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26 Scary Good Halloween Cupcakes

Bake these and watch them disappear. Just like magic.<p>Throwing a Halloween party? In addition to spooky decor and festive cocktails, you're going to need some sweets. After all, sugar is the point of Halloween, right? These mini desserts are perfect for your monster mash.

The Lazy Girl's Guide To Sexting

How to talk dirty without actually saying a word.<p>Sexting can be fun, hot, and, in this day in age, practically expected—but who really has the time to painstakingly type out every single salacious word? Those precious spare moments could be so much better spent finally getting around to shaving …

Lingerie Fashion Trends to Follow

Truth: lingerie can make or break your look. While they’re best reserved for sexy times, lingerie can dictate your fashion aura as well. Get the …

Space Waves, Birth Control, and Other Amazing Images of the Week

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Make Any Lipstick Matte

Have a little graveyard of lipsticks that have lost their spunk? Don't toss them; change their texture. More specifically, make it really matte. This …

From Sweet to Sultry, 20 Summery Pieces With Cutouts

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been crushing hard over Laverne Cox’s edgy style as of late. And for good reason. It takes major gusto and conviction to pull off each head-turning look with as much confidence as she does. While celeb-inspired cutouts may not top the list of trends you have hanging in …

8 Refreshing Recipes With Fresh Mint

Mint runneth over in my garden. Luckily, its refreshing, sweet flavor pairs wonderfully with all sorts of dishes.<p><b>1. Mojitos</b><p>When I think mint, I think mojito. This one is tart and sweet -- the perfect cool cocktail for a hot night. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Minted Cucumber Salad</b><p>Refreshing and light, this …

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5 Lessons Boys Should Learn From Their Moms

I am a doctor, medical news correspondent, and daytime TV co-host, but the single most important title I have is "Mom." My son is 16 years old, my daughter is 15, and so far, I am really enjoying their teenage years! And, as busy and hectic as my career and multiple responsibilities keep me, they …

Dancing Light: Let It Move You - Photographs from an exhibition at the Huis Marseille | LensCulture

A photograph is a photograph, and a dance is a dance: stillness versus movement. At first sight these two art forms might seem to be poles apart, but the exhibition "Dancing Light," showing throughout the newly double-sized Huis Marseille, proves the opposite. Along with film and video, photography …

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

Depression

Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

“The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the …

Photography

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

What Your Coffee Order Says About Your Style

Your go-to drink and outfit go hand-in-hand.<p>Combining the best parts of your day—picking out your outfit and ordering your morning coffee—is our latest Instagram obsession, @CoffeenClothes. The chic account highlights Insta-users who share their daily caffeine fix along with their fashion via the …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

the chapstick hall of fame: which balm is worth it?

the lippies we can’t go without<p>Our skin takes quite a beating in the winter. From indoor heat blasting constantly to brutal, windy weather outside, dry skin isn't just a cosmetic worry—it is downright uncomfortable. And nothing quite takes the toll like our lips, which don't have the same type of …

Pediatrician Group Recommends Decriminalizing Marijuana For Youngsters

Severe legal punishment does more harm than good, the group finds<p>Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing a report on recreational marijuana use among kids under the age of 18. Like a good pediatrician, the report summarizes the latest research to answer kids' and parents' most …

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Biology

The Next Generation Icons

Perhaps these new faces can chalk up some of their success to mirroring the icons of past and present. See the original standouts and their modern mirrors.<p>Perhaps these new faces can chalk up some of their success to mirroring the icons of past and present. See the original standouts and their …

Sex Sells: 15 Racy Fashion Ads

From Calvin Klein's iconic shoot with Mark Wahlberg and a teenage Kate Moss to Gucci's controversial body hair, we rounded up some of the most risqué fashion ads of the past. See which ones made the cut<p>Yes, it is a little oxymoronic that the fashion industry attempts to sell clothes by having …

The Most Brilliant Mac & Cheese Hack Ever

Macaroni and cheese is at the top of chef Grae Nonas's list for its awesome potential as leftovers. Here, his easiest, most crazy delicious use for …

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

That stubborn weight that won't seem to go away? No more!<p><i>This article was written by Joy Manning and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we're all so different, …

9 Hilariously Awkward Things That Happen the First Time You Sleep at a New Guy's Place

And we're not even talking about the hookup<p>Let's face it, adult sleepovers are infinitely better than the ones from your childhood, but they do come with their own set of challenges. Whether this is a casual hookup or someone you've been seeing for a while, the first night together can be equal …

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

Miley Cyrus Makes a Topless Statement at Alexander Wang's After-Party

From the editors of ELLE.com, the pop star joins the "Free the Nipple" movement.<p>Yesterday, New York was hot. Like really really <i>really</i> hot. But since fashion week and fashion people won't be held back by a little thing like weather, show goers traipsed around in full fall regalia looking sweaty, but …

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This Week in Recipes

Appetizers & Sides<p>Grilled Shallot-Stuffed Peaches With Bacon and Buttermilk Dressing<br>• Spicy Cuban Shrimp Soup With Noodles<p>Main Courses<p>The Turkey Club Shawarma Sandwich With Pork Belly and Enhanced Mayo<br>• Italian-Style Eggplant Parmesan (Melanzane alla Parmigiana)<br>• Baked Cod and Summer Squash in Foil …