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New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

15 Organization Apps That Will Change Your Life

Create calm from the chaos in your phone, pantry, and beyond.<p>There's a reason they call it a smartphone. Take advantage of everything your device has to offer and get your to-do list under control with a few hardworking apps. Your old-school planner doesn't stand a chance.

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Biz Ladies: 5 Simple Steps to Gaining Confidence in Your Business

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from scarf designer Amber Kane. Amber first found a love for textile soon after graduating with her degree in …

In Winnipeg, an Inspired Home Inside and Out

When design duo Tyler and Jessie bought this 1000 square foot bungalow in 2007 in Winnipeg, Canada, they thought they would only live there for 2 or …

A Converted Victorian Railway Car in Dungeness Kent

I can’t remember the last time a before & after grabbed me like this one did. I live for the day when we get to see incredible full-home makeovers …

5 Great Ebooks for Fireside Reading + Top Sites to Download Free Ebooks

Here in New York, it feels like it’s never going to stop snowing. I’m trying to stop complaining and instead settle in with something hot to drink …

Before & After: A Bedroom Freshened with, you guessed it, Black and White!

I don’t think I could be more thrilled with the sudden Black-and-White takeover the design world has taken in recent times. Everywhere I turn, people …

Coffee Drips: Making Your Morning Routine More Special

As the weather gets colder, my morning jaunts over to Five Leaves for coffee have gotten fewer and far between. Normally this would mean I just start …

An Atlanta Home with a Thing for the Perfect Paint Color

For the past 5 years Kate Hayes has worked as an interior designer, giving her the chance to explore a range of styles. She prefers ‘variety is the …

In Portland, A Well Loved Home

For Leah Verwey and Rob Simonsen, the best kind of home is a lived-in home. Shoes by the front door, wrinkled couch cushions and a dog foot print or …

Why some stars are really, really big - Futurity

Astronomers have observed a massive starless cloud for the first time, which suggests why some stars grow to be behemoths while most are much smaller.

Where we experience emotions in our bodies

Researchers found consistent results, even across cultures. For example, anxiety might feel like chest pain, while falling in love might trigger …

Love

Found: The Real Town of ‘Bedrock’

Nobody pretends we know everything about the people of the Stone Age, but a few things are settled. They definitely didn’t drive cars powered by …

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

When does the Age of Aquarius begin?

The Age of Aquarius starts when the vernal equinox point moves out of constellation Pisces and into Aquarius. When will that be? There’s no …

View from space: Earth’s tallest mountain

A satellite view of Mount Everest<p>There are 14 mountain peaks on Earth that stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). The tallest of these …

Glass Viruses And Other Amazing Images From This Week

The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)

Those who cover the militarized aspects of the ocean eventually will encounter a group of people who want the U.S. Navy to get back into the battleship business.<p>The argument goes like this: The four remaining World War II Iowa-class battleships are cheaper to operate, cheaper than building new …

'You're Invisible, But I'll Eat You Anyway.' Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

I'm a fox. It's January. I'm hungry. I want a meal. My food, however, is buried 3 feet down, deep in the snow, hiding. It's alive, in motion, and very small, being a mouse. So how does an above-ground fox catch an underground mouse? Well, the answer is nothing short of astonishing. Here's a …

9 Tricks To Pull Off A Midday Workout (Without Looking Disgusting)

Expectation: You'll dash away from your desk, toss on sneakers, hit the elliptical for 20 minutes, take five more minutes to splash water on your face (or, even better, some of that fancy Evian water spray) and be back at your desk looking fresher than ever.<p>Reality: It's nearly impossible to look …

What Your Workouts Will Look Like in 2014

Workout trends constantly evolve as people get bored, as new instructors hit the scene, and when new equipment gets introduced. Whether you love to lift or live for yoga, there's pretty much a niche workout for everyone out there. And you're going to have even more choices in the upcoming year.<p>ELLE …

Boot Camp

10 Self-Help Books that Actually Help

Photo: Getty Images<p><i>ELLE editor Amanda FitzSimons is an admitted self-help addict. In a recent review of new self-help tome Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture for ELLE's January issue, she writes, "Looking back, I guess you could say The Secret was my gateway drug. I had</i> …

Great Depression

Ask E. Jean: How Can I Make More Money?

I don't want to be Queen of the World, I just want to live within my means!<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> If I had just an extra $750 a month, everything would be BRILLIANT. I could stop bouncing checks, get out of debt, give to charities—heck, I don't want to be Queen of the World, I just want to live within my …

Bicycle Commuting

How To Dress Like an It Girl

Creative director Joe Zee takes four devoted ELLE readers from under the radar to ultrachic<p>Stuck in a fashion rut, or just jonesing to bump your look to the next level? Creative director Joe Zee takes four devoted ELLE readers from under the radar to ultrachic

Meet the Press

The Eight Best Parts of Tavi Gevinson's Epic Interview With Lorde

Photo: via Instagram<p>The world's coolest, smartest, most accomplished 17-year-olds—<i>Rookie</i> magazine editor-in-chief Tavi Gevinson and record-setting Grammy nominee Lorde—got together for a little chat sesh that obviously became a love sesh that then become a sprawling 11 page interview on</i> …

Feminism

Spring 2014 Fashion Trends: Fresh Stylish Color Combinations to Test-Drive Now!

Sick of your winter wardrobe? Ready to try some new spring 2014 fashion trends? Us too! Which is why I've gone ahead and sussed out four fresh color combinations I think we should inject into our outfits as soon as possible.<p><b>Pastel pink and silver</b>: Spotted at runway shows such as Prabal Gurung and …

Surreal Door to Nowhere Spotted in the Alps

On a mountain, high in the Northern Limestone Alps, located in Bavaria, Germany, sits a lone door. Photographer James Hilgenberg captured this stunning shot of the entrance way as it leads to a view of breathtaking beauty.<p>“I saw this door in the Alps this year,” he wrote on National Geographic's …

"Time Capsule" Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …