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The Interior Color Trends That'll Be Everywhere in 2018

01 of 22<p>Interior Colors to Look Out For<p>With 2018 just around the corner, there’s no better time to start thinking about all of the fun ways you can …

Home Decorating

Trumps offers to mediate in protracted South China Sea feud

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes Sunday and his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing's military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters.<p>Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke separately about …

South China Sea

Beijing is playing Trump “like a fiddle,” an ex-ambassador to China says

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s recent hosting of Donald Trump was a masterclass in how to make the US president comfortable—feed him familiar food, take him on his favorite outing, golf, and tell him how much you like him.<p>But Chinese president Xi Jinping added a creamy layer of pomp and …

China

The pioneering photographer who captured beauty amid the chaos of modernising India

Born to an aristocratic family in Jaipur on Oct. 22, 1942, Raghubir Singh received his first camera, a gift from his brother, at the age of 14.<p>That marked the beginning of his lifelong fascination with photography, which would eventually lead to a career spent living in Hong Kong, Paris, and New …

India

Jack Ma is using Singles Day, a symbol of crass commercialism, to revitalize Tai Chi

Alibaba always puts on a spectacle on Singles Day, its annual online shopping extravaganza—and this year founder Jack Ma’s martial arts obsession is a part of it.<p>Ma’s appearing in a 24-minute martial arts film, <i>Gong Shou Dao</i>, alongside Jet Li, Tony Jaa, and other movie stars, that’s premiering as …

Martial Arts

Are Scallions and Green Onions the Same Thing? What About Spring Onions?

It's all kind of confusing. We break it down.<p>Scallions. Spring onions. Green onions. What's the deal? Are scallions and green onions the same thing? What about spring onions and green onions? These long, skinny alliums are like three very similar shades of the same color. You could call them all …

Vegetables

This 17-Year-Old Can't Vote, But He's Running To Change New York Politics

By the time the election rolls around, Tahseen Chowdhury will only have just become eligible to vote. That hasn't stopped the 17-year-old from …

Elections

Generation Y Takes Over

Why would anyone turn over the future of their country to a 31-year-old leader?<p>Why would anyone turn over the future of their country to a 31-year-old? To which the world’s 31-year-olds might reply: Why would anyone turn over the future of their country to somebody in his 70s? You can’t leave …

Sebastian Kurz

What Is White Vinegar Made Of?

White vinegar is the most aggressive vinegar out there, but there's more to do with it than clean your windows.<p>It seems strange that you can dye eggs and kill weeds with the same ingredient. But trust us, you can. <b>White vinegar is kind of a miracle ingredient</b>, and although you might have hated the …

Recipes

Introverts make great leaders—but lack confidence in their capabilities

Introverts often don’t think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought they would be worried and distressed in leadership situations.<p>Whether or not someone is an introvert is usually measured by how …

Leadership

'The nail in the coffin': Russia's top cyber firm may have made a 'catastrophic' mistake

• <b>Russian hackers reportedly stole top-secret intelligence from the National Security Agency by exploiting Kaspersky antivirus software.</b>• <b><br>Experts say that, depending on what was stolen from the contractor, the revelation could be "catastrophic" for Kaspersky Lab.</b>• <b><br>The FBI has warned the private sector</b> …

Cybersecurity

The Next Great Concealer Is Here

Undereye concealers are tricky. The ones that provide good coverage tend to crease, and the ones that don’t crease hardly cover dark circles at all. …

Makeup

MH370's location an 'almost inconceivable' mystery – final report

Investigators say re-analysis of satellite imagery has narrowed likely resting place to area of less than 25,000 sq km<p>Australian investigators have delivered their final report on the disappearance of Malaysia airlines flight MH370, saying the inability to bring closure for victims’ families was a …

Aviation

Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress

<b>Updated at 2:17 p.m. ET, Oct. 3</b><p>Facebook said on Monday it has given Congress thousands of ads linked with Russian influence operations in the United States and is tightening its policies to make such interference more difficult.<p>"Many [of the ads] appear to amplify racial and social divisions," it …

Robert Mueller

Photographer Captures the Unique Beauty of 500 Women Around the World

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>There are many projects that aim to explore concepts of beauty around the world, but perhaps none so dedicated and comprehensive as <i>The Atlas of</i> …

