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The £20 miracle oil that gets rid of scars

A couple of years back, ‘how to minimise scarring’ started getting way too much air play in my life. Alongside fitbit counts, it was one of the major topics of female conversation in LA, where I was always tempted to say, ‘I find not taking a scalpel to my flesh really helps’. Even back in Blighty, …

10 great albums for people who want to get into jazz

Saxophonist Wynton Marsalis once said that “when the music stopped being about dancing, people stopped...The post 10 great albums for people who want …

Soul Music

Everything You Can Do With a Bottle of Fish Sauce

Fish sauce may not have the sexiest name or the most appealing aroma, but there's a reason why the Southeast Asian liquid seasoning is a staple in pantries around the world. Not only is it a key ingredient in countless Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian preparations, but, like soy sauce and its …

Cooking

The 5 Best Night Creams to Try

<i>By Sue Williamson, W Magazine.</i><p>The only thing better than waking up refreshed? Waking up prettier. I rely on these to get me there.<p>1. NIA-114 complex cuts down on retinol-induced irritation while strengthening the skin's moisture barrier.<p>Strivectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer, $112, …

Skin Care

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Will Smith from <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i> was my first American friend. Ours was an unlikely friendship: a shy Indian kid, fresh off the boat, with big glasses and a thick accent, and a high school b-ball player from West Philadelphia, chillin' out maxin' and relaxin' all cool. And yet, I was with …

TV

Meet the designer celebrating her working class roots

<i>On the Rise is a new monthly column taking a closer look at some of fashion’s most promising new talents. Revisit this page to keep up with the latest features.</i><p>Not every designer’s first call-in is from <i>Vogue</i>. But Jenna Young’s was, after a pair of sheer organza jogging bottoms she made for a friend …

EverBlock Life-Size Building Blocks

Possibilities for building with the LEGO-like EverBlock line of life-size, completely modular and snap-together tiles stretch as high as you can …

40+ Seriously Cool Bags Spotted On The Streets Of NYC

Most of us aren't willing to go bare-legged and coatless in New York's Arctic-like temperatures, which means our carefully curated looks tend to get …

New York Style

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

Education

The New Wave of Wine: 6 Sommeliers to Watch in 2015

The new wave of young women and men helming the beverage program is just as smart about wine—and won’t make you feel clueless for not knowing a Verdicchio from a Vermentino<p>There's a new wave of young men and women helming the beverage programs at restaurants across the U.S. It's good-bye to the …

Wine

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Thomas O'Donnell's kindergarten kids are all hopped up to read about Twiggle the anthropomorphic Turtle.<p>"Who can tell me why Twiggle here is sad," O'Donnell asks his class at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore.<p>"Because he doesn't have no friends," a student pipes up.<p>And how do people …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

Northern Ireland

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Heritage and Leather with Bell & Oak’s Clint Wilkinson

These days, it seems like everyone with an Instagram and access to a craft store has branded themselves a “maker”. Which is a good thing; eschewing …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Bill Murray

LEGO MINI Cooper Mark VII, A Replica Vintage Classic Mini in 1077 pieces. - if it's hip, it's here

The latest addition to the LEGO Creator Expert series is this official replica of the Mini Cooper Mark VII in British Racing Green. The 1077-piece …

Classic Cars

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

Makeup

biomorphosis:

This is not a tasty gummy sweet but a Jewel Caterpillar found in Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like, gellatinous tubercles that provides protection from its predator like ants until they metamorphosise into winged moths.

Check Out These Awesome Gadgets From the Tokyo Toy Show

The world's smallest multicopter, "QuatroX", measuring approximately 2.5 inches wide and 1 inch high, is demonstrated at<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kiyoshi Ota—EPA

Gear & Gadgets

The Case for Nagging Kids About Their Homework

The backlash against "helicopter parenting" may have gone too far.<p>The helicopter parent has crashed and burned. With millennials reaching adulthood it has become clear that this hovering style of parenting results in overly dependent young adults, plagued by depression or less satisfaction with …

Teachers complain Common Core-linked lessons little more than scripts to read

Some of the biggest critics of new lesson plans aligned with the national Common Core standards are the people charged with teaching them.<p>A growing number of teachers say the national standards, adopted by some 45 states, have combined with pressure to "teach to the test" to take all individuality …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer