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The CIA's Style Guide Is Surprisingly Good

Previously unknown until early 2013, the 8th edition of the CIA's style guide surfaced on social media last week.<p>Despite being intended to guide both creators and analyzers of government intelligence, the document helps us plebeian writers, to0. Even Strunk and White, the godfathers of writing …

5 Moves For The Perfect Beach Butt

Instagram's most famous derriere shares her tips.<p>Jen Selter has a butt that defies all logic and pysics. She arguably has the most famous butt since Kim Kardashian became a celebrity, accruing a following of 2 million on Instagram alone, and launching the hashtag #seltering, which refers to her …

22tracks Redesigns its Curated Music Playlist App for iOS

One hundred and twenty influential DJs and bloggers. Four cities. Twenty two genre-based playlists per city. That’s 22tracks in a nutshell, which recently launched a complete redesign of its iOS app.<p>The revamped user interface is clean and stripped back, with large tabs and clear text to assist …

7 Ways To Look Like A CEO, Even If You're Not

We saw in "The Devil Wears Prada" that when Andy changed her wardrobe she got taken a lot more seriously by her fashion savvy boss, but unlike Andy, most of us don't have access to the Vogue fashion closet (not to mention an extremely well-dressed fairy godmother, in the form of Stanley Tucci).<p>We …

Looking Wicked Cool Is Easier Than Ever With MAC's Maleficent-Inspired Collection

Who knew being bad could look <i>so</i> good? Ever since her first appearance in the 1959 version of <i>Sleeping Beauty</i>, Maleficent has been considered one of …

5 Sculpting Moves To Get You Bikini Ready

The countdown to summer has begun. Whether you're suiting up for a quick getaway or undoing the damage of months of hibernation, here are five total body moves that will sculpt you head to toe—fast.<p>Ben Hart, a personal trainer and CEO and founder of Qinetic, an online health and fitness community …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have by 30

Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.<p>Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that …

Camera Obscura

The name Vivian Maier was all but lost to history until 2007, when John Maloof, a flea market merchant in Chicago, stumbled upon some 120,000 negatives that revealed the never-before-seen photographs of this nanny–turned–American street photographer, who died in 2009. Maloof showed many of them in …

HOUSE OF CARDS Super Dramatic Turn Around Compilation

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

9 Spring Runway Looks That Truly Flatter

Who says runway is only fit for models? These key looks of the season are made for real women.<p>Who says runway is only fit for models? These key looks of the season are made for real women.

Don't Date a Guy Who Doesn't Travel

I have been traveling on and off since my late teens. And I recently came across an article about why it is a bad idea to date girls who travel. Ouch! Apparently, it has gone viral and been translated into six languages because it resonates with so many. And as I read it, I find myself …

Stereotypes

Peaceful Photography from Hungary

Adam Dobrovits is a photographer from Hungary and his photos are so beautiful and extremely peaceful. This may be a different view of Hungary that …

Olive Oil Cocktails Sound Strange, But Taste Amazing

Photo: Courtesy of Fig & Olive.<p>If you prefer your cocktails as on-trend as your closet, you should probably drizzle some olive oil into your cup. …

Mercedes Benz SF1 Concept Car by Steel Drake

The first project of Steel Drake that we featured here was Vaum Watch, now we’d like to present you a concept design study <b>Mercedes Benz SF1</b>. It’s a …

Mercedes-Benz

LinkedIn's Most Attractive Skills To Boast

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p>We've all probably spent too much time perfecting our LinkedIn profiles for the purpose of online recruiting. A photo …

The Four Week Workout to Crop Top Worthy Abs

Midriff-baring attire has been a runway fixture for the past few seasons, reaching an apex at the spring 2014 shows. Were there any designers without the ubiquitous crop top in their collection?<p>We completely get behind showing a sexy sliver, or more, of skin. But after all our holiday indulgences, …

How To React When Someone Speaks At — Not To — You

Illustrated by Austin Watts.<p><i>Second-Shift Athlete, an anti-judgement fitness site launched by two busy women with full-time jobs, isn't the place to</i> …

Are You An Imposter?

Photo: Image Source/REX USA; Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p>We've all been there. Your boss assigns you a new, big project and you think: "Well, I'm <i>definitely</i> …

Would you take smart drugs to perform better at work?

Drugs that boost brainpower are increasingly being taken by healthy people to study or work harder. Could this become the norm, or a condition of employment?<p>Would you let your child get on a bus driven by someone on mind-altering drugs? What about having an operation conducted by a surgeon taking …

The Brain

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

How to Chose Quality Over Quantity

You know you when you get to that point in your life when you feel overwhelmed?<p>It's true. We all get there. I still go there. We get into the space of: "How am I really going to do it <i>all</i>?"<p>As women, we have more and more opportunities every day that we can step into. How do we get there? Where do we …