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The Face, Feet, and Hand Masks You Need Before Summer

Spring is a time for renewal, new beginnings, starting over! Which can be really exciting. Who isn’t thrilled about adding colorful accessories to …

Rwanda, 20 years on: how a country is rebuilding itself

On 6 April 1994, with the world's media focused on the election of Nelson Mandela, a plane was shot downin Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. It had been carrying Rwanda's president, Juvénal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira, the Hutu president of Burundi. The double assassination triggered the …

4 Natural Mascaras That Actually Work

You’ve heard the words “natural mascara” before but do you know what the term actually means? To put it simply, they’re free of harmful chemicals, …

Makeup

Is More-Natural Body Hair the Next Big Thing in Beauty?

When I was 11 or so, my older sister’s irritating best friend, Rachel, gave me a new nickname: “The Fuzz.” She called me this because she said I had …

Hair

Recipes for Beauty: Avocados

Avocados taste so rich and creamy, it’s almost hard to believe they’re so good for us—and our skin. They’re also chock full of vitamins C, K, and E; …

People Are Surprisingly Good At Rating Doctors Online: More Stars, Fewer Deaths

Five stars on Yelp? Five stars in the operating room.<p>Yelp reviews aren’t trustworthy. They could be written by the owner’s brother. They could be written by an obnoxious customer who totally deserved the rude treatment he is ranting about. Most of the time, who cares? The worst consequence from an …

How Do I Actually Execute On My Ideas?

You have a million great ideas but no follow through. Psychologist Art Markman shares how to finally take action in response to this week’s reader question.<p>The good news is that coming up with a truly great idea is half the battle. The bad news is that the other half of the battle can be a lot of …

Beauty: instant complexion makeovers

I am not keen on any product name containing the word "miracle", so I feel a bit grubby about the fact that Olay's (already a bit iffy-sounding) Wrinkle Relaxing Complex has been reborn as <b>10 Minute Miracle</b> (£29.99). Still, I'm glad of the chance to reacquaint you with this marvellous primer, a …

27 Pictures That Prove The Czech Republic Will Be The Most Beautiful Place You Ever Visit

From Prague to the mountains of Bohemia, The Czech Republic is the most beautiful place on earth.

Why Turkey Is Getting Involved in Ukraine

When the Crimean par­lia­ment voted un­an­im­ously in fa­vor of join­ing Rus­sia last week, the pen­in­sula’s Rus­si­an pop­u­la­tion re­joiced.<p>Its …

Masked troops on Ukrainian base as pro-Russian forces tighten Crimea grip

One moment Monday morning, a Ukrainian flag still was flying over a military base in Ukraine's Crimea region -- the base's commander reportedly kidnapped by pro-Russian troops the day before.<p>Later Monday, masked troops were at the base, and the Ukrainian flag was gone.<p>The bloodless incursion by …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

After The Death Of Their 12-Year-Old Daughter, Parents Find The Letter She Wrote To Her Future Self

In the wake of tragedy, Taylor Smith's parents stumbled across a letter she had written to herself 10 years in the future.

Oral History: Sex! Drugs! Apps! SXSW Interactive At 20

Twenty years of wild parties, legendary product launches, and heated controversies.<p><i>Editor’s Note: It’s that time of year again! As part of our yearly look at SXSWi, we’ve resurfaced this retrospective from 2014, for your weekend reading pleasure.</i><p>When South By Southwest Interactive launched in 1994, …

Kinja Insider: The Questions Gawker Is Afraid to Answer

Nick Denton, our boss, recently issued yet another of his trademark bank-shot public memoranda, using a follow-up tweet to a Forbes.com outtake of …

South Korea to develop Stuxnet-like cyberweapons

<b>South Korea is to develop cyber-attack tools in an attempt to damage North Korean nuclear facilities.</b><p>The country's defence ministry wants to develop weapons similar to Stuxnet, the software designed to attack Iranian nuclear enrichment plants.<p>The South Korean military will carry out missions using …

Teenage Palestinian amputees top Kilimanjaro | Iraq

In 2006, Mutussam Abu Karsh was playing soccer in the northern Gaza Strip when an Israeli tank shell exploded, ripping his leg and part of his hand from his body. He was eight years old.<p>A few years earlier, three-year-old Yasmeen Najjar was playing outside her family's house near Nablus in the West …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Peering into North Korea

A boat tour from China skirts the North Korean shoreline, allowing a glimpse of the world’s most mysterious, closed-off country.<p>The key to our speedboat turned, the engine roared and Chinese pop music blared. Beneath us, the Yalu River was a muddy brown; above, the sun shone. We hurried on toward …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki's 11th, and supposedly final, feature film hits American theaters. The movie is a departure …

Lose yourself to dance with this 'Happy' and 'Get Lucky' mashup

Mashing up Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and "Get Lucky," music-making duo Pomplamoose has come up with one of the more original music videos we've seen. Shot in a single take and employing just one projector, the video uses a variety of surfaces and objects in the 3D world as a stage for a series of …

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