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  • Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita
    Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita

    A shoppable video for a Petit Bateau capsule collection, Léa Seydoux and flowers feature in a new Prada scent short, and cool dreamy imagery for the Mykita-Margiela collaboration: here are the finest cuts from the world of fashion film over the past seven days. The French brand celebrated its capsule collection with Finnish designer Satu Maaranen, the winner of last year's Hyères festival, with this cool shoppable video released via Nowness. Directed by Julien Pujol and Antoine Asseraf, it …

  • We're Loving Gwyneth Paltrow's Bare-Faced Post-Split Beauty
    We're Loving Gwyneth Paltrow's Bare-Faced Post-Split Beauty

    Trust all-natural, organic-loving, Goop founder Gwyneth to rock a glowing, flawless face of no make-up for her first post-split public event. Read on for the full beauty scoop... …

  • Get The Look: Make Like Gwyneth Paltrow With The Ultimate Bare-Faced Beauty
    Get The Look: Make Like Gwyneth Paltrow With The Ultimate Bare-Faced Beauty

    Trust all-natural, organic-loving, Goop founder Gwyneth to rock a glowing, flawless face of no make-up for her first post-split public event. Read on for the full beauty scoop... …

  • AllSaints joins fashion's 'Hack Pack'
    AllSaints joins fashion's 'Hack Pack'

    The London-based men's and womenswear brand will be playing a key role in the Decoded Fashion event where the worlds of fashion and tech collide.  Set to take place May 10-11, Decoded Fashion will see 250 top coders and tech entrepreneurs organized into teams working through night and day to create innovative problem-solving applications designed for the fashion and retail spheres. "Hackathons...attract the most passionate," Jen Rubio, global head of innovation at AllSaints explained to WWD. …

  • Chasing Food with the Fat Kid Inside: The Perfect Egg
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    Chasing Food with the Fat Kid Inside: The Perfect Egg

    Whether you like your eggs scrambled, poached or soft-boiled, Erwan Heussaff shows you how to cook them perfectly. Special thanks to The Cookery Place (https://www.facebook.com/thecookeryplace). For more recipes and health tips, log on to http://thefatkidinside.com/ …

  • Smartphone or Sex: Which Would You Rather Give Up? (Infographic)
    Smartphone or Sex: Which Would You Rather Give Up? (Infographic)

    More Americans report they would rather forgo sex than a mobile phone, and almost 70 percent of Americans say they check their mobile phone even when it hasn't made any indication of a message arriving.... …

  • Pop art condoms aim to make safe sex cool in Kenya
    Pop art condoms aim to make safe sex cool in Kenya

    The Center for African Family Studies (CAFS), a Nairobi-based NGO, hopes to encourage condom use in Kenya through a new campaign and a new line of colorful condom wrappers designed by Kenyan artist Michael Soi. The designs on the eye-catching wrappers are taken from paintings by Michael Soi, whose work is popular but also somewhat controversial in his home country. "Most people are actually very afraid of going to vendors in supermarkets and chemists to buy condoms because we are a fairly …

  • Do you need an app to keep track of your sex life?
    Do you need an app to keep track of your sex life?

    The latest step in the online sharing trend, Nipple lets users log the most intimate details of their sexual encounters, right down to what position they enjoyed, if any toys came into play and whether they reached orgasm or not. In an aim to encourage people to be more open when talking about sex, users are awarded "nipple points" for inputting intimate details via the site. …

  • Scientists reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's
    Scientists reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's

    Spanish scientists have for the first time used gene therapy to reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's, an advance that could lead to new drugs to treat the disease, they said Wednesday. The Autonomous University of Barcelona team injected a gene which causes the production of a protein that is blocked in patients with Alzheimer's into the hippocampus -- a region of the brian essential to memory processing -- in mice that were in the initial stages of the disease. "The protein that was …

  • Phoebe Philo and Natalie Massenet named on Time mag's 100 most influential people list
    Phoebe Philo and Natalie Massenet named on Time mag's 100 most influential people list

    Two of fashion's most important figures, Phoebe Philo and Natalie Massenet appear in Time's latest list of most influential people in the world, published online Thursday. Phoebe Philo is of course, the creative director of Céline. Philo's friend and former Chloé colleague Stella McCartney has written a piece for the magazine on the Céline designer, who was included in the Icons section. Massenet, who features in the Pioneers section, is an equally giant name in the fashion world. …

  • Are you a mobile addict?
    Are you a mobile addict?

    But what is a mobile addict? According to Flurry Analytics, it's someone who launches and uses smartphone or tablet apps at least six times more than the global average which, according to its data drawn from 500,000 apps installed on 1.3 billion devices, currently stands at 10 times a day. Only 12 months ago, 79 million people fell into the same addict category meaning that there has been a 123 percent jump in addiction since 2013 and those on the edge -- i.e., using apps between 16 and 60 …

  • Arianna Huffington to write well-being content for Westin Hotels
    Arianna Huffington to write well-being content for Westin Hotels

    Westin Hotels has tapped media mogul Arianna Huffington to serve as an ambassador for the professional and work pillar of the brand's wide-sweeping well-being movement, an ambitious and holistic campaign aimed at improving guests’ overall health across six channels. After launching the mental and mindfulness arm of the program last month, the international hotel chain announced that Huffington will sit on its well-being council as an ambassador for professional careers. That means that …

  • What kind of a ‘hoarder’ are you?
    What kind of a ‘hoarder’ are you?

    Whether you’re banking on the “organized chaos” or are a hoarder of anything that you see on sale, there’s a technique you can use to clean up your space. …

  • Cozy up your home
    Cozy up your home

    Dress up your space with the right accessories to maximize warm, fuzzy feeling of cozying up. …

  • When you consider storage space
    When you consider storage space

    Storage is one of the most important considerations when building a house or choosing a new place to live in. …