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5 Simple Steps to Increase Daily Performance

Education, social connections, resume and pedigree are all helpful ingredients in today's formula for success, but they're not always the determining factors - although they might get you in the door for the job you want, they won't keep you there. In our saturated business environment, performance …

7 Things Photographers Wish They Had Learned in Photography School

Hindsight is always 20/20, which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have …

Get The Look: Smoky Eyes

Finally master the coveted look.<p>"Many women associate a smoky eye with black shadow," says Wilson, "but smoky is actually a shape, not a color." Think of it as a halo of shadow that be any shade combo you wish. How-to: Start from the top and work downward, advises Wilson, to prevent using too much …

6 Ways to Make the Most of Night Time Photography

Night time photography is surprisingly similar to daytime photography in the sense that it’s all about finding the right light. Obviously, things are …

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

Having "The Talk" In A Relationship

"But how do you know you are really together, if you haven't had 'the talk' yet?"<p>"But how do you know you are really together, if you haven't had 'the talk' yet?" I ask Yael innocently.<p>I just landed in Paris for fashion week and managed to escape work duty at the Sonia Rykiel headquarters for a few …

Interesting New ‘Donut Selfie’ Technique Makes for Cool Travel-Lapse Videos

Have you ever heard of the ‘donut selfie’? Probably not since it was just ‘debuted’ today, but it’s actually pretty neat. A donut selfie is an …

Best in Bridal: Fall 2015

Consider this vital prep for fall brides, and eye candy for white gown lovers everywhere. See what top designers have in store for the next wave of betrothed.<p>Consider this vital prep for fall brides, and eye candy for white gown lovers everywhere. See what top designers have in store for the next …

5 Things Your Parents Taught You That Are Totally Wrong

These familiar warnings just don't pan out<p>When you were a kid, your mom and dad dispensed plenty of wisdom that still checks out, like “don’t forget to wear clean underwear every day.” (Thanks for that one, guys.) Not every piece of parental advice holds up, though. Here are five classic warnings …

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

18 Adorable Photos of Animals Caught in a Warm Embrace

Call it snuggling, hugging or cuddling. When our day is just not going right, all we need is a sweet embrace. From cats to polar bears, we'll show you how the world's animals are a lot like us. They need that tender touch to just get through the day. It's the body's way of saying, “Take a deep …

Cute

How to Fly With Kids: 5 Items to Make the Ride a Little Smoother

Flying with kids is never ideal, and can feel more like a necessary evil than a vacation at times. Unfortunately, short of magically teleporting, there are few ways to move a family thousands of miles within a day's time, crossing oceans and time zones in the process.<p><i>ryaninc / Flickr</i><p>Any amount of …

Headphones

August is a fancy lock that could make you ditch your keys

<i>Updated: This story was updated at 4:50 to correct the story. The August lock doesn’t use Wi-Fi.</i><p>For most people it’s going to take a considerable …

North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since early September, the nation's official media reported Tuesday, ending a mysterious absence of nearly six weeks.<p>The front page of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, showed Kim …

Error in Dallas may have exposed others to Ebola, CDC chief says

The misstep that allowed a Texas nurse to contract Ebola while treating a patient may have exposed others to the virus, the nation's leading healthcare official said Monday as experts stepped up scrutiny of medical workers at the hospital where the breach occurred.<p>The second case of Ebola diagnosed …

8 Insider Secrets for a Painless Wax and a Bump-Free Recovery

From the editors of ELLE.com, Shoba Tummala, founder of Shoba hair removal salons, shares how to have a seamless waxing experience.<p><b>1) Come prepared.</b><p>"Like brushing your teeth before you go to the dentist, come to your waxing appointment with clean, dry skin. And for best results, skip the lotion the …

Explorers

Beauty One on One with The Walking Dead's Emily Kinney

The actress, singer and zombie fighter is best known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC’s ultra popular series <i>The Walking Dead</i>. Over 12 million …

The Most Epic Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas

A look back at some of the best celeb costumes over the years.<p>Whether you're looking for sultry, spooky, or silly, we're rounding up the best celebrity Halloween costumes for all your dress-up inspiration. From Heidi Klum's greatest over-the-top ensembles to the costumes referencing our favorite …

The Top 8 Street Style Trends: Spring 2015

Street style, more so than the red carpet or any other celebrity stomping ground, is the largest indicator of whether last season's runway trends have actually taken offor if the style set has simply gone rogue. See the top 8.<p>Street style, more so than the red carpet or any other celebrity stomping …

CDC head criticized for blaming nurse's Ebola infection on 'protocol breach'

Some health care experts have criticized the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for saying that a "protocol breach" was responsible for the infection of a Dallas nurse with the Ebola virus, claming that the description scapegoats the nurse in a case that shows how unprepared …

33 Celebrity Brunette Shades We Love

The best dark hair in Hollywood.<p>The beauty of brown hair is its gorgeous versatility. An earthy base can be transformed into a glossy espresso, lightened to a warm honey, tinted red, or turned ombré. Click through our edit of the prettiest brunettes to get inspired before your next color …

WHO says Ebola is 'most severe acute health emergency in modern times'

The World Health Organisation issues stark warning as the Government is set to announce "important changes" in the NHS to tackle a possible outbreak<p>The Ebola outbreak is the "most severe acute health emergency in modern times", the World Health Organisation has warned.<p>The agency's director-general …

No Ebola Checks at Brussels Airport After Flights From Liberia

World<p>BRUSSELS, Belgium — It’s the classic airport scene: a man hugs his wife and two daughters at arrivals. But in this case, the traveler had just stepped off a plane from the Ebola-stricken Liberian capital of Monrovia —meaning that some might shy away from such embraces. "I've been screened …

Disease

New class of fatty molecules battles diabetes in mice

Lipids, the chemical family that includes fats and related molecules, get blamed for clogged arteries and heart attacks. But thanks to careful …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Ebola: UK cancels resumption of direct flights to Sierra Leone

The first direct flights to resume from the UK to Sierra Leone have been cancelled after the British government revoked Gambia Bird’s recently granted permit because of fears over Ebola.<p>The Department of Transport cited the deteriorating public health situation for the revocation when it notified …

What Happened when I Let Apps Rule My Life for a Day

As technology journalists, every day we are pitched new products, apps, and services designed to elevate our lives to 21st century ideals. “Smart” is often the common descriptor. But as complex as computers are, we had to wonder if algorithms truly enrich our lives – and if they do, what would …