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Outfit Formula: Double Denim

Wearing denim on the top and bottom of an outfit is often thought of as too much denim, especially when the washes are the same shade of blue. Too cowgirl, too stiff, too matchy-matchy, too casual, or too something else. Yet it’s a look I see in Europe every season, and one I wear too. There’s also an iconic integrity about it that does not date. So for those who like to wear double denim, here are some outfit ideas. From casual to smart casual, it’s on to the outfits. Feel free to throw in grey...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Black White, Formulas


The Date With A Very Famous Actor

Welcome to 29 Dates, where we explore the weird, wild and sometimes wonderful world of dating — one date at a time. DashDividers_1_500x100 I was 25 and living in London and had been single for about six months. He’s American and we met on a dating app. At first I was like, Oh that’s weird, he won’t be interested in me. I wasn’t necessarily a fan of his but I have enjoyed a lot of films he’s been in. I told my friends straightaway and they thought I was insane; he’s about 20 year...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, London


General Patton’s Strategy for Winning in War and Life: Keep Punching

The heart of General George S. Patton’s martial strategy centered on aggressive, energetic advancement: a focus on ceaseless drive; a belief that “There would be time to rest when the war was over.” Not only was retreat out of the question, so was even staying in place. “My motto in battle,” he said, “is GO FORWARD!” Patton had two main rationales for his “always be audacious” tactical philosophy.  First, forward movement — making a big, relentless push until you achieved your objective — save...
Tags: Europe, Life, Sicily, Rhine, Patton, Rhine River, George S. Patton, Third Army, A Man's Life, George S Patton Patton, Selune River, Let the Hun, Seventh Army, Edgar Puryear


Raf Simons joins Prada as co-creative director

Belgian designer will work alongside Miuccia Prada, with first joint collection due in SeptemberPrada has always been a brand that dictates the rest of fashion. That tradition was stepped up in Milan on Sunday with a groundbreaking announcement at the brand’s headquarters. Designer Raf Simons is to work alongside Miuccia Prada. The two will be co-creative directors.They are two of the most influential designers in fashion, which makes this an unprecedented alpha alliance – the fashion equivalent...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Bruce Springsteen, Milan, Barcelona, Life and style, UK News, World news, Fashion industry, Italy, Pep Guardiola, Belgium, Madonna, Prada, Miuccia Prada, Jurgen Klopp


A reborn Persian Empire captured Rome’s lands—and its emperor

Inspired by their powerful ancestors, the Sassanian dynasty restored Persia to imperial glory, ruling lands that stretched from Turkey to Pakistan. By Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo | National Geographic Alexander the Great conquered Persia in 331 B.C. and ended the Achaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus the Great. For the next five centuries, the Iranian plateau became ruled by other empires, until a new Persian dynasty took power. Fiercely proud of their roots, these new kings—the Sassanians—restor...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, Europe, Life, China, India, Church, Jerusalem, Turkey, Iran, Syria, History, Rome, Egypt, Heritage, Pakistan


Marni blends old and new fabrics looking for beauty in leftovers

Milan fashion week seeks low-waste ways to combine fashion and sustainabilityThat eccentricity has become a bankable commodity – even within the traditionally molto sexy world of Italian fashion – was proven on at Milan fashion week on Friday, when Marni’s creative director took his post-show bow wearing a giant rabbit’s head.Nonconformity has always been part of the deal at the brand, which is famous for the jolie-laide aesthetic of thick-soled sandals, highly-patterned skirts and sculptural ea...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Milan, Life and style, World news, Italy, Fashion Weeks, Milan Fashion Week, Marni, Milan fashion, Francesco Risso


Miuccia Prada: pleated midi skirt is here to stay

Prada designer explained her inclusion of the items in her latest Milan showThe pleated midi skirt - ubiquitous in modern wardrobes over the past decade - is not going anywhere for autumn/winter, according to Miuccia Prada. Her latest show, in Milan on Thursday, deconstructed the trend, however, with a selection of swishy, leg-bearing calf length skirts fashioned from silken tassels and chunky strips of fabric.“Basically the pleated skirt became fringing,” the designer said after her show, “beca...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Milan, Life and style, Italy, Prada, Miuccia Prada, Fashion Weeks, Milan Fashion Week


