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61 Vegan Recipes That Are Healthy, Hearty, and Delicious

No meat, no eggs, no dairy, no problem. This collection of delicious recipes answers that pesky question, "What DO vegans eat?"<p>These aren't just great vegan recipes. They're great recipes, period.


Smart Highways That Can Charge Your Electric Car Are Coming To The U.K.

On these roads, a Tesla might never have to stop.<p>If you’ve got an electric car in the United States, the distance between charging stations could make a long road trip fraught with anxiety. But what if the highway you’re riding on recharged your car as your drove it, no stops required?<p>The U.K., …

Electric Vehicles

Brigitte Bardot: 'I couldn't wear Lagerfeld while feeding my goats'

This week, the Fendi couture show in Paris caused an uproar for its heavy use of fur. Former model and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot explains why it’s a battle we’re still fighting<p>Karl Lagerfeld’s fur-heavy fashion house, Fendi, presented its first haute couture show in Paris on Wednesday …

Brigitte Bardot

How to Fit Your Own Bra Size at Home

Most women walk out of the house wearing at least two things every day: underwear and a bra. Now our underwear usually always fits...but what about our bra? It's reported that 85% of us wear the wrong size bra, which simply doesn't make sense when it's the foundation of our upper torso. Everything …


ELLE Lettres' June 2015 Readers' Prize

15 ELLE readers choose their favorite among three promising new books—this month, novels about our relationships with animals.<p><b>#1. Robert Weintraub, No Better Friend</b><p>In <i>No Better Friend</i>, Weintraub enriches the motif of "man's best friend" with a harrowing survival narrative. During the Second World …

This 10-Step Korean Beauty Routine Is One You Can Actually Try

No need for international shipping!<p>While a perfect complexion doesn't always come naturally, Korean women seem to have the regimen for flawless skin on lock. Taking cues from SokoGlam's popular 10-step Korean skincare routine, here's the exact same regimen using products you can get right here in …

Skin Care

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District by James Rebanks – review

A pitch-perfect and profound account of life as a sheep farmer in which the work dominates, from clipping to culling<p>It is not easy to imagine an account of a life more observant and precisely detailed than James Rebanks’s diary of his years as a sheep farmer in the north-eastern fells of the Lake …


I Tried Marilyn Monroe's Crazy Lip-Contouring Trick

And all I can say is: wow.<p>Contrary to popular belief, Kim Kardashian is not the pioneer of contouring. In fact, it's none other than Marilyn Monroe, who used the technique for her famed red pout.<p>To make her lips appear fuller, Monroe would apply several shades of lip color and gloss to create …


8 Fast Decorating Fixes

8 designers share easy updates.<p>Need a quick revamp? Designers share their easy home updates and decorating ideas for spicing up your rooms.

Interior Design

8 Mistakes You're Making with Your Lipstick

Because we've been there.<p>Complain as we may about the trials and tribulations of lipstick, you shouldn't knock it till you've done it <i>properly</i>. The bottom line is that if you want to reap the immeasurable benefits of lipstick—like helping you get the job or feeling confident on a first date—you've …

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …


Alessandra Ambrosio's Easy Athletic Hair: 4 Post-Gym Looks That Are Good Enough to Take to Brunch

Even if most of the country can only dream of the year-round outdoor workouts that Southern California’s endless summer makes possible, there’s no reason you can’t wear your post-gym hair with pride. Who better to look to for inspiration than <b>Alessandra Ambrosio,</b> who has made laid-back, off-duty …


9 Things to Check For in a New House

These quick fixes will save you loads of future headaches. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>A new house can be so exciting: The decorating possibilities! The organizational ideas! But before you start moving in your stuff and arranging your furniture, check off these must-do …

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

New Jersey

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Swimming Pools

How to Look Great Coming Off the Plane: 10 Models Share Their In-Flight Skin Secrets

With fashion month in full swing, our favorite models are dashing from New York to London and Milan, then from Jetway to runway. In addition to the intercontinental travel, meticulous backstage makeup application and frenetic presentation schedules make skin maintenance an essential for a fresh, …

11 Sneaky Ways to Use Adhesive Hooks

They're great for so much more than hanging your keys by the door.<p>These organizing super stars are great for so much more than hanging your keys by the door. This piece originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.

How to Publish Short Fiction

<b>A.) Write a story.</b><p><b>B.) Revise the hell out of it.</b> Like twenty times. Revise like a poet. Test every word to make sure it is needed. Read it aloud. Revise again.<p><b>C.) Read short stories.</b> You want to read the journals and magazines that publish short fiction to see where your work would fit. You want to …

Creative Writing

10 Hairstyles You Can Do in Literally 10 Seconds

Welcome to your week of really great hair days 💁.<p>Woke up with absolutely zero time to even run a comb through your hair? Don't freak; we've got you covered. Try one of these crazy-fast (and chic!) hairstyles from TRESemmé Celebrity Stylist Marco Peña to be office-ready in seconds. Or, okay, maybe …


9 Cheap Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel Luxurious

Create your own spa-like oasis without spending a fortune.<p><b>1. Think fluffy</b><p>If you're going to splurge <i>anywhere</i> in your bathroom, update your towels and bath rug first. A soft, fluffy, neutral-colored towel goes a long way if you're trying to turn your basic bathroom into a spa-like oasis. Not sure …

London's tiniest attractions: 13 places you wouldn't spot if you weren't looking

The Complete Guide to Hacking In-Flight Wi-Fi

Going to bite the bullet to get online, are you there? This is the complete set of tricks to doing it the right way without getting robbed and coughing up full price.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Map Happy.</i><p>Paying for Internet on a flight can be extortionate. It probably doesn't help that …

MacBook Air

The Best Classic French Perfumes of All Time

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

7 Amazing Bathroom Makeovers You Won't Believe

Dramatic before-and-after photos.<p>Before-and-after photos of dramatic transformations. Get inspired for your next renovation project.

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Interior Design

9 DIYs for Your Coziest Fall Living Room EVER

These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.<p>It's time to curl up with a good book and some hot chocolate. These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.