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Study on French Women's Shopping Habits

Women worldwide are kinda obsessed with French women's style: It's chic, effortless, and mussed just-so. As such, I'm not all that surprised by a new survey <i>WWD reported</i> that says all that style is totally natural.<p>I've nursed a style crush on Emanuelle Alt, above, for a while now, and I think it's …

The Backfire Effect: The Psychology of Why We Have a Hard Time Changing Our Minds

<i>“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind,”</i> I wrote in reflecting on the 7 most important things I learned in 7 years of <i>Brain Pickings</i>. It’s a conundrum most of us grapple with — on the one hand, the awareness that personal growth means transcending our smaller selves as we …

12 Memoirs That Will Get You Through Anything

Memoirs provide a sense of intimacy that no other type of book can, as they reveal the personal and sometimes painful experiences of the people who actually went through them. Each of these 12 must-read memoirs was written by a woman with an important story to tell, whether it's about loss, …

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion

In 1958, five years after his transcendent experience induced by taking four-tenths of a gram of mescalin, <b>Aldous Huxley</b> (July, 26 1894–November 22, 1963) — legendary author of <i>Brave New World</i>, lesser-known but no less compelling writer of children’s books, modern prophet — penned an essay titled</b> …

Great Thing of the Day: Leighton Meester and Dana Williams Gorgeously Cover Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams"

This isn't "Good Girls Go Bad"—or even <i>Country Strong</i>.<p>If you had any doubts whatsoever about Leighton Meester's singing chops, you need to watch this video. The <i>Gossip Girl</i> actress teamed up with singer-songwriter Dana Williams for this flawless acoustic cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."<p>As someone …

Q&A: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tour Guide to the ‘Cosmos’

Calling Neil deGrasse Tyson America’s best-known astrophysicist isn’t just recognizing his excellence and prominence in a fairly specialized field; …

Physics

Strong Feelings

Toronto’s Doug Paisley makes deceptively gentle music, full of sweet country-rock melodies and dark poetry. “The future’s burning brightly, but it …

Music

Gen Y is redefining home ownership - and the B.C. real estate market

Imagine living in 700 square feet of space, in an apartment, centrally located, stylishly appointed, with stainless steel appliances and public amenities such as a dog wash station. You don't own a car; instead, you rely on transit or a bicycle for getting around. Unlike the old days, it's not a …

Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture especially in the applied arts, graphic work, and illustration. Learn more and view a slideshow of works: http://met.org/JIgJnk René-Jules Lalique (French, 1860–1945) | Pendant | ca. 1901

So you’re having an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party?

<b>So you’re having an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party?</b><p>Try borrowing from the boys with these amusing oversized sweatshirts (Another one of our faves: “Meowy Christmas.”)<p>own it now:<i><br>- Mens’ Ugly Sweater Collection</i>

10 Under-the-Radar Albums You Should Have Listened to in 2013

Photo: Lauren Dukoff; Courtesy of Audible Treats; Mari Sarai<p>2013 was a major year for new albums from Top 40 chart toppers—Beyoncé, anyone?—but the year also saw new music from rising acts to add to your playlist. If you've still got Britney and Katy's new records on replay, introduce some variety …

Oli Silk, David Benoit, & Larry Carlton playing on the Holiday Smooth Jazz channel to help get you into the Holiday spirit - http://www.jazzradio.com/holidaysmoothjazz

8 Celebrity Chefs and Foodies Share Their Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

In our opinion, the following treats are crucial for every holiday season: eggnog, sweaters, at least one <i>Love Actually</i> screening, and the smell of cookies baking in the oven. We asked Curtis Stone, Jessica Seinfeld, Dominique Ansel, and more of our favorite celebs and famous foodies to share their …

9 Songs That Blatantly Ripped Off Other Songs In 2013

Just try to keep in mind that talent borrows, and genius steals.

Top 50 Albums of 2013

It’s been a great year for albums. Not since 2010 have we seen such a consistent stream of must-have releases, and from so many camps. Think about …

Rosalyn Tureck: celebrating the visionary pianist's centenary

The American pianist Rosalyn Tureck, who died 10 years ago, would have turned 100 on Saturday 14 December (although some sources assert that she was born in 1914). Yes, I know, yet another classical music centenary to add to the already groaning list, but there's a reason why the following few …

A Jazz Piano Christmas 2013

Toward the end of every year, NPR Music invites some of the world's best jazz keyboard players to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. We ask them to take on some of their favorite Christmas tunes, solo, and the recording becomes the public radio special <i>A Jazz Piano Christmas</i>.<p>For the …

3 Snack Ideas to Spice Up Your Food Routine From Exotic Table's Aliya Leekong

Chef Aliya LeeKong—her resume includes distinguished restaurants such as Junoon, Jean Georges, Devi, and Per Se—infuses influences from her Indo-Pakistani and Tanzanian heritage, as well as spices from all over the world, into traditionally Western dishes for deliciously exotic flavors. We asked …

A New Subscription Sampling Box Just Hit the Scene...and It's FREE

There are monthly subscription boxes for pretty much every category now. (Just last week I told you about Bergamot, a new fragrance subscription box.) But a new one just launched and it's completely different from all the rest—because it's free. Yup. FREE.<p>Here's how it works: You sign up at …

Broken Social Scene On World Cafe

<i>This segment, from March 2, 2006, is part of our</i> Vintage Cafe <i>series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances.</i><p>The Canadian band Broken Social Scene is composed of anywhere from 11 to 15 musicians, including members of Stars and Metric, as well as singer Feist. Since 1999, Broken …

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …