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'Dandy Lion' rejects young black male stereotypes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven years ago, Shantrelle P. Lewis was consumed by the negative images of young, black men being depicted in media as …

Tea Is Good For Your Health! Here Are The Different Kinds Of Tea All Their Benefits

Tea is better than coffee.<p>This statement will evoke emotions, start heated debates, maybe even a war. It will divide the population into half and …

Teach Your 3-Year-Old to Code With Cubetto

Teaching kids to code is becoming a part of many high school curriculums, after-school programs, and online activities. Parents may think they have …

Is This Store the Best-Kept Secret in Fashion?

NASHVILLE — The novelist Ann Patchett, who lives in this city, has said that she brings out-of-town visitors to two places: the Parthenon, the replica of the ancient Greek structure in Centennial Park, and United Apparel Liquidators, or U.A.L. as devotees know it. Both are temples of a sort.<p>The …

Oscar de la Renta

A Sneak Peek at the Met’s Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Show

PARIS — An 8:45 a.m. news conference is not an invitation that tends to draw a big crowd in the middle of fashion week. But there they all were, first thing Monday morning, a dozen or so Vogue editors, the top editors of W and Glamour, retailers, critics, even Thom Browne.<p>Rei Kawakubo, the …

Honolulu's 'Graffitification' Problem Can't Stop the POW! WOW! Art Festival

We talk turning enemies into friends and literally painting the town red with POW! WOW! founder Jasper Wong.<p>This week, Honolulu will be overrun by gods and monsters, impossible visions and creatures that defy imagination. The streets will flow not with blood and terror—but <i>paint</i>. This is the sixth …

A Tremendous Roundup Of Street Art Ridiculing Donald Trump

From England and Austria to New York and Los Angeles, the writing is on the wall.<p>Street artists have a lot to say about President Donald Trump ― little of it flattering.<p>Works criticizing the former reality TV personality began appearing on walls around the world soon after he launched his bid for …

Donald Trump

Pope Francis Reiterates Support For Public Breast-Feeding

Mothers should feel comfortable breast-feeding infants in public, Pope Francis said on Sunday, even if they are in one of the most sacred spaces in Catholicism.<p>Speaking at an annual ceremony to commemorate the baptism of Jesus, the pope addressed the families of 28 infants who were to be baptized …

Breast Feeding

Wales Bonner brings Senegalese street style to fashion week

Not long ago, London menswear was most associated with a veritable line-up of dusty old Savile Row brands, prone to overusing words like ‘heritage’ and ‘Britishness’. (Even David Beckham, always slightly late to the party, was at it yesterday during his own presentation of khaki hunting garb.) …

Street Style

Mushroom Is the Color Taking Over Pinterest and Homes in 2017

Here are 10 unique ways to incorporate the elegant color throughout your house.<p>Warmer than gray but cooler than taupe, this neutral, earthy shade is popping up everywhere. Here's how to make the color work in every space.

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

Wellness

Tech startups to make your life more slick, secure and stylish in 2017

Our tips for the companies set to make waves in the new year, from a disruptive banking startup to the budget smartphone taking on Samsung and Apple<p>This year was a mixed bag for startups. Powa Technologies, an e-commerce company that was one of Britain’s so-called unicorns (a startup valued at over …

Startups

Ten Things Every Job-Seeker Should Be Doing On LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a job-seeker’s best friend – but only if a job-seeker uses LinkedIn’s features to their advantage!<p>I hear from battalions of job-seekers who are under the mistaken impression that simply creating a LinkedIn profile will get them a great job. That’s false!<p>LinkedIn is like a Swiss army …

Employment

Ten Apps That Will Improve Your Marketing Team's Productivity In 2017

More and more CMOs are finding themselves overwhelmed by the mounting responsibilities they have to tackle every day. However, though the modern world generates a lot of stress, it also provides relief. Technology, when correctly used, can help alleviate some of the burden of responsibilities.<p>If …

Black Fashion Designers Are Finally Getting Their Moment in the Spotlight

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology offered a number of must-see exhibitions over the years on topics ranging from gothic glamour to body-contorting corsets. The next to put on your radar: Black Fashion Designers, which opens on December 6, and explores the creative and cultural …

Why Adidas Is Winning the Athletic Sneaker Game

Adidas has found the key to turning the athletic industry tables in its favor.<p>Less than two years ago, experts were questioning whether the brand — …

Rapper Fat Joe Is Opening a New Sneaker Shop in NYC

This has been the year of the sneaker entrepreneur, with resellers such as Benjamin Kickz making national news and celebrities including Michael …

Cover Girl names Muslim beauty blogger Nura Afia as newest ambassador

Afia, a practicing Muslim who posts beauty techniques to her YouTube channel, will appear in commercials and on Times Square billboard wearing a hijab<p>A hijab-wearing beauty blogger has joined the ranks of supermodels and pop stars as the latest person to be named as a brand ambassador for Cover …

Bryan Cranston Will 'Definitely Move' if Donald Trump Wins

Bryan Cranston is perfecting his Donald Trump impression, but that doesn’t mean he wants to live in a country with the Republican nominee as …

Run for it! Smart fabric generates electricity when you move

Your morning jog helps burn calories but, someday soon, it may charge your phone as well. A new smart fabric developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology generates electricity from movement and sunlight, and stores it in the fabric's fibers.<p>"The objective was to harvest energy …

Intimate Murals Revive Abandoned Buildings Across the United States

Check out new murals from Faith47’s NASA-inspired '7.83 Hz' series.<p>In an abandoned church in Detroit, Michigan, a naked woman, lying down where the altar once was, is visible from the chest up. The woman, one of Faith47’s latest murals, is curled in on herself intimately. The peaceful image is …

16 Books You Need to Read in November

Just in time for your Thanksgiving travel.<p>No matter what kind of book you crave—literary fiction, historical biography, witty self-improvement guide or celebrity tell-all—November promises to deliver all of the above in droves, just in time for your Thanksgiving travel. Click through for our guide …

Burkini wearers are following a long French tradition of breaking the rules of women’s fashion

You’d hardly expect swimwear to be central to the “battle of cultures” between France and Islam, as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls described it. Yet the burkini, a full-body covering swimsuit, has become its focal point after more than a dozen towns along France’s coast have now banned the …

Muslim Women

This Illustrated Guide Shows You When to Wear Different Dress Shoes

You might not need to wear dress shoes that often. When you do, you need to know which ones are appropriate for your outfit. This handy illustrated …

The Best Podcasts to Listen to Now, According to 9 It Girls

If there’s any takeaway from the continuous rise of podcast culture, it’s the enduring appeal of the human voice. Sure, we date via swipe and shop with a click, but nothing can compete with the simple pleasure of a great story. But with hundreds of thousands of titles on offer, it can be …

What YOU should eat on your period: Study shows syncing food to your menstrual cycle helps women stay in shape - and here's your meal plan

No matter how many years it's been, periods never get easier.<p>At some points in the month, women feel amazing, attractive, strong, able to tackle …

Healthy Eating

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

WNBA fines players for wearing black shirts in support of shooting victims

The WNBA has fined the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury and their players for wearing black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers.<p>All three teams were fined $5,000 and each player was fined $500 as the shirts violated the league’s uniform …

The Best Streetwear Brands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

THE GOOD COMPANY<p>The Good Company is one of those rare clothing brands that has been able to keep its local appeal with NYC-based partnerships and relatively affordable merchandise. "Based out of the Lower East Side, they have collaborated with local artists and carry other local start-ups in their …