Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NOLA's all-women motorcycle club, NASA meets fashion, hilarious teen fiction and more in our look around the web

1. Heron Preston’s NASA-Inspired Collection Goes to Space In partnering with NASA, Heron Preston had to adhere to certain guidelines about color and copy—meticulously incorporating these requirements into his modern vision for apparel. Honoring the 1990 NASA logo, Preston dubbed his spacesuit-inspired FW18 collection the “Fall/Winter 1990” series, and sent some pieces into space to demonstrate his commitment to the inspiration. The footage is as …

Through Video, Teens Are Turning Into Readers

Using their immense influence, several YouTube stars are filming and posting book reviews, book hauls, publicizing new releases, discussing book-to-film adaptations—and garnering hundreds of thousands of views in the process. Dubbed BookTubers, these individuals are having a wildly positive impact on their mostly younger followers: they’re getting them to read. Erica Barmash (marketing director for Bloomsbury’s children’s imprint) says this kind of marketing works because …

France to Ban Smartphones at Schools

It began in 2017: French officials imposed a law that limited how frequently and in what manner employers may contact employees outside of office hours. Now, the French government is setting their sights on schools. Smartphone-less students, they believe, will improve classroom efficiency, effectiveness and, on a broader level, preserve the “sanctity” of the classroom and learning experience. This new law will, however, make “exceptions …

CH Edition: Morocco

For our fourth hosted travel experience we visited three magical cities, each full of inspiring craft, design, food and people

COOL HUNTING Edition hosted travel experiences are our version of a couture line. Like the fashion analogy, they’re a halo product, a pinnacle, a dream. They share our curiosity as editors, are shaped by the people we know and meet during our research and are laced with powerful, scenic, emotional, delicious, reflective, layered and beautiful moments. Each experience—Zambia (twice!), Cuba and now Morocco allow our …

Yale’s Psyc 157 aka The Happiness Class

With a goal to rewire the way Yale students viewed the pursuit of happiness, Professor Laurie Santos developed what has become the most popular course in the institution’s history. Aimed at addressing mental health, sleep, stress and happiness, Psych 157 utilizes Santos’ understanding of positive psychology and behavior change. Broken down into twice-weekly lectures, the class empowers by driving home topics like “time affluence” and …