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Syrian towns retaken from ISIL

A pro-rebel Syrian news agency (SMART) reported the southern town of Tasil has been retaken by rebel groups linked to the Free Syrian Army.<p>The town had been seized by the ISIL-linked Yarmouk Martyrs’ Brigade.<p>Videos posted on line purported to show armed rebel groups driving through the town being …

Middle East

This Sneaky Interview Technique Forces Job Candidates to Answer Honestly |

<i>What are some questions that someone interviewing you about your career should ask you in order to get your very best stories and insights? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Paul Williams,</b> …


16 Makeup Products That Will Make Pores Magically Disappear

Abracadabra, let those pores disappear! Well, we wish it could be that easy. While many different skincare products can help to clear your pores and make them less pronounced, you can take it one step further and use some amazing makeup primers and products that will visibly reduce the look of …

Skin Care

How to Copy Kim Kardashian’s $1,200 Makeup Routine With ALL Drugstore Products

<i>Redbook</i> recently posted an article that outlined Every. Single. Product. from Kim Kardashian’s daytime makeup routine and it’s bananas for a couple reasons. 1) It’s crazy that her *daytime* makeup look consists of a casual 50 products. 2) Her whole contouring routine, tools included, costs over …


A Bronzer For Every Skin Tone

There really is no “too pale' or “too dark' for bronzer, but you'd be forgiven for thinking that. Often, bronzer is relegated to the makeup products …

The Best Drugstore Mascaras

Here's a fun thing to do: Buy a whole basket full of drugstore mascaras, dump them on a table, and stare at them through a kaleidoscope. For one, the …

5 Foolproof Dos and Don’ts to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Rainy days, losing hair ties and ingrown hairs: file these under "Things that Nobody Wants to Deal With." But at least one of the three is …

The 10 Best BB Creams for Summer

The official coming of summer has us embracing a newly pared-down routine—streamlining our overstuffed makeup bags in favor of multitasking options that channel the almost-bare mood of the season. Translation: If you’re still using the same creamy, medium-coverage foundation you swore by all …

Skin Care

The Best Bronzers for Every Skin Tone

Because the only safe glow is a fake glow.<p>Just like your foundation, powder, and concealer, "bronzers are not one size fits all," says Troy Surratt, a makeup artist and the founder of Surratt Beauty. The goal is to choose a shade that subtly enhances your complexion by no more than one or two …


The Dry Shampoo Tip That Changed Everything: When—and How—Are You Using Hair Powder?

Let me be honest: For the past decade, I have not-so-secretly thought of the supposed hair-transformative effects of dry shampoo as a full-blown urban legend. I mean, it’s not like I didn’t <i>want</i> to believe that an aerosol can filled with corn starch could give me <b>Daria</b>-in-the-Céline-ads hair. But …

Hair Care

everything you need to know about serums

starting with: what is it, really?<p>I remember my first trip to a beauty supply store like it was yesterday. Upon entering, I wasn't sure whether to take a scientific approach ("I have a zit, how do I fix it?") or simply cosmetic ("Is it possible to get rid of dark circles?"), so I sort of just dived …

Start Using the Right Makeup Brush in 2015

While fingers do make excellent makeup-application tools, they're not nearly as precise, delicate, or hygienic as makeup brushes. But the world of brushes can be hard to navigate. Do you really need both a stippling brush and a foundation brush? How do you use a fan brush? We're here to</b> …

14 Best Hair Masks to Repair Summer Sun Damage

When you've had your fun in the surf and sun, it's time for some hair R&R. Here, a curated list of our top picks that will mend even the most sun-damaged strands.<p>To use a hair mask, or to not use a hair mask, and <i>when</i>? The answer: pretty much once a week, according to most experts. But when you're …

Hair Care

8 Surprising Beauty Blogger Hacks

There are no rules when it comes to beauty on the internet and we scoured Pinterest, YouTube and blogs to find the most resourceful—and weird—tricks for whitening teeth, thickening hair and faking long lashes.<p><b>1) To whiten teeth naturally,</b> rub the inside of a banana peel across them and let the …


20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …


21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …


The Right Shampoo & Conditioner For You

Stocking your shower with the wrong products can cause a bad hair day before you even dry off. Check our chart to find what suits you.<p>Stocking your shower with the wrong products can cause a bad hair day before you even dry off. Check our chart to find what suits you.<p>Courtesy

Hair Care

When to Throw Out Your Beauty Products

Cosmetic chemist Jim Hammer on the beauty expiration dates you need to know.<p><b>Mascara: Three months.</b> "Mascara expires the fastest of all cosmetics," says Hammer. "Liquid eye makeup products are sort of high-risk—you really want to make sure they're fresh or using them might result in redness, …

Skin Care

Antarctica: A Year On Ice - Trailer 1

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round.

6 Ways to Thicken and Lengthen Your Hair

Photo: Courtesy of Vionnet<p>ELLE's annual roundup of age-defying breakthroughs will have you looking better than your #flashbackfriday from head to toe, but here, we're focusing on hair products particularly. Because as too many of us know, it's not just your skin that can age you, and it's not just …

Charting: Summer's New Hair Masks

Enhance moisture, shine, elasticity and strength with the newest batch of hair repair treatments.<p>Enhance moisture, shine, elasticity and strength with the newest batch of hair repair treatments.

Hair Care

3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …


A Believable Bronze Highlighter

No tell-tale fake shimmer with this stick. Plus, see all of the past beauty must-haves.<p>The thing that keeps me washing my face morning and night, slathering on serums and masks and avoiding heavy makeup whenever possible (besides all the obvious reasons)? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. In particular, …


Your Ultimate Guide To Thicker Hair

Pump up the volume for good with these serious solutions and quick-fix treatments.<p>Volumizing sprays and dry shampoos are great for giving fine hair a boost. But for many women, the problem goes beyond just limp-looking strands. Thinning hair is a serious issue "that's as common for women as it is …

Hair Care

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

The pro secrets to making your brushes last and keeping your skin healthy.<p>If you're hoping we're going to tell you that—good news!—a new study has found we're all washing our makeup brushes way too much, then you're about to be let down. The fact of the matter is, like flossing, working out, and …


30 Facial Moisturizers for Every Budget

Our favorite high-tech hydrators at every price point.<p>These face moisturizers go way beyond just, well, moisturizing. Here, our top picks for the formulas that fend off UV rays, shrink pores, boost radiance, and dissolve dark spots.

Skin Care

Beauty: The wish list - in pictures

The best beauty products to take you through the autumn