A Quick Runway Rundown
Harriet Mays Powell, fashion director at New York Magazine, found time to stop by the Big Think office in between the aftermath of New York Fashion Week and her flight to Milan, where she's headed for round two of the runway. Despite her hectic schedule, Powell was dressed to the nines in a new Maria Cornejo dress, and focused enough to offer a sharp dissection of how each Fashion Week is the expression of each host city's unique relationship to fashion.
So how does she characterize New York: "Very fast moving, it's crisp, it's to the point, its about business—New York fashion tends to be like that, it's no nonsense, the venues are sensible."
Powell's last piece of advice before heading abroad? Go buy a pair of thigh highs. Really.
Is everyone's favorite Thanksgiving centerpiece really to blame for the post-dinner doldrums?
- Americans kill around 45 million turkeys every year in preparation for the Thanksgiving meal, only to blame our favorite centerpiece for the following food comas.
- Rumor has it our after-dinner sleepiness results from the tryptophan found in turkey.
- However, it is the meal's overall nutritional imbalance, not just the tryptophan, that make us want to leave the dishes for tomorrow. Or maybe the next day.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The famed author headed to the pond thanks to Indian philosophy.
- The famed author was heavily influenced by Indian literature, informing his decision to self-exile on Walden Pond.
- He was introduced to these texts by his good friend's father, William Emerson.
- Yoga philosophy was in America a century before any physical practices were introduced.
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