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Take Back The Beach on Flipboard

By Refinery29 | It's your body. It's your summer. Enjoy them both.<p>What This Woman's Children Taught Her About Her Body<p>Author and mother Jill Robbins …

The Cannes Red Carpet Face-Off: How French vs. American Actresses Do Film Festival Beauty

As the Oscars across the Atlantic, the Cannes Film Festival is known for eliciting a lineup of scene-stealing fashion and beauty looks. The comparison is apt for more reasons than one—crystallizing the unspoken philosophies of two culturally distinct red carpet worlds. In one camp: the Americans, a …

The world’s most polite country?

It’s so well mannered that even the toilet seat stands to attention when you enter the bathroom.<p>The sun had already begun dissolving into the reddening sea, an alarming reminder that we had dilly-dallied a little too long on our cycling jaunt round Japan’s Ninoshima Island in Hiroshima Bay. Unsure …

Here Are the Articles Wikipedia Considers Unusual

If you’re reading this, you likely visit <b>Wikipedia</b> all the time as one of the <b>500 million</b> unique visitors it receives every month as of the most recent …

Space Travel

Why Extremely Beautiful People Get Fewer Dates

The online dating site OK Cupid have disclosed that people who post the most beautiful profile pictures are less likely to receive dates than people …

North Carolina

Each Nonsensical Derby Horse Name Has a Backstory

Owners find inspiration for names from a horse’s pedigree, but some ideas come from just about anywhere<p>Louisville, Ky.<p>American Pharoah became horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown and went into the history books with a misspelled name. That won’t be a problem this year, as all 20 horses entered in …

Horse Racing

From Candles to Cookbooks, 43 Perfect Gifts for Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day—no matter your current adult age—your mom no doubt deserves a token of gratitude for all that she does. But where to start? Is she a chef with a penchant for Florentine cuisine? Or perhaps a constant collector of chinaware with a well-honed eye? As tricky as these niches may seem, …

Say Hello To Roam, A Start-up That Wants You To Live Around The World

It’s Airbnb for the creative class<p>They say home is where the heart is, but a new start-up is banking on the idea that some people have more than one heart, and therefore want more than one home. Roam, which just received $3.4 million in seed funding, is an online network of communal living spaces …

Roam

Boozy Clothing That Will Fast-Forward You To The Weekend

Get drunk off these tees<p>We're halfway to the weekend, which means the time to imbibe is near. Nothing too nuts—just a marg or some beer or a bottle of wine (or two). And even if you're not planning on hitting the sauce, that doesn't mean you can't wear it on your sleeve. Not literally, because …

Alcohol

What Makes Some Silicon Valley Companies So Successful

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>Executives and entrepreneurs from all over the world have traveled to Silicon Valley to learn the secrets of its success. But in our conversations with executives about what they’ve learned, we’ve seen a tendency to focus on superficial elements rather than on the root causes of …

Silicon Valley

How Companies Escape the Traps of the Past

A staggering 88% of companies listed in the 1955 Fortune 500 are nowhere to be found in the same list today. They have gone bankrupt, merged, or simply shrunk off the list. Half a century ago, the life expectancy of a firm in the Fortune 500 was around 75 years. Now it’s less than 15 years.<p>If we …

Leadership

What FDR Knew About Managing Fear in Times of Change

In our work with leaders we’ve found that managing successful transformational change has a lot to do with managing fear. This includes fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of change, or even fear of fear itself. This is especially true when making bold changes — the kind of change that could …

Great Depression

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Critical Thinking

You'll Yearn For Summer After You See This Prefab Bar

Nicknamed the Green Lantern, this portable bar in Buenos Aires saves the day (and the night).<p>It’s a concept that represents salvation for those of us who have sweated through a humid urban summer —and perhaps an idea ripe for feature placement in a beer commercial. Perched on a rooftop in Buenos …

Four Pretty Pigs and a Pug Nestle Cozily Inside a Cart While Their Human Shops for Birthday Supplies

Steve Onotera aka samuraiguitarist, who is a talented musician in his own right, offered a heart-wrenching list of guitarists who have overcome …

This Pot of Chinese Tea Costs More Than $10,000

If you want genuine da hong pao tea, be prepared to pay up before you tip a cup back.<p>We like a good cup of tea as much as anyone, but China's <i>da hong pao</i> is for true (and truly wealthy) brew aficionados only. As one of the priciest teas in the world, it costs more than 30 times its weight in gold, …

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the Sexual Anxiety of the Lost Generation

By Cody Delistraty April 24, 2015<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and sexual anxiety.</i><p>Hemingway in Paris, 1924.<p>History tends to compare Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald—and why not? As contemporaries and rivals, the two make natural foils for each other. Hemingway, we’re told, epitomizes …

Eternal winter: where to ski every month of the year

Not all travellers rejoice at the spring thaw. For skiers and snowboarders, springtime heralds long months deprived of mountaintop thrills, scowling at the sun while cherished skiing gear gathers dust.<p>But why be a slave to the seasons? From Scandinavia to New South Wales, here are our dream …

The Paradox of Workplace Productivity

At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. And while this equation seems simple enough on the surface, the strategies for optimizing it have evolved dramatically over the last two decades. Technology has enabled massive …

Employee Engagement

Symbols on T-shirt help wearer overcome language barriers | CNN Travel

On the Anniversary of Lord Byron's Death

By Clare Fentress April 19, 2013<p>Arts & Culture<p>Joseph Denis Odevaere, <i>Lord Byron on His Deathbed</i>, 1826.<p>Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean – roll!<br>Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;<br>Man marks the earth with ruin – his control<br>Stops with the shore; – upon the watery plain<br>The wrecks are all …

Paris Review - Eileen Myles, The Art of Poetry No. 99

Interviewed by Ben Lerner<p>Issue 214, Fall 2015<p>In 1980, in her apartment on East Third Street, New York.<p>Eileen Myles has lived in her East Village apartment, where this interview took place, since 1977, and yet, entering her studio, I got the feeling she’d just moved in or was ready to move out—both …

When Life Feels Like a Heavy-Handed Short Story

By Sadie Stein April 19, 2016<p>From a vintage Sealy mattress ad.<p>“Oh my God,” I said, turning to my husband with tears in my eyes.<p>“What is it?” he asked, understandably alarmed. The train had stopped at a Connecticut station—Rowayton, maybe—and it smelled like sun-warmed Naugahyde and Metro-North and …

A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Art

Merle Haggard: A Life in Pictures

How Merle Haggard Changed the Course of Country Music

Legendary country star Merle Haggard died Wednesday on his 79th birthday, a coincidence that wouldn’t seem out of place in one of Haggard’s many …

Art Shows Opening In New York City

The Queens Museum (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NYC) opens "Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk" on Sunday, April 10, 4 to 8 p.m., and on view until the end of July. The exhibition begins with the Ramones' roots in Queens and "reveals their ascendancy in both music and visual …

The caffeine curse: why coffee shops have always signalled urban change

Coffee shops take flak for being markers of gentrification. But they might not be so different now from the social and intellectual hubs of 350 years ago<p>It’s a bright February morning at the Proud Archivist (now the Proud East), a coffee shop facing the canal just off Kingsland Road in London, and …

Coffee

Martial Arts Training in China: Pictures

China