Courtney Istre

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The women who won our workplace rights are being forgotten

They were the first generation to "do it all". Now they are in danger of disappearing from public life altogether. Women in their 50s and 60s, the people who fought for better rights at work, for childcare, maternity leave and equal pay, are the hardest hit by today's tough economic climate. …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Delights

I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but I may just have found a way to improve on them. These no-bake sweets use the killer combination of peanut butter and chocolate and then improve on the texture, with a creamy middle and a crunchy top.<p>They are a snap to put together for a snack or a quick …

Dessert

A Soulful Manhattan Apartment With Rich, Moody Color

Rooms with rich, moody color.<p>Inspired by galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designer Alexander Doherty used muddled paint colors from Farrow & Ball to create rooms that brim with character and personality.

10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

Katy Perry Makes Angels Cry on New Single ‘Walking on Air’

Katy Perry shared her latest single, “Walking on Air,” off upcoming album <i>Prism</i> at midnight last night. The retro-inspired song has Perry describing a …

'Into the Woods' First Look: Meryl Streep's Witch

Just last week, Disney trekked 'Into the Woods' to start production on its adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Broadway hit. Featuring …

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JJ Abrams tipped to shoot parts of Star Wars: Episode VII with Imax cameras

JJ Abrams' forthcoming film Star Wars: Episode VII could contain scenes shot with Imax cameras to maximise the film's potential in the format, according to reports.<p>News site Ain't It Cool quotes comments Imax chief executive officer Richard Gelfond made at a recent Goldman Sachs conference. "We are …

Banned Books Week 2013: The top 10 challenged titles – in pictures

Readers and writers face censorship all around the world – even in the land of the free. According to the American Libraries Association (ALA), US librarians received 464 requests to take books off the shelves in 2012 – up 42% on 2011. Here we introduce last year's most frequently challenged books, …

'Star Wars' lightsaber thumb-wrestling goes to the digit side

It's the eternal struggle of good versus evil, but in the end, only one thumb can truly triumph. To emerge as victor, you will need to train hard with your Jedi master teacher, the "Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling" book.<p>The book from Chronicle Books is actually more of a kit. It includes two …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

Carrie Underwood Celebrates the Beatles at the Emmys

It’s been just about 50 years since the Beatles touched down on American soil, and last night’s 65th Primetime Emmy Awards paid tribute to the …

Morning Funnies: The Only Emmys GIFs You Need to See - PAPER

Kevin Spacey's "breaking the fourth wall" bit basically captured our entire sentiments toward last nights Emmys: "are we really going to watch this thing? Why are we doing this to ourselves? Hmm. Ok." [via Entertainment Weekly]<p>But after a while, we were just like, "Shoo. Stop. Go away. I'm going to …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

September 2012

The Great and God Awful Trends of New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

We took our time to really go through everything we saw at New York Fashion Week to compile for you the best, worst, and unavoidable trends that will be forced in front of your faces come spring 2014.<p><i>Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, Philosophy, Alexander Wang, MM6, DKNY, Adam Selman</i><p>New York …

Vintage gas stations – in pictures

The gas station is one of the most iconic of all 20th-century buildings. David Campany collected gas-pump images used by the press between 1944 and 1995 for a new photobook showing everything from bikini-clad filling attendants to petrol shortage panics

50 States, 50 Sandwiches

Tumblr Troll Designs The Best Lay's Flavors

"Crying At Job Interview" flavored chips. "Stagnant Tomb Air" tortillas.<p><b>Edit: this post was removed on 9/26/13 at the request of the Tumblr user mentioned.</b>

26 of the Best Twitter Reactions to the <em>Post</em>’s ‘300 Sandwiches’ Story

Today we learned about Stephanie Smith, a successful New York <i>Post</i> writer who embarked on an intense cooking spree for her boyfriend after he promised …

Bake and Destroy by Natalie Slater

One part vegan, one part punk rock, and entirely awesome. That pretty much sums up this new cookbook from vegan mastermind Natalie Slater. Whether …

Zagat

The Best Movie Theater Food, In Order (PHOTOS)

There is something about walking into a movie theater that makes us instantly hungry for snacks. We know that there is nothing available but sugar, corn syrup, popcorn and whatever that stuff they pour over the top is, but we can't help ourselves. As with all other snack-buying opportunities in …

Do Cold Eggs Really Make a Difference in Baking?

If you're an avid baker, you've probably heard that room temperature eggs make for better baked goods — but how much better? The curious folks at …

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27 Pancakes Worth Waking Up For

September 26th is National Pancake Day. Which is pretty flippin' sweet.

Share Your Sweets: Apples

GalleryShare Your Sweets: Apples<p>Fall means apples, and apples mean so many things: pies, doughnuts, cakes, cider milkshakes, and oh so much more. With temperatures dropping, there's nothing better than a warm apple...well, just about anything. See the SE community's favorite ways to use the fall …

Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross Re-Team for 'East of Eden' and 'Burial Rights' – /Film

Before <i>The Hunger Games</i>, the names <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> and <b>Gary Ross</b> carried weight in Hollywood. But after the film made $400 million domestic, each got …

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