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This Is How Much Water You Should Drink On a Plane

Depending on where you’re going, how long you’re traveling, and what kind of a plane you’re on.<p>Desert-like airplane cabins, a no-liquids TSA rule, and in-flight libations make dehydration a common condition for travelers. But in-the-skies hydration isn’t a math equation: There’s no specific …

Inside The Shanghai Couture House Dressing China's Elite

“The big Western labels, they don’t understand what works on you. I do.”<p><i>Couturiere</i> Grace Chen couldn’t have been more direct as she addressed a room full of friends, customers and fans at a recent party held at her house in Shanghai. Talking about her brand and her vision, she made one thing clear: …

The Surface Studio Story: How Microsoft Reimagined The Desktop PC For Creativity

A 28-inch screen, a very special hinge, and a new type of input device add up to an experience conceived with artists and designers in mind.<p>“Lean on it!”<p>Panos Panay, Microsoft’s hardware chief, is gesturing toward the company’s newest Surface device. Confused, I ask him what he means. “Lean on …

Hijab In High Places: Muslim Women Leaders Explain The Challenges Of Visibility

Muslim women who choose to wear hijab are rarely heard in the American workplace. These professionals aim to change that.<p>Noor Tagouri knew she wanted to be on television since she was 8 years old, but a career as a newscaster seemed incompatible with her hijab, or head scarf. “How can you do that …

The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue

Services like Tinder and Hinge are no longer shiny new toys, and some users are starting to find them more frustrating than fun.<p>“Apocalypse” seems like a bit much. I thought that last fall when <i>Vanity Fair</i> titled Nancy Jo Sales’s article on dating apps “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating …

The Slow Fade Of Tom Hanks

<b>When Tom Hanks</b> won his first Oscar for <i>Philadelphia</i> in 1994 — playing the role of a lawyer with AIDS who fights back when his firm unlawfully fires him — the standing ovation was immediate. Even his competitors (Liam Neeson, who’d been nominated for <i>Schindler’s List</i>, and Anthony Hopkins, up for</i> …

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50 unforgettable holidays to take on your own

Solo travel. It has an adventurous ring to it.<p>It’s a chance to set out on your own to explore more of the world – a personal odyssey, a journey where you find out more about the delights of the planet without being slowed down by friends or family who may have other priorities. It’s all about …

Into the Storm: The True Story of a Harrowing Ocean Rescue

One terrible night in 2015, two giant ships sailed into a hurricane—a new breed of superstorm that, thanks to climate change, had defied all expectations and would soon cause the deadliest American maritime disaster in decades. The only hope for those aboard? A young Coast Guard helicopter squad …

Everything Apple announced at its MacBook Pro event

Today, Apple announced the Touch Bar. And then demoed the Touch Bar. Then talked about the Touch Bar. And then demoed the Touch Bar…<p>I think you get the point.<p>What else was discussed today in Cupertino? Read on and find out.<p>Apple TV<p>With new app categories emerging and cross-device capabilities, …

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The Weird Economics Of Ikea

Ikea is a behemoth. The home furnishing company uses 1 percent of the planet’s lumber, it says, and the 530 million cubic feet of wood used to make …

Hillary Clinton's emails: Everything you need to know about the potential game changer for Donald Trump

The row surrounding Hillary Clinton’s email server is one of the few cards Donald Trump had in his hand during TV debates.<p>He used it to brand her …

John Oliver's Anthony Weiner Rant Perfectly Sums Up this Election Mess

John Oliver really did not want to talk about the U.S. election last night.<p>The HBO comedian opened Sunday’s episode of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> on HBO by …

The Other High Line Effect: How N.Y.C.’s Glitziest Park Spread Extreme Inequality

Urban revitalization has a dark side, as a new film about the much vaunted–and widely copied–High Line shows.<p>The High Line is a beautiful, bustling elevated park built on a former railway. Planted with native grasses, flowers, and trees, it slices through the most valuable real estate in Chelsea, a …

The Insane D.I.Y. Weapons of the ISIS War

The coalition assault on Mosul has steadily chipped away at ISIS’s last and biggest major stronghold in Iraq. A reported 100,000 Iraqi, Kurdish, and …

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Female Jihadis Give ISIS New Avenues for Attacks

World ISIS<p>It was early on a Sunday morning in September when French police discovered a Peugeot parked near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris with …

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The Best New Tech for Cyclists

Noke Bluetooth Bike Lock<p>Noke<p>Keyed locks are great for securing your bike— until you forget the key. Noke (pronounced no-key) aims to simplify your commute with a lock that talks to your phone via Bluetooth. Simply get the app and pair your phone with the lock, and then forget about it. You’ll be …

Why obesity damages your mind as well as your body

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight, with researchers finding puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia.<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure hunt’.<p>The …

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The 2016 Presidential Election: A Devil's Glossary

Dictionary, n. A comprehensive index of the words politicians use to lie<p>The 2016 campaign season hasn’t just been exceptionally weird; it’s been exceptionally long. Last week’s historical nadir is quickly forgotten, overshadowed by some new and equally bizarre occurrence. One byproduct of …

25 Of The Best New Albums To Stream On Spotify This Month

September kicked off with new releases from Travis Scott and Isaiah Rashad that dominated the conversation about the next generation of rap — but there were plenty more memorable albums out that month, too. The point of this column will be to highlight albums you might’ve missed elsewhere, …

101 romantic things to do in London

Whether you are planning a romantic weekend getaway in London or looking for Valentine’s Day ideas, here’s our pick of London's most romantic things …

Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This

Improve your resiliency--or teach your kids to be mentally tougher--with these important practices.<p>Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."<p>There's no surprise that it's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Why too much choice is stressing us out

Photograph: NEIL HALL/REUTERS<p>Scrapping 30,000 products ... Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is streamlining the supermarket experience. Photograph: Neil …

The best way to boil an egg, according to science

Boiling an egg seems like it should be one of the easiest culinary feats to master. But as anyone who has tried knows, it isn’t. You can end up with rubbery whites, chalky yolks or half the white taken off with the shell.<p>Here’s why: An egg isn’t one thing, it’s two. The yolk and white have two …

How Friendships Change in Adulthood

“We need to catch up soon!”<p>In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first.<p>This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families. When Emily Langan, an associate professor …

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