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10 Apr

Fun and Frugal Bachelorette Party Destinations

The bachelorette party is one of the many fun traditions that the bride-to-be generally partakes in — it's essential to get together with some of your girlfriends and spend some quality time before the big day. Lonely Planet travel experts Heather Dickson and Emily Matchar weighed in on the must-visit vacation spots that will give you a bang for your bachelorette bucks. Washington DC "All the best things to do in DC during the day, except shop, are basically free — including botanical gardens, art galleries, and museums," said Dickson. "At night, hit happy hour at bars like Madam's Organ in Adams Morgan." Miami "If you want to see and be seen on your bachelorette party, then head to South Beach, Miami. Lincoln Road, Miami Beach Boardwalk, and Ocean Drive are made for people-watching, and the hotels that make...
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2 Apr

The 2020 Yaris Adventure

What happens if you chop off the back of a Toyota Yaris sedan to create a mini pickup truck? Toyota did that with the 2020 Yaris Adventure, which is outfitted with a more rugged-looking front end with tow hooks and a Nissan Xterra–esque roof rack. There are no changes to the car's 1.5-liter inline-four, which makes 103 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque, meaning the Yaris Adventure (if it existed) couldn't haul much, but it does have a claimed 7.6 inches of ground clearance. You've probably figured out by now that it's an April Fools' Day joke, but we think the Yaris Adventure pickup illustrates something interesting. Entries in today's "mid-size" pickup segment are still relatively large, and we've heard cries...
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24 Mar

COS INTRODUCES CONIFERA: A LARGE-SCALE 3D

  COS is pleased to introduce Conifera, a large-scale 3D printed architectural installation made from renewable resources by London-based French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani and his eponymous studio. The site-specific work, situated in Milan’s 16th century Palazzo Isimbardi, will be will be open to the public for the duration of Salone del Mobile, 9 -14 April, 2019. Digitally designed and fabricated, Conifera has been created from seven hundred interlocking modular bio-bricks, 3D printed in a mix of wood and bioplastic. Aiming to be one of the largest structures to date conceived and realised using this method, Conifera reflects a new generation of architecture, showcasing advances in material innovation, technology and creativity. The installation is formed in modules that shift from a wood and bioplastic...
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16 Mar

Nike’s Swarovski-Studded Sneakers

Nike is teaming up with Swarovski for its latest collaboration, and let me just say that the result is everything you'd expect and more. The brand reimagined its classic Women's Air VaporMax Flyknit 2, which was first introduced in 2018. For the first time ever, Nike used classic hand-beading techniques — like those used on couture gowns — to apply 1,000 Swarovski crystals to the sneaker. Another cool fact? The crystals were purposefully placed on the upper to refract light. The kicks will retail for $500 and will be available on Nike.com starting March 15. Read on to see all angles of the sparkly sneakers. ...
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5 Mar

ABYSSIAN HAIRCARE HOLDS THE KEY TO A LIFE IN BALANCE

From the far reaches of Ancient Abyssinia, comes an ingredient that promises to change today’s haircare landscape for the better. Pioneering brand ABYSSIAN harnesses the benefits of African-grown Abyssinian seed oil to reinstate the everyday balance and silky shine of naturally healthy hair. Combining the best of nature and science, ABYSSIAN’s groundbreaking formulas make the most of the proven properties of Abyssinian oil. Daily exposure to pollution, stress, heat, harsh chemicals and colourants leaves hair tired, dry and strained.Capable of reducing hair breakage by up to 93%, the naturally occurring oil works wonders on dry, damaged frizz. Unlike other oils that bloat and weigh down the hair shaft, ABYSSIAN’s cleverly balanced concoctions gently smooth cuticles, locking in essential moisture and boosting...
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6 Feb

The 2019 Ford Ranger

After only a few months on the market, Ford's new Ranger mid-size pickup truck is being recalled to fix an issue with the automatic transmission's shifter interlock override feature. The recall affects 3000 Ranger models in the United States and 500 in Canada that were produced between June 4, 2018, and January 9, 2019. The shifter interlock override feature is meant to prevent unwanted vehicle movement, locking the transmission when in park and requiring the vehicle to be running and the driver's foot on the brake to shift into reverse, neutral, or drive. According to a statement from Ford, the affected Rangers may have faulty PRNDL bezel wiring that can interfere with the feature. The company reported that it isn't aware of any accidents...
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7 Jan

The Golden Globes Red Carpet 2019

The 2019 Golden Globes red carpet has wrapped, and while last year's looks might've been all one color, the gowns will be remembered for their extraordinary meaning. If you recall, stars came together in 2018 to support the black dress initiative, a symbol of protest against sexual harassment in the industry. That's one tough act to follow — even with all the tulle in the world. Emma Stone Holly Taylor Camilla Belle Rachel Brosnahan gave a fashion nod to the Time's Up movement with this bracelet. Justin Hartley adjusts the dress of his wife, Chrishell Stause. Jeannie Mai gets some help with her dress. Idris Elba walks the red carpet with his fiancee, Sabrina Dhowre, and his daughter, Isan. Isan, right, is a Golden Globes ambassador this year. Amy Adams Terry Crews and his wife,...
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13 Nov

Live Like a Local with Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Singapore hotel launches experiential local tours and workshops for in-house guests. Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, an award-winning 5-star hotel overlooking the Singapore river, wants to help its guests “Live like a Local” through a year-long campaign of weekly experiential local tours and monthly workshops designed to showcase the rich tapestry of Singapore’s sights, tastes and sounds from the locals themselves. Come 1 December 2018, across a period of one year, international travellers and local staycation guests are in for a treat when they book their stay with Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore. Happening every Saturday with compliments from the hotel, embark on a half-day tour at one of Singapore’s oldest housing estate—yet undeniably one of the hippest neighbourhood Tiong Bahru....
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22 Oct

Coach to drop fur by Fall 2019

Coach has become the latest brand to say no to fur, Business of Fashion reports. Joining other labels such as Burberry and Gucci, the luxury label has promised that real animal fur will be completely phased out of collections by Fall 2019.     “Coach has been committed to advancing sustainable practices for many years, with the introduction of our corporate responsibility goals in 2015. Back then, we laid the groundwork for prioritizing social and environmental initiatives. The decision to go fur-free is a truly meaningful milestone for the brand,” said Joshua Schulman, President and CEO of Coach in a statement. As part of the brand’s broader program, Coach added, the brand is also dedicated to empowering employees and enhancing the lives of those in the greater community. The Coach Foundation, founded...
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21 Oct

The Honest Co. Hand Sanitizier Spray

There's really no time of year when you shouldn't be using hand sanitizer — especially if you, like me, live in New York City and come into contact with an unthinkable number of germs via the Subway or even the door handle to get into your office building.     But now that cold and flu season is officially upon us (reminder: go get your flu shot!), it's all the more reason to stock up. So you might as well stock up on a good one that's actually pleasant to use, like The Honest Co.'s version. It's plant-based and hypoallergenic, and I've found that it definitely doesn't dry out my hands as much as other formulas can. That's probably because this one (while, yes, being made...
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