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InStyle's 2017 Style 100: The Year's Buzziest Dresses, Trends, and Fashion FOMO Moments

Who were the hottest designers, models, and stars of the year? We’ve got them all right here. From the pedigreed Insta queens shaking up the runway …

27 Best Holiday Decorating Ideas For Small Spaces

Think you don't have room for holiday decorating? Think again, you savvy space-saver.<p>You may live in a small city dwelling or have limited square-footage to call your own, but that doesn't mean you can't go big with seasonal cheer. We've got you covered this Christmas with 20+ tiny space decorating …

Go Inside These World-Famous, Rarely Seen River Caves

Adventure<p>See stunning photos of these strictly protected underground caves in Slovenia.<p>Slovenia is a world-famous caving destination, with around 8,000 <i>jamas</i>, or caves, located in a country smaller than Vermont. Of those 8,000 formations, however, only around 20 are considered “show caves”—caves …

Travel Back in Time: 8 Illuminating History Books to Read Right Now

Ron Chernow<p>Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of <i>Alexander Hamilton</i>, dazzles again with his biography of one of our most compelling generals and presidents: Ulysses S. Grant. Chernow’s evocative portrait of Grant showcases the highs and lows he experienced throughout his life, and provides …

Forty years photographing Bruce Springsteen – in pictures

Frank Stefanko has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen for four decades, producing the classic covers for Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. His new limited-edition book, Bruce Springsteen: Further Up the Road, features his earliest pictures of the Boss, along with previously unseen …

Bruce Springsteen

Thanksgiving Make-Ahead Hors d'Oeuvres

Alleviate some holiday stress by prepping your Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres ahead of time. By the time your guests arrive for dinner, all you'll have …

NYC taxi drivers pose for pin-up calendar

New York City

Kenya: Several killed in violent clashes as opposition leader returns

Violent clashes in Nairobi have left at least five people dead when live ammunition was fired into crowds of opposition supporters. The protesters …

Africa

Women are better in tech than men, says a report

Think men's brains are better suited for tech jobs? Think again.<p>A report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution measured men's and women's digital scores, and found that women had stronger skills than men do.<p>The Brookings report, called "Digitalization and the American …

California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has published the rules that will govern its legal marijuana economy in 2018, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse …

Cannabis

Attention Denimheads: This Is What Jeans Made in a 125-Year-Old Mill Look Like

There’s a denim mecca in the middle of Greensboro, North Carolina. Inside a red brick building signposted only with the words <i>Cone Mills Corporation</i>, there are creaky old selvedge looms from the 1940s churning out some of America’s most beautiful blue jean fabric. These magical pieces of industrial …

Traffic signals take on a sinister, beguiling light in new photo series

What lurks beyond the light?<p>Who knew that the humble, utilitarian traffic light could look so haunting—and beguiling? As seen through the lens of Lucas Zimmermann, they take on an otherworldly aspect, their red, yellow, and green lights casting an altogether ghostly aura that emanates like a very …

How to Manage and Merge Lightroom Catalogs for Travel Photographers

By Viktor ElizarovIn today's Lightroom tutorial I want to show you how merge Lightroom catalogs functionality helps me to mange multiple catalogs …

Tutorials

The 35 Best Christmas Songs of All Time

May all your holiday parties be lit.<p><i>In no particular order, except for no. 1, which is exactly where it’s supposed to be.</i><p><b>1. "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey</b><p>The gold standard of Christmas songs, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is capable of putting you in a holiday mood within the …

Trump taps Ben Carson for HUD secretary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday.<p>"I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development," President-elect Donald …

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Madonna on the US election: ‘It feels like women betrayed us’

‘Women hate women. That’s what I think,’ says pop star crowned Billboard’s woman of the year – and once photographed in Trump’s bed<p>Madonna has described her feelings of “heartbreak” and “betrayal” in the wake of Donald Trump’s US election win, claiming: “It feels like women betrayed us.”<p>During her …

We found the basket on every Paris girl's arm

FASHION NEWS<p><b>It's the style obsession spotted on all our favorite French girls' Instagram feeds this season. A trend that's bringing lighthearted chic</b> …

Christmas wishlist: 40 ultra-luxe gifts for men

VOGUE HOMMES FASHION<p><b>Think excellence and artistry when it comes to Christmas gifts this year, with a rare selection that combines expert</b> …

Suicide Squad: Joker concept art proves Jared Leto's character almost looked much, much worse

Despite ardent DC fans arguing <i>Suicide Squad</i> wasn’t a disastrous film, many casual cinema goers were left bitterly disappointed by the superhero flick.<p>…

The Cowboys celebrated their 7-1 record by doing the Mannequin Challenge on a plane ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

On a plane!<p>On the flight home after beating the Browns, the Cowboys tried out the Mannequin Challenge.<p>It was fairly standard, with everyone frozen in place on the plane, except for Cole Beasley, who was being shoved into an overhead compartment.<p>There is true terror in those eyes.<p>The Cowboys also …

Thirsty for profit: Eateries take hit as drink sales drop

Cautious consumers are buying fewer drinks when they eat out, squeezing a line of business that has traditionally been a strong profit centre for restaurateurs.<p>Many restaurant-goers are instead simply asking for tap water, a trend that is being driven by consumers' desire to save money and make …

15 Cornbread Recipes That Stomp Buttery Rolls

Warm and buttery rolls are a staple at every festive family dinner. However, when it comes to Thanksgiving, it’s *all* about that moist and crumbly cornbread. Whether you’re into a classic corny cornbread or like to add a unique spin with sweet and savory components, Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t …

5 Things That Happened When I Ate A Big Breakfast Every Day For A Week

My breakfast habits have been less than stellar. Many days, after walking my dog, I run out the door with just a coffee and banana in hand. If I'm lucky, maybe I'll manage to grab some almonds, too. But without fail, I'm hungry and exhausted come 10 AM—and lately, my hunger-quelling snack of choice …

The Best Wines to Pair With Your Halloween Candy

One of the best things about adulthood is that you can buy whatever candy you want, whenever you want it. And you can enjoy an adult beverage as you …

Gougeres: A Recipe for French Cheese Puffs

417<p>288<p>I recently went to a <i>fête</i> for my birthday at a friend’s home in the Marais, whose family is renowned for making exceptional French wines. I …

Never Say Die: 9 Lessons From The World's Longest-Living People

These people live continents away from one another, yet they've unlocked the secrets to living a long, healthful life. Learn 9 common traits of the …

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Look Inside Some of Italy’s Most Stunning Private Homes

On his many assignments—for <i>Vogue</i> and for other publications as well—Oberto Gili has traveled the world photographing some of the most beautiful homes. But when it comes to aesthetics, Italy has always been known for its embarrassment of riches. So naturally, Gili has made the country the focus of …