Health

Is Butter Back? The Truth About Our Favorite Fat

Read enough health studies and you come to realize damn near every theory has one study proving one thing and another study proving the exact opposite. It's a cold, confusing world out there, and though science tries to make sense of it all, absolute truths and facts are hard to come by. That doesn't mean science is going to give up, though. Consider the case of butter. For the past however many years, we've been drilled to think butter is bad. Butter is a saturated fat and heaps of research have found that saturated fats lead to heart disease. see more
Celebrity

Transparent Season 2 Gets a Premiere Date

The Pfeffermans are back. We're referring to, of course, the deeply neurotic and painfully human family at the center of Transparent, Amazon's critically praised show, which won this year's Golden Globe for Best Series, Comedy or Musical. Series creator Jill Soloway (who also worked on HBO's Six Feet Under and Grey's Anatomy) announced at the Television Critics' Association event today that the highly anticipated second season will be released via Amazon on December 4, reports Variety. A runaway hit for Amazon's nascent entertainment lineup, the series centers on the Pfefferman family, whose patriarch (played by Jeffrey Tambor reveals that see more

5 Things to Snag From the Unis Archive Sale

It's hard not to think highly of Unis, the New York-based brand designed and run by Eunice Lee. Go into its store or visit its website, and you're greeted by the kind of elevated staples that form the base of any stylish wardrobe: sweaters that fit just right, jackets that manage to edge past basic and steer clear of conceptual, and trousers that fit better than anything you'll find in a mall. For the next week, shoppers can get up to 70 percent off the clothier's classics at its Archive Sale. Below, five items we'd snag before it's too late. see more
Design

Designs to Soundproof Your Home Without Sacrificing Style

If the idea of soundproofing your apartment doesn't readily bring to mind a stylish, sexy interior, it's time to consider the most recent wave of acoustic paneling. Made to be seen (rather than covered up with bookshelves or the backs of wardrobes), the new generation of wall panels function as design objects in their own right. One of our favorites is the recently released Parentesit collection from the Italian company Arper. While fully reducing background noise, the bold circles, squares, or ovals can be customized with ambient lighting or a Bluetooth speaker installed directly into the panel and controlled via see more
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Music

Forget Tidal and Spotify: Cymbal Is a Social Playlist Curated by Your Friends

As the battle for your earbuds rages on between music services like Tidal, Apple, and Spotify, three college students have created a fuss-free new app that takes your favorite elements of Instagram and integrates them into your listening experience. Released this summer by Tufts students Amadou Crookes, Gabe Jacobs, and Mario Gomez-Hall, Cymbal populates your newsfeed with the songs your friends are listening to, allowing users to make playlists based off their friend's favorite tunes. Just like with Instagram, you rack up followers, comment, search by hashtag, and like posts, curating a sort of social radio station for which all see more
Celebrity

Yup, Cristiano Ronaldo Just Bought His Agent a Private Island

Robert Louis Stevenson once said that a friend is a gift you give yourself. But if Cristiano Ronaldo is the gift you've given to yourself, your beloved gift might, in turn, gift you an island. At least, that's the case for Ronaldo's agent and confidant Jorge Mendes when the Portuguese soccer star (reportedly!) bestowed upon him a Greek isle of his very own as a wedding present reports Bleacher Report (via EuroSport). Yeah, you read that right—a g-d island. As Greece faces a grim financial future, the country has put some of its beautiful natural resources up for sale, see more
Sports

Why Adidas' Reported $200M Deal With James Harden Could Be a Game-Changer

Well, this is just a lot of money. ESPN reported on Monday that Adidas, the German company behind some of the coolest sneakers on the market, has offered Houston Rockets guard James Harden a 13-year contract worth $200 million. Harden is easily one of the most talented players in the game right now (he was the runner-up for the league's MVP award this year), and his endorsement deal with Nike just expired. Harden wouldn't break any records if he signed the agreement (Nike's 10-year contract extension with Kevin Durant, signed last year, is estimated somewhere between $265 million and $285 see more
Celebrity

The World Goes to Hell in True Detective's Penultimate Episode

Note: Spoilers ahead. Duh. The Real Villains Revealed It turns out that Holloway and Burris, Velcoro's former superiors at Vinci P.D., have been knee-deep in the Caspere case from the beginning: Under cover of the '92 riots, they orchestrated the theft of millions in blue diamonds alongside Dixon and Caspere, who was working for the department as a freelance accountant. The money was their stake in the game, but more than 20 years later, the diamonds mysteriously resurfaced—a damning piece of evidence linking them to a crime that orphaned two young children. (One of those kids was Laura, who went see more
Design

Inside a Stunning Aussie Home That Seamlessly Mixes Indoor and Outdoor Living

Dark rustic woods and the sleek black cabinetry in the kitchen balance each other to create a juxtaposition that works in every way possible. The rest of the space, from the low-key bookshelf to the nearly invisible modern appliances, adds some serious design juice to the home. see more
Tech

A Friendly Robot Got Mugged Trying to Hitchhike Across the America, Because of Course

This is why we can't have nice things, people. A friendly little robot named HitchBOT had one goal, and that was to see the splendor of the United States of America—a noble yet realistic goal. The little android is the invention of Dr. David Smith and Dr. Frauke Zeller and has been working on its mission of seeing as much of the world as friendly passersby would allow him to. Helpful citizens of the world helped the little guy cover 10,000 kilometers in his native Canada, taking him from Halifax, Nova Scotia, all the way to Victoria, British Columbia, see more
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