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One Year to the Opening of the Rio2016 Olympic Games

Rio De Janeiro

Postpartum Grooming: Insane or Indispensable?

This weekend, <i>The New York Times</i> published a piece on the rise of postpartum grooming, aka the practice of bringing a hairstylist to the hospital after giving birth. It seems more and more women are choosing to have professionals make sure they look their best for those first pictures with their …


Are the British really giving up tea?

The idea of ditching the afternoon cuppa really takes the biscuit<p>I have a plan, for when I’m old and possibly slightly senile, and can live in whatever odd and eccentric manner that I choose. It is this: that I will eat only two meals a day: breakfast and afternoon tea. Both meals can include …

Humans see colour differently in the summer

Colour perception changes between seasons with humans seeing yellow as more green in the summertime<p>Humans see colour differently in the summer with yellow seeming more green than in the winter months, scientists have shown for the first time<p>The researchers at York University looked at how colour …

Why This Small Town Girl and Her Family Love Flipboard

I am the youngest of five children, aunt to 12, and mother of two fun-loving boys. Family plays a huge role in every aspect of my life. So it should come as no surprise that, after discovering and falling in love with Flipboard, I would find ways to enjoy my new passion with my family.<p>With 15 …

New Jersey

Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Well, that was a headline I never thought I would write.<p>While it does sound like something you would read in a trashy tabloid, this is a story that …

Our Icelandic Ode to the Land Rover Defender

Only in a place where the locals live in the shadow of volcanoes and eat sheep heads can you drive off the Hertz lot in a Land Rover Defender. In Iceland, renting a Defender is a deliberate choice. There’s no getting stuck with an “or similar.” The alternative is another Defender, lifted on 38-inch …

Land Rover

Abruptly Warming Climate Triggered Megabeast Revolutions

Around 34,000 years ago, woolly mammoths went extinct from parts of Europe, only to be replaced by… woolly mammoths. The two groups—the disappearing individuals and their substitutes—belonged to the same species. If you looked at their fossils, you probably couldn’t tell them apart. Their genes, …

Climate Change

The Week in Spandex - Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League Dark, Hellboy 3, X-Men/Fantastic Four, Gambit and more

<i>In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Age of</i> …

Michelle Fairley interview: 'Hollywood? I hate everything about it'

After her shocking turn as Catelyn Stark in Game of Thrones, Michelle Fairley tells Serena Davies why she's switching Westeros for the West End<p>Of all the lesser-known actors upon whom Game of Thrones has endowed instant celebrity, Michelle Fairley may be the most deserving. The hit fantasy series …

Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has spotted the first roughly Earth-sized world orbiting in the "Goldilocks zone" of another star – offering perhaps the best bet so far for life elsewhere in the universe.<p>A year on Kepler-452b, which is about 1,400 light years from us in the constellation …


Pictures of the Week 7.24.15


32 Bedazzled Wedding Dresses

Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.<p>Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.

5 Beautiful And Functional Ways To Style A Vanity

There's plenty of potential to design a vanity that remains true to its purpose, without skimping on style.<p><b>1. Layer the space with texture.</b> Take your vanity's charm up a notch by bringing in a variety of accessories with complementary textures and finishes. In the space below, A New Bloom created a …

Steal This Look: A Budget-Conscious Deck in Oslo, Norway

The small terrace of Norwegian blogger Nina Holst is a soft blur of dove gray, designed for instant relaxation and light entertaining. Much of the …


World Calendar: Must-Attend Events in August

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in August:</b><p>Most of the world’s premier horse races have come and gone by August. But what about other ungulates? See camels vie for the finish line at the <b>Maralal Camel Derby</b> in northern</b> …

Labor Day

8 Homes That Are as Quirky as They Are Tiny

watch a shirtless man crash a Porsche 918

Before. Fall. Pride. Comes. A. Rearrange words into a well-known, cohesive sentence, and you have the life lesson contained in the short clip …

Gay Pride

Ellie Kemper on Jon Hamm Being Her High School Drama Teacher: 'He Was Not Ugly'

Talk about being hot for teacher!<p>While on a panel discussing her hit Netflix show <i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, actress Ellie Kemper gushed about her …


Watch Tom Cruise thrash a BMW M3 in Casablanca

Step Inside Michael Bloomberg's New $25 Million London Mansion

The former New York City mayor has added to his real estate empire with a seven-bedroom London home.<p>The former New York City mayor has added to his real estate empire with a seven-bedroom, 6,266-square-foot house built in 1715 in London's upscale Chelsea neighborhood.

The New Sandra Bland Conspiracy Theory Is Dangerous and Embarrassing

And it's certainly not helping the situation.<p>Yesterday, authority-hating hacktivist group Anonymous released a YouTube video arguing that Sandra Bland didn't commit suicide, as the official story goes, but that she was killed by police in Waller County, Texas. When and how the alleged injustice …


Kate Winslet Preaches Body Positivity to Daughter Mia: 'We're So Lucky We Have a Shape'

While it’s hard to believe that gorgeous Kate Winslet, 39, grew up with a negative self-image, the British actress was actually bullied at school for …


Getting Hired: 10 Tips from National Geographic, The Cut, Sports Illustrated & More

What are photo editors really looking for from professional photographers? And how can you make connections with potential clients and land gigs? In</i> …


Hot-Air Ballooning in France

All hail Tom Cruise and the era of the equal opportunity action movie

Tom Cruise may ... ahem ... get the odd bit of bad press, but he remains Hollywood’s most dependable action hero. There’s been the odd clanger (Oblivion, Knight and Day) in recent times, but the couch-jumping poster boy for Scientology has been on a hot streak of late with last year’s alien …


An 18-Year-Old Tom Hanks Wrote a Letter to an Acclaimed Director Before He Was Famous – and It's Amazing

That irresistible charm Tom Hanks has famously exuded? Turns out, it’s always been there, even from a young age.<p>Long before the 59-year-old Alameda, …

Tom Hanks