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This $130 ring is actually a panic button in disguise

While smartphones make it easier than ever before to dial 911, and smartwatches include features like SOS, sometimes you just want the people in your life to know where you are <i>before</i> something bad happens.<p>Enter Nimb: a panic button disguised as costume jewelry.<p>The Nimb ring is designed to be a …

Is the fashion industry finally embracing ‘real’ women?

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. Tammy Wynette sang it, and boy sometimes do I feel it. On the wrong side of 40 I am constantly reminded that I’m …

Urban Outfitters Uses A Curvy Model To Sell A Size It Doesn't Carry

One step forward, one step back.<p>Urban Outfitters enjoyed a bit of praise recently for featuring the likes of transgender model and actress Hari Nef and curvy model Barbie Ferreira in its “Class of 2017” campaign.<p>The campaign, which the brand says highlights people who “are challenging the status …

Alternative Ways to Wear Your Engagement Ring and Wedding Band

<i>Tradition states that your engagement ring goes on the ring finger of your left hand, and that it goes outside of your wedding band once you’ve said “I do.” But did you know that’s not the only way to wear your rings? Our experts have a few different combos that are worth a look.</i><p>Wearing your …

Weddings

All the Wildly Romantic Engagement Rings In Claire Pettibone’s New Collection

Just when you'd thought you'd seen all the engagement rings out there... Claire Pettibone has dressed Carrie Underwood on the red carpet and Nikki Reed on her wedding day—and now she wants to dress your ring finger. The designer will release her newest collection of engagement rings with Trumpet & …

17 Pieces Every College Girl Should Add to Her Wardrobe This Fall

The stereotype of college students wearing pajamas to class doesn't apply to fashion girls. And as a student, you're constantly out in the world …

A fashion photographer on the “unexpected, in-between” moments where great pictures happen

Anyone who has attended a fashion show can tell you there’s a great deal of waiting around: Models endure hours of hair and makeup. Attendees gather outside venues, and kiss cheeks. Hired cars idle. Champagne is passed. It’s these liminal moments—when many of us reach for our phones to pass the …

Fashion Week

New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

<b>Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past 10 years according to a new study.</b><p>The African Elephant Status report says that poaching is the main driver of the fall, the worst losses in 25 years.<p>However the authors say that long-term issues such as the loss of habitat …

Why I Never Wash My Denim Jeans—And Maybe You Shouldn’t Either

So, you’ve been publicly “denim shamed”: Your colleagues, friends, family, or lovers are balking at your admission that you don’t wash your jeans—like, almost ever.<p>Most likely a sinking feeling has befallen you. Your back tightens, a lump develops in your throat, and you begin shifting from one …

Melissa McCarthy's Stylist on 'Ghostbusters' Tour Looks and Dressing Real-World-Size Women

"In between L.A. and New York, not everybody is a size 2 or a size 4," says stylist Judy B. Swartz. "That’s the real world and that’s the world …

Melissa McCarthy

America's Best Treehouse Hotels

A few miles outside of Seattle is Treehouse Point. This hotel is tucked away in the rich green woods and is perfect for remembering that there is …

Ziplining

Frozen: Veep star Tony Hale says Disney movie stresses him out

According to Tony Hale, Disney’s <i>Frozen</i> is quite a dark film. “It is fantastic and the music is fantastic,” the <i>Veep</i> star and tells Jimmy Fallon on <i>The</i> …

The War on Stupid People

American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth.<p>As recently as the 1950s, possessing only middling intelligence was not likely to severely limit your life’s trajectory. IQ wasn’t a big factor in whom you married, where you lived, or what others thought of you. The qualifications …

How Prince George’s Style Became Big Business

Whatever his mum wears sells out in seconds. Is the well-dressed Prince George now creating his own version of the phenomenon that is the Kate Effect?<p>…

France declared war on prostitution, but not on prostitutes

After more than two years of slow-simmering social drama, the French Parliament passed a bill Wednesday that makes it illegal to pay for sex in France. Prostitution, however, remains legal: The point of the bill is to discourage the practice by penalizing clients instead of prostitutes.<p>The bill …

Hong Kong's umbrella movement spawns new political party

Demosisto party, founded by some of the leaders of 2014 protests, aims to fight against perceived attempts by China to erode region’s autonomy<p>Some of the most prominent leaders of Hong Kong’s umbrella movement protests have launched a new political party, vowing to press on with their fight to …

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

This High School Senior Surprised Every Girl at His School With Flowers

#ManOfTheYear.<p>File this under extreme acts of kindness: In honor of Valentine's Day, Hayden Godfrey, 17, handed out flowers to all 834 girls at his high school Thursday.<p>The gift was the result of years of planning. The high school senior from Utah originally had the idea in middle school, after …

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Our 7 Favorite Next-Generation Fashion Power Couples

Fashion is a tight knit industry. So tight in fact that it has a long tradition of businesses run by families and couples (see: Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Prada, Proenza Schouler, et al.). It makes sense -- as Samantha Orley, one third of premium knitwear brand Orley, noted about working with …

Family Business

Greek islanders to be nominated for Nobel peace prize

International group of academics to propose those on frontline of refugee crisis be commended for their ‘empathy and self-sacrifice’<p>Greek islanders who have been on the frontline of the refugee crisis are to be nominated for the Nobel peace prize with the support of their national government.<p>Of the …

Nobel Prize

Italian forces searching for five terror suspects after attack warning

FBI warns Italian authorities of possible threats to sites such as St Peter’s Basilica and tourist sites in Milan<p>Italian security forces are searching for five possible terror suspects following a warning by US authorities of a possible militant attack, according to foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni.<p>…

After Paris attacks: France and U.S. struggle with Syrian refugee issue

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the wake of the deadliest violence visited on France since World War II, the United States and its longtime ally are both struggling with how to handle a massive influx of Syrian refugees.<p>Less than a week after terrorists connected to ISIS slaughtered 129 people on the streets of Paris, …

‘They were torturing to kill’: inside Syria’s death machine | Garance le Caisne

Caesar, the Syrian military photographer who smuggled shocking evidence of torture out of Assad’s dungeons, tells his story for the first time<p>For two years, between 2011 and 2013, the former Syrian military photographer known only as Caesar used a police computer in Damascus to copy thousands of …

The tragedy of James Bond

007 is still supposed to be a hero but if you knew him in real life, you would be warning all your friends not to invite him to their parties.<p>There …

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Income Inequality

Meet the Nigerian woman taking on Boko Haram | Nigeria

<b>Abuja, Nigeria -</b> On a long, barren road in northeastern Nigeria, Hafsat Mohammed, squeezed into a public minibus, saw the gunmen materialise from the bush like a mirage.<p>The 33-year-old was on her way to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency, when two …