Science Finds A Way To Make Bulletproof Silk

By: Julie Gerstein / August 28, 2011

We typically think of silk as a soft, delicate fabric, difficult to wash and easy to destroy. But scientist Randy Lewis, in collaboration with Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi, found a way to transform silk into a bulletproof skin-like material. Okay, great. So what? Well, the idea is that the pair’s early experiments will one day… More »


Check Out These Get-Ready-For-Fall Cleaning Tips

By: Stylelist Home / August 28, 2011

It’s almost that time again! Leaves change colors, sweaters come out of hiding and your home is begging for a good clean. We asked readers and friends to share their best cleaning and organizing ideas for fall. We’ve got a baker’s dozen of our favorites.

1. Watch what you wear: “It sounds silly, but… More »


The Daily Ovulation: Watch A Baby Realize Sneezes Are Funny

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2011

Aww! Remember when you were little and anything your daddy did was automatically hilariously funny? That moment is captured on tape here with one guy fake sneezing for this delightfully giggly baby. Wait until this kid discovers farts! [YouTube via BuzzFeed]… More »


Ooh, Fashion! “Glee” Pays Tribute To Fashion’s Night Out

By: Julie Gerstein / August 28, 2011

I really want to like “Glee,” but I can’t deal with all the musical interludes. Too much singing! Too much Lea Michele, who seems like she’d be that totally over-dramatic neurotic friend who’s always crying in public. But this video of the cast performing David Bowie’s “Fashion” in honor of next month’s upcoming “Fashion’… More »


The 5 Things You Should Never Say To A Job Slut

By: The Grindstone / August 28, 2011

I’ve been a full-time freelancer for over a year. It’s been the most stimulating, character-building, nail-bitingly stressful experience of my professional life. And people love to talk about it.

I think it helps that I’m a writer. People who romanticize writing — about 85 percent of New Yorkers — throw around words like “craft&#8221… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Notebook And Journals For Every Occasion

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 28, 2011