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Want a Better Workout? Just Breathe

Twice a week, often between video calls or meetings, Andrew Lowenthal takes a break from work to open an app on his phone that helps him focus on his breathing.<p>The payoff? Better stress management, clearer thinking at work and — to Mr. Lowenthal’s surprise — more strength and power in the gym. …

Heart Rates

11 Dramatic Places On Europe’s Coast You Have To Visit

There’s nothing quite like a jagged, beautiful and dramatic coast! Something about it just inspires fear and awe in a strange mix. There are …

Show Your Mind Who's Boss

Minds can be frustrating. Sometimes we have distracting or destructive thoughts when we’d like nothing more than to flip a switch and turn our minds …

Trump Exposé Has Plenty Of 'Fire And Fury,' Maybe A Little Less Substance

<i>This review contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>I'll get all the good stuff out of the way first: President Trump likes to eat cheeseburgers in bed; his hair is the result of scalp reduction surgery and deft, even architectural, styling; he has three TVs in his bedroom; his advisers …

Donald Trump

4 Actor-Approved Strategies That Can Naturally Make You More Confident

Don’t you secretly wish you were a movie star?<p>From the time I was a tutu-wearing tot, I knew my calling: I was an actress.<p>So it came as no surprise …

These clever curtains transform your window into a dazzling nighttime cityscape

Do you dream of a new view from your city apartment? Now you can create your own with these snazzy curtains featuring cityscapes from New York and …

Architecture

Op-Ed | How Small Will Beat Big and Save the Fashion Industry

The status quo spells certain death for design-driven brands unless they tap new technologies and Economies of Small, argues Lawrence Lenihan.<p><b>NEW</b> …

Amazon And Walmart: Buying Their Way Into The Luxury Market

Last week’s big acquisition news from Walmart and Amazon, ranked #1 and #3 in the Forbes list of the world’s largest retailers, confirmed rumors circulating since at least April that Walmart had its eye on online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos and Amazon was flirting with the idea of buying …

Luxury Brands Are Snapping Up Farms to Control their Supply Chains

From Hermès to Gucci, brands are using vertical integration to safeguard the supply of expensive materials by acquiring farms of Merino sheep, …

Who's Winning the Fashion E-Commerce Race?

Fashion e-commerce is heating up. In a race between luxury incumbents, ‘pure play’ e-tailers and a slew of upstarts with new business models, who …

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

Expert Advice: How to Decorate Like a Frenchwoman

That enviable mix of elegance and insouciance, ageless beauty and off-the-cuff ease—how do the French do it? Corinne Gilbert, a Paris-born, …

Why Your Mom Knew About the Internet’s Most Viral Eyebrow Product Before You Did

Wunderbrow is the best-selling makeup item on Amazon.<p>I hadn’t heard of Wunderbrow until a co-worker asked me about it last year. She’d learned about it from her mom, who raved about the product. These days, you can’t scroll through Facebook without a Wunderbrow ad popping up and confronting you …

eCommerce

The best NYC tours and walks

Whether you’re visiting the Big Apple for a week or a weekend, these NYC tours will help you make the most of your trip. There’s something for …

Nike SFB Field 6″ Boots

Basketball players. Football stars. Baseball legends. These are the types of people that come to mind when we think of the sportswear titan Nike. …

Shoes

Takashi Murakami Talks Kanye West, Louis Vuitton x Supreme, and the Changing Art World | GQ

Japan’s Andy Warhol opens up about sneaker culture and his coveted fashion collaborations.<p>Takashi Murakami knows how to make an entrance. In New York late last week to announce “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg,” his new retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Murakami appeared in …

Streetwear

Op Ed | 7 Multi-brand Boutiques Transforming Chinese Retail

A new wave of fashion boutiques in far flung cities like Wuhan, Xi’an and Guiyang are creating opportunities for brands in an increasingly …

To Rate How Smart Dogs Are, Humans Learn New Tricks

Pam Giordano thinks her dog is quite intelligent, and she has proof: Giorgio, an 11-year-old Havanese, has diplomas stating he has a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from Yale. The bumper sticker on Ms. Giordano’s car announces, “My dog made it to the Ivy League.”<p>The honors were bestowed on Giorgio …

From Designer to CEO, Alexander Wang Is a Man with a Plan

In his first sit-down interview as CEO of the business that bears his name, Alexander Wang speaks exclusively to Imran Amed about his plans for the …

Think Tank: Merchandising 3.0 in the Age of Customer-Centric Retailing

Jim Prewitt is vice president of retail industry strategy at JDA Software.<p>Customer-centricity may be the hot buzz word in the retail world, but …

Customer Experience

The Best of BoF 2016 | The Top 10 Fashion-Tech Stories

To round off the year, we revisit the articles that sparked the most debate, yielded the biggest insights, and got the fashion industry talking in …

Online Learning: Fashion Education’s Next Frontier

To accompany the launch of BoF’s first paid courses, we examine how online learning has broken down financial and geographical barriers to knowledge …

2016 Has Been Too Grim for George R. R. Martin

<i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> author George R. R. Martin may be infamous for his grim fantasy, but he’s a sweet guy in real-life. Like a lot of us, he’s …

Will the 'populist wave' reach France?

<b>France's presidential elections next April and May are being carefully watched for signs of a "populist wave" reaching the home of the Enlightenment. After the surprise result of Britain's Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump in the US, what are the roots and the limits of populism in</b> …

No More Athleisure, Brick And Mortar, Made in China? How Fashion Will Change In 2017

The tectonic plates of the fashion world are moving. Here are four shifts to expect next year.<p>Change is afoot in the fashion industry.<p>We’ve already seen glimpses of how the tectonic plates in the fashion world are moving. In one of our best-read fashion stories of 2016, we explored how some of the …

Nike is opening a 55,000-square-foot store of the future in New York City — take a look around

Chief among them are what Nike is calling "immersive experiences." If you ever wanted to do a layup in a pair of Jordans before dropping some cash on them, now you can. Cameras in the store track your movements and progress in these experiences and upload it to the Nike+ app. The store is …

Shoes

Maria Sharapova's Nike fashion in the 2016 season cut short by Meldonium doping case - Women's Tennis Blog

<b>Maria Sharapova</b> was the person that inspired me to start my signature <b>Fashion Retrospections</b> way back in 2007, so this year I’m not going to skip the …