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35 pieces of life advice from women who’ve lived to be 100

Drink lots, have sex and don't take life too seriously<p>The world’s longest living woman reached the grand old age of 116 years old, and advances in …

Inspiration

Put an Egg on It: 32 Grain Bowls for Lunchtime and Anytime

The quickest, easiest one-bowl meal we can think of is a grain bowl. Here are our favorites to make for lunch time—or, anytime. Did we mention they taste great as leftovers too?<p><b>Our love for grain bowls knows no bounds.</b> Composed of, well, grain—rice, farro, barley, quinoa, kamut, you name it—and …

Healthy Eating

Hospital Reunites Adorable Elderly Couple and the Husband Can't Stop Smiling About It

Tom and Arnisteen Clark, 96 and 92, have been married for 68 years, and just can’t stand to be away from each other. Now their love is inspired …

Solitude

Learn these “non-words” to communicate everywhere in the world

There are some words that are, well, <i>not words</i>. Linguists have a lot of names for them, none especially clear-cut: interjections, exclamations, non-lexical conversational sounds. (For native speakers of American English, think “hmm,” “uh-huh,” et al.)<p>Interjection is the favored umbrella term. In …

When He Lined A Pan With Bacon, I Started Drooling. Then He Flipped It Over And I Lost My Mind.

Some people say that the bacon craze is over, that all the recipes have been discovered and devoured, and that we should move on to something new. I …

Birkin bag: from status symbol to badge of shame

The <i>ne plus ultra</i> of luxury fashion status symbols is the target of a take-down by its celebrity namesake.<p>The crocodile Hermès Birkin bag, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, has spawned waiting lists of lore and is carried like a trophy by celebs from Oprah to Lady Gaga, is at the …

Austin Is Populating an Old Landfill With Bizarre Art

The nature park will harbor a shambling behemoth, a fuzzy duck blind, and a smokey “Meat Church,” among other installations.<p>Austin’s Circle Acres is a wooded, marshy nature preserve built atop an old landfill and brownfield. For one week this fall, it also will be an offbeat outdoor museum, replete …

Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

Ever splashed yourself with coffee or sat a dripping cup down on a white tablecloth? Then you're well aware of the beverage's staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.<p>For artist Maria Aristidou, it all started with a latte. "I was working on another commission …

Coffee

How to style a maxi skirt for the office

Fashion loves a transgression – so much so that, eventually, the transgression in question becomes what Alpha fashion types call A Wardrobe Staple. Underwear as outerwear? Old school. Transparency? Almost <i>de rigueur</i> if you want to inject youthfulness into an otherwise starchy outfit. Bondage? Of …

HOW TO: Wear hair extensions

If you ever wonder how celebrities can go from an on-trend pixie crop to flowing Rapunzel locks within one sleep, it has something to do with clip-in …

The Beauty Edit: smart supplements for your skin and hair

There is something indulgent about beauty supplements: you’re not quite sure how or if they work, yet feel like you’re making a difference by taking them. But then, what is the point if you can’t see the improvement?<p>I’m very demanding of the products that make it into my bathroom cabinet, so …

How to Be a Summer Bombshell

<b>Summer Saviors</b><br>Looking for a remedy for sun burns, melted makeup, and a flushed complexion? <i>W</i>’s editors share their secrets for surviving the heat.<p><b>The Secret to Sexy Hair</b><br>Celebrity stylist Harry Josh reveals all.<p><b>Fit to Be Thai</b><br>After cleansing and detoxing her way around the globe, spa junkie Sandra …

Beauty

Chernobyl 31 years on: Photographs from inside the exclusion zone

Chernobyl

There’s no such thing as “TMI”: Talking openly about the body is a feminist act

A new slate of period podcasts are being open about, rather than hiding, bodily fluids<p>Feminism has always been about advances in the home and in the larger world, and about tying the two together. Of course women having control over their bodies, such as access to birth control, would affect them …

Landslide

Let’s make Britain wild again and find ourselves in nature

When the robin was voted the UK’s national bird last month, we chose to celebrate half of a broken relationship. The robin evolved to make use of wild boar, preying on the worms and insects exposed by their grubbing. It is to the boar what the oxpecker is to the Cape buffalo. But boar are mostly …

Lake District

Why have we yet to be enchanted by the internet of things?

One of the leading thinkers in the new computing sector known as the internet of things (IoT) can’t help but look at all the flashy, expensive, feature-packed gadgets on the market today – things like Google Glass or the Apple Watch – and keep coming away with the same thought: too many device …

Internet of Things

The science of empathy—and why some people have it less than others

Empathy is hot in business wisdom these days: Forbes says it’s invaluable, Apple’s training manual offers empathy exercises, and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson calls caring “key.”<p>“Corporate empathy is not an oxymoron,” concluded an article in the Harvard Business Review on January 8. “It is a …

Empathy

The Dino Pet: A Living, Bioluminescent Pet | Colossal

<p>Designed by Yonder Biology (“The DNA Art Company”), the Dino Pet is a dinosaur-shaped habitat for a species of bioluminescent marine algae that …

Spectacular Motorized Flipbooks of Hand-Drawn Birds

Brooklyn-based artist Juan Fontanive creates spectacular motorized flip-books. He manually illustrates and paints each “frame” of his sculptural animations on paper and proceeds to install them in his kinetic boxes that sequentially flip through to simulate motion, just like a film projector except …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

No Sew One Piece Seamless Cardigan Crochet Pattern

<b>Seamless Lace Cardi Crochet Pattern</b> - What's nice about this crochet pattern is that there is no sewing involved you can crochet it all in one piece. …

How to Make a Gathered Skirt

Add a classic staple to your wardrobe with this simple gathered skirt. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use a few measurements to create your …

Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity

You know it when it happens: All of a sudden, everyone on the Internet is talking about the same thing. What does it mean for the future of information?<p>Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and simultaneously began …

See the images making Britain stop and think

This month, we announced a photo competition initiated by search engine giants Bing UK. The challenge was posed to Britain's next generation of photographers to snap a photo in response to the question, ‘What makes you stop and think?’. Dazed photographer Hanna Moon led the way by showcasing her …

Experience The Effects Of Aging On Your Perception Of Time

If you buy into the theory put forth by French philosopher Paul Janet in the 19th century, then the first week of our lives is also the longest. Designer Maximilian Klener clearly agrees, which is visualized ingeniously in his new interactive digital project, Why Time Flies.<p>As you scroll down the …

Watch drones go where no normal camera can

Drones have opened up whole new vistas of aerial exploration to the human eye, taking us to hitherto unseen and difficult to navigate places. Nowhere …

Pluto and Other Truly Epic Space Photos

Days away from the arrival of a NASA probe, the icy world is ready for its close-up. Ahead of the historic encounter, we remember the non-planet’s …

Solar System

16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …

Astronomy