Lauren McDowell

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Daily Action Alert Is the New Service That Lets You Use Your Phone to Fight Trump

When my husband, Arun, joined the Barack Obama campaign in 2007, I was happy to move to Chicago with him, and even happier, in subsequent months, to get VIP access to Obama rallies and White House seasonal parties. But my involvement ended there. In my career as a writer, I preferred to avoid …

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 …

Dior’s most extraordinary show sets

FASHION INSPIRATION<p>From the dome of blue delphiniums and the rooms covered floor to ceiling with flowers to the presentation at the Palais Bulles in …

Chanel's most extraordinary show spaces

From a giant lion under the Grand Palais' iconic glass domed roof to icebergs in the middle of Paris and a Chanel roulette table, Karl Lagerfeld …

Chanel

Roadtrip Guide: Cruising the California Coastline from LA to SF

So, you want to take the famous drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Too many people decide to roadtrip the fastest and easiest route (state …

Adele's Egypt-Inspired Dress Sparks Cultural Appropriation Controversy

By: Enas El Masry<p><i>Adele at the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury wearing a Siwa-inspired dress (via Chloe's Facebook page).</i><p>In a hype of entertainment news coverage that spurred from the 45th annual Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts in Somerset, England, English singer and songwriter …

school selfie

School selfie is the school's self-portrait,What happens to me by recording the appearance of the school and some interesting perspective.I love my campus, and students.I observe the change of the school every time,Looking for a unique view.Through the school selfie,showing the modern sense of …

Athens Landscapes: Alternate States in Parallel Time

The area that surrounds Athens is composed by certain antitheses: the vast urban surface meets with the countryside.<p>Surrounded by the silence of centenarian olive groves, meadows, mountains and seas, the city today struggles to carry the weight of its own existence, facing a tough and tense …

What It Was Like to Be Photographed by Bill Cunningham

<i>This article was first published in 2002.</i><p>He calls grown-up women child, and his coterie of young friends muffin. Bill Cunningham has been a habitual presence on the streets of New York for nearly 50 years, and Paris and London know him, too. But as a subject, he has been elusive, a shadow on the …

The Arts

Dunkin' Donuts' menu, as curated by a nutritionist

<b>(CNN) —</b> Is it possible to eat something healthy at a fast food chain such as Dunkin' Donuts?<p>It's challenging but doable. With some careful thought and menu research (Dunkin's website is very user-friendly and includes a section of menu options that have fewer than 400 calories), you can enjoy a …

Nutrition

Behind the scenes of Africa's catwalks - CNN Style

Africa

How to Make Your T-Shirts Super Soft

There is nothing like wearing a super soft vintage tee. Not only does the piece give you instant street cred, especially if it happens to be a cool …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

New York City high school students pose questions to cast of ‘Hamilton’

A new educational collaboration aims to introduce thousands of New York City high school students to the musical hit “Hamilton.”<p>The production allows …

High School

On The Internal Duality Of Women

For her project ‘Darlene & Me’, photographer Anja Niemi captured a series of staged portraits depicting two fictional female characters as an …

History's Most Iconic Sneakers Drawn With Just One Line

Think you’re a lost-cause as an artist because you only draw stick figures? Now would be a good time to reconsider. The illustrators over at design …

Men's Fashion

These Travel Photos Will Make You Want to Book a One Way Ticket To Iceland, Yosemite and Mozambique

Take a sneak peek at our favourite entries from The Adventure Handbook's photo competition.<p>For the last few years photography platform The Adventure Handbook has allowed us to vicariously travel all over the world. We’ve hitchhiked through Armenia and peddled through Patagonia. We’ve even …

Cass Bird Photographs the Ladies’ Bathroom at the Met Gala 2016

The Cool Girl’s Guide To Being A Witch

Magick with a “k”<p>Across cultures and throughout history, wise women and medicine men have been casting their spells and crafting their magick. And now more than ever we’re seeing a resurgence of men and women going back to their roots to find mysticism they can weave into their modern lives. But …

Nothing Compares 2 U! Prince’s 8 Style Muses

When it came to women, Prince certainly had a “type.” No, you didn’t have to necessarily be rich to be his girl, nor did you have to be cool, either, but as his high-profile relationships with many of his creative collaborators proved, you had to possess a major sense of style. As a fashion icon in …

Music

international women: los angeles

​They don’t call it International Women’s Day for nothing. This year we traveled the globe, asking women in Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Mexico City and the US who their role models are, what feminism means to them and what the best thing about being a woman...<p><b>Cailin Suzanne Russo</b><p><b>Where are you from?</b> San …

Sanders, Clinton, Rubio, and Kasich answer climate debate questions

CNN moderators ask climate questions in the Democratic and Republican presidential debates in Florida<p>Last week, the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates participated in debates in Florida. A bipartisan group of 21 Florida mayors wrote to the debate moderators to argue it would be …

Natural Gas

13 Jaw-Dropping Beauty Looks From the Alexander McQueen Runway

The late Alexander McQueen was the master of transportive beauty statements, one who dreamed up fantastical hair and makeup to match the otherworldly clothes sent down the runway of his self-titled fashion house each season. Since taking the reins of the label he established in 2010, Sarah Burton, …

Researchers say this disagreeable personality trait displayed by Bill Gates as a kid may predict success in adulthood

As his intellectual capacity grew, so did his argumentativeness. He refused to do the things his mom asked of him, like cleaning his room and showing up on time to dinner, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>It came to a head one night when Gates was about 12 years old. The "tempestuous" …

The Model Workout

Along with hitting the genetic jackpot, Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, and Candice Swanepoel have something else in common: ModelFit workouts with trainer Justin Gelband.<p>As the moniker implies, Justin Gelband's ModelFit studio in Manhattan has a cult following of, yes, models. But when Gelband first …

Cinquième Corps: Photography, Space and the Limits of Imagination - Photographs by Noemie Goudal | Text by Alexander Strecker | LensCulture

<i>Noémie Goudal is a young, immensely talented French photographer whose work has been taking Europe by storm. Since August 2015, she has had solo exhibitions at FOAM (Amsterdam), Photographers’ Gallery (London) and Le Bal in Paris on February 12.</i><p><i>As Le Bal describes her work, “Goudal creates</i> …

Built Environment

What We See Now When We Look at Francesca Woodman’s Photographs

The Lean Closet

Everyone knows the value of a good closet purge, but very few of us have the necessary hard heart to part with items that often have sentimental …

5 Surf Babes on Where to Find the Best Waves This Winter

Right about now, back-to-work malaise (not to mention a long-delayed winter) is setting in, meaning it’s high time to start planning a tropical escape. If your idea of unwinding is a hard-paddling, exhilarating ride through the swells—and surf star Stephanie Gilmore’s video tutorial has you …

7 GIFs for a Better Beach Body With Pro Surfer Stephanie Gilmore

There’s something about surfing. From Kate Bosworth’s ultra-toned abs and tousled beach waves in <i>Blue Crush</i> to Patrick Swayze’s cut physique in <i>Point Break</i>, the long and lean wave rider has cult appeal on film and in real life. Just look to Stephanie Gilmore, the Australian six-time world-champion …