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This New Bag Line on Kickstarter Is #Girlboss-Approved

A new job, a new school year or even just a new perspective on life: Fall is here, folks! There’s no better way to celebrate the new season than with a new bag. Upgrading your closet is easier than ever thanks to Stone and Cloth, the newest line to meet their Kickstarter funding (with still weeks …

Work Office Outfit Ideas: How to Style a Pencil Skirt

When it comes to fall workwear essentials, there are few styles as put-together and feminine as the pencil skirt. They are polished, profession-looking, and still flirty enough to change your top and wear from office to evening. Here are 13 chic new ways to wear the pencil skirt this fall:<p>Getty …

Role Call | Kimberly Nemser, SVP of Product Development

Kimberly Nemser, general merchandise manager and senior vice president of product development at Feed Projects, says you miss 100 percent of the …

A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

What do those mystery chemicals actually do? Take a tour of the most common additives to find out how food scientists modify what you eat.<p>If you’ve ever perused an ingredient list and wondered why there’s polyglycerol polyricinoleate in your candy bar or tertiary-butylhydroquinone in your cereal–or …

The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …

Learning To Move, Moving To Learn: The Benefits Of PE

<i>One of our occasional conversations with thought leaders in education.</i><p>When it comes to kids and exercise, schools need to step up and focus more on quality as well as quantity. And, says Dr. Gregory D. Myer, they need to promote activities that develop motor skills, socialization and fun.<p>Myer is …

Wednesday Geek Woman: Carrie Patel, Author and Game Designer

Photo courtesy of Carrie PatelCarrie Patel writes both prose fiction and video games. Her short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and …

Do Cinematographers Have a Future in the Video Game Industry?

It's clear that cinematography is changing, both from technological and aesthetic perspectives. Images are being created in new, oftentimes …

10 Favorites: The Art of the Art Wall

Like us, do you have frames propped here and there waiting to be hung? Meet your inspiration: the salon-style art wall. Here are 10 favorite examples …

22 Places All Book Lovers Must Go

Travel by the book.

12 Street Artists From Brooklyn Celebrate The DIY Culture Of Berlin

A new street art exhibition in Germany, aptly titled "Persons of Interest," is celebrating the spirit of two iconic art cities: Brooklyn and Berlin.<p>Both towns are known not just for their graffiti and street art, but for their greater DIY culture, marked by an influx of resident artists, musicians …

Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.<p><i>“How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her magnificent defense of living with presence. But in our age of productivity, we spend our days running away from boredom, never mind its creative …

Solar Eclipse Seen Across Europe: In Pictures

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These 10 Women Are Getting It Done in Washington

In the nation's capital, men may head every branch of the federal government—but increasingly, it's women who are stepping up, taking charge, and getting things done.<p>In the nation's capital, men may head every branch of the federal government—but increasingly, it's women who are stepping up, taking …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

7 Reasons You Should Care About Your Personal Branding

Think personal branding isn't important to your career? Think again.<p>Personal branding is especially crucial for the current generation of young workers, who are more likely to move around professionally. Over the course of their careers, many professionals will change industries, transition between …

Employment

QuoTED 2015

In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving, but not shocking. Talks were grouped in a …

Foreign Policy

The Neuroscience Behind Hot-Headed Emails

MURALI DORAISWAMY: It’s easy to lose one’s cool in the fast-paced, react-now, high-stress world of business—just look at the emails or tweets that have come back to haunt so many leaders these days.

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Is a Paleo Diet Healthy?

Kellyann Petrucci says eliminating foods such as grains and dairy leads to better health; Marion Nestle says good nutrition involves balance and variety<p>The statistics tell a scary story. More than one-third of U.S. adults—close to 80 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Nutrition

Pixar Releases Renderman for Free Non-Commercial Use

- Mar 24, 2015<p>If you’ve always longed to make movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, or WALL-E, now is your chance. Pixar is releasing their in-house …

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

White House Debuts $240 Million in New STEM Commitments

STEM<p>President Obama debuted more than $240 million in new STEM commitments this week at the fifth annual White House Science Fair.<p>The new private …

A White House job leads to top media and tech positions

These days a White House job is leading to media and technology firms like never before.<p>Alyssa Mastromonaco is the latest to make the move, joining Vice Media as chief operating officer in a move announced on Monday. Mastromonaco was President Obama's deputy chief of staff for operations until last …

Merger mania: DISH continues to push against Comcast-Time Warner Cable - White House: Tech, other sectors invest $14 billion in Africa

<i>With help from Alex Byers, Brooks Boliek and Eric Bradner</i><p><b>MERGER MANIA: CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP —</b> Washington may be slowing down this week, but all the transaction action — whether it's coming from AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-Time Warner Cable or one of T-Mobile's suitors — isn't showing any signs of …

Net Neutrality

From Silicon Valley To White House, New U.S. Tech Chief Makes Change

This fall, we've been exploring the Changing Lives of Women, and Megan Smith is one woman who's gone through a number of changes in recent months. She just moved from a top job at Google in Silicon Valley, where she was vice president of Google X, to the White House, where's she's now the country's …

Meet the tech activist who works for the White House

Activists and campaigners aren't the only people trying to use digital tools for social change: Even the White House is getting in on the act.<p>President Barack Obama recently appointing the country's first chief technology officer. Vivian Graubard is the US Digital Services advisor to the new office.<p>…

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