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Dior's early days told in a book

FASHION NEWS<p><b>From the first show until the founder's last breath, British Journalist Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni delves into the French fashion house's</b> …

Yves Saint-Laurent

5 Diet Fads, Debunked

Do all the diets your friends swear by actually make a difference on the scale? We asked the experts.<p><b>1) Paleo</b><p><b>The Hype:</b> Eating like a caveman—that is, yes to meats and organs (!), seafood, game, nuts, seeds, seasonal fruits and leafy greens, no to grains, legumes, dairy, and processed foods—is the …

Nutrition

Adorable & Stylish At-Home Coffee Stations

<b>A cup of coffee in the morning</b> before work or one on a Sunday evening hanging out with your gal pals, if you’re a lover of coffee then the set-up …

Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …

Skin Care

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.<p>Instagram

Fitness

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

Putin shoots, scores and wins in Ukraine

How much more of Ukraine does Vladimir Putin want?<p>Crimea, of course, has already been effectively annexed. Now, the second Minsk agreement, signed on Thursday, implicitly recognizes Russia's hold on "particular districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts" in eastern Ukraine. The Russian grip in …

Help us caption this recent entry to the Traveler Photo Contest. http://on.natgeo.com/1iL7A7e #TPC2014 Photograph by Jorgen Tharaldsen/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

7 Tiny, Perfect European Towns You've Never Heard Of

Flying to Europe is incredibly cheap right now, so it's a perfect time to skip the continent's big-name destinations and visit the tiny towns that dot its countrysides. The most precious European towns may range in size from the super small (Bibury) to slightly bigger (Cesky Krumlov), but they all …

Yigal Azrouel Goes to the Ballet

You would think after the eight collections his designs annually for his eponymous men’s and women’s ready-to-wear labels and his contemporary line Cut25, the last thing Yigal Azrouel would want to do is take on yet another fashion project. But when the choreographer Emery LeCrone approached him …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

25 Insane High Heels You Won't Believe Exist

High Heels

An Astronaut's View of the North Korean Electricity Black Hole

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central …

This Electric Condom Promises To Super-Charge Your Sex Life

Photo: Courtesy of Electric Eel on Flickr.<p>Condoms are like cable companies: Not everyone likes dealing with them, but they're pretty much a necessity.<p>…

UK, US spies hacked into webcam feeds of millions of Yahoo users

U.S. and British spy agencies intercepted and stored images from the webcams of millions of likely innocent Yahoo users, including “large quantities” of sexually explicit images, the Guardian reported Thursday -- a revelation the web giant described as “a whole new level of violation.”<p>A secret …

12 All-Natural Hair Moisturizers That You Can DIY

An extreme seasonal shift not only cues a drastic change in your wardrobe, it also means that it’s time to adjust your beauty routine. During the winter, it’s all about moisturizing (after you exfoliate with face and lip scrubs, of course!).<p>While we all know that the brisk bite of cold weather does …

Hair Care

Shop Pantone's Color of the Year

Say goodbye to Emerald—Radiant Orchid is the new hottest hue for 2014.<p>The authority on all things color, Pantone has named Radiant Orchid the color of the year for 2014. A definite contrast from 2013's Emerald, the hot pink-infused purple is an enchanting floral hue that exudes femininity. From …

Beauty

Cats That Pose Like Pin Up Girls From the 1940s and 1950s

Right after we showed you some hilarious photos of sexy men and adorable cats in similar poses, we knew it was just a matter of time before we found the female equivalent. <i>Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls</i> is a funny Tumblr blog that pairs the scintillating ladies found in 1940s and '50s calendars …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

The Time to See -- and Save -- Africa's Elephants is Now

For safari travelers, few experiences are more moving than to be in the presence of elephants. One of Africa's most iconic species, they are highly intelligent and social. To watch a herd interact, especially with its youngsters, offers wonder and delight. And not many wildlife encounters can …

No siblings: A side-effect of China's one-child policy

<b>What's it like to grow up in a world where no-one has brothers or sisters? Are siblings really that important? Researchers have been asking those questions for years - and China, with its famous one-child policy, has been a good place to look for an answer.</b><p>Chinese families used to have an average …

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Annecy, France

Paris may have dibs on big city romance, but when it comes to the ultimate romantic French weekend getaway, few towns can surpass Annecy. This …

Swimming with humpback whales and a camera in Tonga [vid]

In 2013 Canon asked underwater photographer Darren Jew to travel to Tonga using their newest flagship camera. The resulting images illustrate a …

What’s Going On In… Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia, located in a basin between the Khomas Highland, Auas and Eros Mountains in southwest Africa. The city is home to …

Travel South Africa: A Waterfront Stay at Cape Town's Luxurious Lawhill Apartments - Vagabondish

As the second most populous city in South Africa, Cape Town is a hub of luxury and adventure travel that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists …

Sea Shepherd Australia - Sea Shepherd Australia defends the whales in Seattle court

Jeff Hansen - Managing Director, Sea Shepherd Australia<p>Managing Director Jeff Hansen, Sea Shepherd Australia Chairman Dr. Bob Brown, Sea Shepherd …