Princeton: Stylish men are perceived as 'significantly more competent'

As much as we say it's not about the clothes, it's still about the clothes.

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  • A new study from Princeton University shows that perception of competence is linked to dress.
  • Researchers discovered the same results over nine separate studies: men that dress better are viewed as more competent.
  • Even when told clothing is not a measure of competence, judges ruled in favor of the better-dressed men.
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Fashion contributes to 10 percent of humanity's carbon emissions

Fast fashion has a devastating impact on the environment. Here's what you need to know before heading to Zara this holiday season.

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  • The fashion industry is responsible for an alarming 10 percent of all of humanity's carbon emissions.
  • Eighty-five percent of all textiles are trashed each year, ending up in a landfill or incinerated.
  • By wearing one item of clothing for 9 months longer a person can actually reduce his or her carbon footprint by 30 percent.
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Is ‘sexy’ being redefined? If so, what does it mean for the fashion industry?

Some lingerie lines have failed to keep up with a new era.

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  • According to L Brands, the Victoria's Secret fashion show, which began in 1995, has been cancelled to shift its focus on digital marketing.
  • Since the advent of the fashion, the female body has been dissected and commodified to promote new feminine ideals for sales. This might be ending.
  • Feminist demands have given rise to body inclusive brands such as Aerie, ThirdLove, Universal Studios, and Savage X Fenty that redefine "sexy."
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How designers are fighting the rise of facial recognition technology

From LED-equipped visors to transparent masks, these inventions aim to thwart facial recognition cameras.

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  • To combat the rise of facial-recognition technology, designers have created clothing and accessories that helps to conceal people's identities from A.I.
  • Although some of these inventions appear to be effective, their main point seems to be to raise awareness about facial-recognition technology.
  • In the U.S., surveys suggests that most Americans would oppose strictly limiting the government's ability to use facial-recognition technology.
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Sony startup unveils tiny AC unit that fits inside your shirt

It can supposedly cool you down by 23 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • The Reon Pocket is a Bluetooth device that fits inside your shirt.
  • A Sony-affiliated startup recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to develop the device.
  • Currently marketed toward businessmen who wear suits, the designers hope to offer the Reon Pocket to more types of customers in the future.
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