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Experts Agree: This Is the Key to Decorating With Throw Pillows

Decorating with throw pillows may seem like a small part of the design process, but that couldn't be further from the truth: They're the best way …

Living Rooms

I finally stepped out of my progressive bubble—and now I understand why people hate “the liberal elite”

On Dec. 4, Italians went to the polls to decide on a reform referendum that would redefine the power of local governments and reduce the power of the senate. With a high turnout, my countrymen rejected the reform. In the press, the voters’ decision was described as an Italian Brexit, and a triumph …

Inside Sessions' strategy to combat racism allegations

Allies of the Alabama senator tapped to lead the DOJ will play up his bonds with moderate Republicans and Democrats in the chummy Senate.<p>The Trump team and Senate Republicans have a strategy to usher Sen. Jeff Sessions through his attorney general confirmation hearing that will highlight his ties …

Very Soon, We’ll Have Blown The World’s Entire Carbon Budget [Updated]

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>As of now–by one calculation–the world has one year to stop pumping CO2 into the atmosphere if we want to stop climate …

Paris Pushes Its Car-Free Streets Plan Even Further

Despite a backlash, the city will extend the areas that are off limits to private cars, making way for more bike lanes and public transit.<p>When Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo banned cars from a large section of the River Seine’s quayside last autumn, she met a fierce backlash from pro-car advocates and …

‘Is this what the west is really like?’ How it felt to leave China for Britain | Xiaolu Guo

Desperate to find somewhere she could live and work as she wished, Xiaolu Guo moved from Beijing to London in 2002. But from the weather to the language and the people, nothing was as she expected<p>By the time I reached my late 20s, I was desperately looking for a way out of Beijing. From 2001 …

Costumes

There's no room to fit Samsung's 18-inch tablet in your life

There used to be a time when we had one main screen in our life: The TV screen. These days, we've got screens of every shape and size in our faces …

Batteries

Watch: Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford Search For TRUTH in First Trailer

Amazon announces new crop of fall pilots

In the wake of its five Emmy wins on Sunday, including lead actor and directing in a comedy for "Transparent," Amazon has announced its fall pilot season -- set to debut in the months to come -- exclusively on Amazon Video, where viewers can watch the new pilots and give feedback that Amazon …

Here are this fall's most important TV premiere dates

That includes top comedies like "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family." And there are addictive dramas like "Empire," "The Affair," and "How to Get Away With Murder." Also, what about the return of comic book series "Gotham," "The Flash," and "Arrow"?<p>Let's not forget fall's new offerings like …

The 'Best in Class' Back-to-School Tech Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 Presentation in Under 6 Minutes

Samsung offers glimpse of round Gear S2 smartwatch coming soon

NEW YORK -- Samsung offered a brief glimpse Thursday of its next smartwatch, a round device it hopes will lure consumers away from the Apple Watch.<p>The company played a teaser video for the Gear S2 smartwatch during the Samsung Unpacked event, which focused primarily on the Galaxy Note 5 phablet and …

Like Google, Alphabet's site is already blocked in China

Well, that was fast. Alphabet — Google's new parent site — was blocked in China within the day it launched, according to reports.<p>Chinese visitors to …

Selling

Looking back at the rise of Google’s new CEO, Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, the rising star within Google’s ranks, has finally reached the top.<p>Since October, he had been overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, and on Aug. 10, he got a title to match his responsibilities. Pichai will be the new CEO of Google when it restructures later this year as a …

Focus: a complete gallery app that prioritizes ease of use, organization and security

Finding the right gallery app can be a hassle. There’s just so many options out there! I happen to be pretty happy with Google Photos, but if that service is not to your liking we will have to continue looking around. Today we would like to introduce you to a new gallery app that managed to catch …

Siri’s first voice doesn’t think much of his replacement

We’re used to having virtual assistants like Cortana diss Siri, but it’s not every day you hear one Siri voice insult another.<p>Now Siri’s original U.K. male voice — actor Jon Briggs, who also performed on the U.K. version of the <i>Weakest Link</i> — is hitting out at his replacement, calling the new …

Siri

'Game of Thrones' George R.R. Martin, producer explain Cersei's punishment

Four years ago, George R.R. Martin made a prediction about a sequence in Sunday’s season finale of HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>: “It’s going to be a …

George R.R. Martin

MyAlbum lets you create visual stories packed with data

Storytelling is an art — and if the growing number of apps dedicated to it is any indication — many people harbor artistic aspirations.<p>That’s the impetus behind MyAlbum, a new Web app that helps people create visual stories with their photos and videos. MyAlbums aren’t just any old photos lined up …

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Take Their Monaco Vacation Aboard a Yacht

Supermodels ahoy!<p>Kendall Jenner, 19, and Gigi Hadid, 20, were seen relaxing in the sun on a luxurious boat Monday after a week of red carpets at the …

The Summer Shoe Style All the Top Fashion Bloggers Own

If you were to take a look inside your favorite blogger’s closet, we guarantee you’d find a pair of covetable espadrilles. The summery shoe trend is …

Color-Phobes, Take Note! 3 Outfits To Help You Escape Your Neutrals

After nearly 13 years in New York, wearing black and white has become somewhat of a city uniform — never underestimate the power of a great crisp …

5 Style Tips From One of the Most Fashionable Women in New York: Ramya Giangola

Some girls just have IT.<p>Here at ELLE, we're big believers in <b>personal style</b>. It's an art form successfully achieved by very few, and when you spot someone impossibly stylish, you just <i>know</i>. Such was the case with my first encounter with Ramya Giangola, fashion consultant and co-founder of <b>Gogoluxe</b>. …

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

Inside Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx’s Secret Romance: See the First Photo of Them Holding Hands!

No couch-jumping for these two. As the ex-wife of A-lister <b>Tom Cruise</b>, <b>Katie Holmes</b> was once half of one of Hollywood's highest-profile couples. For …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Justin Bieber's Mom Reveals the One Thing She Would Mock Him For

Mother knows best.<p>In (a belated) honor of his 21st birthday, Justin Bieber was mercilessly roasted by the likes of Hannibal Buress, Pete Davidson, …