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The sight of men’s genitals at the Rick Owens menswear show in Paris on Thursday caused a bit of a stir on the front row<p>Exposed nipples? Naked bottoms? Bare breasts? The insouciant editors who sit in the front row of fashion shows have seen the lot at womenswear shows – and will barely raise an …

Fashion Week

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

10 Material Design Android apps you should be using right now

Last year, Google unveiled its design vision for the future. Called Material Design, it incorporates bold colors, flat elements, and informative animations to create a fresh user interface for the modern age. Material Design made its major debut with the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop in the fall, …

Maths over Mourinho? Analytics over Ancelotti? Data analysis is now commonplace in both the sporting and business worlds, but human decision making still dominates in management writes Tomas Chammorro-Premuzic<p>The 2011 film Moneyball depicts the true story of baseball manager Billy Beane (played by …

Artificial Intelligence

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

There have been many attempts to unite console and PC gamers in cross-platform play, but this could be the one that works<p>Five years ago a scintillating rumour crept across gaming news sites and forums – a rumour that satisfied deeply entrenched beliefs held throughout the industry.<p>The story goes …

Windows 10

Ford GT, Challenger Hellcat Prove Holes in Lights Are Awesome

The Detroit auto show has come and gone. And now we are left with one very obvious and pressing question: Who wears it best? “It,” of course, being a big ol’ hole in a lighting element.<p>In the past year, two performance cars have been introduced that feature these cleverly engineered lights. First, …

This Is What Eating 8,000 Calories A Day Actually Looks Like

A surprising visual of Bradley Cooper's American Sniper bulk-up plan.<p><b>Bradley Cooper had to pack on 40 pounds</b> for his role as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in <i>American Sniper</i>—and to do so, he reportedly ate a whopping 8,000 calories a day. It's an amount that seems so immense, we couldn't help but wonder what …

From Appomattox to Afghanistan: Portraits of American GIs

They Served<p>They served in the Civil War, World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq—and now 50 servicemen and –women are together for the first time in American …

Kansas City

Microsoft Finally Delivers The Windows We All Wanted

Over the last few years, Microsoft seems to have been flailing. Windows 8, while a step in the right direction for the company, was an utter mess and saw slow adoption along with poor developer uptake.<p>Windows 8 went too far, too fast; it was a user experience disaster. As users bemoaned Windows 8’s …