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UK police still have no proof of the drone attack that grounded 1,000 Gatwick flights

UK police still have no proof of the drone attack that grounded 1,000 Gatwick flights

As you’ve probably heard, drone sightings at Gatwick Airport grounded 1,000 flights from Dec. 19 to 21, affecting the holiday travel plans of about 140,000…
The newspaper hack is a reminder of all the US infrastructure that’s vulnerable

The newspaper hack is a reminder of all the US infrastructure that’s vulnerable

Many West Coast subscribers to a US newspapers—including the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times—found themselves without news at…
Forget New Year’s Eve. Make a delightful plan for Jan. 1 instead

Forget New Year’s Eve. Make a delightful plan for Jan. 1 instead

Hating on New Year’s Eve is not particularly original. Most people I know agree that, even when you go to the trouble of making plans,…
Way-too-big fashion may be the first trend we’ll regret in 2019

Way-too-big fashion may be the first trend we’ll regret in 2019

2018 brought us plenty of bizarre fashion trends, from tiny sunglasses to platform Crocs to that one Balenciaga t-shirt. And 2019 is off to a…

The grunge collection that made Marc Jacobs famous is now getting him sued by Nirvana

In 1992, before he became one of New York fashion’s brightest stars, or ascended to the creative helm of the French fashion house Louis Vuitton,…
Jameela Jamil’s body positivity campaign is very Tahani

Jameela Jamil’s body positivity campaign is very Tahani

The British actor Jameela Jamil came to fame on the comedy The Good Place playing Tahani Al-Jamil, a vain but lovable heiress with a penchant…
Lady Gaga is dressed to win at the 2019 Golden Globes

Lady Gaga is dressed to win at the 2019 Golden Globes

For the 2019 Golden Globes, Lady Gaga wore a strapless custom sky-blue Valentino gown with $5 million of Tiffany diamonds dangling from her neck, and…
The 2019 Golden Globes red carpet sparkled like a disco ball

The 2019 Golden Globes red carpet sparkled like a disco ball

At last year’s Golden Globes, a memo had literally gone out to actors, telling them to wear black. This year, it looked like an unofficial…
Louis Vuitton wants you to call your harness an “embroidered bib”

Louis Vuitton wants you to call your harness an “embroidered bib”

This year’s red carpet was full of sparkle and daring fashion choices. Among them was 23-year-old Timothée Chalamet, who was nominated for best supporting actor…
The addictive allure of travel booking sites

The addictive allure of travel booking sites

Delhi for £321 on Feb. 1? Or maybe Taipei for £470, which leaves on the same day? Or wait—for a little bit more I can…
A fun mind game to zap your to-do list into oblivion

A fun mind game to zap your to-do list into oblivion

It’s sometimes known as “millennial burnout”—even though the inability to complete seemingly uncomplicated tasks is by no means limited to one generation. In a viral…
The adorable story behind Google’s “Dino Doodle”

The adorable story behind Google’s “Dino Doodle”

Today’s Google homepage features a delightful dino-themed drawing by 7-year-old Sarah Lane-Gomez, a budding paleontologist who created the doodle while her family’s electricity was knocked…
How to set yourself up to meet all your travel goals

How to set yourself up to meet all your travel goals

After the frenetic pace of the holiday season, getting back to the routine of January can feel like a blessing. But that feeling won’t last…
The life-draining tedium of errands is even worse in this age of digital convenience

The life-draining tedium of errands is even worse in this age of digital convenience

If you are like pretty much everyone, you probably have a to-do list filled with seemingly simple tasks that somehow never get done. Instead of…
Having a kid was the unexpected cure for my “millennial burnout”

Having a kid was the unexpected cure for my “millennial burnout”

After I returned to work from maternity leave, the first time I went to a spin class on my lunch break, I had a startling…
In the wellness era, sexual pleasure products are self-care tools

In the wellness era, sexual pleasure products are self-care tools

After decades of being relegated to the back aisles of drug stores and seedy storefronts, sex products from lube to vibrators are getting a much-needed…
An air fryer makes eating vegetables easier and more delicious

An air fryer makes eating vegetables easier and more delicious

I was not expecting to like my air fryer. I definitely was not expecting it to become something I use all the time. And the…
Is “Baby Shark” the most popular song in the world? An investigation

Is “Baby Shark” the most popular song in the world? An investigation

It’s a new year, but that hasn’t dimmed the popularity of 2018’s most viral ditty, the inescapable children’s bop “Baby Shark,” that inspired a global…
The story behind the first depiction of African-American love on screen

The story behind the first depiction of African-American love on screen

The earliest surviving film to depict African-American actors in an intimate moment made its online debut to modern audiences last month—on social media, of course.…
There’s a tool to help you build your own Bandersnatch-style adventure game

There’s a tool to help you build your own Bandersnatch-style adventure game

Free will is an elaborate fiction and our decisions have no meaning—but if you so choose, you can now build your own Bandersnatch-style choose-your-own-adventure game.…