up the coolest events so you don't have to.<p><i>EXPOSITION PARK</i>—Between the too-good-to-be-true line up that includes FKA Twigs, Chet Faker, Belle and Sebastian, and some dude named Morissey (!!!), vendors like Goorin Brothers, La Bomba Vintage, and Thread Riot, and the impressive assortment of …

Los Angeles

Emily Ratajkowski Is Unstoppable

<b>Who:</b> Emily Ratajkowski<p><b>Where:</b> A photocall for her new film “We Are Your Friends” at Marquee in New York.<p><b>When:</b> Tuesday, August 18th<p><b>What:</b> A Solace London Spring 2015 jumpsuit and Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals.<p><b>Why:</b> Ratajkowski may be notorious for posing in the buff, but with her recent wardrobe …

Women's Fashion

11 Things People With Spotless Houses Do Every Day

A few good habits can keep your home looking — and smelling — like new.<p>Let's face it: No one wants to — or has time to — make a second job out of cleaning their home. And that's okay. We polled home bloggers and other busy folks to find out what little things they do daily to keep their places …

10 Cute Cookies That Literally Burst Like Pinatas

Dessert tastes better when it's got the element of surprise.<p>Dessert tastes better when it's got the element of surprise.

18 Magnetic Projects That Attract With Their Utility

Aren’t magnets fascinating? There are so many things they can be used for…things like a magnetic knife holder, spice jars or wall decorations and …

Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // The world famous Shaolin Monastery is known to many in the West for its association with martial arts, specifically Shaolin Kung Fu. The physical strength and dexterity displayed by the monks is incredible, although they exude a deep serenity.

Pictures of the Week 8.13.15

Pakistan

50 Times Sarah Jessica Parker Dressed Like Carrie Bradshaw in Real Life

No scrunchies in sight.<p><i>Sex and the City</i>'s Carrie Bradshaw may have put Sarah Jessica Parker on the map as a style icon, but the Manolos and tutus that defined her covetable wardrobe didn't stop at the screen. The actress's off-camera look is just as fun-loving and fashion-forward as the NYC …

Women's Fashion

Teen Choice Awards 2015 in Pictures

Los Angeles

Ellen DeGeneres's Powerful Speech at the Teen Choice Awards: "Be Proud of Being Different"

"Embrace who you are because being unique is very, very important and fitting in is not all that matters."<p>Ellen DeGeneres delivered a moving speech at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, which also happened to be the same day as the seven-year anniversary of her marriage to Portia de Rossi.<p>Ellen was …

Celebrity News

Stars and stripes street style in Havana – in pictures

As the US embassy prepares to reopen in Cuba after 54 years, Reuters photographer Alexandre Meneghini took to the streets of the capital to discover how the US flag design is being celebrated by the locals

Street Style