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The At-Home Facial That Unclogs Pores and Makes Skin Glow

But as nice as it feels to outsource all of our beauty needs, sadly, life’s indulgences—like regular facials—aren’t always easy to justify when we're super-busy. Plus, let's admit it: There's a lot of effort involved with constantly pressing mute on that tiny voice in our heads reminding us about …

How to Make Bath Bombs for the Spa Lover in Your Life

<i>Welcome to ELLE.com's HoliDIYs, the more festive (and slightly chillier) version of our Summer FriDIYs. Check back every Friday for tutorials on creating homemade gifts that you'll actually want to give (no macaroni necklaces or potpourri in sight).</i><p>If bath bombs are a popular stocking stuffer, it's …

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

10 3-Minute DIY Salad Dressings You'll LOVE

These are so simple, we're not sure you could even call them recipes.<p>Shutterstock<p>Sure, you like the <i>idea</i> of homemade salad dressing. Who wouldn't want to top their salads with a French or Asian dressing that tastes amazing and is free of scary ingredients? The only problem is that some dressing …

Vegetarian Sandwiches Worth Writing Home About

There's a common misconception that great sandwiches have to be loaded with meat. It's no one's fault really, it just so happens that some of our favorite sandwiches are meat forward. There's the club sandwich with double layers of meat. And then the Reuben that's loaded with corned beef. And let's …

This Is How You Bake Cake In An Orange. Over A Campfire.

We've got great news: You never ever have to go a day without eating chocolate cake. Even if you should find yourself in the middle of the woods, with nothing more than a campfire, a couple of oranges and cake batter, you can bake yourself up a chocolate cake that might, <i>maybe</i>, be worth writing home …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Want To Learn, Remember, And Create Better? Science Says Dick Around A Bit More

A New York Times science writer explains why daydreaming, napping, and web surfing are the best ways to learn.<p>From an early age, students are taught a series of study skills to enhance learning. Teachers extol the virtues of highlighters and flash cards, memorization and dogged concentration. They …

The Brain

Prof Brian Cox: 'There’s a naivety in saying there is no God’

Professor Brian Cox talks about religion, alien life and the Reithian ideals behind his new TV series<p>Once he was a scientist who used to be a rockstar, now he’s a rockstar scientist. So successful have his TV programmes become that Professor Brian Cox is more in the limelight now than he ever was …

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Ancient stone toolmaking didn't just spread out of Africa with humans

An advanced way of crafting stone tools, once thought to have only originated in Africa, may have been invented elsewhere independently, according to a new study. The finding provides evidence that this ancient technology did not spread across the world solely as a result of humanity's exodus from …

11 After-School (or After-Work) Snacks

When you really think about it, the average meal times are sort of flawed. Lunch follows breakfast in a timely fashion (usually), but then dinner is often six hours away from lunch -- and those hours tend to drag on. It's important to keep yourself fed in between, or you risk making a terrible …

Food

These Foods Are Banned Around The World

There is nothing worse than living or traveling abroad and being denied a favored food fix from home not because it's hard to find, but because it is outright banned.<p>It is true that foods are banned around the world for a plethora of reasons, some for more concerning reasons than others. In many a …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

The Brain

Feel Amazing: Detox Kale Salad

Detox kale salad that won't make you miss a thing. From avocado to walnuts, this salad has it all.<p>From time to time, we could all use a little detox. Whether we're detoxing from a 4-hour Grey's Anatomy re-run marathon, an epic Facebook stalking session, or our weekend cinnamon roll bender, changing …

Frugal Friday Episode I: Laundry Bombs

Welcome to the first Frugal Friday post! I am so excited to share this series with you!<p>If you've not read my previous post, then I'll quickly share …

7 Incredibly Refreshing Mint Smoothies

You’re pretty much guaranteed to say <i>yum</i> after you sip on this drink, which is made with mint, mango, pineapple, ginger, and chia seeds.<p>Watermelon and mint are all you need to make this tasty smoothie.<p>Meet your new favorite smoothie recipe: mint, spinach, coconut (shavings and milk), avocado, and …

12 Dishes to Make With Your Kids

We all have a dish that reminds us of childhood: grilled cheese, ramen, brownies. The first whiff instantly transports us to our childhood kitchens, <i></i>where we once waited wide-eyed for our food to be placed in front of us, legs swinging restlessly from our chairs.<p>After the first bite, we experience a …

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Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin

Nov 01<p>Healing ‘Boo-Boo’ Salve, a.k.a Homemade Natural Neosporin<p>Posted by Crystal <i>//</i> 199 Comments »<p>All of us get ‘boo-boos’. <i>Right?</i> Some of us get them …

3 things you need to know about the Do Not Call registry

The first phone call in history happened on March 10, 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell rang up his assistant.<p>"Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you," he said.<p>I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the second call in history took place later that evening, when a telemarketer rang up asking if a …

Kids Inc: Meet the youngsters running their own companies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1090000/1090040_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526683404_20559a54b4acbbe279a65170d02f3799<p><b>It is not uncommon for shrewd high-tech chief executives in California to keep their cards close to their chest until they are absolutely ready for</b> …

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One Simple Chart Shows 72 Uses For Common Household Products

People have been using common substances like citrus juices, oils and vinegars for cooking, as household cleaners and personal grooming products, for …

Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Hate to burst your bubble, glass lab gear. But plastic bubble wrap also works pretty well at running science experiments.<p>Scientists at Harvard University have figured out a way to use these petite pouches as an inexpensive alternate to glass test tubes and culture dishes. They even ran glucose …

Mistick - As in Mist Stick!

Canoe Paddle - Custom Cherry Wood Paddle<p>PVC & Duct Tape Kayak<p>SUP Surf Board (from Homecenter Materials)<p>Rockets Class<p>This is great for cooling my dogs …

DIY

Build A Lightweight Tent For A Pittance

Shelter for less than $2 per square yard<p>Ultralight tents don’t have to lighten your wallet. Save a bundle of cash by making one from Tyvek. The breathable, water-resistant material, a favorite of home contractors, weighs less than two ounces and costs about $2 per square yard. Here’s how to fashion …

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The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …