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  • Dior Eyes and how virtual reality is changing the way we see fashion
    Dior Eyes and how virtual reality is changing the way we see fashion

    When luxury fashion house Dior revealed recently that it was launching its very own virtual reality headset, it was just the latest confirmation that high fashion is getting technical. The French brand has been working on a headset informally known as “Dior Eyes” that will provide users with exclusive backstage access to its ready-to-wear runway shows via specially filmed footage. Dior is by no means the only fashion brand putting feelers out into the virtual reality world. In April the …

  • Ralph Lauren on board for New York Fashion Week: Men's schedule
    Ralph Lauren on board for New York Fashion Week: Men's schedule

    The designer that brought polo to the public is on the schedule for fashion week in both New York and Milan to strut his menswear. In Milan, Ralph Lauren will present his spring 2016 men's Purple Label collection on June 20 when Milan Men's Fashion Week will be in full swing, according to Women's Wear Daily. …

  • Tommy Hilfiger re-enacts his Fall 2015 fashion show in Beijing
    Tommy Hilfiger re-enacts his Fall 2015 fashion show in Beijing

    For the first time ever, the designer's entire runway show has been transported en masse as part of the label's 30th anniversary celebrations. Opened and closed by Chinese supermodel Shu Pei Qin, the show was staged at the 751 Gasometer in Beijing in front of 800 specially invited guests and featured every element, including a football stadium set and artificial turf, first seen when the show debuted in New York in February. "Recreating the show in China for the first time has been a terrific …

  • Dunkin' Donuts Chips Ahoy donut for the ultimate sugarbomb
    Dunkin' Donuts Chips Ahoy donut for the ultimate sugarbomb

    For those watching their calorie intake, another version of the treat is available without the filling, reports Bloomberg News. Both pastries are slathered with chocolate icing and dipped in cookie crumbs, the kind found at the bottom of the jar once you've snarfed that very last whole cookie and are all the more delicious for being all that remains. Mini doughnuts in the classic flavors of Boston Creme and Chocolate Frosted are being tested in the Pittsburgh area with plans to expand should …

  • A century on, experts crack mystery of holes in Swiss cheese
    A century on, experts crack mystery of holes in Swiss cheese

    Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese. Experts from Agroscope, a state centre for agricultural research, said the phenomenon -- which marks famous Swiss cheeses such as Emmental and Appenzell -- was caused by tiny bits of hay present in the milk and not bacteria as previously thought. "It's the disappearance of the traditional bucket" used during milking that caused the difference, said Agroscope spokesman …

  • Ben & Jerry's announces new, eco-friendly-themed flavor
    Ben & Jerry's announces new, eco-friendly-themed flavor

    It's part of a global campaign to activate ice cream lovers and the like, who Ben & Jerry's hopes to lure with the raspberry-flavored treat that's swirled with marshmallow and blended with cone-shaped chunks of white and dark fudge. Named after the campaign itself, 'Save our Swirled' enters the campaign as a way to motivate individuals towards supporting the cause of using clean energy. "Ben & Jerry's has committed to dramatically reducing our own carbon footprint in an effort to help keep …

  • Depp storms off Pirates set in pursuit of wife: report
    Depp storms off Pirates set in pursuit of wife: report

    Johnny Depp has reportedly stormed off the Australian set of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" to return to the United States to be with wife Amber Heard. The superstar actor is meant to be shooting scenes as swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow on the Gold Coast tourist strip in Queensland state, but walked away on Wednesday evening, the Gold Coast Bulletin said. The newspaper said Depp and his wife of three months were constantly bickering with some US entertainment websites …

  • The vainer sex: men check themselves out 23 times per day
    The vainer sex: men check themselves out 23 times per day

    Women are often portrayed as bathroom hoggers who spend hours in front of the mirror before leaving the house, but new research shows that men could actually be the vainer sex. A survey of 1000 British individuals by men's lifestyle e-tailer Avaj has revealed that men look at their reflection 23 times a day on average -- compared to women, who check themselves out a mere 16 times. …

  • The Airbnb for couples into kinky sex launches online
    The Airbnb for couples into kinky sex launches online

    In addition to Wifi, free breakfast and parking, amenities at the newest breed of short-term vacation rental site include cages, whips, swings and leather restraints. Sensing a void in the sharing economy for kinky, erotic, bondage and submission-themed vacation rentals, San Francisco-based entrepreneurs Darren McKeeman and Ryan Galiotto launched the new service this month, allowing freewheeling couples to indulge in their BDSM fantasies at specialized apartments around the world. Kinkbnb is …

  • More sex does not necessarily improve happiness: study
    More sex does not necessarily improve happiness: study

    We've been told by research, self-help books and the media that having lots of sex will make us happy, yet a new study at Carnegie Mellon University in the US suggests that upping your sexual activity could in some cases lead to frustration. There is a positive relationship between sex and happiness, according to the researchers, who say being happy could inspire more sex, or being healthy could make you happier and lead to more sex. The experiment continued for three months as the …

  • When encouraging healthy eating, 'do' bests 'don't'
    When encouraging healthy eating, 'do' bests 'don't'

    In the elusive struggle to encourage kids to make healthy food choices in the midst of heavy marketing for high calorie, sugary drinks and snacks, a new research analysis says it's best to tell them what they should eat rather than what they should stay away from. This strategy could also be applied to your spouse, say the researchers, hailing from the Cornell Food & Brand Lab in the US. Negative messages, they concluded, work best on experts such as dieticians and doctors who, despite their …

  • Sunshine won’t suffice as only vitamin D source during pregnancy
    Sunshine won’t suffice as only vitamin D source during pregnancy

    Presented Monday at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Dublin, the study's findings are expected to reduce early childhood diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, bone formation disorders, high risk of caesarean delivery and premature birth. "Pregnant women with vitamin D deficiencies may be at greater risk of various problems and complications, both for themselves and their babies," says Dr. Spiros. Until now, Mediterranean women …

  • Are you raising a healthy child?
    Are you raising a healthy child?

    Are you raising a healthy child? …

  • When encouraging healthy eating, 'do' bests 'don't'
    When encouraging healthy eating, 'do' bests 'don't'

    In the elusive struggle to encourage kids to make healthy food choices in the midst of heavy marketing for high calorie, sugary drinks and snacks, a new research analysis says it's best to tell them what they should eat rather than what they should stay away from. This strategy could also be applied to your spouse, say the researchers, hailing from the Cornell Food & Brand Lab in the US. Negative messages, they concluded, work best on experts such as dieticians and doctors who, despite their …