“Nobody really reads books, so I’m just going to fill the shelves with white books, for looks.” -Los Angeles real estate developer Nile Niami, talking about staging a home he plans to sell for $500 million

File Oct 29, 6 33 40 PMIt’s rough when you just can’t quite squeeze the gun range into the floor plan, right? Real estate developer Nile Niami managed to shoehorn everything else into the 100,000 s.f. mansion he’s building in Bel Air, like the five swimming pools—including the infinity pool…for the guesthouse—as well as the moat, sky deck, putting green, lounge with walls made of jellyfish tanks, nightclub, casino, motor court, 40-seat screening room, glass-walled library (the one with the white books no one will read), two-story waterfall and 6,000-s.f. master suite. Read it all in Details.

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One day last year, Daniel Boulud got a call no chef ever wants to receive: It was the head of the Michelin restaurant guide, letting Boulud know that his famed restaurant, Daniel, was being demoted from three stars (the highest ranking) to two. Vanity Fair speaks to Boulud and other chefs about the ratings, the persistent French influence on fine dining, and how losing a star is “like losing a girlfriend.”

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A history of breast cancer only matters on your mother’s side, right? Wrong. Health busts five medical myths so deeply ingrained, many doctors still believe them. The magazine polled a range of experts and compiled a list of accepted medical “facts” that are not only incorrect, but could have serious, even life-threatening consequences. In addition to the whoppers, they’ve included four less-serious but still surprising factoids. (Spoiler alert: Drinking lots of water does not help your complexion. Bummer.)


File Oct 29, 6 34 17 PMZoey loves pizza and admires Kylie Jenner’s style. Leo is majoring in film. Brooklyn was voted prom queen earlier this year. Arin says he finds happiness in the mountains. They sound like just about any teenager from Anytown, USA, but these kids have worked hard for their normalcy: They’re all transgender. Read more about them, and about trans activist and reality star Jazz Jennings, in Seventeen.

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