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How to upgrade your MacBook Air with more storage

I carried a MacBook Air for two years but gave up on it in favor of a Retina MacBook Pro with beefier SSD storage, and haven't regretted it. The …

Nutella hot chocolate and more steaming drinks to warm up your winter!

What could be more satisfying on a chilly February day than a steaming mug of hot chocolate or cider? Maureen C. Petrosky, author of "The Cocktail Club" and The Kitchn's 10 Minute Happy Hour column, is sharing some of her favorite hot beverages, including Nutella hot chocolate (which can be spiked …

Nutella

How to do Valentine's Day when you have a new baby

Print<p>Related<p>SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a psychological theory that suggests human beings require certain things in a certain …

75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Dessert

Website Design Trends: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve in 2015

As an inbound marketer, I must be honest that I meet new web design trends with hesitation. The reason you ask? Simply because website design trends …

UI Design

Thanksgiving Travel Outfits w/ Chic Street Style

6 Gorgeous Hairstyles You Can Do in 10 Minutes—Or Less!

<i>Get the tutorial at Hair Romance.</i><p><b>Hippie Braids</b><br>Boho braids are the epitome of summer style, and this look is so versatile, you can still wear it into fall, no problem. Best of all, it doesn't require any super-complicated braids—your skills definitely will suffice.<p><i>Get the tutorial at Barefoot Blonde.</i><p>…

Hairstyling

15 impossible videos of babies and toddlers escaping from cribs

This is a thing on YouTube. Parents using crib monitors, or videotaping kids with other devices, to understand how their babies manage to get out. I …

Ringly Has Raised $5.1 Million To Make Cocktail Rings That Light Up When You Get A Notification

Ringly cofounders Christina Mercando and Logan Munro. Ringly Ringly, a New York-based startup that creates an 18k-gold plated ring that connects to smartphones, has raised $5.1 million in a Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.<p>Highline Ventures, Silas Capital, First Round Capital, …

Startups

Shoebox inventor’s kit lets your kids build their own iPad gadgets

Steve Jobs famously didn’t let his kids use an iPad, because he wanted them to avoid getting sucked into a netherworld of endless screens, without real-world engagement. It’s a feeling even the most tech-loving of parents likely knows — and it’s the inspiration behind a new project from MIT …

Get Wii-style bowling with an iPhone and Apple TV

To get the fun of virtual bowling without a Wii, look no further than <i>Bowling Central</i>, a magical iOS app that lets you swing your iPhone around to send a virtual bowling ball slamming into all the pins at the end of the lane.<p>The game is powered by Rolocule Games’ motion-tracking technology, called …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

7 Skin Savers That Aren't Vaseline

Every winter we always hear about a magical product that seems to be the key to everyone's dry skin -- and no, it isn't coconut oil. At this point, you already know what we're talking about, but we might as well name it: Vaseline.<p>From head to toe, the petroleum-based formula helps our skin recover …

Make Cookie Butter at Home with Four Ingredients

Cookie butter, also called speculoos butter, is one of the most popular Trader Joe's items. If you don't have a Trader Joe's nearby, no worries: you …

Dessert

5 Ways to Soothe Anxious Dogs

Pets can become stressed for several different reasons. From new roommates to fireworks to long travel hours, dogs react to changes in their environment similar to how we do.<p>Many types of canine anxiety problems exist. Separation anxiety can occur when a dog is left alone for long periods of time. …

Pets

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes For Weight Loss

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight<p>You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>Levi Brown/Jeff Harris<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner …

Stream the Smashing Pumpkins' New Album Monuments to an Elegy

Billy Corgan's continually refigured the Smashing Pumpkins have a new album, <i>Monuments to an Elegy,</i> out on December 9. Today, a week before the release, they are streaming the album via iTunes Radio's First Play.<p>Previously, we've heard the tracks "Drum and Fife", "Tiberius", "One and All" and "Being …

Smashing Pumpkins

What to Do When You’re 40 and Have Nothing Saved for Retirement

Whether you're living paycheck to paycheck or have been blindsided with unexpected expenses, hitting the big 4-0 with nothing in the bank for …

iPad: The ultimate guide

A touch-enabled web reader. An internet TV. And a gaming console. Are you getting it yet? OK. Steve Jobs never said that, but what Apple's famed …

The At-Home Facial That Unclogs Pores and Makes Skin Glow

But as nice as it feels to outsource all of our beauty needs, sadly, life’s indulgences—like regular facials—aren’t always easy to justify when we're super-busy. Plus, let's admit it: There's a lot of effort involved with constantly pressing mute on that tiny voice in our heads reminding us about …

How to Make Bath Bombs for the Spa Lover in Your Life

<i>Welcome to ELLE.com's HoliDIYs, the more festive (and slightly chillier) version of our Summer FriDIYs. Check back every Friday for tutorials on creating homemade gifts that you'll actually want to give (no macaroni necklaces or potpourri in sight).</i><p>If bath bombs are a popular stocking stuffer, it's …

20 Paleo Desserts That Let You Have Your Steak, Your Cake, And Eat It All, Too

Pecan pie, carrot cake cookies, cranberry pumpkin cheesecake and apple crumble. These sweets may all sound too good to be true for anyone following a Paleo diet, which restricts grains, gluten, soy and dairy. But Paleo-approved desserts should exist without sacrificing an ounce in the taste …

The Easiest And Most Delicious Work Lunch Ideas You'll Find On Pinterest

Let's be real for a second -- lunch at work sucks. Monday through Friday you're faced with the same question: whether to eat your tired old sandwich or spend your lunch break waiting in line at a trendy (read: expensive) salad shop. At this point, the thought of eating another PB&J could probably …

Classic ABC Afterschool Special Warns Parents About Kids Who Go Punk

Parents are always trying to keep their children from becoming like some group society has deemed undesirable, like the Hare Krishnas in the 70s or …

How to Set the Table If You're Vintage-Obsessed

Charleston-based event planner, Tara Guérard, has a passion for vintage. Now, with pieces from her curated collection on 1stdibs, she is spreading the love.<p>"If everything is vintage, it looks like a jumble, Guérard says. "Layering in contemporary elements keeps things clean, and then the special …

Audio Mixing

Street style tip of the day: A slouchy cardigan

Street style tip of the day: A slouchy cardigan<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>You really can't not love a cozy, slouchy cardigan for fall. It's a cool …

Street Style

Watch Johnny Depp Rock Out with Marilyn Manson - "The Beautiful People"