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12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

How To Talk To A Tailor

Considering a bespoke suit? MR PORTER offers a few pointers on how to be the perfect client<p>My relationships with my tailors over the years have …

New Jean Styles For Men

Jeans

Meet the Renegades Who Shun Social Media

Ashley, a doctor and mother of two in Connecticut, still remembers the moment, in 2007, when Facebook began to feel strange. “I went out one night, and the next day a friend in D.C. texted me and told me she liked my outfit,” Ashley said. “Though flattering, I found myself quite uncomfortable with …

Social Media

Inside 'Montage of Heck' Album's Trove of Unreleased Kurt Cobain

Director Brett Morgen details "cinematic" companion record of Cobain's intimate home recordings, reveals full track list<p>"I curated the album to …

Kurt Cobain

A Few Things You've Probably Never Noticed About 'Nighthawks'

This video takes a close look at Edward Hopper's most famous painting.<p>It's been referenced in everything from <i>That '70s Show</i> to <i>The Simpsons</i>, influenced <i>Blade Runner</i> and Tom Waits albums. It's one of the most recognizable American paintings, but, in all likelihood, you've never thought of …

Art

The Chicago Podcast Cooperative wants to let independent audio thrive in the Windy City

Created by Cards Against Humanity, the network wants to connect local podcasts to local advertisers and make it a little easier for creative people to stay in town.<p>If not for Cards Against Humanity’s new inhouse studio, the Chicago Podcast Cooperative may never have been born. The card game …

Cards Against Humanity

Get Hooked on Apple Nachos This Fall

It's official: Apples > corn chips.<p>Nachos are one of those foods that are delicious no matter how you prep them — even if your base is far from the traditional tortilla chip. In this fall variation on the beloved appetizer (or dinner, if we're lucky), we topped slices of red and green apples with …

10 Forgotten National Parks

America’s most popular National Parks are the Great Smoky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, collectively drawing over 17.5 million visitors …

The first-person industrial complex: How the harrowing personal essay took over the Internet.

A few months ago, Natasha Chenier submitted a piece to <i>Jezebel</i> about her sexual relationship with her dad. She described meeting her biological father …

When the Lights Go Out

Threatened by massive solar storms, terrorists, and climate change, how safe is the U.S. electrical grid, really?<p>Throughout history, inexplicable natural phenomena have tended to instill an understandable fear in people. Accounts of the solar storm of August and September 1859 stand out for their …

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The Paradox of Baby Names

Even as parents go to ridiculous lengths to ensure an original name for their child, the annual most-popular list documents how unconventional names have become the norm.<p>There is a company that promises to come up with a list of names for your new baby that are—as much as baby names can possibly …

Achieving Personal Style

It's been a while I've been mulling the concept of personal style and how to explain it to people, who invariably ask me, when they find out I work in fashion.<p>In this era of "life-documented-on-Instagram," the consensus tilts towards personal style over trendsetters. We want to stand out, and one …