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11 Stylish Backpacks That Will Actually Fit Your Laptop

With the onset of college, you likely ditched your tried-and-true backpack for a chic carry-all or satchel to tote your everyday essentials. But with the backpack having made a major comeback over the last couple of years, there’s no better time than now to revert back to the classic sac. The …

Urban Outfitters

Ads for erectile dysfunction, breast augmentation, no problem. Where are the ads for an essential women’s service?

We use women’s bodies in ads, but somehow advertising abortion services is taboo. What’s the deal?<p>I’m flipping through channels on a quiet Wednesday evening. My child is sleeping and my partner is reading and I am searching for a way to shut off my brain and turn on my lazy. Of course, in my search …

Feminism

10 Stunningly Beautiful Abandoned Buildings in America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Eric Holubow)</i><p>Photographers who capture images of abandoned sites are often referred to as urban explorers, and through their lenses, we are able to witness how at one time, certain communities and industries thrived before falling into collapse. …

Abandoned Buildings

What Your Face Shape Says About Your Personality

Turns out you <i>can</i> judge a book by its cover -- at least when it comes to someone's personality.<p>A new video from ModaMob delves into what your face shape says about your personality, according to Jean Haner, an expert in face reading. Haner practices ancient Chinese medicine and says "there are …

Psychology

Stars on the Front Row at Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2016

From Rihanna and Chiara Mastroianni to Marisa Berenson and Aymeline Valade, see the five-star line-up on the front row of Christian Dior …

Louis Vuitton

No, Native Americans aren't genetically more susceptible to alcoholism

Time to retire the 'firewater' fairytale<p>When Jessica Elm, a citizen of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, was studying for her master’s degree in social work, she frequently heard about how genes were responsible for the high risk of alcoholism among American Indians. But her own family’s …

Native Americans

#TheLIST: Supremely Chic Coats and Boots

The cold-weather staples you need, inspired by imitable street-style looks.<p>With deliciously brisk weather arriving, be more than ready for it by investing in coats and boots that upgrade everything you wear with them.

Clothing

Emma Watson Used Hard-Hitting Numbers to Explain How Sexism Works In Hollywood

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Feminism

Going Braless Might Just Be Summer's Biggest Trend

Summer style is often associated with a looser interpretation of the public dress code, meaning bikini bottoms, playsuits, and more are fair game. This year, we noticed some ladies losing another layer, namely, their underwear. Whether the trend was born of a reaction to the soaring temperatures, a …

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Introverts And Extroverts

Despite how easy it is to share our thoughts on social media, nothing will ever beat face-to-face conversation. And when we have the opportunity to directly engage with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors -- whether it’s over a cup of coffee or at the dinner table -- we could all use a little …

Behavioral Sciences

People aren’t petri dishes: Why antibiotics fail - Futurity

Some bacteria are killed by antibiotics in lab tests but become resistant in people. Experts say it's time to revisit how drugs are tested and …

Microbiology

‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow Addresses His Comments On Gender Imbalance In Hollywood

Colin Trevorrow is one of the more high profile directors in Hollywood at the moment. He and many other fresh faced filmmakers from the independent scene are being tapped by studios to helm big name franchises like <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Jurassic World</i>, something that was highlighted in a recent <i>LA Times</i> …