London Fashion Week Opens With a Sperm-Print Fleece

«The penis is a powerful thing,» says designer Ashley Williams. It’s also, apparently, a part of an outerwear option, as Adwoa Aboah proved when she opened Williams’ show in a sperm-print fleece jacket and giant nun skirt. A sperm-print evening gown at Ashley Williams Getty Images The pattern came again in pants, in a strapless…

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You’re Addicted to Plastic. Can You Go Cold Turkey?

For Beth Terry, the epiphany came when she read an article about how albatross chicks are being killed by discarded plastics. It was time to banish plastic from her life. First, she focused on her kitchen and got rid of the shopping bags, microwaveable Stouffer’s macaroni and cheese, Clif energy bars and the prewashed salads…

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Encounters: Judd Apatow, an Autograph Geek, Hunts for Memorabilia

Judd Apatow has collected autographs since he was a boy. He began when he was about 9, and would write to celebrities — Jackie Gleason, Gilda Radner, Andy Kaufman — begging them to send signed photos. In high school, he cased autograph conventions. “I bought Harry Truman’s,” Mr. Apatow said. “I was very impressed with…

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9 Ways to Cut Down on Plastic

Drowning in plastic, but not sure how to set yourself free? Plastic purgers say you can drastically reduce, if not eliminate, your plastic consumption by changing a few daily habits. Here are nine steps to get you started. 1. Carry a reusable bag. This is Plastic-Free-Living 101. Take a cloth bag to the grocery store,…

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Medical News Today: Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation to mental health problems, such as depression. Now, researchers have developed new compounds that could reverse this cognitive effect. Newly developed compounds may offer fresh hope for depression-related memory loss. Memory loss is not solely…

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check in: Hotel Review: Paramount House Hotel, Sydney

Rates From 225 Australian dollars (about $170 at current exchange rates). The Basics The former headquarters of Paramount Pictures Australia (a subsidiary of the fabled Paramount Pictures Corporation, the Hollywood motion-picture company) was given new life in 2013 when the Paramount Coffee Project and Golden Age Cinema & Bar opened in the 1940 Art Deco…

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Medical News Today: Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Both bacterial diversity in the gut and regular exercise are important when it comes to health. But how are the two related? A new study uncovers the effect that exercise has on our health by adjusting the balance of the gut microbiome. New research finds out how exercise could support bacterial diversity in the gut.…

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U.S. Airlines to Offer New Gender Options for Non-Binary Passengers

Air travelers who want to will soon be able to choose a gender option other than “male” or “female” when buying their tickets. The new “undisclosed” or “unspecified” options are meant to make things easier for travelers and airlines as a growing number of local, state and national governments issue identification documents with alternative gender…

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After 25 Years, Hussein Chalayan Is Not Afraid to Speak His Mind

Hussein Chalayan Celebrates 25 Years 11 Photos View Slide Show › Image Catwalking.com LONDON — Sometimes, Hussein Chalayan — designer, film director, professor, architect, choreographer and showman — thinks it is a miracle he is still standing. Next month it will have been 25 years since the 48-year-old first burst onto the fashion scene with…

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