Caroline Stack

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The Rise of Belt Bags

The fanny pack is getting a re-brand.<p>Chalk it up to a branding issue. When you have the word "fanny" in your name and are favored by "tourists," chic isn't usually the word associated with you. The fanny pack has a new moniker though—and a drastically improved rep. The newly coined "waist bag" or …

World politics: Tainting love

The Economist<p><i>In many places attacking the rights of gay people can still be politically useful and popular</i><p>IN THE argot of human rights, LGBT means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender--a catch-all term for sexual minorities. But Yahya Jammeh, president of Gambia for 20 years, has a different …

The Problem With the Secret Service

Two U.S. Secret Service directors have retired in the past 18 months. It’s a good start.<p>The vaunted reputation of the agency—previously an elite unit …

For millennial women, ‘the one’ must have a steady job

<i>W</i>hen I wrote recently about how most millennials wanted to marry but found marriage out of economic reach, lots of skeptical readers wrote to protest that marriage licenses are cheap. That’s true; licenses are quite affordable, typically running at well under $100 a pop. In exchange, recipients get …

How Serious Is the Supreme Court About Religious Freedom?

A new case will test whether the justices' defense of conscience in Hobby Lobby applies to minority religions like Muslims, or just to Christians.<p>Religious freedom in the United States has ebbed and flowed between two competing concepts: the principled view that religion is a matter of individual …

Can Divided Scotland Heal After Bruising Independence Battle?

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scots woke up Friday united with the rest of Britain - but divided among themselves after an intense and often acrimonious independence campaign that sometimes pitted families and neighbors against each other.<p>Almost 45 percent of voters chose independence in Thursday’s …

iPhone 6 Plus: It's Not You, It's Me... Well, It's Also You

I really wanted to love the iPhone 6 Plus. It has two clear advantages over its smaller sibling — a bigger, crisper screen and a larger, longer-lasting battery — that provide tangible benefits. Given that I use my smartphone several hours a day, it seemed like the perfect choice for me as I’ve been …

Read My Lips: One Woman's Plastic Surgery Regret

How I became a lab rat in my own failed experiment.<p>I went to Beverly Hills High School, where rhinoplasty was about as common as getting a driver's license. Most of the girls in my class came back from spring break of sophomore year with surgical tape across the bridges of their new, turned up …

How Tweets Can Save Lives

In times of crisis, social media can paint a picture of areas in need.<p>Natural disasters and political unrest trigger torrents of tweets and posts—chaotic snippets of what could be valuable information. Patrick Meier, director of social innovation at the Qatar Computing Research Institute, applies …

How the iPhone 6 literally pays for itself

On Tuesday, the church of Apple held its annual convention in San Francisco. Legions of the faithful, carefully vetted, were assembled in a darkened auditorium. The atmosphere was not quite as hysterical as it used to be when His Steveness was due to take the stage, but the frisson of excited …

The 50 Best Public Relations People In The Tech Industry In 2014

Still, there are PR pros, especially in the tech industry, who go above and beyond to help journalists tell important stories. They always respond quickly, send accurate information (not just corporate "spin"), and pitch us great behind-the-scenes stories. Some of them are influential in their own …

Vote on Spending Bill Postponed Amid Syria Debate

House Re­pub­lic­ans have post­poned a vote that was planned for Thursday on a must-pass spend­ing bill, as they grapple with an el­ev­enth-hour …