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Mount Wellington Observation Center Come for the devils and stay for the desserts in weird, wonderful Tasmania A strange and beautiful island, from which ships chart their course to Antarctica, Tasmania is a part of Australia like no other. Foodies flock to the “Apple Isle” to devour gorgeous produce that adorns the menus of some of Australia’s finest restaurants. Read More
Looking to try some alternative healing, but squeamish about acupuncture needles? The ancient Japanese massage technique known as shiatsu is a perfect substitute, since it’s based on the same philosophy and medical theory and you can do it to yourself (sans sharp objects). Shiatsu utilizes the idea of pressure-points that stimulate energy channels in order to promote mental and physical wellbeing. Plus, the positions are so simple they can be performed almost anywhere. Check out these six soothing techniques and sink into a few minutes of pure bliss, free of charge.   1. Read More
Looking to get away from it all and don’t mind a little dirt under your nails? A work exchange program known as WWOOFing might be your ticket out of town. Here, a tried-and-true traveler shares her tips and tricks for working your way around the world. A day hike in the Colombian Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria In early 2014, after handing in my master’s thesis, I hopped on a plane and headed to Colombia. I wasn’t taking a post-grad beach vacay; I was traveling to a coffee farm to work. I wouldn’t consider myself a farmer, but I wasn’t a tourist, either. Read More
Cookie never crumbles in her flawless wardrobe If you're a fan of Empire, FOX's musical drama about a family of hip-hop royalty, then you're probably obsessed with Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson) --  and her killer look. Bite Cookie's style with bold prints, curve-hugging dresses, massive gold accessories, big brimmed hats, and a  boss bitch attitude.   1. Faux-leather Filigree-Plate Necklace, $88, BCBG2. Felt Floppy Hat, $52, TOPSHOP3. Animal Bodycon Dress, $157, Miss Selfridge4. Belle Noelle Hexagon Bangle (Gold/Leopard), $62, 80's Purple5. Read More
This fall, explore your adventurous side with '70s-inspired jumpsuits, giant sunglasses, denim sneakers, cozy sweaters and an adorable fox-printed cardigan - mountainside setting not required.  Amber Byrne Mahoney shot fellow photographer Sasha Frolova in our favorite fall fashions against the beautiful backdrop of upstate New York. Stylist Lela Maloney and makeup artist Katie Mellinger for Tarte Cosmetics gave Sasha that perfect outdoorsy look. Read More
Head chains are quickly overtaking flower crowns as the thing to wear on your hair. Making your own is easy; you don’t have to jump through hoops, just squeeze ‘em together!  What you need:- Flat nose pliers Small charm- 10" long chain for the middle (ours is a ½" wide decorative chain)- Two 9 ½" long chains Two 10 ½" long chains- One ½" long piece of ½" wide elastic Four ¼" jump rings Instructions: 1. Using flat nose pliers, open one of the jump rings. 2. Read More
Grandma Written and directed by Paul Weltz Out August 21 Grandma is one of those rare films that’s entirely about women. There are a handful of men, but none appear in more than one scene. Instead, the story focuses on a family of strong, complicated women. Lily Tomlin drives the film with her performance as Elle, the grandma from which the film takes its title. Elle is mourning both the death of her longtime partner and her recent breakup with her much-younger girlfriend (Judy Greer) when her teenage granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner), asks for help. Read More
Writer and illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner reveals inside intel on her book The Diary of a Teenage Girl’s leap to the big screen When it was first published in 2002, Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical illustrated novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures, won a legion of diehard female fans who saw some version of themselves in 15-year-old heroine Minnie Goetze. The story pops with the dizzying energy of teenage girlhood, from Minnie’s unabashed horniness and joie de vivre to her bouts of depression and lovelorn misery. Read More
Sleeping With Other People: Movie Review At Sundance, Leslye Headland, writer/director of Sleeping with Other People, called her new film, “When Harry Met Sally for assholes.” And indeed, the narrative starts with several romantic-comedy staples—there’s an adorably nutty woman, Lainey (Alison Brie), and her smart-ass guy friend, Jake (Jason Sudeikis). They don’t know they’re perfect for each other, even though their friends keep telling them so, and they try to navigate their personal lives against the backdrop of upper-middle-class Manhattan. Read More
10 New Lady-Friendly TV Shows You Need To See This Fall Mean girl sorority sisters, a modern-day superhero, and a crème de menthe–swigging guardian angel are just a few of the characters representing the ladies on the small screen for the 2015-16 TV season. So fire up your DVR or get your streaming sites on lockdown: here are the shows you won’t want to miss.   Girl Code LiveAugust 31, Mondays, 10:30 p.m. (MTV) The late night talk-show landscape is littered with white dudes, but thanks to this new spin-off from MTV, we’re finally getting some ladies in the mix. Read More