Holly Stiles

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A tightwad's guide to low-cost home organisation

Being frugal is something a lot of us can relate to when we have no other options. Low-cost home organisation might come naturally to some, but to …

13 design mistakes you need to stop making

If you love to decorate and want to avoid making some mistakes, then this is definitely the article for you. Decorating your house or apartment can …

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive With Only $100 at IKEA

Since our eyes naturally gravitate toward those high-end pieces (call it a girl's prerogative), we've had to master the art of crafting a luxe look …

The Best Decorating Trends of 2016

As we approach 2017, it's fun to look back on the design trends that defined the past year. While some — like wood-look tiles — are just gaining momentum, others — like brass hardware — have peaked. Take a look at the 30 hottest trends of 2016 in the slideshow ahead – most are so stylish, we're …

Home Decorating

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You'd Expect

Eating better isn’t about cutting out entire food groups, eating low-fat everything, or guzzling juices or shakes. Deprivation diets are no way to …

Kinky sex lifts our consciousness into a heightened state of “flow,” according to a new study

American health and sex journalist Michael Castleman has compared BDSM to the child’s game of “trust,” when one child stands in front of another and falls backward, waiting to be caught. It’s a bonding experience, Castleman says, “When the falling player trusts the catcher enough to let go …

Research

Eight ways yoga can improve your sex life

Illustrations by Trish McAlaster/The Globe and Mail<p><b>2. Yoga can improve sexual function.</b> Using and engaging Mula Bandha can actually help you have better orgasms. The perineum is the muscular body between the anus and genitals. In yoga, it is believed that by slightly contracting the pubococcygeal …

Yoga

10 hidden iPhone gestures you probably don’t know about

Apple sold more iPhones than expected last quarter thanks to the successful launch of its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus flagship handsets. The new …

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

Psychology

These Are Our 7 Must-Have Travel Gadgets

Whether the busy holiday travel season is upon you, an important business trip is looming, or you’re about to embark on a relaxing vacation, one …

Gear & Gadgets

Science Finds Just the Right Lighting for Boosting Brain Power

The type of light that's not so great for sleep could improve cognitive function throughout the day.<p>I'm a sucker for any article about priming my workspace for productivity. Every time I click one, it tells me the same thing. Put a plant on your desk, because nature. If you can't be trusted to keep …

Sleep

Ancient Meditation Technique Reveals How To Free Your Mind

Every ordinary person living in our modern stressful society has problems, worries, doubts. We often seek guidance how to deal with daily problems by …

Meditation

How Do DIY DNA Testing Kits Work?

Over the last few months, I've been doing some serious navel gazing. Well, more like belly-button-bacteria sampling. And cheek swabbing. And spitting copiously into plastic tubes that I've then sent away in the U.S. mail. One day, a nurse even came to the ELLE office and removed several vials of …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

Here's What Happens When You Stop Breathing In Your Sleep

*starts paying attention to every breath and freaking out*

This Pilates Workout Will Improve Your Posture And Give You Killer Abs

Reform your routine<p>The first time I was asked to breathe sideways through my ribs, I was at a loss. <i>I can breathe sideways? And my ribs are involved? How? Why have I never known this?</i> These life-changing (well, maybe not life-changing, but definitely breath- and body-changing) questions came during …

I Tried Acupuncture For Stress Relief, And Here’s What Happened

“You’re probably going to drift off to sleep”<p>I’ve always considered myself a pretty anxious person, stressing myself out over pretty much everything and <i>always</i> sweating the small stuff—even as a second-grader. However, it wasn’t until I reached young adulthood that I realized just how much this …

Self-improvement

19 Things Your Marriage Counselor Knows about Your Relationship—but Isn’t Telling You

Counselors across the country weigh in on what they are REALLY thinking during couples therapy.<p>I love couples who fight in the waiting room. At least …

Marriage

Gay Couple Cuddles Up in Latest iPhone 7 Ad

The couple that selfies together, stays together, according to the latest Apple commerical for the iPhone 7.<p>The tech giant announced the latest …

Homosexuality