Podcast #586: The Story of the Skiing Soldiers of WWII

In the winter of 1940, a group of civilian skiers was sitting by a fire in a ski lodge in Vermont shooting the breeze about how the US Army needed an alpine division like the militaries in Europe had. That conversation transformed into a concerted effort to turn their idea into a reality, and the creation of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division — a unit which would play a vital role fighting in the mountains of Italy during World War II. My guest today has written a book on these skiing, snow-bo...
Tags: Europe, Podcast, Life, US, America, Italy, Army, US Army, Vermont, Tommy Caldwell, Maurice, Zoro, Military History, Zicam, 10th Mountain Division, Maurice Isserman


10 of the best bars near Europe’s main railway stations

Weary, bleary, or just plain thirsty, travellers can rest easy at this cool and cosy collectionPlus enter our competition to win two first-class Interrail passesThe Amano Grand Central hotel’s Apartment Bar is by far the swishest in the area and just five minutes’ walk from Berlin Hauptbahnhof. On the sixth floor, it has a warm, seductive ambiance with dim lighting, teal velvet stools and sofas, and memorable nighttime views over the city and Spree River. There’s a top-notch offering of cocktail...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Bars, Pubs, Life and style, Rail Travel, Food And Drink, City Breaks, Top 10s, Europe Holidays, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Pubs And Clubs, Heidestrasse, dePaul Sullivan Continue


Use the “Eisenhower Matrix” to Manage Your Time & Increase Your Productivity: The System Designed by the 34th President of the United States

"What is important is seldom urgent," said Dwight D. Eisenhower, "and what is urgent is seldom important." Or a t least many believe Eisenhower said that, even if he might have been quoting someone else. Whether or not the 34th President of the United States of America ever spoke those exact words, he must have had a highly effective method of dealing with life's tasks. During Eisenhower's two terms in office, writes Atomic Habits author James Clear, "he launched programs that directly ...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Facebook, Europe, College, Life, White House, Germany, Nasa, United States, Seoul, Eisenhower, Richard Feynman, James Clear, United States of America, Facebook Twitter


The librarian of Moria – and other tales of hope from the notorious refugee camp

The camp has become known for overcrowding, fires and riots. But for the people who live there, life goes on – and every day brings new stories of resilience, bravery and compassionIt is not easy to find the library at Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos. Before reaching the refugee camp’s main entrance, you turn off the road where the police bus is always parked, then walk up the track that runs beside the perimeter fence. You walk past the military post and the hawkers selling fruit and veg, t...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Life and style, Migration, Refugees, Moria


'I get a lot of love': how hope survives in the hell of Moria

The refugee camp is notorious for its overcrowding, fires and riots. But for the people who live there, life goes on – and every day brings new stories of resilience, bravery and compassionIt is not easy to find the library at Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos. Before reaching the refugee camp’s main entrance, you turn off the road where the police bus is always parked, then walk up the track that runs beside the perimeter fence. You walk past the military post and the hawkers selling fruit an...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Life and style, Migration, Refugees, Moria


Tinder founder funds sex tips app Lover

Want to spice up the bedroom without paying for pills or awkward visits to a sex therapist? A new app called Lover lets you take a sexual personality quiz, explore carnal knowledge tutorials, and discretely figure out which turn-ons you share with your partner. Built by board certified sexual medicine clinical psychologist Dr. Britney Blair, Lover launches today on iOS with $5 million in seed funding from Tinder founder Sean Rad and other investors. “It is strange that there are such taboos aro...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Europe, UK, Education, Tinder, Sean Rad, Sex, Stanford, Tech, Sex Education, Sexual health


Let’s talk sex: The science of your brain on dirty talk

One in five people in a new study admit that they have stopped sex cold because of the dirty talk.90% of the participants felt aroused by the right erotic talk with their partner.Dirty talk activates the erogenous zones of the brain: the hypothalamus and amygdala. By electrifying our most powerful sex organs, our brains, research has shown that provocative conversation has the ability to add serious sizzle to our sex lives. Yet, it's a highly subjective form of bedroom art that comes in many...
Tags: Europe, Sex, Relationships, Women, Communication, Vulnerability, United States, Innovation, Men, Medical Daily, Superdrug Online Doctor, Daryl Cioffi


IF YOU MOVE TO BRUSSELS BECAUSE OF WORK, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The best description of Brussels? Delightful city, steeped in great history, full of green spaces, spacious and cheap houses, quality amenities. Brussels, even though small, yet, globally formed and diversified. Hence, if you moved to Brussels because of work, you’ve made a great choice – you would experience variety and class. If you are looking to rent a house in Brussels , you can opt for class, luxury or lifestyle dependent on your budget. Brussels is often regarded as a thriving expat...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Life, Sales, European Commission, Belgium, Brussels, Brussels Brussels, Dansaert, Saint Josse, Brussels Ixelles


