Erin Sproul

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Federal workers owe the IRS $3.5 billion

They work for the government, but they haven't paid their taxes on time.<p>Federal workers and retirees owe the IRS $3.5 billion, according to data released Tuesday.<p>About 3.1% of all federal employees, including civilian and military employees, are late on their taxes. That means that they either …

Finance

Paleo isn't a fad diet, it's an ideology that selectively denies the modern world

Celebrity chef Pete Evans ‘won’t be silenced’ after his paleo book for children stirred up controversy – but paleo’s assumptions are only superficially plausible<p>Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans planned to publish a “paleo diet” cookbook for children, Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way, that …

Paleo Diet

Speeding up the battle against slowing minds

New research from UCL brings us closer to finding out what’s behind one of our biggest killers<p>Christopher Devas has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. For his wife, Veronica, this not only means watching Alzheimer’s rob Christopher of his memory and identity, it also means …

Dementia
Grace Kelly

Four cups of coffee a day could save you from skin cancer

Wake up and smell the coffee - it may be protecting you from cancer<p>Coffee lovers may be on to something. Aside from a necessary aid to wake up in the morning, a new study published in the<b>Journal of the National Cancer Institute</b>has found that drinking coffee could protect you from skin cancer.<p>The …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Nutrition

34 Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes

It's that time of year again: Families gather (and bicker), turkeys get browned on the outside and left accidentally frozen on the inside (whoops), …

Food

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color?

Learning to name the colors is a ritual of childhood. At first kids have no clue; often they'll just say everything is "boo." Pretty soon, though, they can rattle off Roy G. Biv with aplomb. Still, that doesn't mean they understand what color actually is.<p>Mark Fairchild, who studies color and vision …

10 New Tech Gadgets for Your Backyard

New ways to enjoy the great outdoors.<p>A slew of new devices, accessories, and lighting options makes it easier than ever to enjoy the great outdoors.

Gear & Gadgets

Try This: Fabric Lined Built-In Shelves

You know those projects that you keep meaning to do, but they end up staying on the to-do list for a near eternity? This project was just that for …

DIY: Cage Light Sconces

Hey everyone! We finally had our fox party and I'm still cleaning up party decorations and gift wrap. I'm going to do a final party post soon, but …

How To: Make a Faux Stacked Log Fireplace Facade

Stuck with an empty, non-functioning fireplace? This clever project will turn it back into a stylish focal point in no time!<p>Morgan from Pepper Design …

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

Make It Modern: DIY Copper Geometric Pendant Lamp

I’ve been swooning over all the copper fixtures I’ve seen recently, but each one I fall for ends up being out of my price range, so I decided to give …

DIY

Build & Organize A Corner Shelving System

Hi, it's Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest. When my husband and I first moved into our ranch home two years ago, we weren't quite sure how to …

Students describe their theses in a single self-mocking sentence

Biologists uncover a new clue to messenger RNA decay - Futurity

A new discovery about chemical modifications on messenger RNA could offer insights into disorders such as obesity, diabetes, and infertility.

The 10 best dance numbers in films

From the enigmatic Madison in Godard's Bande à part to Olive's eye-popping routine in Little Miss Sunshine, Observer dance critic Luke Jennings picks his favourite dance numbers in films<p>Who else should have made the list? Have your say in the comments, and your idea could be featured in our …

No More Unplanned Downtime: GE Report Finds Industrial Internet Could Lead to “Profound Transformation” in Way Humans Work, Boost Productivity by $20 Billion

A gas turbine service manual can clock in at 1,000 pages, about the length of a small-type version of <i>War & Peace</i>. Crews often haul the tomes from one …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Decorations

ELLE Culture Guide: Our Ultimate Must-See, Must-Do List for Fall

Our annual manual of the essential TV-shows, theater, books, movies, art, fashion momentsand everything elseyou need to know about this season<p>How to be the smartest girl at the cocktail party? Behold, our annual manual of the essential TV-shows, theater, books, movies, art, fashion moments—and …

Rhode Island

Wedding Photograph Features a Hungry T-Rex Chasing the Bridal Party

Here’s a fun wedding photo idea we’ve never seen before: dinosaur photobombing. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based wedding photographer Quinn Miller …