Leah Ellington

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8 Girls I Wish I'd Never Talked To

When it comes to dates, you can't win 'em all. Here are some recent and completely true instances of me #losing.<p><b>No, none of these girls turned out to be strippers. I wish.</b><p><b>1. At a bar</b><p>Her: What are you drinking?<p>Me: Water.<p>Her: Oh, so you're, like, an alcoholic?<p><b>2. On a first date</b><p>Her: Do you date a …

15 Date Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

1. First and foremost, since this is a holiday that's meant to honor the men and women who have died serving in the armed forces, spend your date money this weekend on .<p>2. Attend a parade or other local Memorial Day celebration. Again, there is a purpose to this holiday other than welcoming …

The Bachelorette Premiere: Fellas, Fellas Everywhere, and Not a Drop to...Seriously Consider Spending Your Life With

Here we are, kids. Another summer, another <i>Bachelorette</i>, another crop of man-bots with teeth bleached so hard, Chris Harrison starts to feel self-conscious about his own ultra-white choppers.<p>Desiree is in for it with this crowd. After reading and snap-judging them by their questionnaires, I had …

The 14 Best Songs About Being Single

Last time, we published our picks for the top breakup anthems of all time. Now, here's the ultimate playlist for when you're over your heartbreak and ready to relish in the single life. (Cause independence? It's actually pretty amazing.)<p><b>1. It's My Life, Bon Jovi</b>__<p>__2. *Single*, Natasha …

The 10 Celebrities Every Fan Should Meet (in My Expert Opinion!)

I LOVE lists, but putting together what 10 celebrities everyone should meet? Yeah, not so easy when you've met hundreds and, for the most part, love them all.<p>But there are a few stand-outs and ones who deserve recognition. Mind you, this list is based only on the celebs I've met on numerous …

5 Hot New Music Videos You Need to See Now, Starring Ke$ha, Prince, Kelly Clarkson, and Others

Summer is my favorite time for music because it often feels like the heat heightens their crazy (and creative) cells—in other words, more than any season, our fave performers seem more willing to take risks and/or they give zero effs about what critics might think. Case in point, these fine</b> …

Thanks to Jennifer Lawrence, You Might Finally Stop Having Daydreams About Bradley Cooper

I know that plenty of you spend a chunk of time swooning over imaginary boyfriend Bradley Cooper, but I also know that the majority of you do not hope for sloppy, drooling kisses. Well, I'm about to give you the dilemma of a lifetime...<p>She is calling you OUT, dude.<p>According to former costar …

7 Long Bridesmaid Dresses That Won't Make Your Friends Look Like They're Wearing Curtains

The problem with most long bridesmaid dresses is that there's generally just SO much there. Even when you have it hemmed, a long bridesmaid dress can make you feel like you're drowning in a sea of fabric. (Often ugly fabric. What a way to go.) To the rescue: these seven long bridesmaid dresses from …

An Open Letter to the Man Who Slapped Beyonce's Butt

Sir, no. What is wrong with you?<p>Explain to me what your strategy was here. And don't try to tell me there wasn't a strategy. You're a full-grown man in the very front row of a Beyonce concert. That doesn't happen by accident. This was a premeditated butt-slap. Which makes you the Pig King of …

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus' Wedding Is (Probably) Officially Off

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus have called it quits for realz, it seems. <i>Us Weekly</i>'s cover story this week announces, "It's Over! Miley is crushed as Liam calls off the wedding. What tore the two of them apart and why his family is so relieved."<p>I always warn that we should take tabloid reports with …

Taylor Swift's Girls' Weekend Quartet Was a Really Random Group of Starlets

I am endlessly fascinated by celebrity friendships. I find them more interesting than romantic celebrity relationships because, honestly, it's not like it's hard to figure those out. What really makes that couple tick? I'll tell you what makes that couple tick: They're members of the world's top …

Celebrity Short Hair That Inspires Us To Chop Off Our Locks (PHOTOS)

In the past month, we've noticed that the stars are not only shedding layers of clothing, but are also shedding their long locks -- and we are completely inspired! There were some big changes like Anne Hathaway's Met Gala hair reveal and Charlize Theron's boyish crop. Meanwhile, Halle Berry spiced …

11 Jean Jackets to Wear With Everything in Your Wardrobe

Layer up.<p>By now, you're probably aware of the fact that a good denim jacket is an essential for any man's wardrobe. It can be worn as a layering piece or on its own. You can dress it up or dress it down. Basically, it goes with pretty much everything in your closet. And the best part is, there's …

Clothing

The Coolest Sunglasses to Wear All Summer Long

It's bright out there.<p>Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. Which means that you're going to need a great pair of sunglasses to keep all that sunshine from wreaking havoc on your eyes. Plus, the right shades just make you look cooler. From aviators to something a little more …

Men's Fashion

The Upgrade: Paul Smith & John Lobb Shoes

<i>Published in the January 2013 issue</i><p><b>Smithiness. That's how Paul Smith once summed up</b> the difference between his clothes and everyone else's, and he defined the word for us thusly: "Everything is beautifully made, but there's something about it that makes you smile or makes you feel important or …

Men's Fashion

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

This classic recipe is always a hit with the family.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quick Meatless Recipes

Our noodle-free lasagna substitutes baked eggplant for the pasta and cuts the oil and fat from the bechamel -- but still bubbles with cheese and creamy sauce.

Food

Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes

A carbonara sauce is typically made with bacon, eggs, and Parmesan cheese. We've added a little half-and-half for a silky texture.

Food

Quick Budget-Friendly Recipes

Your taste buds and wallet will achieve perfect harmony with our selection of quick meals, including stovetop mac and cheese, braised pork chops, meatballs, and roasted chicken tacos.

Comfort Food

Simple Springtime Dishes

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Cupcakes

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Baking

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .

Del Posto Offering Entire Pasta Menu Gluten-Free (and It's Good!)

Food allergies rise and fall in prominence, and restaurants have to keep up with them. The big one at the moment? Gluten. There are folks who have a legitimate problem digesting gluten, and many other folks who have had problems all along that have only recently been diagnosed, what with the …

Snapshots from Vietnam: 14 Great Central Vietnamese Dishes

GallerySnapshots from Vietnam: 14 Great Central Vietnamese Dishes<p>Central Vietnam has its own spicy, strongly-flavored cuisine, distinct from the Chinese-influenced fare of the North and the light tropical flavors in the steamy South.<p>Hue, capital city of the ancient Nguyen empire, is famed for its …

The Food Lab: How To Make Lobster, Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwiches

GalleryThe Food Lab: How To Make Lobster, Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwiches<p>More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>In my earlier days as a real live line cook, I spent a good deal of time shucking oysters, frying clams, and steaming lobsters at Barbara …