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Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

In 1931, John B. Sparks distilled human civilization into a single chart. Even today, it’s great infographic design.<p>If time is a river, the Histomap, created by John B. Sparks and first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of …

Incredible 388-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Survived Hiroshima Blast

If trees could talk, this bonsai (known in some circles as <i>Hiroshima Survivor</i>) would have a lot of stories to tell. The 388-year-old Japanese plant has seen its share of events, good and bad. Perhaps most remarkable, though, is the fact that it survived the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima in …

Japan

Delicately Sculpted Busts by Gosia | Colossal

<p>Currently living and working in Toronto, artist Gosia recently completed work on a series of beautiful sculpted busts made from polymer clay and …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Meta, The Crazy AR Glasses That Aim To Do What Google Glass Can’t, Go Up For Pre-Order

Over a year after the announcement Of Google Glass, many folks I talk to still seem to be misunderstanding what Glass can actually <i>do.</i><p>“It’ll be great for Augmented Reality!” they say, assuming that Glass can render objects directly into your full view of the world (it can’t.) “Ooh! It’ll be like …

Life, The Universe And Everything, As Told By Douglas Adams

For all you hoopy froods out there.

Which Fast Food Items Are Healthier?

It's fast, it's easy, it's delicious, but is it healthy?

The Best Way To Grill Eggplant — With Crunchy Lamb Croutons

Today your summer grilling correspondent will focus on a vegetable, for a change. Of course, there's an optional meat garnish.<p>Eggplant can be disappointing on the grill if it isn't done right. But not this eggplant. With a few simple tricks of the knife, you can make sure your eggplant cooks …

12 Things You Shouldn't Be Cooking With Olive Oil

Get it hot enough to sear meat or roast veggies and there's tons of smoke, your food tastes bad, and it might actually be toxic.<p>Because not only will it taste bad, it will also be really bad <i>for</i> you. When oil gets heated beyond its smoke point, it starts to break down chemically. It loses most of …

15 Vintage Frocks For The Modern-Day Gal

When we think about movies that inspired our wardrobes this year, <i>Gatsby</i> definitely tops our list. Daisy Buchanan proved that you can look like a …

Beauty

Street Chic: New York

Dress down a bold skirt with cool (and comfy!) kicks.<p><b>Name:</b> Alma<p><b>Top:</b> Nomas Shirt (shop similar: T by Alexander Wang)<p><b>Skirt:</b> Vintage (shop similar: Tibi)<p><b>Shoes:</b> Tretorn (shop similar: Converse)<p>Watch Next

Miranda Kerr's Cosmo Australia Cover Is Three Years Old (PHOTOS)

The fashion industry may not be exceptionally green, but they are great at recycling magazine covers.<p>Cosmopolitan Australia is the latest mag to reduce, reuse and recycle a celebrity cover star for a new issue. The Aussie glossy's August 2013 cover girl is everyone's favorite Aussie model, Miranda …

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7 Wedding DIY Projects You Could Do In A Day

We waded through the world of wedding DIY and picked out a few totally doable-in-a-day projects. Tutorials and how-tos below!<p><b>Gold-Tipped Feather</b> …

Crafting

Fashion Résumé: Liu Wen

Liu Wen, a face of Estée Lauder, takes off-the-runway style in a boy-meets-girl direction.<p><b>Liu Wen</b>, a face of Estée Lauder, takes off-the-runway style in a boy-meets-girl direction.

Estée Lauder

11 Natural Skin Care Products That Are Already in Your Fridge

Your kitchen = your new Sephora.<p>Oct 30, 2015<p>It's time to toss the face toner with ingredients that you can't pronounce and go all natural this season. We spoke with expert Alexis Wolfer, founder of the popular natural beauty website, The Beauty Bean, about how champagne, yogurt, and even coffee …

Skin Care

Home Girls

They may chronicle domestic bliss, but for housekeeping underachiever Sandra Tsing Loh, housewife blogs inspire mixed feelings.<p>I'm not a stellar housekeeper. Frankly, I spend a fair amount of time at home just coping, spending the odd Sunday afternoon playing online solitaire in bed with a Bloody …

Cute

Meditation Minute: Chilling Out with Guest Blogger Sarah Neufeld

<i>Each month, ELLE.com wades through the web in search of just the right guest blogger. For our August issue (starring Amanda Seyfried and on newsstands now), we tapped Sarah Neufeld, violinist of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre fame, to bring her harmonious life of rock 'n' roll and wellness (Neufeld</i> …

What Do You Think of Fashion Emblazoned With Religious Phrases? Sound Off Here!

We've all heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve—but what about wearing your faith?<p>Former model Kylie Bisutti—who made waves a few months ago when she announced she was leaving the industry because she felt she'd been "exploited and sexualized" against her religious beliefs—recently launched a …

Turn Vintage Books Into Picture Frames

If you spot a book with a great cover at a garage sale or library sale, but the pages aren’t in good condition, try turning it into a picture frame. Your vacation photos will look classic!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Photographs<br>• Masking tape<br>• Vintage books that you don’t mind cutting up<br>• Firmer chisel<br>• X-Acto …

Vintage

To Make An Unbreakable Code, Use Quantum Physics

As soon as you try to crack it, the encryption changes.<p>During World War II, the Nazis used a famously complex code machine to communicate military orders, assuming that no one would go through the effort needed to break its formidable encryption. The typewriter-like Enigma was a marvel of …