13 albums we can’t wait to hear in 2015

Thumbnail

New year, new music In 2015, a slew of artists will bless fans with brand new albums. From the surprise return of Modest Mouse to the embattled swan song of Lil Wayne, audiophiles are eagerly awaiting a bunch of new releases See also: 15 visually stunning album covers of 2014 While we can speculate about the potential return of stars like Adele , Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna , here are 13 albums listeners can definitely spin in 2015. Read more... More about Music , Features , Albums , Entertainment , and 2015 Read more »

10 last-minute gifts to save the holiday slacker

Thumbnail

It doesn't matter that, for all intents and purposes, the holiday season starts the day after Thanksgiving. Sometimes holiday shopping still isn't finished on Dec. 24. If the last-minute rush happens to you this year, don't fret — if you know even a little about the recipient of your gift, you can make it seem like you put more thought into it then you actually took the time for. See also: 15 best subscription box gifts for the holidays Come up with a few DIY ideas with accessible materials and minimal time investment. Look for less-expected gift cards based on your recipient's interests. Think about what he or she eats, drinks and enjoys on a daily basis Read more »

1946: Trick mirror photographs people popping zits, picking noses

Thumbnail

For this assignment photographer Yale Joel set up a trick mirror in Times Square Theatre in 1946. It looked like an ordinary mirror to members of the public, but Joel was able to photograph those people through the glass. He captured a section of the New York community at their most informal, attending to items of personal grooming. Adjusting hats, stockings and hair, inspecting zits, teeth and noses. Joel excelled at assignments that involved special effects, unusual equipment and carefully staged situations. His photography was described as "imaginative with a whimsical flair for humor" and he developed a reputation as the "photographer of the impossible." Read more... More about Photography , Features , Humor , History , and Pranks Read more »

6 essential gadgets for single people

Thumbnail

Who needs a partner when there's technology? We're not talking about a Spike Jonze-ian world of Siri-like virtual pals. We're talking about helpful gadgets that make life for one just a bit easier, for those times you need a helping hand. See also: 5 techie accessories to upgrade your stodgy cubicle From simple jar openers to tools for clasping difficult jewelry, here are the six gadgets single people can enjoy. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... More about Dating , Gadgets , Features , Tech , and Living Read more »

Why women believe in astrology more than men

Thumbnail

Hey ladies — the planets are aligning For decades, women have been the strongest consumers of astrology. Flip open popular women's magazines like Elle , Cosmopolitan or Marie Claire and you'll find delicately detailed horoscope sections, guiding women on the best times to find love, save money and achieve career success. The most famous astrologer in the world is Susan Miller , whose audience includes celebrities and the fashion world (she also has a column in Elle ). Research also shows that women actually tend to believe in astrology more than men. But why is that? Oddly enough, the answer might actually be the result of entrenched sexism. Read more »

Stunning photos of 18-year-old Brigitte Bardot dancing on a roof

Thumbnail

Brigitte Bardot was 18 years old when these pictures were taken in 1952. She had excelled in dance as a child and won a place at the Conservatoire de Paris, where she was trained in classical French ballet. Her classmates christened her "Bichette," or "Little Doe." Her modeling career began in 1947. By 1952 she had already graced the cover of ELLE magazine. That year was pivotal for Bardot. It saw her cinema acting debut as well as her wedding to director Roger Vadim, whom she met while babysitting. She would later divorce Vadim and marry again three times. Read more »

1959: Seville’s extraordinary Holy Week festival, celebrated since 1350 A.D.

Thumbnail

Since the 14th century, the festival of Semana Santa (Holy Week) is celebrated across Spain. In Christianity, Holy Week is the one-week period preceding Easter, the day believers celebrate Jesus rising from the dead The week of observation in Seville is undoubtedly the most elaborate. Brotherhoods from Seville's many churches promenade through the streets to the cathedral. Some are dressed in the striking robes of medieval penitents, or nazarenos, wearing tunics, cloaks and conical hats, called capirotes. Built into the capirote is a cloth mask, which allows the sinner to repent while maintaining his anonymity Read more... More about Holidays , Features , Easter , History , and Religion Read more »

What we wore to Woodstock

Thumbnail

From Aug. 15 to 18, 1969, Woodstock — or more formally, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair — took place on a dairy farm in the Catskills region of New York. Promoted as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music," the organizers expected around 200,000 people to attend. All told, the audience numbered somewhere between 400,000 and 500,000 That crowd battled rain, mud, lack of food and inadequate lavatories, but it did not lose its sense of style. Here are some of the fashions you would have seen on — and off — the backs of festival-goers. Read more... More about Fashion , Music , Entertainment , Features , and History Read more »

11 travel versions of your favorite home appliances

Thumbnail

Not every travel essential is as easy to pack as a hairbrush. Luckily, many home appliances come in miniature versions for living life on the go, including humidifiers, steam irons and even grills. Not only are they easy to carry, but they're also flexible for a variety of environments. See also: 10 Tidy iPhone Cases to Replace Your Wallet Check out the list below for items that can make any destination a home away from home. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... More about Travel , Gadgets , Shopping , Features , and Lifestyle Read more »