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The return of the female condom?

<b>The female condom flopped when it was launched some 20 years ago, but it never disappeared entirely and now a number of companies are entering the fray with new products. Could its time have come?</b><p>Its formal name was the FC1, though many of us knew it as the Femidom, or Reality, and jokers called it …

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Lorde and Haim Cover Sheryl Crow's 'Strong Enough' and It Is So Good

Get ready to fangirl just a little (okay, maybe a lot) when you hear Haim and Lorde, two <i>ELLE</i> favorites, team up to cover Sheryl Crow's empowered track "Strong Enough." The acts joined forces for VH1's You Oughtta Know concert last Monday night. Between Haim's perfected harmonies and Lorde's …

7 Things Men Will Never Understand About PMS

We've got that time of the month down to a science: managing the mood swings, cramps, and bloating. We know exactly what to eat, what to wear, even how to sleep. Men, on the other hand, just don't get it and they probably never will.<p><b>1. Period underwear.</b> It may not look pretty but believe us, it's …

Eight Effective Ways To Soothe A Fussy Baby

If you’re a new parent, you probably always hope and pray that baby stays calm and happy at all times. An agitated, fussy baby causes stress and …

Goodbye, Crunches. Hello, Flat Abs!

Exercise is a powerful tool -- but as much as it does a body good, it can also harm. Many people don't realize the exercises they do in pursuit of the perfect six-pack actually widen the waist and can ultimately lead to a pooch. Crunches, sit-ups, and even many pilates moves cause the abdominal …

21 Problems Only Music Lovers Will Understand

Being obsessed with music is a full-time occupation.

What Do I Tell My Blond Son About Being Black?

“I think we should teach him to use his privilege to his advantage.”<p>It’s Sunday morning, July 14, 2013. My husband and I are talking, have been …

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Bands Made Popular By 'The O.C.': The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Rooney, More

In honor of the 10th anniversary of The O.C., a look back at the bands the show helped break.<p><b>Phantom Planet</b><p>Named after a 1961 B movie called <i>The</i> …

Disney Channel Original Movie Stars Then And Now

Does the song "Supernova Girl" ring a bell? Do movies about boys turning into leprechauns and mermen sound vaguely familiar?<p>Admit it, you watched <i>all</i> the old school Disney Channel Original Movies. Whether you dreamed of being a skating legend after "Brink!" or wished you lived in a home that …

Can you believe The O.C. premiered 10 years ago today? http://hollywood.li/11IwDUw

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

7 Ways To Watch Live Sports Without Cable

Although my family and I long dropped the landline as soon as we each switched to a cell phone, we still have cable. And I <i>would</i> have cut the cable …

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Bianca Lawson From "Pretty Little Liars" Has Been Playing A Teenager On TV For 20 Years

It's funny that was she was in The Vampire Diaries because she might actually be a vampire.<p><b>Character:</b> Megan Jones<p><b>Character's age:</b> High school student, 15-16ish.<p><b>Character:</b> Rhonda Coley<p><b>Character's age:</b> She went to the same school as Tia and Tamera.<p><b>Character:</b> Rosalind<p><b>Character's age:</b> One of the …

‘Clueless’ Glossary: Buggin’, Cake Boy, & More 90’s Slang From the Film

Anna Klassen defines the ’90s slang made famous by ‘Clueless,’ released 18 years ago.<p>A is for audi, B is for buggin’, and C is for cake boy.<p>Of all …

Diamonds Decoded: Expert's Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring

The average engagement ring in America costs around $5,431, according to theknot.com, and while budgets vary from one couple to another, this piece …

Too Many T's - New Waves

It’s not very often you’ll find beats, breaks and hip hop grooves on Breaking More Waves but today we’re making an exception and introducing Too Many …

The 'Sink-Urinal' Saves Water, Encourages Men To Wash Hands

<i>In a blog series we're calling "Weekly Innovation," we'll explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. (Have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form<i>.)</i><p>A Latvian designer named Kaspars Jursons is trying to help solve European water shortages by redesigning the …

Historical Photos Colorized And Brought Back To Life

In a world of continual status updates, countless photos, millions of videos and internet speeds that continue to bring us information faster than …

Swag of the Day: P.E. Teacher Wears Same Outfit in Four Decades of Yearbook Photos

Physical education teacher Dale Irby of Dallas, Texas has worn the same collared shirt and knit sweater vest combo in every yearbook photo taken in the past 40 years. According to an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Irby accidentally wore the same outfit for picture day two years in a row, prompting his wife to dare him to wear it yet again the following year. The rest was fashion history.

This "Personal Yeezus" Mashup Is The Best Thing In The Entire World

It works... so... perfectly...

Listen: Prince Remixes Janelle Monáe's "Q.U.E.E.N." Featuring Erykah Badu

<i>Photo by Eirik Lande</i><p>Earlier this month, it was reported that Janelle Monáe's new album <i>The Electric Lady</i> would feature a contribution from Prince. Still, it's still surprising to hear the Purple One's remix of Monáe's single with Erykah Badu, "Q.U.E.E.N.". Listen to it on PinBoard.<p>Monáe confirmed …

Gluten-Free Diets No Help in Losing Weight

Stroll down the aisles of any supermarket or deli these days and you'll come across entire sections devoted to gluten-free foods. It's a food …

Children given antibiotics in first year 'more likely to develop eczema'

Children who receive antibiotics in the first year of their lives are as much as 40% more likely to go on to develop eczema, according to a new study …

Readers' tipping nightmares and fairytales

<b>To tip or not to tip... or should it be banned? That was the question posed in a recent story on the changing nature of tipping in the US, and it prompted many readers to send us their own stories.</b><p>The article mentioned the difficulties experienced by some foreigners in the US but it's clear that …

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How to Pack Shoes for Travel

One of the biggest issues that travelers run into (specifically women) isn't the TSA 3oz, one-quart bag rule. It's the dilemma of trying to decide which shoes to pack. Sometimes ladies will just decide to bring them all, often resulting in a too-big-to-check suitcase or a separate bag exclusively …

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