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7 Books We Didn't Expect To Fall In Love With

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The 24 Best Books to Read This Summer

Get ready for the beach.<p>Swimsuit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Three books, because you couldn't choose just one? Check. From juicy novels about "rich people problems" to frankly human meditations on everything from life to death, ELLE.com's summer books preview will help you narrow it down. Gotta …

How to Make a No-Sew Crop Top in Less Than 15 Minutes

It’s time to break out of those coats, and let your arms see the light of day with spring outfits like watercolor sundresses and tank tops. That’s why today we’re showing you how to upgrade an old tank top to make a no-sew crop top. Updating old wardrobe staples (like revamping a white tee) is more …

Sewing

26 Wedding Gift Ideas That Really Show the Love

Sound the bells — wedding season is upon us! As the wedding invitations start to roll in, now is the time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the soon-to-be newlyweds. If you’re planning on skipping the gift registry route and want to do something more creative and clever, anything on this …

Weddings

Six Flags to Offer Virtual Reality on Roller Coaster Rides

Good news, thrill-seekers! Amusement park giant Six Flags is adding virtual reality (VR) technology to a selection of its roller coasters in 2016, thanks to a new partnership with Samsung.<p>When passengers venture onto some of Six Flags' most popular rides, they will be kitted out with Samsung Gear …

Virtual Reality

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

4 Makeup Tricks To Make Your Eyes Pop

6 Hair Care Tips You Need In Your Life<p>DIY Coffee & Coconut Oil Cellulite Scrub<p>3 Ways to Apply Eyeliner<p>Get The Look We Love for Less<p>DIY Peppermint …

15 Clever Ways to Hide the Home Decor Eyesores

There are many things around your home that can be real eyesores as far as aesthetic appeal and interior design goes. Usually you can’t just remove …

Rustic

This Is the Real Reason Models Look So Good in Photos

It's hard to leave the house these days without ending up in a group selfie. Oh, who are we kidding—it's happening at home, too. We asked <i>Allure</i>'s former creative director, Paul Cavaco, who has worked with every legendary model in the business, how to look our best.<p><b>Practice in front of a mirror.</b>"You …

17 Well Decorated Walls That You'll Want to Recreate at Home

Wall decor is paramount to interior design no matter which way you look at it. Indeed, the worst thing you can do is to leave the walls blank and …

Home Decorating

Ordinary Suburban Home Is Hiding a Luxurious Renaissance-Era Castle Inside

From the outside, this cream-colored home with a two-car garage in Newport, Oregon, looks like any other building on the block. Inside, however, is a totally different story–the chosen decor resembles the grandeur interior of an opulent Renaissance-era castle.<p>The thick, hand-carved doors and …

Architecture

9 Ayn Rand quotes that stand true even today

On the author's 116th birth anniversary today, we give you just the quotes you need to get by life like a boss!

Ayn Rand

How Arthur Rackham’s 1907 Drawings for Alice in Wonderland Revolutionized the Carroll Classic, the Technology of Book Art, and the Economics of Illustration

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”<p>In the 150 years since Lewis Carroll first told the story of Wonderland to the real-life Alice, <i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> has attracted a number of stunning visual interpretations ranging from Salvador Dalí to …

Literature

32 Super Cool Bedroom Decor Ideas for The Foot of the Bed - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

A part often overlooked in your bedroom carries a huge role : the foot of the bed. Despite being the component of your bed that welcomes visually the …

Interior Design

How To Make A Vanilla Latte In A Slow Cooker, Because Yes, You Can

YUM.<p>Ordering a latte at a coffee shop usually means you get to enjoy just one latte, which is fine and all, but always disappears way too quickly. Whipping up a big batch in your slow cooker, however, <i>guarantees</i> as many lattes as your caffeinated body can handle. And not just any kind of latte, but …