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Men's Jeans That Fit the Woman and the Times

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This story was originally published on July 1, 2015.</i><p>Fashion is a method of self-expression with seemingly endless possibilities, but its categories are often rigid: mens, womens, juniors. Unisex is rare at best. So what do you do if you …

Los Angeles

9 Startups Changing the Fabric of Fashion

Consumers increasingly demand products that cruelty-free and sustainable, but with no compromise in quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As ethically minded consumers become aware of how materials are obtained and demand another kind of <i></i>change for their dollar, …

Entrepreneurship

Lessons from fashion's free culture

Copyright law's grip on film, music and software barely touches the fashion industry ... and fashion benefits in both innovation and sales, says …

Grow your own clothes

Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing. …

Wearing nothing new

Designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing for TEDActive but 7 pairs of undies, buying the rest of her clothes in thrift stores around LA. It's a …

Consciousness

Dying for a Bargain: Panorama investigates the human cost of cheap clothes

A BBC investigation has found factory workers in Bangladesh are working 19-hour shifts in dangerous conditions to make clothes for Western high streets.<p>Secret filming by Panorama discovered that some factories hide the long hours from retailers by keeping two sets of books.<p>Richard Bilton</i> …

Bangladesh

The Real Cost of Clothing

I'd like you to do us a quick favor for the purpose of this post: add up the cost of everything you're currently wearing. It doesn't need to be exact, just a close approximation.<p>Now, this amount could vary pretty widely, depending on whether you're reading this at home, at work, or while trying on …

Carbon Dioxide

Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more …

Can you spot them both? There are TWO animals in this drawing - and psychologists believe what you see says a lot about you

Rabbit or duck, or duck or rabbit - or neither of the two - what do you see?<p>That's the question taking social media by storm as debate rages about …

The science of optical illusions

Optical illusions are more than just a bit of fun. Scientist Beau Lotto is finding out what tricking the brain reveals about how our minds work. Here he explains his findings.<p>Sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell. We believe what our senses tell us but most of all we trust our eyes.<p>But our brains are …

10 Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today

Nowadays, the American Psychological Association has a Code of Conduct in place when it comes to ethics in psychological experiments. Experimenters …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

Are You A Pre-crastinator?

Each of us, at times, can be a procrastinator, putting off something that is hard to do or that we don’t want to do. But three researchers at …

Free personality test

NERIS Type Explorer®<p>NERIS Type Explorer®<p>Three things to know before taking the test:<p>Takes less than 12 minutes.<br>• Answer honestly, even if you don’t …

A $14,000 3D-printed home built in a day

An American company has come up with a smart way to tackle worldwide housing shortages in a way most of us would never have imagined.<p>San …

Living Rooms

3D printer a Kiwi reality

The 3D printing revolution is moving out of the future and into Kiwi homes as new models appear in shops and costs fall below $1000.<p>Comworth …

Washington University

The paradox of choice

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not …

Paradoxes

The Third Industrial Revolution

The Third Industrial Revolution The 3D printing market is expected to grow to 16.2 billion dollars by 2018, revealing an expected compound annual …

Industrial Revolution

Top New Zealand Imports

<b>Top New Zealand Imports from the World</b><p>In 2017, New Zealand bought US$40.1 billion worth of imported products up by 1.2% since 2013 and up by 10.8% …

6 Types of Shoppers: Which One Are You?

Can you spend hours and hours at the mall, just looking, while hardly making a purchase? Or when you go to the mall, do you try to park, get in, and …

New Zealand’s Top 10 Exports

Top 10<p>The following export product groups represent the highest dollar value in global shipments from New Zealand during 2017. Also shown is the …

Best Things To Do In Antarctica: Tourist Attractions

The things to do in Antarctica are some of the most unique things to do in the world. There aren’t many places where you can sit at arm’s length from …

Antarctica

Benefits for Southland as Antarctic tourism is on the rise

Heritage Expedition's 'The Spirit of Enderby' was built in 1984 specifically for polar and oceanographic research.<p>More travellers are choosing …

Travelers

10 unique tourism trends to try for your next vacation

From staying in an underwater hotel to touring famous movies locations, these unusual tourism ideas can spice up any vacation.<p>Travel is always going …

Key Largo

antarctica - extreme environmental tourism

Top 10 holiday destinations to visit in 2018

Looking for holiday ideas? Here our editors – The Sunday Times travel writers Mark Hodson and David Wickers – reveal their top 10 holiday …