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Social Media, the ‘Bikini Bridge’ and the Viral Contagion of Body Ideals
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Social Media, the ‘Bikini Bridge’ and the Viral Contagion of Body Ideals

What happens when you combine a cultural obsession with thinness, a bit of organised propaganda and a catchy hashtag? Enter the “bikini bridge”: the space between the bikini and the lower abdomen that occurs when bather bottoms are suspended between the two hip bones. On January 5, 2014, anonymous internet trolls on 4chan, an imageboard...

Is the British Monarchy Actually Adapting to Changing Social Norms?
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Is the British Monarchy Actually Adapting to Changing Social Norms?

Is the royal marriage story we’re being sold really a fairy tale come true? Or is it a story spun by Buckingham Palace for its own self-interest, one shrouded in myth and make-believe? In the coverage of next spring’s marriage between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, two main narratives have emerged. One is Markle’s mixed-race,...

The Concept of ‘Western Civilization’ Is Past Its Use-By Date in University Humanities Departments
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The Concept of ‘Western Civilization’ Is Past Its Use-By Date in University Humanities Departments

A number of NSW and ACT universities are vying for the opportunity to access funding from the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, which aims to “revive” liberal arts and the humanities in university education in Australia. John Howard: launched the Ramsay Centre on Monday. Dean Lewins/AAP The centre, launched on Monday by former prime minister...

Jet Fuel from Sugarcane? It’s Not a Flight of Fancy
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Jet Fuel from Sugarcane? It’s Not a Flight of Fancy

The aviation industry produces 2 percent of global human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. This share may seem relatively small – for perspective, electricity generation and home heating account for more than 40 percent – but aviation is one of the world’s fastest-growing greenhouse gas sources. Demand for air travel is projected to double in the next...

How to Grow Cannabis? With Modern Science and Technology
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How to Grow Cannabis? With Modern Science and Technology

In Canada and around the world, legal cannabis producers face many challenges: Varying government regulations, high security requirements and a lack of reliable information on how to grow their crops. Growing cannabis has been illegal for so many years that scientific research on how to best produce this crop is limited. Much of the knowledge...

Privacy Policy
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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in U.S. privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a...

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Coach Inc. Buys Kate Spade, Creating “Accessible Modern Luxury” Group

On Monday, Coach Inc. reached an agreement to purchase Kate Spade & Company for a cash transaction of $2.4 billion funded by a combination of senior notes, bank term loans, and approximately $1.2 billion of excess Coach cash, a portion of which will be used to repay an expected $800 million six-month term loan. The...

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Macy’s Profit Falls Nearly 13 Percent as Sales Drop

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s, the nation’s largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 percent as results were dragged down by lower sales, store closures and other costs. The profit results beat Wall Street expectations, but Macy’s said it would post another year of...

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Levi Strauss Seeks Sustainable Supply Chain with Recycled Cotton

Levi Strauss is committed to manufacturing all of its denim from sustainable cotton by the year 2025. There is just one problem..the technology to produce quality denim from worn cotton has not been invented yet. Just a small percent of the cotton Levi’s uses comes from recycled sources, the majority comes from virgin cotton. The $4.5...

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Made in New York Complex to Boost City’s Fashion and Film Industries

Earlier this week, New York mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city’s planned investment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn- a complex at Bush Terminal dedicated to New York’s garment and film industry. The Made in New York complex, part of the Sunset Park District Plan, led by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), is...