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On your bike: the ultimate travel toolkit for cyclists

We love bikes: there’s a certain sense of freedom to be had from jumping onto a saddle and moving by the sheer strength of your own two feet. There’s also a certain romance in settling into the rhythm of pedalling, the drive train propelling you along the road ahead. Aside from the bike, there's a …

Well-preserved Paris palace partially destroyed by night fire

A fire caused serious damage to a 17th century palace in central Paris early on Wednesday, burning away a huge portion of its rooftop just as a …

Unique Bed-and-Breakfasts Across America

For some travelers, a quiet hideaway with a cozy bed and luxurious amenities offers the perfect formula for a relaxing escape. But for those seeking a more unique experience, a bed-and-breakfast may just fit the bill. After all, many of America's standout B&Bs offer personalized service, memorable …

Step-by-Step Guide to China’s Bullet Train

China is no stranger to advanced technology and their bullet train, racing between Shanghai and Beijing is the icing on the cake. If avoiding Chinese …

China

L'Wren Scott's Banana Republic Collection Is The Retailer's Most Glam Yet (PHOTOS)

When you count Princess Beatrice, Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Kidman as your top customers, it's hard to imagine you'd ever go high street. But it seems that Banana Republic has finally convinced L'Wren Scott to whip up some offerings for the masses.<p>The Banana Republic L’Wren Scott holiday …

Harper Beckham's Style: Is This Two-Year-Old The Next Suri Cruise? (PHOTOS)

When it comes to celebrity kids, we're almost always jealous. Not only are they better dressed than we'll ever hope to be, but they also possess a certain je ne sais quoi that makes them effortlessly cool (ahem Suri Cruise). Although it may seem like mini-Cruise is the reigning queen of …

Adriana Lima Pops Up At Desigual Fashion Show In Spain (PHOTOS)

What do Victoria's Secret Angels do in the off-season? They hit the road and take their modeling skills abroad.<p>Adriana Lima popped up on the runway for Desigual's Spring/Summer 2014 collection, "For Everybody: Sex, Fun & Love." As the collection name might suggest, the Barcelona runway show was a …

Exclusive: See Emporio Armani's Backstage-Inspired Fall 2013 Campaign

It's hard to resist any behind-the-scenes access, so we were sold right away on Emporio Armani's faux-backstage concept for its fall 2013 campaign. The images, exclusive to ELLE.com, were shot by Craig McDean and evoke the hidden aspects of a fashion show. It stars Jacquelyn Jablonski and Ruby …

Coco Rocha's Longchamp Campaign Conjures King Kong Images (PHOTOS)

Spicing up ad campaigns is the perennial problem of the fashion world. How do you grab people's attention when there's so much eye candy elsewehere in fashion magazines?<p>Longchamp's latest campaign might do the trick. They've enlisted Coco Rocha to model their stylish goods for the fourth …

Learn to layer up for a hot, sticky summer

The middle weekend of Wimbledon fortnight was the closest to a proper English summer we had managed all year: a pleasant breeze, just a few fluffy …

Forget Lisa Rinna's Lips -- Let's Relive This Actress' Major Style (PHOTOS)

Lisa Rinna is like the Angelina Jolie of soap operas. Not only has she starred in the biggest soaps to date (think "Days of our Lives" and "Melrose Place"), but she was also the host of "Soap Talk" for five years.<p>Though Rinna is mostly known for the dramatic roles she takes on the small screen, she …

African Fashion Designers Shake It Up This Summer!

If you are anxious for the next fashion week, fret no more.<p>With the theme "The Pattern of Sustainable Luxury," African fashion designers will be showing off their latest creations in New York City during Africa Fashion Week. From revolutionary-chic to architecturally sculpted pieces, designers of …

These Six NBA Teams Refuse To Spend Money On Players

The NBA's "luxury tax" is a payment teams have to make to the league if their total team salary exceeds a maximum limit (last year, it was ~$70 million). For every dollar a team is over the luxury tax limit, they have to pay a dollar to the league in tax.<p>For example, the Lakers' team salary was …

Basketball

American actor Randy Quaid arrested again in Montreal

American actor Randy Quaid has been arrested again and is scheduled to appear before the Immigration and Refugee Board in Montreal on Thursday.<p>The circumstances behind the arrest — his second in Montreal this year — are unclear, but his Canadian wife, Evi, tweeted late Tuesday that her husband had …

Anderson Silva Opens as Favorite Over Chris Weidman in Rematch

Chris Weidman shocked the MMA world at UFC 162 by not only defeating the unbeatable Anderson Silva but by also stopping him early in the second round of their championship affair.<p>For all that Weidman's accomplishment represents, it seems that very little has changed between the time the fight was …

Matthew Stafford signs new deal

Matthew Stafford said he was relieved to sign his three-year contract extension Wednesday and now hopes to win a Super Bowl sometime in the near …

NFL

Detroit Lions sign Matthew Stafford to 3-year extension

Detroit has locked up its franchise quarterback for three more years with a shiny new deal.<p>The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed on a three-year extension to his current contract, making his overall deal a five-year, $76 million pact with $43 million guaranteed, according …

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan in talks to buy Fulham F.C.

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan could be looking to expand his portfolio of teams, but this time across the Atlantic.<p>Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is reportedly in negotiations to buy Premier League club Fulham F.C., according to The Daily Mail.<p><b>More</b>: For more on the Jaguars, check out Big Cat …

Paul Casey 'very ready to win a major' as he rebuilds his game and his life

Paul Casey sums up his tribulations with perfect simplicity. "When you are playing good golf, you have no idea how anybody can play bad golf. When …

Nemanja Vidic misses start of Manchester United tour due to sciatica

Nemanja Vidic missed Manchester United's flight to Bangkok for the start of their pre-season tour on Wednesday afternoon, with the captain thought to …

Wayne Rooney returns to Manchester United training in 'best shape'

The Manchester United manager David Moyes insists he has a strong relationship with Wayne Rooney and revealed the unsettled striker has reported back …

Lakers to pay hefty luxury tax

Six NBA teams have been billed for luxury-tax payments they owe for last season's payrolls, according to official league figures obtained by ESPN.com …

NBA

What does Shuanghui's takeover of Smithfield mean for food safety?

On 10 July, the US Senate Agriculture Committee will evaluate the purchase of Smithfield Foods by Hong Kong-based Shuanghui International.<p>The deal, …

Looks like the French economy might survive after all

Industrial production in France rose 0.4% over May 2013 levels, the first such rise in a year.<p>Here’s a look.<p>Of course, it’s still not exactly la vie en rose in France. The gain in industrial output was led by energy, which has been lifted by an unusually long winter, according to Barclays analysts. …

France