Margaret Sprague

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The 3 Most Underrated Literary Heroines

Mallory Ortberg's <i>Texts From Jane Eyre</i>, an extension of her wildly funny "Texts From" series on The Hairpin, has only been on shelves only since Tuesday. Still, it's a DAMN SHAME if you don't already own it and that is <i>not</i> a hyperbole. Just think: You could've spent the past two days flipping through …

Amazing time-lapse of Earth rotation & more stunning space videos

Imagine that you don’t have to go to space to actually see the Earth rotate, does that seem crazy? The mind-blowing timelapse posted on YouTube …

Time-lapse Photography

The Brain on Architecture

Looking at buildings designed for purposes of contemplation—like museums, churches, and libraries—may have positive measurable effects on mental state.<p>At a particular moment during every tour of Georgetown’s campus, it becomes necessary for the student guide to acknowledge the singular blight in an …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Nature Photography

London's most curious street names - and what they mean

History

How Do I Get More Organized and Where Do I Start?

Yep, the 2 questions organizers hear all the time. Would you be shocked if I told you the answer is easy? Simple? Doable? Even if you aren’t the OCD …

De-Stress Your Desk: Office Organizing Tips

Your computer setup can increase productivity: The screen should be at eye level. Position it on the desk so that when you sit down and straighten your arm, your pointer finger is at the center of the screen, says Alan Hedge, director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell …

Personal Organizing

The Science of 'Interstellar': Black Holes, Wormholes and Space Travel

The sci-fi epic "Interstellar" is just a movie, but it throws a lot of science on the screen for space geeks to sink their teeth into.<p>"Interstellar," …

Matthew McConaughey

15 Books That Changed Women Forever

Here, an excellent lists of must-read literature for women throughout their lives.<p>‬<p>When E. Jean Carroll interviewed the inimitable <i>Fear of Flying</i> author Erica Jong for ELLE's November issue, she mentioned a few books that "gave women ideas." She listed classics of gender studies 101 like Mary …

LG says its G3 will be the first phone to get Android 5.0 Lollipop

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>It seems like there’s a race to get Android 5.0 Lollipop out to phones, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This weekend, LG …

Strange-Looking Sea Creatures

Among the ocean’s countless species, some stand out for their looks—but not always in a good way. Meet some of the sea’s most unusual-looking animals.

Nature

5 Reasons to Vote for Vigan as Part of the 7 New Wonder Cities of the World (and the Top 5 Instagram Photos you HAVE to take in this city!)

5 Reasons to Vote for Vigan as Part of the 7 New Wonder Cities of the World (and the Top 5 Instagram Photos you HAVE to take in this city!)<p>As if you …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Anthropology

Apple Just Made It Way Easier To Switch From iPhone To Android

When it debuted in 2011, iMessage was a game changer. The instant messaging app came pre-loaded as a lightweight alternative to traditional SMS texts, and made it easy for two (or more) friends with iPhones to quickly send texts, photos, and videos like they were firing off IMs on a desktop. You …

Nice-ish to meet you: awkward handshakes through history

The uncomfortable handshake between Japan’s Shinzo Abe and China’s Xi Jinping prompts a look back through the archives at more stilted greetings between world leaders<p>Monday’s historic but stilted handshake between China’s president, Xi Jinping, and the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, in …

The 20 Most Incredible Houses in Movies

Whether real or created through movie magic, we've rounded up our all-time favorite historic homes featured in films.<p>Whether real or created through movie magic, we've rounded up our all-time favorite historic homes featured in films—if only there was an Oscar for Best Supporting House! <i>Via</i> …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

Spirituality

A Discovery of Witches

• <b>Author:</b> Deborah Harkness<p><b>"A wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight."<br>-People</b><p>In a sparkling debut, <i>A Discovery of Witches</i> became the "it" book of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world. In this …

Books

13 Things We "Learned" From Lena Dunham's Memoir

In her 28 years, Lena Dunham has had a few lovers, seen a few psychiatrists, and dated a few famous people. She’s neither a mom nor an executive, and …

'The Penguin Book of Witches' (EXCERPT)

<i>The word "witches" may cause modern minds to leap to Harry Potter and the fantastical world of Hogwarts, but witches and witchcraft have a real and troubled place in our history. A new anthology,</i> The Penguin Book of Witches<i>, edited by Katherine Howe, takes a close look at that history, compiling</i> …

National Book Foundation names its 5 under 35

Tuesday the National Book Foundation announced its 5 under 35 -- five young writers selected for recognition by previous National Book Award winners and finalists.<p>The program, now in its ninth year, is designed to focus attention on promising writers. Previous recipients include Dinaw Mengestu and …

Books

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

What All the Top Models Are Reading Right Now

From the editors of ELLE.com, what all our favorite models have on their reading list.<p>Backstage at Paris Fashion Week, the golden rule is "Hurry up and wait"—even for today's top models. In between hair, makeup, runway rehearsal, and sound check, the pretty posse has a lot of time on their …

A Close-Up Time-Lapse of the October 8th ‘Blood Moon’ and Lunar Eclipse

If you lived in Europe or Africa — or if you’re in the US and the thought of getting up between 2 and 5 in the morning repelled you — you probably …

Captivating Long Exposure Images That Showcase the Beauty of the Evening Sky

Mikko Lagerstedt comes from the growing school of self-taught fine art photographers. He is from Kerava, Finland, and he is quickly becoming known …

Photography

What You Need To Know Your First Year as a Freelance Photographer

<i>This interview with photographer Kyle Johnson originally appeared in our free downloadable guide,</i> The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography …

Employment

Watch 4 Sisters Transform in 40 Years of 40 Portraits

The Brown sisters's family portraits will be showcased in a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.<p>During the summer of 1975, the Brown sisters started a family tradition that would last forty years, resulting in a published book and an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art this November. …

Eiffel Tower gets glass floor in £24m facelift

Visitors to the Eiffel Tower in Paris will now be able to look down through a vertigo-inducing glass floor that forms part of a €30 million (£24m) refit of France’s most visited tourist attraction.<p>The transparent floor is on the first level of the tower, at 57m, where operators hope that visitors …

France

The Icon: Egypt’s Great Sphinx

In Arabic, it’s called “the father of terror.” To us, it’s a riddle.<p>Who built the <b>Great Sphinx of Giza</b>? No one can say for sure (though several of the more crazy theories point fingers at space aliens). The huge limestone statue, as tall as the White House in Washington, D.C., with paws bigger than …

Ancient History