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Makoto Shinkai asks people to stop seeing your name.

your name. may be considered as Makoto Shinkai’s greatest work, surpassing many films by Hayao Miyazaki in terms of sales. However, it seems that the …



crescent moon on dongho bridge (Source)

crescent moon on dongho bridge (Source)

Winter in Hyangwonjong, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Dec 1966

Winter in Hyangwonjong, Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, Dec 1966

A hazy evening in Seoul (Source)

A hazy evening in Seoul (Source)

Slavery case: our beautiful girl has gone, but she is still my beloved sister

Reunited after 46 years, the woman freed from London 'slave house’ and her determined sibling<p>Forty-six years ago, Kamar Mahtum stood at the front door of the family home in Jelebu, Malaysia, and waved goodbye to her younger sister.<p>Dark-haired, beautiful Aishah, then just 22, was the shining star of …

Bishop fears sharia bonds pave way for more Islamic law

Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former bishop of Rochester, warns plans by David Cameron to issue a sharia-compliant bond could have "unforeseen consequences"<p>David Cameron’s plans to issue sharia-compliant bonds open the way to Islamic law being enforced at the heart of government, a senior clergyman has …

New York slaughter of mom, 4 kids: 'It's a scene you'll never forget,' cops say

When relatives of a Chinese immigrant mother of four young children banged on the family's door, it opened to a grisly sight: a man dripping with human blood who is now charged with stabbing the five to death with a butcher knife.<p>Mingdong Chen, 25, faced five counts of murder Sunday, a day after …

Greek Mystery Girl Maria's Bulgarian Mother Denies Selling Daughter

The Bulgarian Roma mother of Maria, a young blonde girl whose fate made headlines around the world when she was found in a Greek Roma camp, tearfully denied on Sunday that she had sold her daughter.<p>"I have not sold her! I have not... I gave her, I made a mistake. But I haven't taken any money," …

Social Media Is Redefining 'Depression'

Online communities like those on Tumblr are perpetuating ideas of "beautiful suffering," confusing what it means to be clinically depressed.<p>A few months ago, Laura U., a typical 16-year-old at an international school in Paris, sat at her computer wishing she looked just like the emaciated women on …

'No Woman, No Drive' Viral Video Evokes Bob Marley To Mock Saudi Government

And it's gone absolutely viral, garnering more than 3.5 million hits in just two days.<p>Describing himself as an artist and a social activist, he says in the video's intro: "I don't really listen to music, but while studying in the U.S., I heard this song by this Jamaican guy that caught my …


7 Lessons You Learn From Your First Love

Last week, <i>The Guardian</i> published a piece, "Why you should leave your first love," arguing that teenagers should not be coaxed into the belief that our first loves could be the ones we end up with. Daisy Buchanan (methinks that is a pseudonym) argues that first-love husbands are a dangerous myth; …

Model Secrets: How to Look Great in Every Photo

Whether it's for your Facebook profile or your LinkedIn headshot, Project Runway's Models of the Runway tell you how to look your best in photos.<p>Whether it's for your Facebook profile or your LinkedIn headshot, <i>Project Runway</i>'s Models of the Runway tell you how to look your best in photos.

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Sign Us Up! Karl Lagerfeld to Give Master Class in Paris

Ever wanted to pick Karl Lagerfeld's brain on all things Chanel, leather gloves, sunglasses, etc.? Well, now's your chance: Uncle Karl will be holding a master class at renowned French university Sciences Po on Nov. 19. Five hundred lucky students will get the chance to see the Kaiser answer a …

"Glee" Coming to an End After Season 6

It's a rollercoaster of emotions for "Glee" lately. After last Thursday's Cory Monteith tribute, fans everywhere were left questioning what's next for the dramedy.<p>"The whole [last] year of the show – which will be next year— was really designed around a Rachel-Cory/Finn story," stated creator Ryan …

New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Street Style

High fashion isn't just on the runways at New York Fashion Week. It's taken over the streets! Our photographers, Kathryn Wirsing and Guerre of the popular blog Guerreisms, find the most covetable outfits and accessories all week exclusively for MC.<p>High fashion isn't just on the runways at New York …

New York Fashion Week! Fall 2013

From the hottest designers to the biggest trends to hit the runway, we have your inside look into Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion Week.

10 Ballet-Inspired Beauty Looks

With the New York City Ballet Fall Gala right around the corner, we were inspired to revisit some of the most graceful beauty looks from seasons past.<p>With the New York City Ballet Fall Gala right around the corner, we were inspired to revisit some of the most graceful beauty looks from seasons past.

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The Real Reason Charlie Hunnam Dropped Out of 'Fifty Shades'

It wasn't because he was scared of the flogger.<p><b>Update, 9/10:</b> Even without context, this Charlie Hunnam quote is priceless.<p>"The outside perception of that was that I got really cold feet and got scared of the explicit nature of the sexuality of the piece," he said about turning down the role of …

The Easy Way to Make Your Favorite Fancy Dress Work for Day

Think you can't wear your favorite strapless dress during the day? Guess again. With the rules of what's appropriate for day and night (and, for that matter, summer and winter!) slowly disintegrating, it's never been easier to get more mileage out of your wardrobe.<p>Case it point: the always …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

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