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The international project to fix Bangladesh’s garment industry may end in a whimper

The international project to fix Bangladesh’s garment industry may end in a whimper

The 2013 factory collapse at Rana Plaza was among the worst industrial accidents in history. Its death toll of 1,134 people shocked the world, spurred…
The grim march of sparkly fast-fashion holiday party clothes is underway

The grim march of sparkly fast-fashion holiday party clothes is underway

It’s that time of year again, when the windows of your local high street clothing stores, as well as your social media feed, are a…

Kevin Hart’s past homophobic comments are a problem for brand partners like Nike too

Three days after Kevin Hart was revealed as the host of the 2019 Oscars this week, the actor and comedian withdrew from the role. He…
Meditation is the fastest growing wellness activity in the US

Meditation is the fastest growing wellness activity in the US

The wellness industry—which has its roots in niche environments like grocery store health food aisles, and movements like clean eating—has ballooned this past decade into…
The equipment to make a perfect cup of coffee for every type of coffee-drinker

The equipment to make a perfect cup of coffee for every type of coffee-drinker

The first sips from my morning cup of coffee are like adding an Instagram filter to an under-lit photo—suddenly everything is a little warmer and…
Make and freeze a season’s worth of holiday cookie dough in an afternoon

Make and freeze a season’s worth of holiday cookie dough in an afternoon

I really enjoy baking. I have a fairly large kitchen, a nice oven, and a stand mixer. Still, I sometimes find holiday cookie season to…
Researchers found one way that long-term marriages get happier

Researchers found one way that long-term marriages get happier

It turns out that a long, happy marriage resembles a slow-moving rom-com, one that plays out over decades. The first few years of a marriage…
What to say when your child asks if Santa is real, according to experts

What to say when your child asks if Santa is real, according to experts

Ah yes, December. Christmas trees and decorations are popping up in shop windows, and the school holiday period looms. This may be exciting or distressing,…
Zozo’s promise of fast, cheap custom clothes with its Zozosuit looks like a bust

Zozo’s promise of fast, cheap custom clothes with its Zozosuit looks like a bust

Earlier this year, Yusaku Maezawa made the wildly ambitious announcement that Zozo, his company’s private-label clothing line, had developed a tech-enabled system that allowed it…
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the most-streamed classic rock song of all time

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the most-streamed classic rock song of all time

This is the real life and this is not fantasy: Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the most-streamed song from the 20th century, and the most-streamed classic…
Fashion’s ambitious new project to reduce its climate impact is getting help from the UN

Fashion’s ambitious new project to reduce its climate impact is getting help from the UN

The global fashion business is a massive industrial source of greenhouse gases, largely as a result of all the textiles it produces. A recent analysis…
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” played a pivotal role in the rise of Islamic fundamentalism

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” played a pivotal role in the rise of Islamic fundamentalism

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”—a song written by a Jewish composer that has become a secular Christmas anthem—played a small but crucial role in the rise…
The best time to watch the Geminids meteor shower

The best time to watch the Geminids meteor shower

Each year around Dec. 13 and 14, Earth passes through the orbit of the asteroid 3200 Phaeton. As its debris enters our atmosphere, we’re treated…
Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” shows domestic workers’ complex emotional labor

Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” shows domestic workers’ complex emotional labor

In his latest movie, director Alfonso Cuarón trains the camera on Cleo, a domestic worker in a middle-class household in 1970s Mexico City. Roma follows…
Fanny packs are one of humankind’s oldest accessories

Fanny packs are one of humankind’s oldest accessories

Fanny packs are back in fashion—so much so that they accounted for nearly a quarter of the US accessories industry’s growth in the first 10…
Miss USA is shocked that rest of the world doesn’t speak English

Miss USA is shocked that rest of the world doesn’t speak English

“Could you imagine?” Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers, asks a camera at this year’s Miss Universe competition in Thailand. “Miss Cambodia is here and doesn’t…
Carnival is building a rollercoaster on a cruise ship. What could go wrong?

Carnival is building a rollercoaster on a cruise ship. What could go wrong?

The big three cruise ship companies are engaged in a “fun arms race.” In the ever more competitive task of attracting cruise ship passengers, cruises…
Prada has pulled its red-lipped monkey dolls, which echoed racist “Sambo” imagery

Prada has pulled its red-lipped monkey dolls, which echoed racist “Sambo” imagery

Context matters, as international brands keep learning the hard way. The luxury fashion brand Prada is being accused of displaying racist imagery over a doll…
Prada’s red-lipped monkey keychains evoke a long history of racist imagery

Prada’s red-lipped monkey keychains evoke a long history of racist imagery

The Italian fashion house Prada today announced that it would stop selling red-lipped monkey dolls to be used as handbag keychains after online commentators pointed…
“Roma” de Alfonso Cuarón muestra la complejidad del trabajo emocional de las trabajadoras domésticas

“Roma” de Alfonso Cuarón muestra la complejidad del trabajo emocional de las trabajadoras domésticas

En su última película, el director Alfonso Cuarón dirige la cámara hacia Cleo, una trabajadora doméstica en un hogar de clase media en la Ciudad…