Elsie Kloppers

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IBM, SAP to partner on cloud computing for businesses

IBM and SAP plan to announce on Tuesday that they will partner to offer cloud computing services to companies.<p>Specifically, IBM (IBM) will provide …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

Blondie Style: Anna Piirainen by Matallana for Blank Magazine

<b>Blondie</b>–Inspired by Debbie Harry, the September issue of <i>Blank Magazine</i> takes on colorful eighties style with a sopisticated twist for today’s woman. …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.<p>Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your …

20 Celeb Hairstyles to Try for Fall

In need of a new look but unwilling to chop your hair? Take matters into your own hands with these 20 celeb hairstyles for every length, texture, and skill level. From metallic embellishments to a fresh take on a '90s classic, your next fall look is right here.

Fall 2014 Fashion Face-Off: Vote Now

Whoever indicated that fashion was anything but democratic hasn't fully inspected the Fall 2014 runways. Rather than handing down trends-as-law like Moses from the mountain top, the collections hit enough notes for every avid shopper. Do you prefer mini or maxi? Ankle boots or over-the-knee? …

15 unusual uses for nail polish

New Zealand Fashion Week Fall 2015

The style standouts at New Zealand Fashion Week added eccentric touches — bright sneakers, avant-garde makeup — to basics like sweatshirts and jeans. See our favorite looks here.

Meet the Designer Behind Kendall's VMA Look

Alon Livne is a bit of a celeb in his own right…<p>Kendall Jenner may be one of the Kardashian brood, but she is also all-model—which means the girl can wear some clothes. We were especially taken by her ensemble for last weekend's VMA's—black high-waisted trousers paired with a bra top with sheer …

Tel Aviv

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

Los Angeles

The Top 25 Most Innovative Companies 2014

United States

Which Apps Are Eating Your Battery? Normal Will Tell You.

Somewhere, somehow, maybe less than a year after I got the latest version of my iPhone, its battery would mysteriously deplete in about half a day.<p>I wasn’t really sure why. But now I can find out.<p>There’s a new app called ‘Normal’ out from a pair of Stanford Ph.Ds in computer science named Adam …

Jennifer Lawrence's Crop Top, Kendall Jenner's Tee And More Cheap Celeb Finds Of The Week

It's tempting to start buying fall clothes now -- after all, so many rich colors and luxe fabrics have just come onto the market. But if you want to be a smart shopper, now is the time to stock up on summer staples at cutthroat prices.<p>If you need a little inspiration, just take a look at Hollywood. …

Three Trends That Will Make A Difference In Mobile Payments

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alberto Jimenez is director of mobile payments at IBM. Jimenez was most recently Director of Global Mobile Solutions at Citigroup.</i><p>In the summer of 2008, I was in Paris delivering a mobile payments presentation to the CEO of a French bank. At the end of the meeting, he asked me when we …

AOL Style News, Trends and Advice

New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour

Among the many tips and tricks new photographers get with regards to lighting, the time of day is an essential concept, which for getting some shots …

Current Trends, Fashions and Fads in Photography

Like any other main stream activity, photography goes through phases both artistic and technological. Some of these trends end up becoming long …

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

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24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

Who says you need to empty your bank account in order to enjoy Europe in style? Hotel search trivago.com, which now offers hostel bookings in cities across Europe, has compiled a list of some of the swankiest and eclectic hostels on the continent. Trust us, these six ultra-trendy and …

Four Reasons Your Next Vacation Should Be a Solo One

Are those frequent-flyer miles burning a hole in your pocket? It's time for a trip. And whether you've got just enough vacation days left to squeeze in a 48-hour getaway or you're giving that nine-to-five a big middle finger before heading off to another country for the indefinite future, you …

Solo Travel

10 Movies to Watch on Netflix in August

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit Netflix. Here, the films we just added to our queue.<p><b>1) Nymphomaniac (2013)</b><br>The most talked-about film of the year (which hits Netflix on August 7) can finally be enjoyed in the privacy of your own home.<p><b>2) Cleopatra (1963)</b>Settle in for …

10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

Why Microsoft And Google Are Backing The 22-Year-Old 'Italian Zuckerberg'

Soon every major Italian news outlet wanted to cover the kid who'd started a professional networking website called Egomnia. Their interest, along with that of national politicians and business executives, expressed the hope that this young entrepreneur could become Italy's version of an American …

Employment

9 Hacks For Using Your Phone Abroad Without Racking Up A Giant Phone Bill

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st-century travel... but they also can be <i>really</i> expensive.<p>But they don't have to be. These nine hacks will save you money and improve your mobile …

Your Definitive Guide To All The 'iPhone 6' Rumors

In the real world, everyone's speculating about the future of Beyonce and Jay-Z's marriage. In the tech world, everyone's wildly guessing about the future of the iPhone. We should all get a life.<p>However, if you, like us, have no plans for getting a life, then let's now indulge together in a …