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Science says controlled breathing may help alleviate stress

For millennia it’s been understood—though not scientifically documented—that breathing deeply or simply paying attention to breathing can help …

The Brain

Roof rat season is here: Tips to keep the rodents out of your home

As the weather cools, roof rats could try to seek shelter from the chilly nights by invading your house.

Arizona

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills

Let your resume speak for you.<p>One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're …

Leadership

How yoga and meditation can make you more intuitive

Call it gut instinct or a hunch, but all of us are born with a sense of intuition. It can save your life or steer you away from a destructive …

The 5 Dangers Of Meditation

The Buddha talked about five potential dangers, or hindrances, you can face during meditation, even if you’re normally quite disciplined.<p>Here I’ll present them and give you some pathways out — so your meditations can be smooth and not necessarily easy, but easier:<p>Sluggishness. Buddhists call this …

Meditation

DIYs to Make Your Living Room The Coziest Place in the House

A strange phenomenon occurs when temps drop below 50º. It's like all of a sudden we need <i>all</i> the blankets, <i>all</i> the boots, <i>all</i> the knitted sweaters, <i>all</i> …

Decorations

Bad Rabbit ransomware attack bites Europe

Russia, Ukraine and Turkey are among the nations that have fallen victim to Bad Rabbit, which appears to be related to Petya.<p>A new ransomware infection has struck several European nations, ZDNet reported Tuesday.<p>Called Bad Rabbit, the bug is thought to be a variant of Petya. Infected systems direct …

How to Watch the 2017 Orionid Meteor Shower

If you're outside late in the coming days, look up to catch a sky show created by Halley's comet.<p>Night owls, rejoice: From midnight to dawn in the coming days, stargazers with clear skies will be able to see the peak of the 2017 Orionid meteor shower. And thanks to a mostly moonless sky, the …

Astronomy

The Best Nail Looks From NYFW Fall 2017

12 ELLE.com Editors Share Their Favorite Mascaras

Death toll rises to 40 as firefighters continue to battle massive California wildfires

As the death toll rose to 40, firefighters struggled to get the upper hand against several massive wildfires that have ravaged Northern California for almost a week.<p>The winds that bedeviled firefighters Saturday are expected to die down Sunday, allowing firefighters to go back on the offense after …

California

How to Hang a Painting With Wire and D-Rings

Wire and D-rings are the best hardware for hanging a picture because they're not only strong, they're easy to install and adjust. There are three …

Forget the adapter: How to install a USB outlet in 9 steps

If your connected home is anything like ours, it’s littered with USB chargers, backup batteries, and other powered items. If only your electrical …

The Telecommuter’s Dilemma

Why working from home isn’t for everyone<p>In 1995, upon taking over <b>Fortune Magazine</b>, which was then badly in need of an overhaul, the great editor <b>John</b> …

The Workplace

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

Oscar Isaac

The Internet of Disaster

Tech, hypervigilance and the national PTSD<p>As of this writing, <b>Irma</b>, a hurricane of unimaginable and historic proportions, is bearing down on South Florida. But you already know that.<p>Surely you’ve heard by now—online, on TV, or maybe both while you were looking at a screen in an elevator, cab, or …

Get to know the Galaxy Note 8's awesome dual camera

Live Focus, Dual Capture, adjust blur... what does it all mean? We got you.<p>Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the latest phone to join in on the dual-camera craze. With the added camera, you can capture shots that have a bit of depth to them, which when done right, look amazing. There are also a few more …

Bite Size Tips: How to Build Your Own Workflow for Post Production

Any work that we process in general, is completed following a particular workflow in order to achieve efficiency. A workflow is a sequence of …

Tutorials

Why You're Watching TV All Wrong and How to Fix It

If you’re going to invest hundreds of dollars on a television set then you want to make sure you’re setting the best picture possible, but far too …

Televisions

DIY: 9 low-cost ways to upgrade your home!

Home upgrades can quickly get out of hand and start costing you serious money, ask any interior designer and they'll tell you that, but what if you …

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

This Home Workout Will Prevent Low Back Pain and Open Up Your Hips

You know that moment when life starts to feel like a pain in the back? Well, that moment is probably now, considering 31 million Americans experience …

Lose 25 Pounds in 30 Days With This All-You-Can-Eat Diet

Finding it harder and harder to lose weight with each passing year? Then help is here! When scientists at Umea University in Sweden put …

Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity

Evidence shows that keeping an analog journal can help with productivity and creativity. Here are three simple tips to get started.<p>While our lives continue to be consumed by digital technologies, lost is the art of journaling. Keeping a written journal, however, can have remarkable benefits.<p>Studies …

Productivity

Our 15 Favorite Fabulous Online Sources for Rugs

A rug has the power to completely transform a room like few other home decor items, but they can be a bit of a headache to shop for considering there …

Home Decorating

10 Hacks to Keep Your Outdoor Party Bug-Free

We love everything about backyard entertaining, <i>except</i> the mosquitos and other pests that seem to always come with it. Next time you find your guests getting “buggered” and are tempted to move the party inside, consider trying one of these genius anti-pest tricks. Scroll down to learn some nifty …

Decorations

What to Unplug and Turn Off When You Leave for Summer Vacation

You’re all set to leave for your well-deserved summer vacation when you realize you haven’t prepped your home at all. Here’s a list of all the energy …