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5 Things Dermatologists Always Do Before Bedtime

1. Remove every stitch of makeup (but gently).<p>A dermatologist going to bed with makeup on would be like a vegan chef eating a steak: It just wouldn't …

The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Catering: Your Contract and Budget

When it comes to planning your dream wedding reception, some details are easier to solidify than others. One tricky place where couples often struggle to get what they want and still stay on budget? Catering! We're already shared tips for your bar, tasty appetizer ideas, how to create the perfect …

A Hacker's-Eye View of the Internet of Things

A study of six consumer-grade smart household devices raises big security questions.<p>Ever wonder what hackers think about the Internet of Things? Consider for a moment what someone with criminal intent might do with secret access to your Internet-connected garage door opener and it doesn’t take long …

Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake

An American-born beauty, the cheesecake gets upgraded with a triple dose of chocolate. It's in the crust, in the filling, and over the top. To help prevent cracks, turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit inside for an hour. To cut the cleanest slices, use a knife dipped in warm water.

Inbox Shame Is Real: How I Wound Up With 70,000 Unread Emails

My inbox resembled Grey Gardens, a once-stately institution overgrown with weeds and cat poop and dying dreams.<p>You know those friends who will just grab your phone out of your hand if you mention a crazy email you got the other day, rather than just letting you read it out loud? They obviously …

Time Management

12 Things That Definitely Still Make You Afraid

Is that shadow a robber?<p><b>1. There's a small part of you that thinks the car behind you is following you.</b><p><b>2. You walk into a room in your house with the lights off and assume that an attacker is hiding behind something.</b><p><b>3. The unknown number calling your phone? Your boss calling to fire you. Or debt</b> …

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Dating Issues: Book on Bathroom Etiquette and Relationships

Coming on the heels of yesterday's "Worst Date Ever" story, I guess it should come as no surprise that some people are a little confused on the etiquette of, um, relieving yourself while on a date.<p>Pinterest<p>But I had no idea it was such a popular issue until I kept coming across stories about the …

#theLIST: La Vie Bohème

With Coachella quickly approaching, weve got music fest fashion on our minds. Here, the best in boho chic and California cool to get you prepped for Palm Springs.<p>With Coachella quickly approaching, we've got music fest fashion on our minds. Here, the best in boho chic and California cool to get you …

Palm Springs

Eye Candy: Bazaar Editorials from the '90s

Click through to see the throwback images of Kate, Christy, Naomi and more of the ladies who dominated the pages of Bazaar.<p>Fashion sittings in the '90s ranged from utterly simplistic—minimalism was born in this era, after all—to the extremely bold and colorful, carrying over from the over-the-top …

Naomi Campbell

20 New Ways to Use Bobby Pins

Innovative ideas from our friends at Cosmo.com<p><b>1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so that the wavy side is against your head.</b> If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the wavy, more textured …

Hair

11 Things Only a Beauty Junkie Would Understand

Your bathroom looks like Sephora—or does Sephora just look like your bathroom...<p><b>1. Always being the last one to get ready because you have to do all your friends' hair and makeup first.</b><p>You've gotten really good at pregaming and putting on eyeliner at the same time.<p><b>2. Only touching one shade in that</b> …

While We're Banning Stuff, Let's Ban 'Sorry'

Photo: RB/Bauergriffin.com<p>Every day, for myriad reasons, women are apologizing to me: for opening a door I am about to enter; for reaching over me at the salad bar; for standing in front of the open refrigerator and gazing at the variety of chilled milks. It's the same thing every time: A …

Sheryl Sandberg

Maria Shriver: What Women Are Doing Wrong

As ELLE's April guest blogger, Katherine Schwarzenegger will be dispensing wisdom culled from the people who inspire her all month long. (For the record, the 24-year-old interviewed the likes of Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, and Serena Williams for her new book, <i>I Just Graduated…Now What?</i>, so she …

Serena Williams

Is Girl Speak Holding You Back?

Never in the history of language have we said so little, with so many words.<p><i>I mean… I can't. I just literally can't. I feel like, you know, it is just too. It is just too too. I can't.</i><p>Never in the history of language have we said so little, with so many words.<p>A satiric video recently hit Gawker in …

Feminism

10 Things Never to Share with a Bestie

1. Money<p>2. Underwear<p>3. Bedbugs<p>4. The sex dream you had about her boyfriend<p>5. Contact lenses<p>6. H1N1<p>7. Your therapist's number<p>8. When she thought she'd misplaced her Hermès bracelet but really you borrowed—and lost—it without asking<p>9. Your overbooked colorist's number<p>10. The pickup line her sloshed …

18 Signs You're With the Man You Should Marry

Getty Images<p><b>1. He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to your mom).<p><b>2. He makes sacrifices for you — and you're</b> …

Relationships

My Mom Sold My Virginity

Inside Cambodia's highly secretive upmarket virgin trade.<p>Dara Keo and her mother, Rotana, were both in tears when it was time for her to leave. A motorized rickshaw had arrived to transport 12-year-old Keo from her one-room shack in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, to an unknown location. Keo was …

Fashion Emergency Kit: Exactly What to Keep Under Your Desk to Be Prepared for Just About Anything

Which of these scenarios best describes you?<p>A. You arrive to work on a summer Friday, looking pretty casual wearing a draped T-shirt, a pencil skirt, and flat gladiators (ready for the weekend!) and get called into a meeting with the BIG BOSS.<p>B. Ever the multitasker, you head to the gym <i>before</i> work …

Remember the New Nutrition Labels? Here's Why They're Good...and Maybe Not-So-Good

As you might know, there's a new nutrition label in town—or at least a newly <i>proposed label.</i> The new one would include more information about added sugars, rely on more realistic serving sizes, and also fold in facts about vitamins that impact chronic health and disease.<p>According to Michael S. …

Worst First-Date Stories: Bad Behavior on Dates

"Really?"<p>Bad first-date stories are like a badge of honor. You've had one, all your friends have had one, all your coworkers have had one. We share them and compete in an unspoken competition of the worst ones.<p>Well, a friend recently told me a story about something her date did, and it definitely …

Supermodels’ Anita Hill Problem

In the wake of Hill’s allegations against Clarence Thomas, public opinion shifted when it came to combating sexual harassment in the workplace. Yet …