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What Pheromones Really Reveal About Your Love Life

Beauty may not be in the eye of the beholder after all.<p>It may actually lie just south, in the nose. At least that’s what the latest research on …


Large rooms can pose some design challenges, especially if you have more than one focal point in the room. However, there are also advantages when decorating an area that has more space with which to work, as this provides more options for furniture placement and coordinating accessories. The key …

12 Dating Tips That Will Transform Your Love Life

Take notes, ladies.

Until bioprinters are reality, 3D printing can still save lives

Image copyright Getty Images.A two-year-old girl born with a hole in her heart had a life-saving operation in London last month thanks to a 3D …

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.


16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night.<p><b>It's cold, and you could use a pick-me-up.</b> Like, say, a steaming bowl of tender noodles, meat, and vegetables floating in hot broth. Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night. Spoons optional.


Fennel and Carrot Soup

6 Servings<p>A silky, subtly sweet little number that makes fall vegetables feel downright swanky.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided<p>1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced<p>1 small onion, thinly sliced<p>2 carrots, peeled, chopped<p>1 small Yukon Gold potato, peeled, halved<p>2 sprigs …

People who ate frozen berries in hepatitis A scare banned from donating blood

People who ate berries linked to the hepatitis A scare have been banned from donating blood for two months.<p>Anyone who has already donated after eating the berries has been asked to contact the Red Cross Blood Service so it can identify any risks posed to those receiving blood.<p>While hepatitis A …

Environmental Health

Fregola with Clams

4 Servings<p>You probably won’t have to salt the sauce itself since the clams are so briny; taste right before serving and serve over fregola.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups fregola (about 10 oz.)<p>Kosher salt<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>1 teaspoon crushed …

Cardamom Crescents

Makes about 50 Servings<p>December 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<p>3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom<p>1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided<p>1 cup pecans<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 tablespoon vanilla extract<p>Recipe …

United Airlines' CEO Jeff Smisek: Disloyal to Loyal Workers

The following letter was recently sent to Jeff Smisek, CEO of United Airlines. It describes a spreading practice where highly profitable airlines (with the notable exception of Southwest) put their loyal employees jobs up for auction to the lowest bidding outside vendors. This results in less …

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.<p><b>Sometimes, you just need a cookie</b>. Scratch that. There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.


Venison pie with buttermilk mash recipe

<b>VENISON PIE</b><p><b>SERVES</b><br>8<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>2 tbsp olive oil<br>3 onions, roughly chopped<br>2 sticks celery, trimmed top and bottom and finely chopped<br>200g (7oz) chunky bacon lardons (unsmoked)<br>250g (9oz) chestnut mushrooms, roughly torn into large pieces<br>3 garlic cloves, crushed<br>8 juniper berries, crushed<br>1kg (2lb 4oz) …


Ebola Is Wiping Out the World’s Gorillas

In just four decades, Ebola has wiped out one third of the world’s chimp and gorilla populations. If it continues, the results will be …

Obama announces nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defence ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership.<p>The two countries reached an …

Cat genes could hold vital clues to treatments for human diseases

Researchers aim to sequence feline genomes to help in fight against diabetes and asthma<p>Scientists have recruited a new ally in their battle to fight disease: domestic moggies. They believe the genetic profiles of cats contain crucial clues about diseases to which humans and felines are both …


5 Floral Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2015

The top trends for 2015.<p>We asked Marie Ackerman, Teleflora's Vice President of Education, to predict the top floral trends for 2015. Get a head start in the new year by trying out one of these ideas.

Now's Your Chance To Tour The Chicago Home Of Beloved Director John Hughes

John Hughes is best known for his hit movies, but the late director's Chicago estate isn't too shabby either.<p>John Hughes directed some of the biggest hit movies of the '80s and '90s — The Breakfast Club, Ferris Beuller's Day Off and Home Alone just to name a few — many of which took place in his …


Dakar Rally Hits the Sand: Pictures

The 10 Things Every Dog Owners Needs At Home

You love your dog. You love your house. Here's what you need for to keep them both at their best<p><i>Colleen Safford of Walk & Train is responsible for the good behavior of the dogs residing in many of New York's best-appointed homes, from ELLE DECOR's own Karen Elizabeth Marx (and pup Willie Nelson) to</i> …


12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on

Living Rooms

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

8 Quick Ways To Create A Comfortable Guest Room

Is your guest room still in shambles with visitors on the way? Here are 8 fast and easy ways to make it feel like home.<p><i>House Beautiful</i><p><b>1. Put out a welcome basket</b><p>Nothing makes guests feel more at home than a selection of treats and goodies. Fill up a basket with everything from travel-sized soaps to …

Digital Age

Life as a Fake Beauty Queen in Small-Town China

I came to Beijing to model. Then I found myself playing Miss America in Inner Mongolia.<p>It was November 2011, and I was in a fluorescent-lit hotel room in the Chinese city of Ordos, on the outskirts of Inner Mongolia. Next to me, my 17-year-old Brazilian roommate, Anna, was tucking into bed. I set …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Interior Design

13 Sequels That Were Almost As Good As (Or Better Than) the Originals

The Godfather: Part II The Godfather Part II starred Al Pacino as mobster Michael Corleone and Robert De Niro as his fat<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Paramount

Fitness Truths: will spinning help me lose weight?

As the trend for indoor cycling gains momentum, our fitness blogger Jean-Claude Vacassin lists the pros and cons of spinning<p>BY <b>Jean-Claude Vacassin</b> | 19 December 2014<p>Cycling, or "spinning" as it's now known, is of the moment. It's easy to see why - and it's not just the classic knock-on effect of …

Are old fairy stories too scary for kids?

The folk tales of old prepare a child for life<p>Moving house, stacking books in boxes, I came across a clutch of fairy books, Andrew Lang’s folk tales from around the world in their coloured cloth covers: yellow, brown, red, grey, blue. I picked up ‘yellow’, opened the cover and fell down a wormhole, …