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Green age kicks: how ethical trainers won the fashion seal of approval

Veja trainers are beloved of Emma Watson, adored by the sneakerheads who frequent Dover Street Market and draw huge crowds in Paris. They are a lesson in how sustainable clothing can also be cool<p>It seems that the fashion industry has finally woken up. Gucci’s scrapping fur; Russian entrepreneur …

Emma Watson

10 Affordable Watches That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

It's all about keeping it simple.<p>You need to know what time it is. That's why, watches are one of the few truly universal accessories in menswear. And they alone can shift the feeling of any outfit. If you're in the market for something that looks sophisticated—but without the budget to support a …

Men's Fashion

The Oxford English Dictionary Added 'Trans*.' Here's What the Label Means

Precious Brady Davis says that she uses the label <i>trans*</i> to describe herself because it’s “undefinable.” While that may be true in some senses, the …

LGBTQI

Naps are really beneficial. Here's how to take them.

Learn how to make any time naptime.<p>Sneaking a little midday snooze feels unspeakably indulgent. While the rest of the world is hard at work or dealing with the drudgery of household chores, you’re snuggled up in your own cozy dream world. Whether it last a few minutes or a full REM cycle, boy, does …

Sleep

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that our ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

On Losing a Husband, and (Almost) Losing a Wedding Ring

My husband died in May, the morning after his older brother’s wedding, in San Francisco. The wedding was a joyful celebration, the next morning its opposite.<p>Peter was only thirty-nine. An autopsy revealed that he died from Loeffler’s endocarditis, a disease as rare in its diagnosis as it is …

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to self-improvement

If you can really improve yourself in just 10 minutes a day, as the self-help gurus claim, Tim Dowling is all for it<p>• Yoga for lazy people<p>I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying …

Yoga

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11 Gut-Wrenching Stories From The Lives Of LGBT Refugees<p>Gabriel H. Sanchez<p>"It’s illegal to be gay in over 70 countries in the world; in these …

Relationships
University of Pennsylvania

How to Have Fewer Regrets

Improve the way you make decisions to prevent future regrets. “We don’t always have control over outcomes, but we do have control over our process,” says Amy Summerville, a psychology professor at Miami University. Research your options — but avoid “maximizing,” or exhaustively considering every …

Psychology

How to Remove Set In Oil or Grease Stains from Clothes

Shares 1.0M<p>Have you ever sat down to fold laundry fresh out of the dryer only to find set in oil stains or grease stains? I have solved the mystery …

Time I

What Boredom Does to You - Issue 53: Monsters

Every emotion has a purpose—an evolutionary benefit,” says Sandi Mann, a psychologist and the author of <i>The Upside of Downtime: Why Boredom Is Good</i>. …

Creativity

Hillary Andales, Philippines, Winner, Asia Regional Champion: 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Philippines

How to Treat Yourself Without Spending Money or Eating Junk

Days are getting darker, both because it’s December and because it’s 2017. We’re all in need of some positivity, treating ourselves to resupply the …

He’s 22. She’s 81. Their Friendship Is Melting Hearts.

Spencer Sleyon, a 22-year-old rapper and producer from East Harlem, and his friends were going around the room in October, talking about who their closest friends were.<p>When it was his turn, he said: “My best friend is an 81-year-old white woman who lives in a retirement community in Florida.”<p>To be …

Relationships

A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

It happens every year: Apple releases new iPhones, and then hordes of people groan about their older iPhones slowing to a crawl.<p>Just look at the recent data. Between September and early November — when Apple made the iPhone 8 available, followed by the iPhone X — Google searches for the keywords …

IPhone 8

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Writing

The flaws a Nobel Prize-winning economist wants you to know about yourself

Sorry to say it, but you’re not perfect. We like to believe that we are smart, rational creatures, always acting in our best interests. In fact, dominant economic theory these days often makes that assumption.<p>What was left of this illusion was further dismantled by the The Royal Swedish Academy of …

Critical Thinking

The Crazy-Looking Yoga Slippers People Can’t Stop Asking About

It happens like clockwork: Yoga class ends, and a curious yogi walks toward me, points at my feet, and asks, “What are <i>those</i>?”<p>Image: Nike The items in …

Yoga

Massive Bath Robe On The Runway Takes The Pajama Trend To New Heights

Now this is <i>spa</i>-tacular.<p>At the Vaquera show on Tuesday, a white bath robe with an absurdly long train made its debut at New York Fashion Week. With its oversized sleeves and miles of fabric, the piece looked comfy enough to sleep in, but not quite fancy enough to ever wear anywhere:<p>Totally …

Gigi Hadid

HOW TO EXPERIMENT WITH HAIR + MAKE-UP

GROOMING TIPS<p>HOW TO EXPERIMENT WITH HAIR + MAKE-UP<p>By Maybelle Morgan, 14 October 2017<p>Clay face mask:<p>1. Apply mask using fingers.<br>2. Avoid mouth and …

Anti-inflammatory superdrug lauded as protection against lung cancer and heart attacks

Lung cancer and myocardial infarctions (MI) are relatively common conditions in clinical practice. Both conditions are engendered by lifestyle …

Medical Research

How People Make Decisions That Are Bad For Them

This Fitness Instagrammer Shows Us Her Favorite 14-Minute Workout

You probably recognize Kelsey Wells (formerly @mysweatlife) from her viral progress photo proving we should all #screwthescale because those numbers …

Workouts

Atypical Is a Sweet, Sometimes Funny Dramedy About Growing Up on the Spectrum

Long underrepresented and often caricatured on-screen, characters with disabilities have recently been making strides on TV. Last fall, ABC premiered <i>Speechless,</i> a well-received sitcom about a family dealing with a teenage son’s cerebral palsy. In April, <i>Sesame Street</i> introduced Julia, a 4-year-old …

How To Retain More From The Books You Read In 5 Simple Steps

Don’t read more. Read smarter.<p>When I grew up, it wasn’t cool to read. These days, every coffee shop is packed with folks that are reading a book …

What to Do on a Quick Trip to London

It’s easy to stick to the center when visiting the British capital. But Londoners will tell you the good stuff is right outside the city’s core. You just need to know where, and when, to check it out.<p>With a quick trip to London, a city we visit time and again, comes a dilemma: How do we hit those …

England

H&M's New Menswear Brand Is the Opposite of Fast-Fashion

H&M made its name as a fast-fashion empire, but the company's portfolio also includes less trend-chasing companies like COS (minimalist-leaning) and & Other Stories (eclectic, women's-only). On August 25th in London, the Swedish powerhouse will roll out their latest up-market concept with a line …

Menswear

I just read a great book on accomplishing more by doing less — here are my 5 best takeaways

How do some people achieve extraordinary levels of success when pursuing their passions while others chase their dreams but never reach any finish lines?<p>The secret, according to entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Keller, is that they have one thing — a visionary goal for their lives — that …

Time Management