Vivian Chan

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Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

5 Things to Watch in the Fed’s December Minutes - Briefly - WSJ

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday releases minutes of its Dec. 16-17 meeting, held before a fresh round of market turbulence pushed oil prices below $50 a barrel, global bond yields to fresh lows and the U.S. dollar to new highs.<p>Investors will be looking for clues into the Fed’s thinking about how …

Secret Ingredients

This moisturizer gets its anti-aging powers from standard ingredients, like retinol and matrixyl 3000, as well as unlikely ones, such as astragalus root, a Chinese herb that enhances the telomerase enzome, allowing DNA to replicate more regularly. Also unexpected: it’s the first product in a new …

An end to Hong Kong’s unrest is now more distant than ever

HONG KONG—A resolution to the protests that have swept Hong Kong for the past two weeks drifted even further away today.<p>Ahead of talks between students and the government planned for tomorrow, protesters announced a new wave of civil disobedience, partnering with sympathetic lawmakers who vowed to …

Statue or Bust: Around the World in Lenins

Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, founder of Russia's Communist Party, and premier of the Soviet Union, has been dead since 1924, but his image has lived on worldwide for nearly a century. With the backing of the Soviet government, tens of thousands of statues, busts, and …

Tracing the Hair Evolution of the Beatles: From Mop Tops to Psychedelic Shags

John Lennon would have turned 74 today. The man who wrote antiwar anthems like “Imagine” and famously asserted that the most revolutionary thing you could do was to “stay in bed and grow out your hair” may forever be associated with the seventies peace movement, but it was his remarkable physical …

Soul Music

The Most Epic Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas

A look back at some of the best celeb costumes over the years.<p>Whether you're looking for sultry, spooky, or silly, we're rounding up the best celebrity Halloween costumes for all your dress-up inspiration. From Heidi Klum's greatest over-the-top ensembles to the costumes referencing our favorite …

Halloween Costume

The Top 7 Accessory Trends of Spring 2015

When it comes to weighing in on the look of spring 2015, attention to detail is all important. In fact the most game-changing decisions you're likely to make in your wardrobe will boil down to shopping just the right shoe, bag, belt, or earring. See our roundup of the accessory trends that will …

Local Secrets Only a Seattleite Would Know

Global Yodel recently caught up with Instagram star Dan Cole to ask him about his home city of Seattle. He offered some great insight, local tips and beautiful photos.<p>"I chose these photos because they represent the variety of places I like to visit and capture some of the diverse things I've seen, …

Hermès: Changing of the desert guard

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>Paris Fashion Week Day Eight<p>As the sun rose in all its golden glory on the desert sand that was the <b>Hermès</b> …

How To Wear A Trench Coat Without Looking Like Inspector Gadget

Trench coats have always had a place in fashion. If our favorite celebs aren't rocking theirs, we have the legendary Burberry number to fall back on -- or at least, marvel at it from afar.<p>Trenches are one of our fall basics since they pretty much go with every outfit. Whether we're taking a …

Classical music students - the future's bright, just use your imagination

In 1977 I won a bet with my brother Andrew. This meant that he finally had to write me the cello piece he had been promising for years. The trouble was that he decided it should be a piece for cello and rock band - and the classical music world was a <i>lot</i> stuffier then than it is now. That was the …

Paul Morley: ‘Pop belongs to the last century. Classical music is more relevant to the future’

For years, this rock critic viewed classical music as pompous art of the past. Now, tired of pop, he explains why classical is the truly subversive form - and selects six favourite pieces to convert the unbeliever<p>During the 1970s and 80s, I mostly listened to pop and rock music, when even the likes …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p>Courtesy

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What The Hell Is Going On in Australia: The ISIS Influence Down Under

SYDNEY — The 'Death Cult', as the politicians are calling what we commonly know as Islamic State (ISIS), has taken over the media in Australia.<p>Prime …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Is a Harvard Student Bringing Down the Beauty Industry?

Grace Choi invented a 3D makeup printer that's about to take the beauty industry by storm.<p>Is the $55 billion dollar makeup industry about to be taken down by a Harvard Business student? According to Business Insider, Grace Choi has developed an at-home 3D makeup printer which has the capability to …

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

How to Get Rid of Kitchen Smells with Natural Remedies

How Bon Appétit staffers get rid of bad kitchen smells with natural ingredients like lemons, baking soda, incense, and vinegar<p>We're not too proud to admit that sometimes our kitchens can get a little...funky. From blackberry caramel sauce to soy-glazed chicken thighs to homemade ramen, sometimes …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

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The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

Pierce Brosnan: My James Bond was 'never good enough'

Pierce Brosnan has dismissed his own run as James Bond "never good enough" and admitted he hates watching himself as 007.<p>In an interview with the Telegraph, the Irish actor said he struggled to get under the skin of the suave British sleuth, who he played in four films between 1995's Goldeneye and …

An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes

<i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to New York. <i>“The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.”</i> And …

Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw …

SJP On Her Love Affair With Shoes and Those SATC3 Rumors

The actress talks her new line with Nordstrom and whether or not she'll ever slip back into Carrie Bradshaw's Manolos...<p>SJP—the acronym alone evokes the sound of stilettos skipping down the sidewalks of New York City. It's been nearly 10 years to the day since the final <i>Sex and the City</i> episode …

A New Survey Reveals Which Social Media Brands People Are Most Attached To

And we’re not talking about “liking,” apparently. To clarify, attachment, which is at the core of Brand Dependence research methodology, refers to …

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The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

Frank Horvat's best shot: the seedy side of 1950s Paris

In 1956, a New York agency asked me to do a sexy story for a US "men's magazine" about the nightlife of Paris, where I was living. I was 28 and had little money, so was glad to accept. I headed for Place Pigalle and asked nightclub doormen if they would let me in to photograph the girls in their …