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Why Do You Hate The Word Moist? Science.

Okay, a lot of people hate the word “moist.” It just sounds gross, but why does it repulse us? A new study published in the journal PLOS One may have …

Psychology

Four First Dates, Four Outfits

It’s all well and good to mythologize first dates and believe that when you find your soulmate you’ll look deeply into each others’ eyes while …

How 'Straight Outta Compton' viral marketing became a sensation

The release of Universal's N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," which he produced, was just three months away, as was the launch of his first album in 14 years, <i>Compton</i>, a companion piece to the film.<p>So he looked around the room and said: "What do you guys got?"<p>During the past two weeks, leading …

7 Hilarious Examples of Anti-Hipster Marketing | Inc.com

Not long ago on I saw an ad for Bic razors called the "Hipstervention" campaign. In candid PSA-style videos, you could watch fictional moms speaking about how their boys used to be so sweet and clean-shaven -- but are now bearded, tattooed skateboarders.<p>Sure enough, this is not the first or only …

Midnight Sapphires

Mid Week Distraction No. 27

okay, okay. this is not a mid week distraction. it is of course an end of week distraction. unless you work on weekends – in which case this IS a mid …

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Sal gewonde Bokke opstaan of omrol?

​Die tafel is gedek vir nóg ’n Springbok-nederlaag.<p>Die afgelope week het ons sewe van die donkerste dae in die geskiedenis van Bok-rugby beleef en …

London fashion week autumn/winter 2014 – day three, as it happened

Day three, done<p>We’re closing the blog for day three now, but first a moment to reflect on what we have learned: Silver birch trees are having a fashion moment. Anna Wintour takes selfies with tourists. Kate Moss will always be the most photographed person in the room.<p>Come back tomorrow for pictures …

Rashida Jones: 'There's more than one way to be a woman and be sexy'

The actor, writer and producer Rashida Jones suggested we meet at a private members' club near her home in West Hollywood, which seemed like a fine idea at the time. But, as I wait for her, I worry that there must be a dress code that I didn't know about, because every single woman but me is …

Turkey Panini with Fontina and Cranberry Fig Chutney | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Use what’s left after the Thanksgiving feast as a starting point for a quick panini that will rival the original meal. Here, we boost the flavor of the well-loved turkey sandwich by adding melted fontina cheese, cranberry fig chutney and fresh arugula. If you like, use your own favorite cranberry …

Recipes

Crane's eye view of Shanghai - in pictures

A crane worker on the construction site of the Shanghai Tower, one of the highest spots in the city, is a prize winner in the Shanghai City Photography Competition. Wei Gensheng's views over Shanghai have become increasingly impressive as the building has continued to climb

“Exploded” 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR & 1967 Ferrari 330 P4

“Exploded” 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR & 1967 Ferrari 330 P4. Of course it’s a mix of 3d rendering with model cars, but who cares? It’s amazing! The full interview with the artist can be found here: http://bit.ly/180F8zJ Also, be sure to sign up for www.thecollectionroom.com and post your diecast car collection!

Monument Valley

Jigsaw Menswear - Video - Style Tips For Christmas

Style Tips For Christmas<p>We Interview an expert from Jigsaw about how to wear the tartan suit for this winter. Tartan is one of the big trends for …

Why did David Dimbleby get a tattoo – to stand out, or fit in?

'I've tattooed people in their mid-70s," said Dominique, 32, who has worked at Family Business in Exmouth Market, central London, for the past seven years. "I love it. What I seem to notice is that they all say the same thing: 'I've wanted this for years, but I was never sure it was a good idea.' …

Weekender: Eric Riddler, research librarian, 45

<b>After work on Friday, I'm usually stuck on a bus in Sydney's infamously dense traffic</b>, on my way to an exhibition. The creative community is vibrant here. We have fantastic public exhibitions, such as the annual Sculpture By The Sea, a three week-long sculpture show on the Sydney coast, and Art & …

Double Berry Muffins

<i>Indulge in juicy berry muffins this weekend as a little added treat. With colder climes now upon us it is perfectly appropriate to indulge in some</i> …

Breakfast

Rachel’s Bubble and Squeak Recipe

<i>We are already feeling the Christmas spirit here at StyleNest HQ, so we thought we would make sure you are fully prepared for all the upcoming</i> …

Ready to party: how to dress up if you're a guy

If I go to a party (tiny "if", guys – I love to party! I'm 34!), I want to be a high-impact player. I want to bowl in and stir things up. In a good way. What I actually do is hide in a corner and whisper to my friends. If it's a house party I hole up in the kitchen and play a drinking game with the …