Can a Backpack Be Chic?

When Eric Rothenhaus landed a gig as director of design at Jansport five years ago, he wanted to make an impression. He would do it by re-creating, down to the seat-belt straps, the very first JanSport backpack (and the first-ever backpack with a zip) introduced in 1969.

Dumbest New Trend: Kids Eating Magnets

By Kyle Wagner on at

A few days ago, we told you about an imperious young girl who ate 37 rare earth magnets and lived. It was pretty astounding, frankly. But apparently kids everywhere are eating the damn things, and as a pandemic, it is very stupid.

A Coat That Makes You Smarter

In a new study, researchers found that people wearing lab coats were better at paying attention and performing tasks accurately than those not wearing the white jackets associated with medical professionals and scientists.

10 Watches You'll Want to Strap On Your Wrist This Year

By Bulent Yusuf on at

So what's a "Baselworld" when it's at home? This trade show for the watch and jewellery industry is organised annually in the city of Basel, Switzerland, featuring 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries. The place is stuffed to bursting with movers and shakers in the world of timekeeping, all of them touting their wares. Here's a rundown of the best watches we've seen.