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Regularly Proportioned "Lammily" Doll Promotes Realistic Beauty Standards

From a young age, many girls are exposed to the unrealistic beauty standards that traditional Barbie dolls set as a nearly unattainable ideal: tall, blonde, blue-eyed, heavily made-up, and extremely slender. With model-like proportions, these dolls are often difficult for young children to relate …

5 FUTURE FORECASTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - h+ Media

• authors Gray Scott<p>When I tell people that I’m a technology futurist and a philosopher, the first thing they ask is “what’s a technology futurist?”<p>I …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

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Dry spell at Stonehenge reveals secret that has eluded archaeologists

One of the many mysteries of Stonehenge may have been solved, not because of a scientific breakthrough or painstaking research, but after a maintenance team's hosepipe turned out to be a little short.<p>Archaeologists have long argued over whether the ancient monument was once a perfect circle or if …

The Latest Photoshop Fail Starts An Important Conversation

We are reminded far too often of the dangers of Photoshop thanks to missing body parts or a botched armpit. And while we would never condone altering someone's body for a photo, sometimes the conversation that follows turns out to be not only important but inspiring, too. Such is the case with …

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How To Reboot Girl Power

Our favorite super heroines are making a comeback, but will they save the day?<p>She fought evil by moonlight. She won love by daylight. She boasted a meatball-esque hairstyle that Shoshanna Shapiro would kvell over. She was the one named Sailor Moon, and she was a hero to so many misfit girls of the …

14 Greens Even Healthier Than Kale

From the editors of Cosmo.com, the new greens to try in your next salad.<p>Kale has been having a moment for quite some time now, mostly because it's green and healthy and tasty—at least as far as lettuce goes. As any registered dietitian will tell you, the veggie does pack a ridiculous amount of …

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Red Was the Color of Choice at 'The Giver' Premiere

Photo: Getty<p>Is it Valentine's Day already and we just lost track of time? Oh no—it was just the New York premiere of <i>The Giver</i> last night. But the female stars in particular opted to dress in the red color family, giving way to coordination that boded quite well for group photos.<p>Photo: Getty<p>Taylor …

Rihanna’s Kabuki Magic

“The face, the body, the confidence—the magnetism that she has is just ridiculous,” says makeup artist Kabuki of <i>W</i>’s September 2014 cover star, Rihanna. “That can’t be learned.” This shoot was Kabuki’s third time working with the pop star—the first two times were for her videos “Where have You …

Looking Through Mrs. Prada's Eyes

Miuccia Prada discusses fashion, art and Prada with Cathy Horyn<p>Milan, late May: The design home of Miuccia Prada never looks more like a factory in an Italian neorealist film than it does in the off-season between shows. Sunshine fills the courtyard of the sprawling complex. In a corner an …

Courtney Love Already 'Lost About $27 Million' Of Her 'Nirvana Money'

After Cobain committed suicide in 1994, Love inherited his writing and publishing rights which were valued at $130 and $115 million , respectively. In 2006, Love "finally and officially" sold 25% of her share of Nirvana's publishing rights.<p>But in a new interview with the UK's Sunday Times , the …

Beyoncé Shuts Down Gossip, Ariana Grande's Brother Comes Clean & More Weekend News

There was plenty to celebrate this weekend, from the <i>Bachelorette</i> winner’s big birthday to another reality couple reuniting off-camera. One star …

Why are the media so obsessed with female scientists' appearance? | Alice Bell

Yet another profile of Susan Greenfield feels the need to dwell on her ‘long, youthfully blond hair’. Why are the media so rubbish at covering women in science?<p>The Observer has an interview with Susan Greenfield this weekend. There are lots of questions it might prompt. Why, for example, has she …

How Apple Uses Picasso To Teach Employees About Product Design

Apple uses Picasso’s The Bull to teach new hires to think like Steve Jobs.<p>Founded by Steve Jobs in 2008 as a way to train future employees to think more like him, Apple University is an internal program that not only indoctrinates new employees into Cupertino’s business culture, it also teaches new …

London's light beam: the best photographs of Spectra – in pictures

Ravers in a rainstorm, aerial shots from a police helicopter and dead bugs in the spotlights ... during the seven nights that Ryoji Ikeda’s light beam ruled the skies over London, seven photographers captured it in all its brilliance

Kim Kardashian Is Such an Embarrassing Older Sister

God Kim, stop it.<p>Kim Kardashian is on a rampage of sisterly embarrassment on her sister Kylie's 17th birthday. She posted this delightful series on her Instagram today, with the note, "To my baby sister on her 17th birthday...I was 17 when you were born and every day you have brought me such joy! I …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

It’s All Lies!: Photographer Expertly Fabricates Evidence of Animals, Plants, Landscapes, Constellations and Religious Practices

Scientists recently found fossil evidence of a species closely resembling the mermaid; known as the Hydropithecus, or “water monkey,” the creature is …

The Makeout Project turns kissing into an artform

From the naked women that Yves Klein covered in blue paint to Terry Richardson's bevy of porny subjects, the art world is full of work that for one person seems liberated and for another exploitative. Continuing to skirt that line is Jedediah Johnson, an American photographer whose ongoing series …

Here Is the 'Maid in Manhattan' Reunion We've Been Waiting For

Last night at the Teen Choice Awards, something we weren't even aware that we desperately wanted to happen happened: Jennifer Lopez and Tyler Posey were thrown together for a mini 'Maid in Manhattan' reunion.<p>Posey, who appeared in the film at the tender age of 11, introduced Lopez as a presenter, …

13 Unglamorous Things About Living In New York City

From the cost of rent to the subway smells, the things Carrie Bradshaw didn't warn you about.<p>Last week a study found that New York City was deemed the unhappiest city in America. While this may come as a surprise to some, us New Yorkers have a lot of not-so-pleasant things that we deal with on a …

RIP @BadgalRiRi

On May 5th, 2014, style icon and social media badass Rihanna deleted her beloved Instagram profile @badgirlriri to the bitter disappointment of her 12 million followers. Instantly, the Internet ran rampant with rumors about what prompted the incident—at first fingers pointed at Instagram and their …

22 Times Cara Delevingne Rocked The Hell Out Of A Simple T-Shirt

Cara Delevingne may have one of the most memorable faces in fashion, but she's also pretty well known for her unique off-the-runway style.<p>Although Cara is no stranger to crazy beanies and panda bear onesies, we admire Cara the most for her ability to make the simplest of things -- like a T-shirt-- …