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12 Beauty Products ELLE Editors Can't Live Without

You could say we're obsessed.<p>From the holy grail of moisturizers to a liner that makes lips look injected, these are the beauty products that ELLE editors can't–and won't–live without. We're obsessed.

The Triple Core Crush Workout | Men's Health

Designed by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, the bodyweight circuit—which consists of plank jumps, oblique dips, and tricycles—hits your core from every single angle.<p>You’ll work your shoulders, hip flexors, lower back, obliques, and—the muscles every guy cares about—the rectus abdominis, …

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala, Moroccan-Spiced Carrot Hummus, Baked Potato Casserole & Savory Oatmeal Cookies

Slow cooked meals, side dishes, and cookies – oh my! What are you making in the kitchen this weekend? Try busting out your slow cooker and make …

Slow Cookers

The 10 Coziest Casseroles for Chilly Fall Weather

In terms of sheer comfort, casseroles are high on the list of our favorite autumn dishes. Double points if they have a good amount of cheese, and …

Cooking

The Pill-Free Way to Reduce Migraine Pain

So why mindfulness meditation? The study authors describe it as “non-judgmental moment-to-moment awareness." It's about repeatedly focusing attention on breathing rhythms, even while engaged in other activities. The MSBR group practiced mindful meditation for 30-45 minutes a day, met for eight …

How to Lose 15 Pounds Without Dieting

<b>The research:</b> For the study, 10 "recreationally active" college-age women (so, not athletes) of normal body weight were given a high-protein meal (45 percent protein), low-protein meal (15 percent), or no food at all before walking on a treadmill. The women who ate the high-protein meal an hour …

Nutrition

Your Weekend Grocery List

<b>2. Kale:</b> Kale is nothing shy of a superfood for its performance in the kitchen and in our bodies. This leafy green is an excellent source of folate, fiber, and carotenoids, which on their own have been shown to protect us from certain types of cancers. From salad greens, to a tasty dip, to a simple …

12 Things You Never Knew About Cruel Intentions

Screenwriter and director Roger Kumble shares some trivia about his 1999 movie in an interview with Cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Welcome to the Dollhouse sparked the idea for the screenplay.</b><p>"I'd just seen Todd Solondz's <i>Welcome to the Dollhouse</i>, and I was like, <i>Wow … fucked up high school. Never seen this</i>. It …

A total body workout in 20 minutes -- seriously!

Workouts

Tip Sheet: A Girl's Guide to Straightening Treatments

In honor of National Brazilian Blowout Day, we asked a chemist for a quick breakdown of what you need to know before you book your appointment.<p>August 21 marks National Brazilian blowout day, but there are a variety of treatments one can undergo to achieve those straight, glossy strands. We asked …

3 Scientifically Proven Wrinkle-Eliminating Ingredients

So many products are created to smooth wrinkles and make age spots disappear, but how do you know which ones will actually deliver what they promise? We talked to experts to get the truth—and science—behind the key age-fighting ingredients.<p><b>Retinol</b> <b><br>What it does:</b> Retinol can stimulate collagen …

6 cellulite-blasting solutions that really work

There are a few things in life that I am pretty sure that about 60% of the population can agree on. Dark chocolate is far superior to milk chocolate, …

Great Oral Sex

8 Ways to Spice Up Oral Sex<p>Going down is about to get even better<p>You probably have a ton of favorite positions when it comes to sex, but what about foreplay? If your pre-sex routine is feeling, well, routine, it’s time to get creative with your mouth moves. Take a page (or eight!) out of the <i>Men’s</i> …

The Summer Drink That Will Make Your Skin Glow

<b>Green Tea</b><br>Its antioxidants help prevent heart disease and reduce inflammation, says Gayl Canfield, Ph.D., director of nutrition research at The Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami<p><b>Lemon Juice</b><br>It's high in vitamin C, a coenzyme your body uses to make collagen, which helps maintain the health of your …

7 Ways To Cure a Headache

Because sometimes it feels like you need an entire arsenal of tricks.<p>We know the signs of a headache all too well—the throbbing, pressure, and pain. <i>Ugh.</i> But because there are so many different headache culprits, there is no one-size-fits-all cure. They're the worst, but they're pretty much …

Homemade Upgrade: How to Make a Super Healthy Caesar Salad

Preheat oven to 375°F. Divide lettuce among 8 bowls. Blend 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and anchovy until smooth. Toss chickpeas with 2 teaspoons olive oil, cayenne, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Spread on a lined baking sheet and …

Recipe: Roasted Eggplant Salad with Smoked Almonds & Goat Cheese

Heat the oven to 400°F. Cut the eggplant into 1-inch cubes and put in a large bowl. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and set aside while making the …

Eggplant

The Right Order to Make Potato Salad

While potato salad is a year-round dish, it really becomes a staple as the weather turns warm. Whether you're going vinegar-y or creamy, warm or …

Flavors

The Best Breakfast to Eat for Weight Loss

By the end of the study, the large-breakfast group had lost two and a half times more weight and 4.6 more inches from their waists than the women who ate their largest meals in the evening. But it gets better: The big-breakfast eaters also had lower levels of bad cholesterol and higher levels of …

12 Secrets of a Happy, Healthy Marriage

<b>1. You Tie the Knot After Age 25</b><br>Couples who are older than 25 when they marry are far more likely to stay married than those who get married at a younger age. That's because the experience and wisdom that comes with age contributes to the success of a marriage.<p><b>2. You Walk Down the Aisle With a</b> …

The One Move That'll Help You Get Strong, Toned Abs FAST

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>Shutterstock<p>It's time to stop cranking out endless crunches if you want to achieve killer abs. Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., recommends one basic move that you can do in your living room: the single-leg holding plank. "It's a bit challenging, but it's …

6 Green Juice Detox Recipes That Don't Taste Like Grass

Because sometimes (ahem post-holidays ahem) your body needs a reboot.<p>Ah, the holidays. Prime time for indulging in a few extra boozy cocktails and sugar-laden sweets. To counteract that bloated, nauseous week that comes after Christmas and right in time for us to squeeze into NYE dresses, we found …

Weird Ways to Lose Weight

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss<p>And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!<p>If you want to shed pounds, you know the best way to do it: healthy eating and exercise. That being said, we’ve learned about some pretty interesting—and, well, seriously strange—weight-loss tricks via research over the …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

<b>Clarifying moisturizer:</b> Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it.<p><b>Elbow and knee bleacher:</b> "If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon," says Patrice Coleman, owner of …

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

<b>Oil Pulling</b><br>If you haven't heard the buzz about oil pulling yet, it's time to get on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) may help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and …

Healthy Dip Recipe: French Onion Dip with Caramelized Onions & Greek Yogurt

Add the oil and onions along with a big pinch of salt to a large sauté pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until onions caramelize into …

Food

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5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Exercise 1 Kneel to stand<p>Mimic the motion of a step-up—arguably the best booty blaster out there—without the need for a step. Begin in a half-kneeling position, one knee up and the other on the ground, hands on hips <b>(A)</b>. Shift your weight into the "up" leg, and press into the floor to come to a …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

Make Pore Strips More Effective with 2 Household Ingredients

If I could rewrite pore-strip commercials, the ending would go a little something like this:<p><i>Actress removes strip and makes a grossed-out face at all</i> …