• by Amanda MacMillan


    Courtesy of HammerheadCourtesy of HammerheadIf you've ever biked your way to an unfamiliar place while trying to read directions directions on your phone, you know it can be a total hassle at best -- and downright dangerous at worst. Even with a handlebar mount for your phone, you either have keep your screen on the whole time (like hello, low battery) or constantly fidget with it -- hopefully while stopped in a safe spot -- to wake it up periodically. And it's not like people actually memorize directions before they go places anymore; what is this, the nineties?

    That's why we are so stoked about Hammerhead, a turn-by-turn navigation system for cyclists that sends you visual cues -- but won't sap your phone's energy -- while you ride. A small black device (shaped like, you guessed it, a hammerhead) mounts to your handlebars and syncs up with your cell phone to provide directions for your route in real time: Left turn coming up? The lights on the left side of the device flash. Distance to your destination?

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  • 10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Searching for 'the One'By Kristi Dosh

    If you're hitting the dating scene for the first time in decades, you might feel like a fish out of water. Dating these days takes a different skill set, from learning to text to honing your Google prowess, and you might be wishing for a marketing degree when you draft your online dating profile. Below, experts and divorced women tell you what to look out for as you embark on this new journey. Photo by Getty Images.

    1. Everyone is a detective. Chances are, you'll Google your date before you meet. "Dating is scary. You don't know the potential dangers, and Google is a good source," says Jackie Pilossoph, founder of the blog Divorced Girl Smiling and author of divorce novels such as Free Gift With Purchase. If you find a red flag, feel free to bow out of the date. If you go through with meeting, don't rattle off everything you've learned about him; it can make him uncomfortable and prevent organic discussion. But if he brings up something you already discovered, fess up.

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  • mini pigmini pigDawn Bleeker had always loved pigs. Although Dawn never owned a pig, or even a dog for that matter, she and her husband Paul took the leap into miniature pig ownership about a year and a half ago. Their tiny bundle of "joy" arrived April 5, 2012 via airplane from Texas. Weighing a mere 5 lbs. and 2 oz., the seven and a half week old mini pig was welcomed into their home and their hearts. Naturally, they called her Joy.

    The decision to own a mini pig was not an impulsive one. Dawn, Paul and their middle daughter, Michaela, spent two years educating themselves about mini pigs. Two members of the Bleeker family possessed severe dander allergies to common pets like cats and dogs. Miniature pigs, because they have hair instead of fur, were an allergy-friendly option.

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    In Dawn's research, she discovered that her Iowa town of Newton had an ordinance prohibiting pigs as pets. The city code stated, "All swine are dangerous," yet

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  • As a Penn State grad (and the daughter, granddaughter and niece of PSU alumni), I've been to my fair share of weddings that showcase Penn State pride. As I plan my own wedding, I've been thinking back to my loved ones' weddings infused with school spirit to brainstorm ways to incorporate Gray's and my alma maters into our wedding day festivities. (For the record, Gray went to University of Central Florida.)



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  • by Alexandra Owens


    photo: WWDphoto: WWD Fashion shows have always been an experience for the senses. They transport you to another world (for eight minutes)--before a buyer steps on your foot with her stiletto or you're shoved by a hoard of bloggers. Lately, many designers have been employing a new trick to share their vision even more completely: scenting the room to match the mood of the collection. One fragrant highlight this season was the heady combination of Bulgarian rose, amber, and something called "animal notes" wafting through ventilators at Prabal Gurung that complemented the tough-yet-ladylike clothing.

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    Dawn Goldworm, the nose behind olfactory branding firm 12.29 and the woman responsible for the aroma at Gurung's show, among others this season (including Calla, Tocca, and even the American Express Skybox at Lincoln Center) has pioneered this business since she scented Rodarte's fall presentation in 2009. And no, she's

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  • The Perfect Fall Pizza Recipe

    Bacon-Apple-Pizza-Recipe
    What's a more delicious combo than goat cheese, caramelized apples and bacon? This pizza makes a great movie night snack or easy dinner.

