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Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Stop Telling Them 3 Things That Most Parents Say

Some advice you think will help your children can actually harm them instead.<p>We want our children to be successful as possible--maybe even more successful than we are ourselves. And so we push them to give them the motivation and self-discipline that we know is a key to getting ahead.<p>This may seem …

Self-improvement

A local’s guide to Rome: 10 top tips

Contemporary Rome’s best bars, restaurants and culture are found in the southern neighbourhoods of Testaccio and Garbatella, a world away from the city-centre gladiators in plastic armour<p>‘How do you cope with the tourists?” is a question that you get used to when living in Rome. But the truth is, …

Italy

How Improving Your Posture Can Make You Happier and Boost Your Energy Instantly

You've heard that sitting too much just might kill you, mainly because the lack of movement translates into an increased risk of heart disease, …

Ergonomics

5 Moves for Better Grip Strength

Just like you train for specific strengths, such as power, agility, or endurance, you must also train to improve your grip. “It is a common assumption to think that we are building grip strength when we perform exercises that require handling weights, but this is not enough,” says Eric Leija, …

Workouts

4 tips to increase your metabolism, from the experts

Don’t settle for a sluggish system.<p>You've all got that friend who can finish two Kit Kats and a large portion of Nachos for lunch and never have to …

Fitness

7 myths that are sabotaging your health

1/<p>Myth: You can make up for lost sleep on the weekends.<p>Gengwit Wattakawigran/Shutterstock<p>Do you ever get to the weekend and think you can finally get …

Nutrition

Five stories that will make you pay attention to your health

Yeah, yeah, yeah. How many times have you been told you need to pay attention to your health? And how often have you avoided that advice? No more. Read the five stories below, and you’ll be better for it.<p>These stories were published in The Washington Post’s Health and Science section over the past …

Medicine

The 50 Best Films of 2016

<i>As voted on by more than 200 critics participating in our annual Criticwire survey, here are the best films of the year.</i><p>“‘Moonlight’ transforms rage …

Entertainment

Your Creative Calendar: 56 Things To See, Hear, and Read In December

Have a look at Co.Create’s selective roundup of the best movies, albums, books, tours, and happenings with which to close out your 2016.<p>It seems almost unfair that most pop culture critics and reporters have to put together best-of-the-year lists before the year is actually over. That’s because the …

Entertainment

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Yoga

The Best Movies To Watch While Traveling on a Plane

Universal Pictures

Need a Belly Laugh? The 19 Funniest Books of Fall

And Other Things I Still Have to Explain<p>Fans of comedian Phoebe Robinson’s hit podcast <i>2 Dope Queens</i> have been waiting on the arrival of her first book for a while. Handling tough issues like race and feminism with finesse and strength is hard enough without the challenge of weaving in humor. But …

Comedy

Dubai opens massive Marvel-branded indoor theme park

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As summer temperatures soared outside, the world's largest indoor theme park, featuring popular Marvel and Cartoon …

Saudi Arabia

10 of the Best New Songs to Listen to in September

Regina Spektor, Against Me!, Mykki Blanco, and an ELLE.com exclusive premiere.<p>Summer has slipped by faster than Katie Ledecky, but there's a lot to look forward to even if the Song of the Summer season is drawing to a close.<p>As September rolls in, it's a good time to update your outfits and your …

55 Movies to Watch This Fall

<i>Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with our Fall Entertainment Generator. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of</i> …

Tom Hanks

5 Dreamy Bedrooms for the Girl Who Just Wants to Sleep In

Is there anything sweeter than sleeping in on the weekend? We're hard-pressed to think of something better. Because let's face it: Decent shut-eye …

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

Your Creative Calendar: 52 Things To Do, See, And Hear In August

Party with sausages, welcome back De La Soul, and get Olympic, as our Creative Calendar ushers you through the dwindling days of summer.<p>It’s the same weird phenomenon every year. July 4th announces that the year has hit its midpoint, and then less than a month later, August 1st seems to kick off …

TV shows

10 'Superfoods' to Eat Daily for Optimum Fitness

Blueberries Are a Top Antioxidant<p>Ask five nutrition experts to provide a list of their favorite "superfoods," and the results will vary—but they'll …

Nutrition

The Great Grammar Debate: 5 Books on How to Write ‘Right’

If, as Oliver Kamm writes in his new book <i>Accidence Will Happen</i>, “learning rules of language is part of what it is to be human,” then arguing over what those rules are, and if they matter, is most certainly another part. Can you start a sentence with ‘hopefully?’ Is confusing ‘it’s’ and ‘its’ an …

Linguistics

14 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Eggs

Cooking them is really only the beginning...<p>Turns out these tasty breakfast staples are just as useful in your bathroom, your garden, or as an …

Meditations to Use for Stress Relief

Meditations have tremendous benefits for stress management and overall health. While there are many different meditations that are effective, each …

Meditation

Now You Can Print Your Instagram Photos In Just 10 Seconds

We want one of these super-fast photo printers RIGHT NOW.<p>Fujifilm has a new portable instant film printer and it looks awesome.<p>The Instax Share SP-2 is the company's followup to the SP-1, which it released in 2014. The new version, according to Fujifilm, is faster, produces better quality images …

FUJIFILM

This simple extension can make Google Chrome run smoother

Whatever the case, you found yourself staring at a couple dozen tabs, unsure of what it was you were trying to do in the first place.<p>More annoyingly, you also started to feel your laptop getting sluggish. Especially with a memory hog like Google Chrome, keeping that web of tabs open can chew up …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

OnePlus 3 now available on OnePlus’ website

The OnePlus 3 has finally arrived, and we’ve got a breakdown of all the device’s specs. This latest offering from OnePlus houses some top notch tech and sports an aluminum unibody design that leaves the StyleSwap covers of the past behind. These devices are now available for order from the OnePlus …

Mobile Technology

11 amazing music videos that will make you want to travel

The video for Justin Bieber’s latest single, Company, is likely to give fans the wanderlust, as it follows the singer on his travels around the world. We round up other music videos that might inspire you to get away.<p>1. I’ll Show You by Justin Bieber<p>The simple yet otherworldly landscape of Iceland, …

Music

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

California