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What the Beach Does to Your Brain

Science says the surf and sand does the mind (and body) good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of all that 'vitamin sea.'<p>There’s nothing quite as synonymous with summer as the beach — and we’ve got good news for those who flock to the surf and sand as soon as work lets out on Friday …


How to Follow Election Day on Flipboard

Five hundred and ninety four days ago, the 2016 presidential campaign officially began when Sen. Ted Cruz announced his White House bid. Nineteen candidates followed suit over the next months; they collectively took part in 25 debates. Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination in May, and …

Chicago Throws Parade for the Cubs: Pictures

Donald Trump

How Cannes finally celebrated the Grande Dames

It’s a truth I hadn’t realised until this year but, like the scent of jasmine emerging in the evening, a classy actress doesn’t come out until Cannes.<p>I’m being outrageously youth-ist here but by classy I mean older, wiser and, to be honest, chicer. I mean the Grande Dames of cinema: the likes of …

State-Mandated Mourning for Aborted Fetuses

A new Indiana law is part of a wave of legislation that requires burial or cremation following abortions. What’s behind it?<p>Here’s what will happen after a woman gets an abortion in the state of Indiana, starting this July. She will be told, verbally and in writing, that she has the right to choose …

Online Privacy

Katherine Dunn, Author of Geek Love, Has Died

<i>Geek Love</i> is one of the main reasons I rarely loan out books anymore—at least, not with the expectation that I’ll ever see them again. When I heard the news yesterday that its author, Katherine Dunn, had died at the age of 70, I looked to my shelves, found my copy once again absent, and found …


Power Suits: How Dressing For Success At Work Can Pay Off

What does it mean to "dress for success"? Certainly not what it meant when a book by that name first came out in 1975.<p>Now, what to wear to work is a murky area that includes a new clothing trend known as "athleisure" — workout wear that might also work for the office.<p>According to the NPD Group, …

Yale School of Management

4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich. But in 1933 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche launched the People’s Car: Volkswagen. Its purpose was to enhance people’s lives through great engineering that offered everyone an accessible, high-quality car. The …

West Africa

Older Women Are Being Forced Out of the Workforce

Susan* is a woman in her 60s who has spent decades working in the insurance business. After years of performance reviews describing her outstanding work ethic, her fortunes turned once she started reporting to a woman 20 years her junior. Under her new manager, Susan felt set up to fail—she was …

Kim Cattrall

Think we’ve come a long way, baby? Women’s looks are still on trial

There were some excruciating moments in this week's episode of <i>The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,</i> the based-on-a-true-story retelling of Mr. Simpson's trial for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.<p>No, it wasn't the palpable grief of the victims' …

A Brief History of Oscar Hosts in Pictures

Award Shows
Antonin Scalia

Miami! Come eat (with me) and drink (for me) for my late night breakfast party at south beach wine and food fest!! February 26th, 11:59 - 2am at National Hotel, let's do this!!! Ticket link in my bio!!! #SOBEWFF

Amy Schumer

National Society of Film Critics Names 'Spotlight' Best Picture

Michael B. Jordan, Charlotte Rampling take top acting awards.<p>The National Society of Film Critics, the last major critics’ groups to weigh in on …

Prince Philip 'best dressed man' in Royal family - beating Prince Harry

Duke of Edinburgh, 94, ranked narrowly behind the likes of Harry Styles and Benedict Cumberbatch in GQ magazine's annual ranking of stylish men<p>Prince Philip has been named the most stylish man in the Royal Family, comfortably beating his grandson Prince Harry.<p>The Duke of Edinburgh is ranked 12th in …

Prince Philip

The 21 most anticipated movies of 2016

But this year's poised to be even better with a thrilling lineup of reboots, sequels, and buzzed-about debut series hitting the box office.<p>From Pixar's "Finding Dory," the long-awaited follow-up to "Finding Nemo," to J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them," …

Film Industry

23 photos of famous landmarks lit up in solidarity with Paris

At least 120 people were killed and many more were injured in a series of shootings and bombings across multiple locations in Paris Friday evening.<p>Residents of countries all over the world were shocked, alarmed, and saddened for the people of France. Online, the hashtag #PrayForParis took over …


15 ways America is less than great

But even though America is the greatest nation on earth, we are still a country with many problems, although several of these might not be part of Mr. Trump's campaign program.

Los Angeles

21 Dreamy Canopy Beds

Diane von Furstenberg

Airbnb is fighting a critical war in its own back yard this week

It's an understated title for a man nicknamed the "Master of Disaster" who's the general of Airbnb's relentless march into every city on the globe.<p>The home-sharing site is in all but three countries: Syria, Iran, and North Korea. But Airbnb didn't need to hire a political heavyweight like Lehane if …

Al Gore

11 Pecan Recipes That Go Way Beyond Just Pie

While pecan pies are all the rage during the holidays, their main ingredient is delicious all year round. With a crunchy texture and a buttery flavor, pecans can be tossed in with almost any dish, sweet or savory, to give it a more complex flavor. Whether you’re looking to up your appetizer game or …

Fall’s Best New Boots Have Arrived! 52 of the Season’s Most Covetable Pairs

“I didn’t just want to be Frank’s daughter who sang ‘Boots.’ I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It’s not a joke to me,” Sinatra’s daughter, exasperated, once exclaimed.<p>Oh, but Nancy, Nancy. The sad news, my friend, is that just as <b>Jon Hamm</b> will always be Don Draper and <b>Taraji</b> will …

Meryl Streep

15 Mod A-Line Skirts You Will Fall in Love With

As the dog days of summer slowly come to an end (cue sad emoji), the arrival of fall inches ever closer. With September issues hitting newsstands everywhere, it won’t be long before everyoneis sporting the season’s upcoming trends. Whether you still have one foot left in summer or you’re fully …

9 Hacks to Help You Wear Heels All Day Long

Ladies, we’ve all been there. You’ve been standing in your heels for mere minutes and your feet are <i>already</i> killing you (really, the walk from the train to your work never seemed that long before!). But that doesn’t have to be the case. Nope, we’re not here to tell you to resign yourself to …