Why Finland leads the field when it comes to winter cycling

Progressive policies help get people get on their bike, even in below-freezing conditions In London, where I live, the idea of winter cycling generally involves little more than remembering some gloves and making sure your bike lights are charged. In Joensuu, the compact city in eastern Finland, where I am now, it’s arguably a more serious business.When I got off the train from Helsinki the temperature was -16C (3F), and hasn’t yet risen higher than -6C. Every roadway, pavement and cycle route i...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Environment, Life and style, World news, Cycling, Finland, Transport policy, Helsinki, Joensuu


Major HIV vaccine trial abandoned because the vaccine doesn’t work

(Photo: C. Goldsmith/CDC | Public Domain) In a blow to hopes for an HIV vaccine, a major trial has been abandoned because the vaccine being tested offered no effective protection. An interim, independent study found more people who had taken the vaccine went on to acquire HIV than those being administered a placebo. The so-called HVTN 702 study was being led by the US’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Launched in 2016, it was the first HIV vaccine to enter this ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Hiv, Lifestyle, Thailand, South Africa, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Ad Friendly, NIAID, Anthony S Fauci, Fauci, US Latin America, C Goldsmith CDC, Glenda Gray, Imbokodo


LVMH's Successful Year: A Record-Breaking $59 Billion in Revenue in 2019

LVMH  (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), the world’s leading luxury products group, recorded a revenue of €53.7 billion in 2019, an increase of 15%. One year after the company reported record sales of $53.4 billion in 2018, it managed to top that figure by nearly $6 billion in 2019. Organic revenue growth was 10%. Europe and the United States experienced good growth over the year, as did Asia, ... Read full article: LVMH's Successful Year: A Record-Breaking $59 Billion in Revenue in 2019 from Fra...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, United States, Lvmh, Fragrantica Perfumes, Asia Read, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton the world


Best 3 Cities To Visit In Europe When Traveling With Kids

We all know that taking a road trip with children brings its own kind of fun and challenges, but there’s another type of trip that every parent needs a bit of time to plan: the Euro trip. There are obviously hundreds of fantastic cities to visit when you’re young and traveling solo, but when you are traveling with kids, you’ve got to think differently and focus less on bars and clubs and more on attractions and restaurants! Luckily, Europe is the perfect vacation destination and is...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, England, London, France, Spain, Barcelona, Natural History Museum, Nantes, Imperial War Museum, Ben, Montjuic, Buckingham Palace London, London Transport Museum, Jardin des Plantes, Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios Tour


20 of the best learning holidays in the UK and Europe

From singing and surfing to furniture-making and freediving, we choose breaks where you’ll learn new skills while having fun in beautiful surroundingsPortrush is a bracing but beautiful place to learn to surf. Despite having two top surf beaches, it is far less crowded than beaches in Devon and Cornwall. But for totally empty breaks, Portrush Surf School also runs one- to three-day surf tours to hidden spots along the west coast of Ireland. There are at least two surf sessions a day, with coachi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Life and style, Ireland, Cornwall, Devon, Cultural Trips, Learning Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Europe Holidays, Portrush Surf School


The Lost Neighborhood Buried Under New York City’s Central Park

New York City is in a constant state of flux. For every Nets fan cheering their team on in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and every tourist gamboling about the post-punk, upscale East Village, there are dozens of local residents who remember what—and who—was displaced to pave the way for this progress. It’s no great leap to assume that something had to be plowed under to make way for the city’s myriad gleaming skyscrapers, but harder to conceive of Central Park, the 840-acre oasis in the mid...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, New York, College, Life, New York City, History, Architecture, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan, Central Park, Great Britain, Public Domain, Alexander


Paris says adieu as Jean Paul Gaultier puts up an exit show

Fashion’s enfant terrible leaves industry with collection that upcycles past gloriesJean Paul Gaultier was never going to make a French exit from the fashion world. The 67-year-old designer staged his swansong on Wednesday evening, bidding adieu to the industry as loudly as he could.Supermodels were joined by celebrities, dancers, contortionists and drag queens on stage at the Théâtre du Châtelet – an unforgettable show that had the hundreds of audience members cheering non-stop for almost two h...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, France, Life and style, World news, Paris, Fashion Weeks, Paris Fashion Week, Cheshire, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gaultier, Paul Gaultier


