Why does your college kid act that way?

Keep reading for why your college-aged kid is testing the limits and why you may need to change your frame of mind. Remember what it felt like to reach your 18th birthday, or the first time you lived or traveled on your own? To a teenager who has grown up with rules, curfews and obligations to parents, that feeling of inching closer to grown-up status is indescribable. We can remember these feelings...

Behind Blue Eyes: The Power of Blue Eye Makeup

Olives come in all shapes and sizes. Green, purple, black; pitted, stuffed, spiced; Kalamata, Nicoise, Sicilian; they all have a unique and fragrant flavor profile. And while they’re very tasty and satisfying on their own — and even more so as a snack alongside an evening cocktail — they’re also well suited for taking your favorite dishes up a notch. Planning on making fish...

How to network within your own neighborhood

Why networking strengthens your neighborhood Just like social networking can strengthen a company, networking — both online and in person — can strengthen the people around you. There’s some truth to the saying “it takes a village” and, in modern times, that village is typically your neighborhood. It’s more than borrowing a cup of sugar or hiring a babysitter, neighborhood...

How To Prepare Artichokes (VIDEOS)

Artichokes can seem pretty intimidating — they’re big, green, bulbous and prickly. If this keeps you from buying them fresh at the market, it shouldn’t. We’re here to show you the different ways to clean, trim and prepare artichokes for cooking — and then we’ll show you how to eat them. The first step is learning how to clean the artichokes, which is probably the...

The Psychology of Fragrance Ad Casting

Who – New York Times columnist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Because – He has raised our consciousness about the struggle for gender equality and forced us to look at injustice around the world. Photographed – By Brent McDonald in Yida refugee camp, in South Sudan, on February 16, 2012. The Story Nicholas Kristof likes to...

World's Most Obscure Flags Explained (PHOTOS)

The Olympics are one of the few times you get to admire some of the lesser-known flags of the world: the bold colors of South Africa, the intricate detail of Belize, the soothing simplicity of Ukraine. Let me take you on a guided tour of the eight weirdest national flags to be found around the world… This article originally appeared on Condé Nast Traveler: Jeopardy Champ Ken Jennings Explains...

18 Great DIY Christmas Ideas for Enhancing the Christmas Spirit

On Wednesday night, 666 people (seriously) put themselves through their own form of hell by taking the long way to the top of one the tallest buildings in the world when they scaled the Empire State Building from its stairwell. That’s 1,576 steps and 86 flights of hamstring- and gluteal-writhing agony all the way to the building’s glowing observation deck. Runners ranged from guys like Thomas...

Holiday Style Inspiration: Elle Macpherson's Aspen Chic

It’s an hour before kick-off and 42 degrees F. There’s only one reason you’re standing around in this weather when you don’t even have tickets — you’re a fan. But roughing it in the tailgate lot doesn’t have to be a grudge-match. All you need to make yourself comfy and have fun is a little know-how. We’ve got spirit! Yes, we do! First, you’ll need...

A Required Dose of 'Culinary Intelligence'

Just as I was about to extol the many virtues of Peter Kaminsky’s new book, brilliantly titled Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well), I happened upon a dose of Culinary Insanity in the food pages of today’s New York Times. In an article about an exemplary initiative to teach doctors about nutrition, a recipe appears that is so unhealthy as to render the project...

5 Crazy dating apps that will come handy

Did you see the short film Sight, made by a team of visual arts students, that examined what dating would be like if it were an eyeball-implanted app? (If not, check it out here!) The apps below don’t go that far, exactly, but we might be closer than we think to a future in which dating resembles Minority Report more closely than When Harry Met Sally. Not to freak you out or anything. Bad Date...