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A brief history of high fashion kicks - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>Has any garment enjoyed a more impressive rise than the once-humble sneaker? From fitness shoe to high-fashion staple, the sneaker's ascent reflects some of the most significant pop-culture developments of the last few decades -- from the impact of advertising and …

Why These Photos of Windows Around the World Have Gone Viral

Portuguese photographer André Vincent Gonçalves started out taking snapshots of colorful windows in his native Évora; his "Windows of the World" project has since grown—and gone viral. Gonçalves spoke to Conde Nast Traveler about the windows that inspire.

European Travel

14 Perfect French Words And Phrases We Need In English

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Why Offices Full Of Ping-Pong Tables And Video Games Might Be Onto Something

New research suggests that how old you feel has a bigger impact on your productivity than how old you are. Playground offices FTW!<p>The wow-factor has faded for startup offices with playground-style amenities—slides, ping-pong tables, game rooms with an <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> theme, and so on—but these …

Employment

World's Most Dangerous Hackers Say They’re Still A Step Ahead Of Security

A new documentary features interviews with several of the world's most-wanted hackers, many of whom come from a small, central Romanian town.<p>SAN FRANCISCO – The camera pans to the silhouette of a man smoking out of an apartment window, staring out onto rows of cinderblock buildings. Just out of …

Gasworks wonders…

Photograph: Alamy<p>The solid-type Battersea gas holder near the iconic power station is currently being removed section by section.<p>84<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434032514010/406be958-0dcf-4f61-941b-3c8a589939d8-140x84.jpeg<p>140<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>… and the Bethnal …

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

New York University

53 Of The Best Opening Sentences In Literature

"All this happened, more or less." —Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut<p>2. "The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes."<p>—<i>Girl at War</i> by Sara Nović<p>3. "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to …

A tiny spacecraft is sitting on a speeding comet, and is not phoning home

Ever since the European Space Agency's Philae lander made a bumpy landing on a comet in deep space in November 2014, mission managers have been …

Science Says If You Want to Be Smarter, Dress Better

Of course, we already knew that.<p>We've always known dressing well makes you a better man. Just ask Esky, Esquire's mascot from the 1930s, who's never been seen without his natty double-breasted suit. And it's not just superficial. Slip on a tailored suit, fine shoes, and perhaps a bespoke shirt, and …

12 Color Meanings — And How to Use Them in Your House

Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, these are the colors for you.<p>Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, this guide will help you pick the color that suits you best.

4 Timeless Books You Have to Read if You Want to Change the World (or Just Put a Big Dent in It)

These books provide a roadmap and a compass that will forever change the way you look at entrepreneurism, innovation, marketing, and change.<p>Some people learn entrepreneurship from their family business; others learn it by studying entrepreneurship in school. I did neither. Instead, I was enrolled …