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Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Mindfulness

6 Top Bloggers Share Their Summer to Fall Transition Tips

It's time to say a familiar farewell to sweet summertime and an excited hello to autumn! From dreamy sweaters to luxurious leather, we turned to six of the fashion sets top beautiful bloggers.<p>It's time to say a familiar farewell to sweet summertime and an excited hello to autumn! From dreamy …

The Happy Hookup: Friends with Benefits

Who needs "friends with benefits"? Real women know how to reap the benefits of casual sex the old-fashioned way—"taking a lover".<p>I've never been one for "friends with benefits." I know the concept works for a lot of women, but to me it suggests resignation: getting it on with a dude who's only …

Am I the Last Woman Using Condoms?

Frustrated by men's attitudes toward contraception, Whitney Joiner wonders if anyone else out there is having safe sex.<p>"I'm not sure if I even have any condoms," Harry said, riffling through a box underneath his bed. "What?" I said, sitting up in a tangle of sheets. "How is that possible?" Harry …

Advanced Glance: Fernando Jorge's Gorgeous Brazilian Gems Land at Barneys New York

Photo: Courtesy of Barneys New York<p>Hot on the heels of rebranding it's Co-op shops and offering a slew of new designer jewelry, Barneys New York is adding another name to its roster: Fernando Jorge. The Brazilian native draws inspiration and uses rich gemstones from his homeland, and infuses …

17 Haunting Dioramas Of A Post-Apocalyptic World

New York artist Lori Nix creates detailed dioramas that examine the crumbling world humanity will one day leave behind it.<p>The mind has a difficult time wrapping itself around the notion that one day humankind will be extinct. Armageddon itself is easy to imagine, whether by nuclear fire, worldwide …

To This Day

Would You Move Into A 5-Foot-Wide Home?

Can’t afford to live in the heart of a major city? A new scheme has designs on the spaces in between buildings.<p>As the world urbanizes and the density of cities scales up and up, there’s the pressing architectural and urban planning reality of where and how to create new housing. In a city like New …

Architecture

Live In Your Sneakers? Mobile Housing’s Next Step

These shoes are a place to call home–with the potential to create some serious future housing solutions.<p>The appeal of pop-ups is clear–it’s exciting to see something we generally think of as a permanent structure made impermanent and mobile. Though we rarely experience pop-ups beyond this realm of …

Housing

The 35 Most Memorable Fashion Moments of the '90s

RIP platform sneakers. 😥<p>You've probably read at least one think-piece about the resurgence of the '90s, and it really does seem like the decade was a breeding ground for iconic fashion styles that won't quit, from grunge-y flannel and cropped tops to slinky slip dresses. Ahead, join us on our trip …

How to Get Into Concerts as a Photographer

While entertaining, attending concerts and sports events can get pretty expensive, especially if you want good seats for photographing. On top of the …

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