9 Fashion Trends That Defined The ’60s

9 Fashion Trends That Defined The ’60s

With the influence of British fashion, the rise of daring hemlines and the breakout of Twiggy, there was plenty to be inspired by in the 1960s. The ’60s saw the break from traditional fashion in favour of colourful, fresh trends characterised by the miniskirt, mod dresses and Bohemian-inspired prints. The swinging sixties were a time where traditions were broken, and self-expression was encouraged. The introduction of birth control encouraged women to seek a new kind of freedom, with the youth of the time moving away from the prim and proper ’50s…

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7 Things to Know About the American Forces Travel Booking Site

7 Things to Know About the American Forces Travel Booking Site

At NerdWallet, we adhere to strict standards of editorial integrity to help you make decisions with confidence. Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. Here’s how we make money. Service members, veterans and their families now have a one-stop shop for finding and booking travel with military discounts. The Department of Defense has teamed up with Priceline to create a travel booking site exclusively for U.S. military members. It only takes a quick eligibility check on the American Forces Travel booking site to begin accessing savings that claim to include up to 60%…

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An inside view of India’s pencil business and the four families that control it

An inside view of India’s pencil business and the four families that control it

The humble pencil was the simple solution that Three Idiots’ Rancho gave for the complex riddle of how to write in zero gravity. For about six centuries, the pencil has left its indelible mark as an all-weather writing instrument, after the accidental discovery of hard graphite at a nondescript Lake District village in England led to the commercial production of what would become the least inexpensive — yet must-have — item on modern desktops. Perhaps the instrument’s continuity as a stationery item was never in doubt. But when the mobile…

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‘They can sell anything’: how the Kardashians changed fashion

‘They can sell anything’: how the Kardashians changed fashion

Keep on keeping up: the reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which has run for 15 seasons. Photograph: NBC Universal On 30 September 2018, Kylie Jenner – Kardashian scion, businesswoman and owner of a world-famous pout – uploaded a photo to Instagram. In it, she posed beside a blacked-out Range Rover in a pink Katharine Hamnett jacket, cinched at the waist with a grey Chanel bumbag. Underneath, she wore black cycling shorts, white socks and chunky Joshua Sanders trainers in a silvery metallic finish. More than four million people liked the…

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Expedia Group: The World’s Travel Platform. Really?

Expedia Group: The World’s Travel Platform. Really?

Since Expedia changed its name from Expedia Inc. to Expedia Group in March, it has been touting itself as “The World’s Travel Platform.” At the company’s partner conference in December, executives took the stage in Las Vegas and variously described the company as already being “The World’s Travel Platform” or aspiring to reach that status. They even made plenty of comparisons to Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Join the 250,000 travel executives that already read our daily newsletter. The boast might come as a shock to millions of people from China to India,…

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How the internet reshaped Market Street’s Art Deco monolith

How the internet reshaped Market Street’s Art Deco monolith

This is a story about adaptive reuse, unplanned obsolescence, and the way one building can straddle two centuries and come to embody the fickle nature of commerce in a modern American city. The hulking, Mayan-inspired, Art Deco monolith originally known as the Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart has stood on its Market Street block between Ninth and Tenth streets for 81 years now. Completed in the summer of 1937—the same year as the Golden Gate Bridge—at a cost of $3 million and after just one year of construction, the…

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Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Education is one of the most powerful predictors of future success that human society has at its disposal. How we gather, process, and disseminate knowledge to each successive generation impacts not just individual success, but a host of other related factors such as economic growth, political empowerment, and technological innovation. It is no secret that access to more effective education for individual students is a key factor in the overall betterment of society – and to women’s role in society. I’ve long been a proponent of better education for women…

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Why Colette is queen of the influencers

Why Colette is queen of the influencers

Open Colette’s Wikipedia entry and – just as with one of her novels – you’re hooked right away. “She was a French author and woman of letters, also known as a mime, actress and journalist, nominated for the Nobel prize in literature in 1948.” She wrote more than 30 novels and was called “the greatest living French writer of fiction” by the New York Times, just before her death in 1954. That’s not to mention her status as the ultimate cat lover. Thanks to Colette, feline fans on Instagram have an almost endless…

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Delhi Fashion Designer’s Plea On “The Accidental Prime Minister” Rejected

Delhi Fashion Designer’s Plea On “The Accidental Prime Minister” Rejected

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Monday disposed off a plea seeking a ban on the trailer of the movie “The Accidental Prime Minister”, saying it should be refiled at a public suit. Justice Vibhu Bakhru observed that the petitioner, Pooja Mahajan, a Delhi-based fashion designer, has no personal interest in the matter should refile it as PIL. The plea, filed by Ms Mahajan through her counsel Arun Maitri, said the trailer violated Section 416 of the Indian Penal Code as impersonation of a living character or living persons…

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Qatar Airways Buys Into Fast-Growing Chinese Market, With One Eye On The Future

Qatar Airways Buys Into Fast-Growing Chinese Market, With One Eye On The Future

Qatar Airways has taken a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in China, in a potentially significant new development for the Gulf airline’s global investment strategy. The Qatari carrier announced the purchase on January 2, saying it had bought the shares just before the turn of the year. The deal gives it a useful foot-hold in what is expected to become the largest aviation market in the world in the coming decade. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade body for the world’s airlines, predicts 1…

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