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The 11 Best Books of 2014 That You Can Spend 2015 Reading

Did you read any books this year? I hope so! It was a great year for women writers, who dominated critics lists (spoiler alert: including ours), highly anticipated follow-ups, and out-of-left-field debuts.<p>No? Maybe you pretended to read a book this year, lugging around that copy of <i>Oblomov</i> waiting …

The Psychopath Test

United States

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryHow the White Minority Will Stay in Power Jamelle Bouie Republicans at every level are engineering a government insulated from the black …

7 Great Podcasts To Get Hooked On Now That Serial's Over

Anyone who’s ever heard a public radio pledge drive knows that a “driveway moment” is when the show you’re listening to is so good, you’ll sit parked …

TV

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

AdWords

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2014

Ellen DeGeneres. Hollywood, California. March 2, 2014: "It started out as a joke on Meryl Streep – because I adore her a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ellen …

Middle East

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's Intimate Wedding Album Appears in PEOPLE

<i>SEE 26 MORE CLOONEY WEDDING PHOTOS! Subscribe now to People’s digital edition and get 26 BONUS photos from inside the ceremony, the parties and more,</i> …

Amal Alamuddin 'Was Looking for Mr. Perfect' When She Met George Clooney, Bride's Friend Shares at Wedding

<i>SEE 26 MORE CLOONEY WEDDING PHOTOS! Subscribe now to People’s digital edition and get 26 BONUS photos from inside the ceremony, the parties and more,</i> …

What Natalia Knows

Natalia Vodianova’s grim Soviet childhood is fashion-world legend by now—if hard to square with the supermodel’s gilded present. Divorced from English aristocrat Justin Portman and living with LVMH scion Antoine Arnault in an elegant Paris apartment, the 32-year-old mother of four might have tried …

Hot Looks: Drugstore Buys

You know what's awesome about drugstores these days? They're one-stop shops. They have everything we need. But now we're presented with a problem: too many options. It's overwhelming to stand in the aisles between toothbrushes and cold medicine and choose which foundation or lip gloss you should …

Hot Looks: Hot Collections

Don't listen to what they say—less is not always more. In fact, luxury beauty has shied away from the minimal options and singular sensations. Introducing the summer collections we can't get enough of, full of compimentary scents and colors.<p>__Le Bain Hermés:__At the heart of Hermès bath time are …

All About Kora: Miranda Kerr's Game-Changing Skin-Care Line

You know <b>Miranda Kerr</b>—the Australia-born __ <b>Victoria's SecretAngel</b>,__ high-fashion model, face of__Escada__ Fragrances, wildlife philanthropist (she once posed for <i>Rolling Stone</i> Australia chained to a tree, naked, to raise awareness for endangered koalas—talk about a good Aussie!), health guru, and, …

The Winter of Her Despair

A symbol of strength for a traumatized nation in the winter of 1963–64, Jacqueline Kennedy was in fact falling apart—grieving and endlessly reliving her husband’s assassination, afflicted with what we’d now call post-traumatic stress disorder. Barbara Leaming, adapting her new biography, uncovers …

Invisible Illness: How to Sustain Hope?

Think about your everyday life -- how taking a run, or walking your dog on the beach, or socializing with friends are just part of a normal day. How you share daily responsibilities with others. How you set long-term goals and arrange your life to pursue them.<p>Then imagine never knowing each morning …

Five Records Set in Germany's 7-1 Demolishing of Brazil

Germany's win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinal was one for the record books, which will now need to be reissued due to numerous new marks set …

Stars Who Went to High School Together

With reunion season coming up, we take a look at celebrities—including Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts, and Charlie Sheen and Rob Lowe—who took classes together as teenagers

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or …

This Handy Web Tool Is A Much Faster Way To Search The App Store

Let’s be honest, searching in the iTunes Store sucks, especially on the desktop. It’s often slow, and the results are difficult to navigate. Apple has tried to simplify things by displaying one result at a time in the App Store on iOS, but that approach also means that it can take longer to find …

What Estate Agents Say Vs. What They Really Mean

"Some work needed."<p><b>"Early viewing recommended"</b> - it's gone already<p><b>"An exciting opportunity has arisen"</b> - in shock news, we have a house available<p><b>"Up-and-coming area"</b> - might not be horrible in a decade's time<p><b>"Increasingly popular area"</b> - horrible, but lots of people are as desperate as you<p><b>"Popular</b> …

23 Signs Your Jane Austen Addiction Is Getting Out Of Hand

OK, so maybe you've lost touch with reality, but who needs reality when you've got Mr. Darcy?

51 Uplifting Facts That Prove The World Isn't Such A Bad Place

Heartwarming things happen more often than you think.<p>1. More than 11,000 Make-A Wish Foundation volunteers helped 5-year-old Batkid fulfill his dream of saving Gotham/San Francisco.<p>2. A man in Canada walked into a Tim Horton's, bought a coffee for himself, and then bought coffee for the next 500 …

Listen to Gwyneth Paltrow Cover Pharrell’s “Happy” for Glee

It seems like only yesterday that Gwyneth Paltrow was covering an addictive pop song by a mainstream rapper on <i>Glee</i>—“Forget You,” the cleaned-up version of CeeLo’s hit single—and now the multi-talented actress is doing the same again for the Fox series. This time, though, her cover is of Pharrell’s …

Kate Winslet Calls Leonardo DiCaprio “The Love of My Life”; 11 Reasons Why We’ll Never Let Go

All you secret Kate and Leo lovers, it’s O.K. You can stop hiding. Crank up the Celine Dion and drape yourself on the nearest divan. While promoting her newest film, Kate Winslet was asked whether she preferred her <i>Divergent</i> star Theo James or her BFF Leonardo DiCaprio. She replied, “Leo is my love …

Photos: Inside Mark Seliger’s Portrait Studio at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

<i>Vanity Fair</i> is known for its indelible portraits of the world’s most interesting people, shot by the world’s most talented photographers. It’s also known for its annual Oscar Party—awards season’s most anticipated social gathering.<p>This year, <i>V.F.</i> is partnering with Instagram to combine those two …

Undo That Hastily Sent Email When Using Gmail [OS X Tips]

We’ve all done it, sent that nasty email to a boss, co-worker, spouse. That email that we really wish we hadn’t sent? You know the one.<p>If only we could go back in time, we could un-send that email and save the hard apology we’ll have to go through.<p>While Google doesn’t provide a time machine, it …

Sneak Peek: The 2014 Hollywood Issue Cover

George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o, and Jared Leto are among the 12 stars on our March cover, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.<p>Click here to enlarge the cover.<p>For the 20th annual <i>Vanity Fair</i> Hollywood Issue, the magazine celebrates a year of spectacular film with a group of distinguished …

Vanity Fair’s Crime Archive

A collection of Vanity Fair’s most haunting, complex, and controversial crime stories, from infamous murders to unbelievable art heists, and every celebrity downfall in between.<p><b>Christmas Eve, the Drama Club, by Adam Teicholz (January 2014)</b><p>Small-town gay bars are unusually tight-knit environments. …

Leonardo DiCaprio Crashes Jonah Hill's "SNL" Monologue, Re-Creates "Titanic"

"Am I flying, Jack?"

A Case So Cold It Was Blue

The murder of newlywed Sherri Rasmussen went unsolved for 23 years, with the Los Angeles police assuming it was a burglary turned violent. Then, one morning in 2009, when a detective opened the cold-case file, he got his first clue that the killer had been under their noses the entire time. Mark …