Jerusalem

Classic Paintings Reimagined as Tattoos Infused with Korean Art Techniques

Despite tattoo art’s long history and growing popularity, it is still considered taboo in some countries. This is the case in South Korea, where tattooing is considered an illegal activity unless the artist holds a medical license. However, this hasn’t prevented tattoo artist Pitta KKM—whose unique …

Tattoos

20+ Funny Textbook Doodles That Are So Clever, Teachers Won’t Be Mad

For a student, sitting in a classroom for hours at a time can get monotonous—especially as a instructor lectures on and on, day after day. Many bored students can't sit idly by without doing <i>something</i>, so doodling is a great way to keep their hands busy and minds occupied while class goes on. Not …

Photographer Spends 10 Years Giving a Voice and Face to Subcultures Around the World

Czech photographer David Tesinsky has spent the past 10 years documenting subcultures and urban life around the globe. His fascinating work is sometimes painful to view, but important to share. His documentary photography reminds us that people living on the fringes of society still contribute, for …

9 Paper Cutting Artists Whose Works Are a Cut Above the Rest

As an age-old artistic medium, paper remains a key player in contemporary art. From folded forms to colossal installations, paper art continues to inspire artists today. One practice that has become particularly popular is paper cutting, a genre defined by its inventive and intricate cuts.<p>While, …

Artists

The Best-Selling Products from the Most Popular Natural Beauty Stores

It can be overwhelming to figure out what to buy.<p>Natural beauty is one of the fastest-growing areas in the beauty industry, and dozens of new brands have popped up in the last few years, as have multiple retailers to sell those brands. (Insert my usual reminder here that the words “natural” and …

Does Drinking Collagen Actually Do Anything for Your Skin?

When I first started to see collagen pills and powders coming across my desk about a year ago, I thought, This is total beauty BS. But the collagen …

Skin Care

Load Up Your Thermos All Week Long With These 14 Instant Pot Soups

Whether you’re a teacher or just sending the kids back to school, this time of year is one for fresh starts — and meals. That includes prepping your own lunch while you’re packing the kids’. Since you spent the summer eating mason jar salads, it’s time to warm things up with comforting soups. Of …

Cooking

Apple Gets Tough on Hong Kong Phone Touts

Apple Inc. is making it harder for touts to profit from buying iPhones in Hong Kong only to sell them on the black market in China.<p>From August 15, …

BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (黃之鋒), Alex Chow (周永康) and Nathan Law (羅冠聰) were today sent to prison for their roles in the events that sparked the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong.<p>The trio was last year found guilty of offenses related to entering Hong Kong’s Civic Square on Sept. 26, 2014 …

Hong Kong

I’m a Christian — Charlottesville Has Been a Wake-Up Call

Rifling through old photos of my mom for an article, I found a picture of myself from my sophomore year of high school. In front of me on a table is an issue of <i>Christianity Today</i> magazine alongside a leather-bound Bible adorned with a carefully placed BUSH/CHENEY 2004 bumper sticker. Beyond the …

Faith

Monochromatic Makeup Ideas for 2017

Pairing the right shade of lipstick with your eye shadow and blush can be a little too time-consuming. Thankfully, this season welcomed a hot trend that makes our lives a little simpler and streamlined, not to mention runway-approved. That’s right — we’re talking about monochromatic makeup. Tons of …

Makeup

The Plant-Based Mixer We’re Adding to All Our Summer Cocktails

Aloe vera is for more than your sunburned bod.<p>I’m generally skeptical of extra stuff in my cocktails. On one hand, my usual drink orders—Negronis, Boulevardiers, Manhattans if I’m feeling extra frisky—have no added sugar, chemicals, or funky stuff. On the other hand… they’re, well, 100-percent …

Aloe

17 Healthy Sauce Recipes So You Never Have to Eat Boring Food Again

Foodies

New technology promises a comfortable high heel, but begs the question: Why wear heels at all?

The comedian Henry Youngman was famous for his one-liners. In one of his better-known jokes, a patient visits the doctor. “Doctor, it hurts when I do this,” the patient says, to which the doctor replies: “Don’t do that!”<p>As leagues of women will attest, it hurts to wear high heels. “They’re so …

My meeting with a rapist in India who thinks he can make up for his crime by marrying the child he violated

A ten-year-old girl was recently denied an abortion by the supreme court of India. She was a victim of rape, which she alleges was perpetrated by her uncle several times over a period of seven months. Her pregnancy was discovered after she complained of stomach ache and was taken to the hospital, …

New Delhi