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One of the reasons that Time magazine's most influential issue is a tome we look forward to each year is because it's a chance to see familiar faces — Jay-Z, Jennifer Lawrence, Jimmy Fallon — next to international activists.
This year, the pairings of influencers and "writers," who just happens to be as influential as their subject, are particularly good: Chelsea Clinton writes on Malala Yousafzai, John Legend talks about Frank Ocean, Tom Brokaw on Steven Spielberg. (Sadly, we don't get to hear a lot of the writers' voices, because of Time's evenhanded copy-editing.)
A couple of those who we certainly consider today's most influential thinkers, designers, and actresses made the list — and the authors of each of their pieces were stellar choices. Check out our favorites.
Let's get one thing out of the way first: We're not saying anybody needs plastic surgery, fillers, or any other cosmetic enhancements. Love what you've got — that's our motto. At the same time, we know plenty of people who feel a bit better with their wrinkles softened or their nose straightened. That's okay, too. read
Let's face the facts: The West Coast wardrobe pretty much consists of tees and denim. And, for the most part, this uniform works for just about every situation and pays little to no attention to the seasonal calendar. But, just because we suffer from a lack of defined seasons doesn't mean we should have to sacrifice read