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College Basketball

Stephen Curry, on a ‘Surreal’ Day, Confronts a Presidential Snub

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors said he awoke Saturday morning to “about 20 text messages” from friends who were expressing their support for him.<p>At first, he said, he had no idea what they were talking about because he had not checked social media. Then he saw …

Basketball

This Instagram Star Dyes Her Natural Hair With Unicorn Colors

This article originally appeared on HelloGiggles. For more stories like this, visit hellogiggles.com.<p>Instagram star @naturallytash (who also goes by …

Hair

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National Parks

A drone captured these shocking photos of inequality in South Africa

For nearly 50 years, systematic racial suppression and segregation gripped South Africa. While the tides turned in the early '90s and laws were overturned, apartheid had already seeped into the country architecture. Roads, rivers, and fields functioned as "buffer zones" to separate people by …

South Africa

The School An Entire Town Designed: Rebuilding Sandy Hook Elementary

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School has opened its doors.<p>Heading back to school is a familiar fall ritual for most kids, one that’s filled with excitement for the year ahead and lament for the end of summer vacation. But at the newly rebuilt Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, …

Architecture

Loco for Coco! Celebrate the Designer’s Birthday With Her Signature Looks

If there’s one woman who is a classic Leo—think: bold, extroverted, and with a strong sense of style—then Coco Chanel personified these ideals. Her impact on fashion can be seen on the runway in collections from her namesake house, as well as on the street in everything from striped tops to sleek …

The Future of Education: We Should Help Children to Become Personable, Collaborative and Creative

In the world we are living in today, and moving into, I feel the most important skills are to do with whether you are a personable human being who …

Education

Powerful Spoken Word Performance Commemorates The Tragic Deaths Of Black Men

“I’m deeply aware of the stress that’s put on our community,” artist Carrie Mae Weems states in the video above. “The stress that’s put on black women, the stress that’s put on black men.”<p>“It’s not a play,” she adds. “It’s really this battle.”<p>The “it” in Weems’ sentence refers to one of her recent …

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

Delicious 15-Minute Meals From Our Favorite Top Chefs

Evenings are now packed with summertime activities; outdoor concerts, movies in the park, backyard barbecues; the list goes on. With schedules filling up, it’s hard to find the time to prepare a proper dinner—or so it seems. But some of our favorite chefs have reminded us that making a healthy, …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

11 Children's Books That Teach Inclusion

A child's education starts at home. From what they see and hear in their household, to the lessons their parents teach them, to the books their …

Books

Damages to Palmyra ruins in Syrian recapture less than feared, experts say

First images to emerge show significant damage to one of world’s great archaeological sites, but ‘not worse’ than when city fell to Isis 10 months ago<p>Antiquities experts watched nervously as Syrian government troops moved into Palmyra to recapture the ancient desert oasis from the Islamic State …

Archaeology

6 Ways to Shop Like a New Yorker, No Matter Where You Live

While New Yorkers spend plenty of time in our iconic department stores—hey, there Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's—and regularly frequent the posh …

New York Style

Dita Von Teese Shops the Drugstore Beauty Aisle: 10 Brilliant Steals for Your Inner Bombshell

Dita Von Teese is always flawless—never a nude lip nor a curl out of place—and that die-hard commitment to Old Hollywood glamour suggests hours soaking in Crème de la Mer and an endless supply of YSL Rouge Pur Couture. So while reading her new book, <i>Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric</i> …

Enter Our Pin Your Spring Colors Sweepstakes and You Could Win These Fabulous Prizes!

Want to have a shot at scoring some of the coolest items featured in <i>InStyle</i>’s April issue? C’mon, we know you do. We rounded up our picks for the …

New Balance

The 35 Best Beauty Street Style Looks From Fashion Week Fall 2016

With fashion month in the rearview, you may be left with months to wait for the season’s best decorative tights, statement puffers, and monogrammed bags—but as for its most directional hair and makeup looks, you can start wearing them right now. Take as proof the international display of street …

16 Genius Tricks You Never Thought to Try in the Kitchen

Slice your ice cream? Hey, it's easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the two plates, holding the top plate securely with …

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

Body Language

2016 James Beard Awards Semifinalists Announced

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

Feminism

The Most Whimsical Children’s Rooms and Nurseries in Vogue

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