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Lawmaker Wants to Make Yoga Pants Illegal

This Montana representative thinks exercise pants are downright obscene.<p>A lawmaker in Montana is super pissed about your obscene yoga pants, you guys.<p>According to the Associated Press via the <i>Billings Gazette</i>, Rep. David Moore introduced a bill in the House Judiciary Committee designed to cut down …

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

Escape from Boko Haram: what the survivors witnessed

On the shores of Lake Chad, families who have fled the clutches of Nigeria's Islamist fanatics tell David Blair of the methods and madness of the group's massacres<p>Women and children, limp with exhaustion, were the first to disembark from the ancient wooden barge. Then came the men, splashing their …

Actually, Some 'Substandard' Health Insurance Plans Were Pretty Good

The refrain repeated by the Obama administration and Democrats defending Obamacare is that the millions of individual health insurance plans that the …

Big Shame on Campus

When 1 in 5 women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her college years, you'd think schools would tackle the problem head-on. Instead, investigations are lackluster or nonexistent and rapists go unpunished. Now victims are fighting back—not against their attackers, but against the …

This Beauty Product Is Scary Good

Just because Halloween is over doesn't mean the fright fest needs to end. The perfect trick to keep your friends and family shaking in their boots? The Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask. When applied, it is truly terrifying. (See below.)<p>What lends to the mask's freaky nature is a …

Skin Care

#theLIST: The Edge of Reason

Our editor at large, Derek Blasberg, picks the 10 chicest looks of the week<p>Our editor at large, Derek Blasberg, picks the 10 chicest looks of the week

Natalie Portman

B-girls: portraits of women in hip hop

By Cheryl A. Guerrero, Los Angeles Times<p>I grew up listening to hip hop because of my aunt and sister. They introduced me to the music of 2Pac, Too Short, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and N.W.A. But it wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I was introduced to “underground” and …

Anthony Kiedis: Confessions of Sir Psycho Sexy

You might not even notice the photograph if Anthony Kiedis hadn't pointed it out, surrounded as it is by dozens of others. But on closer inspection, …

Relationships

Nice Boots: The Fall 2013 Guide

Shop the top 9 trends<p>From lug soles to ultra-feminine shapes, wild patterns and subtle studs, shop the 9 chicest trends in fall boots and booties.

Clothing

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

July 2013

Austin Firefighters Save Dog From Floodwaters Because They 'Don't Just Rescue Two-Legged Victims'

The Austin Fire Department has been battling widespread flooding after a fall storm dumped up to 15 inches of rain over parts of central Texas. Crews have been assisting with flood relief efforts as entire neighborhoods were evacuated to avoid rapidly rising rivers.<p>This touching photo, taken by …

Limited-Edition Fragrance

Make the most of your looks with this month's best buys.<p>Dolce & Gabbana The One for Women 2014 Limited Edition ($108) is sure to be coveted—it's the sensuous musky floral you know but housed in a giftable gold bottle.

Beauty

The Hottest Hair Color Trends For Fall

Color Shift: The New Layered Looks For Fall<p>If you've been contemplating a shift in your hair color for fall, don't limit yourself to one shade. The season's best new hair colors are multi-tonal—think sun-kissed blonde with deeper honey undertones, hazelnut brown spun with fine streaks of gold and …

Hairstyling

Q&A: What Makes a Good Cadaver Dog?

Author Cat Warren talks about the science of working dogs.<p><b>Looking for a way to harness the energy of an unruly German shepherd puppy named Solo, English professor Cat Warren started training him as a cadaver dog. The two have spent the past seven years as volunteers searching for the dead.</b><p>In her …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Ghost Towns

A zombie craze is sweeping the globe — with more films and television shows centered around the undead popping up in popular culture than ever before. Eerily abandoned cityscapes and bereft countrysides devoid of life are a common feature of zombie-ridden, post-apocalyptic worlds, but there are …

Inspired by Late Animal Actor “Bart the Bear” — Vital Ground Protects Grizzly Bear Habitat

Changing Planet<p>Highly acclaimed natural history writer Doug Chadwick first met with Doug Seus, perhaps the world’s preeminent bear trainer, while Chadwick was researching an article for National Geographic Magazine on grizzly bears.Doug and Lynne SeusChadwick had seen a photo of Seus riding on the …

A Conversation with Simone Reyes on Rescuing Disabled Companion Animals

Changing Planet<p>This month, while working on my black cat book, I’ve been reminded of “Homer” the blind black cat. If you recall, “Homer” was the inspiration behind the New York Times Best Selling book <i>Homer’s Odyssey</i>. October is a rough month for black cats, in part because of cat lore and their …

New Alzheimer's Research Holds Promise for Future

Studies are focusing on sleep, brain proteins, new drugs, lifestyle, and more.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Every week brings reports of research furthering our understanding of Alzheimer's disease, which affects more than five million Americans today. The</b> …

Meet the Authors Who Turned “12 Years a Slave” Into a Children’s Book

Human Journey<p>The film <i>12 Years a Slave</i>, which opens across the United States on November 1, is already a top Oscar contender, but this isn’t the first time Solomon Northup’s story has been told. Northup, a free African American who was kidnapped into slavery in 1841 and freed in 1853, told it …

Indispensable Ocean: Aligning Ocean Health and Human Well-Being

Changing Planet<p><b>A report from the Global Partnership for Oceans Blue Ribbon Panel.</b><p>By Dr. Sylvia A. Earle<p>In a presentation at the World Bank headquarters in 2009, I began by showing the classic image of Earth from space and commented: “There it is—The World Bank. Throughout the history of humankind, …

Syria’s Polio Outbreak Is a Reminder of the Disease’s Power

The crippling virus has been almost eliminated—but it’s just resurfaced in Syria.<p><b>Polio has returned to Syria, which had been free of the potentially paralyzing and at times fatal disease since 1999. “There are ten cases confirmed right now in the Deir Al Zour province” in northeast Syria and 12</b> …

Death by Lightning a Danger in Developing Countries

Scientists and educators are confronting superstitions and poor infrastructure.<p><b>Developing countries have long lists of problems—illiteracy, disease, hunger, corruption. There's one more problem that has gotten less attention, until recently: lightning strikes, which cause a disproportionately high</b> …

What Are Killer Whales Saying?

Wildlife<p>People who are listening to the killer whale calls in my previous posting are asking whether we have any idea yet of the meaning. Answer: not as language, but we do know some things.<p>What we don’t know: We don’t know if they have words or language. We think they have signature calls (names) …