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Monthly Archives: May 2016

The most expensive handbag ever sold: Diamond-encrusted Hermes Birkin sells for over $300K

(CNN)It’s been described as a piece of “fashion history” by auction house Christie’s. A matte white Diamond Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond Birkin 30 with 18k white gold and diamond hardware, was sold by a private Asian collector for $300,168 on Monday, making it the most expensive handbag ever sold. While many women used to bid on the bags for their ...

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Bethany Hamilton Pulls Off Huge Upset In Fiji Surf Competition

Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton has shown yet again that she is a force to be reckoned with. After earning a wildcard entry into a championship tour event in Fiji, the 26-year-old out-surfed and out-scored the tour’s current No. 1 contender, Tyler Wright, during round two of the World Surf League’s (WSL) Fiji Women’s Pro. Hamilton’s powerful turns and flawless surfing ...

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15 Times Laverne Cox’s Inner And Outer Beauty Blew Us Away

There are few stars who use their celebrity for good quite as genuinely and passionately as Laverne Cox. The work that she has done on screen is paralleled only by the work she has done to increase visibility and awareness around the transgender community. Beyond that, Cox, who happens to be amongst our picks for one of the best-dressed celebrities ...

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9 indoor-outdoor flooring ideas

 (bulthaup by Kitchen Architecture/Houzz)  (Jones Associates Architects/Houzz)  (designcubed/Houzz) Previous Next The benefits of indoor-outdoor living are clear the tranquillity of nature and the beauty of fresh air brought right into your home but it can be tough to feel connected to the outdoors in a more urban environment. A great way to boost the link between inside and out is ...

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‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ review

(The Hollywood Reporter)“Poor, poor little Alice!” the critic G.K. Chesterton lamented of Lewis Carroll’s most famous character. “She has not only been caught and made to do lessons; she has been forced to inflict lessons on others.” He was talking not about her Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, but about the meanings and ideas that had been ...

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G7 in Japan: concern over world leaders’ tour of nationalistic shrine

Prime minister Shinzo Abe, a fervent Shinto devotee, wants to escort Barack Obama and David Cameron to Ise Jingu shrine during summit With an impeccably observed combination of bowing and handclapping, the pilgrims give thanks to Ise Jingu, Japans most revered Shinto shrine. The millions of people who visit Ise Jingu every year will soon by joined by Japans prime ...

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An Eye-Opening 360-Degree View Of The Arctic

To watch HuffPost RYOT’s 360-degree footage on a desktop browser, tap and drag to look around. On a phone, click the video to open it in the YouTube app, then pan by tilting your device.

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Malachi Kirby on remaking Roots: I could feel the pain, hear the screams’

It was the most-watched show in TV history, a shocking story of slavery and now its back. The British actor relives the ordeal of playing Kunta Kinte Nobody could say Malachi Kirby hasnt earned his breakthrough. Over five and a half months, he was shackled, assaulted, abused, imprisoned, beaten, whipped, mutilated and subjected to all manner of psychological torture and ...

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The Only 3 States Where Retirees Actually Have Enough Money

The general rule of thumb is that when you retire, you need to replace at least 70 percent of the income you had when you were working. But in a Bankrate.com report released Monday only seniors in three states are meeting that threshold. The real kick in the pants is which states — Hawaii, Alaska and South Carolina, of all ...

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Ugly anglerfish, intriguing ape: The top 10 new species of 2016

(CNN)Scientists believe that 10 million species still await discovery around the world. And every year — on the birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th century Swedish botanist considered the father of modern taxonomy — the International Institute for Species Exploration releases its list of the top new species (from among about 18,000 found over the previous 12 months). Here are ...

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