    10 Fall Fennel Recipes

    Bacon, Caramelized Apple & Goat Cheese Pizza Recipe

    • 3 cloves garlic
    • ¼ cup + 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 large, crisp apple (i.e. Golden Delicious)
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
    • ½ pound bacon
    • 4 ounces of goat cheese
    • 1 pre-made pizza crust, unbaked
    • 8 ounces grated mozzarella cheese
    • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon
    • Flour for rolling out dough (if needed)
    • Salt & pepper
    Preheat oven to 400° F. Mince 3 heads of garlic and add to a small bowl with ¼ cup of olive oil. Add teaspoon of salt and teaspoon of oregano; mix together.

    Prepare Toppings

    Wash and slice apples into thin wedges and cook with 1 teaspoon olive oil and a pinch of salt on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and reduce heat to low, coverRead More »from The Perfect Fall Pizza Recipe
  • Photo: Shutterstock / The BumpBy Kylie McConville for TheBump.com

    Your airline experience is about to get a sky-high makeover. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is now offering "Flying Nannies" to passengers on-board.

    The nannies are specifically trained to entertain children on long-haul flights. Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways' Vice President of Guest Services, said, "The Flying Nanny will liaise with parents and use their experience and knowledge to make the travel experience easier. This includes helping serve children's meals early in the flight and offering activities and challenges to help entertain and occupy younger guests.'

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    According to the company's website, Etihad Airways has trained more than 300 cabin crew members for the role as Flying Nanny. This month, they'll train 60 more, adding more on the roaster each month so that by the end of 2013, a total of 500 Flying Nannies will be working across Etihad Airways

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  • After Katy Butler's father suffered a stroke at age 79, doctors installed a pacemaker, keeping his heart beating but doing nothing to prevent his six-year slide into dementia, near-blindness, and misery. In her memoir, Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, Butler shares her family's story, familiar to millions of Americans caring for aging parents, and shows how "Slow Medicine" could be the answer we're all looking for.

    My father could not easily follow an animated dinner-table conversation then, much less talk with a near-stranger about how he wanted to die, or live. And in my parents' eyes, I was just a daughter with problems of her own on a faraway coast-struggling to earn a living, growing warily closer to a new man, and negotiating a sometimes fraught relationship with his two nearly grown sons, who were accustomed to having the run of their father's house.

    My mother was not a compliant or stupid woman. She wasn't enthusiastic about the pacemaker

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  • You can forgive and remember. Find peace in your life by warming up to the idea of forgiveness, which doesn't have to mean giving up, reconciliation, or any of these 7 issues people commonly have about forgiveness. From Unconditional Forgiveness: A Simple and Proven Method to Forgive Everyone and Everything, by Mary Hayes Grieco.

    Forgiveness is not:
    • Forgetting. You don't have to "forgive and forget." Honestly, does that ever really happen? It's much better to forgive and remember, instead. It's wise to remember what really happened, and how people really behaved in a particular situation. Some people are not to be trusted in certain ways, and you already learned that from your unhappy experience with them. You must remember who people are, not who you'd like them to be. As Maya Angelou put it, "When people show you who they are, believe them, the first time."

    • Excusing.
    The people who have hurt you have possibly done something that is very wrong, and wrong is wrong-that's all

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  • Juli Weiner


    The new iPhone 5CThe new iPhone 5CiPhones, long available in merely black and white (and, in the case of the very old ones, silver), will now come in one of five colors: green, blue, yellow, red, and white, which is technically more of a "shade." These models are called the 5c-"c" presumably standing for "cheap," as they are just $99. (The new iPhone 5s-about which we know nothing because its colors-white, gold, and silver-are too boring to even research-retails for a minimum of $199.) For the "specs" on both new phone models, read any other post on any other Web site (including VF.com). For extensive conjecture regarding what sorts of colors attract what sorts of buyers and why, please continue reading. What sort of color should you get? Choose a color and see whether each description matches your personality.

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    White: You are a reckless anarchist with no respect for anything or anyone. Why get a new iPhone 5c in the one color that makes it

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