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11 Genius Ways To Cook Pasta You've Never Heard Of

Warning: untraditional pasta preparations ahead. Sorry not sorry, Italy.

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

Literature

How Do DIY DNA Testing Kits Work?

Over the last few months, I've been doing some serious navel gazing. Well, more like belly-button-bacteria sampling. And cheek swabbing. And spitting copiously into plastic tubes that I've then sent away in the U.S. mail. One day, a nurse even came to the ELLE office and removed several vials of …

3 Historic Cakes from America’s First Ladies You’ll Still Want to Bake Today

George Washington was fond of his wife's fruitcake; Thomas Jefferson was partial to a light, orange-flavored sponge cake; Andrew Jackson preferred jam cake; and more recently, Jimmy Carter loved Lane Cake and Bill Clinton chose carrot cake.<p>As we wind up to Election Day, these recipes—linked to …

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How to make the perfect cheese scones

I love scones. I love the neat little ones you find on porcelain cake stands at places where they still take afternoon tea seriously, and I love tearing straight into a batch of sultana-studded numbers warm and fluffy from the oven. I love them with a fat garnet of raspberry jam, and I love them …

Baking

5 Mental Habits of Highly Ineffective Managers

Great leaders think one way; lousy leaders think another. Which kind of leader are you?<p>One of the great advantages of observing the business world over a couple of decades (and interviewing hundreds of executives) is that you start seeing the patterns of thought that lead to success or failure.<p>This …

Leadership

Five sauces you should know how to make

Most sauces are designed to develop flavor over a long time, which is a nice idea if you have the time to keep an eye on the stove. Or you can whip …

18 Raspberry Recipes for All Your Dessert and Drink Needs

The 15 sweetest, most flavorful raspberry recipes.<p><b>Perfect for everything fun and sweet in life</b>, from desserts to jams and cocktails, raspberries are one of our summer staple fruits. Here are 18 reasons why.

Ice Cream

How the position and direction of light in photos affect viewer perception

Do you sell things on Etsy or occasionally throw something up on Ebay or Craigslist? Would you like to know the secret to taking better product …

Photography

8 Time saving hip stretches to reduce back pain!

8 time saving hip stretches to reduce lower back pain! This will change your life, it will eliminate fatique from sitting at a desk all day!

To Discover How the French Really Eat, Follow These 5 Instagrammers

Enabled by images of two-hour lunch breaks, picture-perfect farmers markets, Julia Child-approved hearty stews, baskets of bread, and pastry shops …

Food

How to build a killer sales team, according to a $1.7 billion marketing-software maker

Having a strong sales team is critical for any company trying to sell its product.<p>But it's not easy to put together the right mix of people that can maximize your sales potential.<p>HubSpot, a marketing-software company worth $1.7 billion, has published this slide deck with tips on how to build a …

Communicate

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

Self-improvement

See How Colors In Your Favorite Movies Subtly Convey Themes

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>Color Psychology</i>, a short film about how color is used in movies.<p><b>WHO:</b> Audiovisual media student Lilly Mtz-Seara.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Color has a lot more work to do in a movie beyond just keeping it visually interesting. The right level of saturation, for instance, immediately communicates that we’re …

27 Delicious Recipes For Spicy Food Lovers

These pair best with an ice cold beer. (Or three.)<p><i>For more spicy recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

Italian Sausage Bow Tie Pasta #Recipe

<b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tbsp of olive oil<br>½ medium onion, chopped<br>1 lb of Italian sausage<br>5 garlic cloves, minced<br>1 24oz. jar of Ragu Marinara sauce<br>1 cup Half&Half<br>5 …

10 Super-Helpful Charts Every Baker Needs to Pin

Never mess up another lattice pie crust ever again.<p>When it comes to baking, it pays to be precise. So the next time you fire up your oven, make sure to have these incredibly helpful charts on hand.

One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta #Recipe

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Extra virgin olive oil<br>2 cloves garlic, finely chopped<br>2 cups low-sodium chicken broth<br>1 cup low-fat milk<br>9 ounces whole wheat spaghetti or …

How to Reduce Noise Only in Shadows Using Photoshop’s ‘Blend If’

Want to learn an advanced yet easy technique for reducing noise more intelligently in Photoshop? Blake Rudis of f64 Academy made this fantastic …

You Won’t Miss Flour With These Gluten-Free Lemon Squares

This is one of those GF recipes that doesn’t make you miss good ol’ wheat flour. Almond meal takes over and is used to make the nuttiest, most buttery shortbread crust, layered with notes of vanilla and lemon zest — so even those without a gluten intolerance will appreciate them! Each square is …

Baking

10 of the Best Shifters Ever Made

These things make every shift so, so satisfying.<p>A shifter doesn't need to be interesting or beautiful to accomplish its task. So when an automaker puts in the effort to design a cool gear selector, we have to recognize it. These are some of our favorite shifters in the automotive world.

Britain and France ignored sectarianism when they created the Middle East. We are still paying the price 

In 1918, the European powers no longer wished to preserve the Ottoman Empire, so they agreed to carve it up into spheres of influence. But they had very different perceptions of how the region should look. Britain believed in Arab nationalism as a future ally and saw the Middle East as "the Arab …

Middle East

Here’s How Much Money Everyone Working On A Blockbuster Movie Gets Paid

Some researchers have said money can buy happiness (although the amount you’ll need depends on your location), and it seems like one way to hit the jackpot is to make a blockbuster movie. (<i>It seems so easy. Right, internet commenters?</i>) It’s why Michael Bay has half a billion dollars and Robert …

Captain America

Where to learn critical life-changing skills

Many Library of Congress texts are now available online. Xiquinho Silva / Flickr<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal …

Learning

Paint complex lighting scenes in Photoshop

When learning how to draw or mastering your painting techniques, there are many elements to consider when creating a new composition. Light is a …

An Animated Guide to the Battle of Jutland: The Biggest Naval Battle of World War I

The deadly ballet of early 20th century Naval warfare.<p>On May 31st—exactly 100 years ago—the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet met for battle in the North Sea off the coast of Denmark. Over the course of a day and a night, 250 ships (151 of them British, the other 99 German) …

Unless You're Using 1 of These 6 Bug Repellants, You're Basically Asking for Zika

Some products barely work, according to the newest research.<p>Now that experts are saying Zika can be sexually transmitted for longer than previously thought, you have even more reason to avoid mosquitoes like it's your job. While the smartest strategy is to steer clear of areas where Zika-carrying …

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18 Refreshing Recipes for Lemonade and Limeade

I can't think of many things more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice-cold glass of lemonade. I was raised on powdered mix, but as I've matured, I've graduated to the real stuff. Making your own lemonade obviously gives you far better flavor than you'd get from a powdered (or even bottled) …

Lemonade