UK could tap into Africa's $24bn market for off-grid solar power

Rapidly growing sector could prove lucrative as Britain seeks post-Brexit trade opportunitiesUK investors could seize a $24bn investment opportunity by helping to connect millions of people without access to electricity to off-grid home solar power systems.The market for pay-as-you-go home solar packages is expected to boom in Africa, where millions of homes are using mobile technology to rent low-cost solar panels. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Africa, Environment, Renewable Energy, European Union, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Global development


Something is seriously wrong with Madonna

(Photo: Screenshot via Instagram) Something is seriously wrong with Madonna, y’all. After canceling multiple shows during the U.S. leg of her Madame X World Tour, the singer has moved on to Europe. On Sunday night, she was set to hit the stage in Lisbon, Portugal at around 8:30 p.m. But at 7:45 p.m., it was announced she would not be coming out, marking the eighth show on the tour that has been scrapped. Fans received an email roughly 45 minutes before showtime informing them that Madonna wou...
Tags: Europe, Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, Portugal, Madonna, Injury, Miami, Victoria, Port, Vegas, Lisbon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Lisbon Portugal, Dino


Diamond as big as a tennis ball makes Louis Vuitton debut in Paris

1,758-carat Sewelô snapped up by luxury brand is world’s second-largest rough diamondLouis Vuitton has made a splash as it showed off its latest purchase: the world’s second-largest rough diamond.The LVMH-owned brand, which announced last week that it was the new owner of the 1,758-carat Sewelô, displayed the glinting, blackened stone at its Place Vendôme store in Paris. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Fashion, France, Life and style, World news, Paris, Luxury goods sector, Lvmh, Louis Vuitton, Vuitton, Place Vendome


Bestiality was not socially acceptable in medieval Europe

Sweary historian Eleanor Janega writes on her Going Medieval blog (previously) that there was never a time in medieval Europe when bestiality was socially acceptable, and brings the receipts in the form of eyewatering details on the punishments for having sex with animals. Janega mentions that, of course, any non-procreative sex was doctrinally suspect in the Christian tradition of the day, because sex was what got humankind kicked out of Eden, so the only time you should be getting it on i...
Tags: Europe, Post, News, Sex, History, Bestiality, Thomas Aquinas, Eleanor Janega, Janega


How do I apologize to other gay men for being homophobic when younger?

Photo posed by model (Photo by Jake Young on Unsplash) A man has prompted a big response online for acknowledging he acted in a homophobic manner when younger. He now wonders if there’s any way he can suitably make amends. The Reddit user posted on the weekend in the gaybros sub-Reddit: “When I was young I used to hate gay guys and make fun of them because I was afraid to admit to myself that I’m gay.” He says he even joined protests against Pride parades. He’s now had a change of heart. AdB...
Tags: Europe, Life, Advice, US, Lifestyle, Reddit, Lgbtq, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Redditor, CIS, Growing Up, Jake Young


Paul Rice went underground to meet Russia’s LGBTQ population. ‘A Worm in the Heart’ is the result.

Director Paul Rice It’s one thing to stage a film on a set. It’s another to actually live it. Paul Rice did just that. The Irish-born director, who, at 30, now lives in San Francisco, felt a moral calling to after hearing stories of the suppression of queer people in Russia. Rice grabbed his camera, his boyfriend Liam, and set off to document the lives of LGBTQ Russians. His three-week trip consisted of stops in some of Russia’s largest cities via the Trans-Siberian railroad. The resulting fi...
Tags: Europe, Feature, UK, New York, Entertainment, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Eu, Society, Austria, United States


Jean-Paul Gaultier bows out as fashion designer after 50 years

Gaultier says his high-end fashion and perfume business will continue along with a new concept as yet to be revealedThe renowned designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is bowing out from creating clothes after a 50-year career, he has said. But he has told fans not to worry, because he will be turning his hand to other creative projects. Related: Jean Paul Gaultier, challenging those who churn out fast fashion | Rebecca Nicholson Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gaultier, Rebecca Nicholson


The French Riviera is calling! Top 5 reasons to go to Monaco

The British royals aren't the only monarchs in Europe. Go to the gorgeous coast of the Mediterranean, and visit another glam royal destination
Tags: Europe, Lifestyle, Monaco, Nice, Mediterranean, Beaches, Gaycities Link, South Of France, Monte Carlo, French Riviera



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