Sandeep Mahajan

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Meet the people with almost nothing in their closets

Could you live with only 33 pieces of clothing? How about just 10?<p>The best part of Joshua Becker’s morning routine: he doesn’t need to spend time thinking about what to wear. After all, he’s got very few options.<p>Becker, author of The More of Less, is part of Project 333, a movement where …

From Cara Delevingne to Kristen Stewart, gender-fluid relationships, particularly among women, are on the rise. Have we reached a tipping point?<p>Kristen Stewart, the actor, is photographed at Cannes holding hands with her ex-girlfriend Alicia Cargile. Supermodel Cara Delevingne kisses her …

You're Not "Too Weird" to Find True Love

Looking for The One? Best-selling author Augusten Burroughs makes a case for putting your worst foot forward.<p>The question has never been "Am I crazy?" but rather "Am I so crazy that I'm doomed to be alone all my life?" As the child of a mentally ill poet and a raging alcoholic philosophy professor …

Here’s A Toolkit For Creating A Loyal Instagram Following

These brands were built on Instagram. They share their strategies for creating a loyal following and driving sales on the platform.<p>Meet Frank, the cheeky Instagram persona of the Australian skincare startup Frank Body.<p>Frank likes to casually call you “babe,” jokes about wanting to get in the shower …

Prince, dead at 57, embraced gender fluidity ahead of his time.

The world has known few superstars whose personas could match the gender-fluid extravagance of Prince, who died on Thursday at age 57. The pop and …

5 Feminist Documentaries to Watch Now on Netflix

This article originally appeared on xoJane. For more stories like this, visit xojane.com.<p>Documentaries can be a powerful cultural and political force …

To Hell and Back Again: A Day with the Marie Kondo Method

For GQ Cleaning Week, one writer descended into the fiery depths of KonMari and attempted to purge everything—clothes, books, clutter—to answer the question: Is this even worth it?<p>Chapter I: In the Beginning<p>The night before my KonMari purge, I came home to an empty apartment and an overflowed …

What Happens When Fashion Becomes Fast, Disposable And Cheap?

When it comes to clothes these days, maybe you should ask: What's your waste size?<p>You know you have those clothes sitting in your closet: That shirt you spent less than $10 on because it looked cool for a second, or that skirt you only wore once before it went out of fashion.<p>Fashion cycles are …

Clothing

Just Turned 40? An Architect Says It's Time To Design For Aging

When Architect Matthias Hollwich was approaching 40, he wondered what the next 40 years of his life might look like. He looked into the architecture that serves older adults, places like retirement communities and assisted living facilities, and didn't like what he saw. But what if we changed our …

University of Pennsylvania

Marc Jacobs Is Doing It. So Is Stefano Pilati. Men in Womenswear Is Not Just a Runway Gimmick

A couple of weeks ago, Marc Jacobs posted a picture of himself on Instagram, which he does quite often and occasionally gets in trouble for: see #Buttgate. This time, he was fully clothed, in something he emphatically bought himself: the varsity jacket that comprised the top of look 19 from his …

Yves Saint-Laurent

If someone is overweight, there may be numerous factors at work, meaning it’s not due to poor discipline or willpower. Attacking people as if it is won’t help<p>People come in all shapes and sizes. The human body has a tremendous capacity for variation, which is why everyone looks different. Someone …

Top Gear

I'm in a Relationship With Four People. Just One Is My Husband.

"The thing I couldn't get my head around was never having another first kiss."<p><i>Lisa (a pseudonym), 34, has been with her husband for half of her life, and says being polyamorous has strengthened her marriage. Their relationship has been almost entirely open, albeit with differing rules and</i> …

Non-Fast-Fashion Brands That Are Just As Good As Zara

<i>This post was originally published in March 2016.</i><p>You've done the research, talked to some friends about it, and decided it's time to quit fast …

Clothing

10 Ingenious Home Decor Tricks You've Never Thought Of

One of the best things you can do with your home decor is surprise your guests with unexpected details. It takes a lot of creativity and thinking …

How to make your own toothpaste and lotion – and help the Earth in the process

Reducing the amount you consume is hands down the easiest way to reduce your environmental impact. Buying less means less packaging to dispose of, fewer products cluttering your home and fewer items destined for the landfill when they break or become obsolete.<p>Living with less has significant other …

Cleaning

What Assembling Ikea Furniture Taught Me About User Experience

In an increasingly complex and unequal world, there is one experience that is almost universal, speaking to both the agony and the ecstasy of the human experience. I’m talking of course, about the assembly of Ikea furniture.<p>We all know the story. You spot an affordable, well-designed piece of …

UX Design

Witty Valentine's Day Cards Help Profess Your Love in a Hilariously Clever Way

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, there comes pressure to profess your true feelings to the person (or people) you love. This comes easier to some than others, but if you struggle to share your emotions, have no fear: Emily McDowell, one of our favorite card makers, is here to help. Her …

Here's How You Can Learn to Build DIY Robots and LED Cubes

Thimble teaches people to code, build and hack with monthly electronics kits.<p>Many people may know how tweak and hack their smartphones to optimize them. But few people have even a basic understanding of electronics—namely, how software controls digital or analog circuits, which in turn control …

20 Signs You May Be A Wanker

1 / 20<p>You speed off when in front of restaurants and cafes<p>This is a personal favourite. Guys who say goodbye to friends and jump in their cars and …

17 Reasons to Stop Following Fashion Trends

Any fashion conscious person knows that apparel speak louder than attitude<p>But not all of us are fashionistas<p>Some of us just like to wear whatever the we want<p>Should we feel bad about that? Just because the rest of the world is practically slaving over fashion trends? No.<p>I know we've all had those …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

Where once homosexuality might have led to blackmail, exposure or disgrace, MI5 and MI6 now welcome gay people<p>If you had walked past MI5’s headquarters in central London earlier today, you might have noticed the rainbow flag flying above the building. It is not the first time – it flew there on the …

LGBTQI

Why medium-sized towns are the key to a sustainable future

<i>Cities are rarely planned with the long-term in mind. As a result, urban living can be socially and environmentally unsustainable. But not always:</i> …

Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon Books is now open for business in Seattle. The floor is hardwood and the shelves and displays are weighed down by beautiful, physical books. It looks and smells like any ordinary bookstore.<p>But make no mistake. It’s anything but. …

The World's First Entirely Solar Powered 5-Star Resort Has Opened

Guilt-free and environmentally-friendly island hopping? Sign us up. A new resort destination in the Maldives, Finolhu Villas by Club Med has just …

How To Make The AeroHunter Paper Airplane

Fast, long range and capable, the AeroHunter is an improved variant of the popular Hunter paper airplane. The canard design has been refined to …

And what about Section 377?

As with 66A, SC could use the ‘void for vagueness’ doctrine to strike it down.<p>Written by |<p>In a watershed moment for freedom of speech and expression, …

Law

Finally, A Folding Electric Bike That Can Easily Fit Inside A Backpack

Foldable bikes have always promised flexibility for bikers.<p>But most end up being far too inconvenient to ever use in a city. They are often too expensive, difficult to ride, and too big or heavy to realistically carry around with you.<p>It seemed as if finding a bike that is small enough to be …