From "New York Times"
-Dries Van Noten: Gold Standard
PARIS — Gilded frills cascaded down the sides of a raw cotton dress, as if a Plain Jane maid had magically been touched by Milady’s glamour. By the end of the Dries Van Noten show on Wednesday, all the women — dressed in dark, plain plants or with rich fat flowers on slim dresses — were lined up against a golden wall for a touch of gorgeousness.
From "The Los Angeles Times"
-Steps, time, distance: However measured, walking can reach health goals
Walking, whether measured in steps or time, is a good way to begin a journey to better health. Guidelines and devices can help along the way.
Walking 10,000 steps in a day requires some planning to reach your goal. Most don't reach 10,000 steps without adding in some moderate exercise. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
At a time when many Americans spend their days exercising nothing but their thumbs to exhaustion, others have grown obsessed with steps.
Each footfall, from getting the mail to getting in a run, is tracked on the way to 10,000 — a not-so-magic number that's been turned into a fitness grail. Ten thousand steps is about five miles, depending on the stride, a distance that seems shorter when you start adding in every step from waking to sleeping. Still, many people barely log 3,000 steps per day.
From "The Wall Street Journal"
-Three Books That Turn the Page on Travel
1. Photographer Scott Stulberg's "Passage to Burma" opens a window onto a country whose government only began encouraging foreigners to visit in 2011, when its military rule relaxed. Starting in 2001, Mr. Stulberg began traveling frequently to the country to take photos. The book contains 270 images he's returned with, including shots of Buddhist monks in saffron robes, women and children in face paint made from ground bark and fishing boats silhouetted against vibrant sunsets. $45, available in October from Skyhorse Publishing