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10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Get the elegant home of your dreams on a budget. Image Source: LMK Interiors Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have …

Black woman attacks dreadlocked white man over 'cultural appropriation'

This confrontation between two San Francisco State University students has been viewed more than a million times in little over a day<p>A confrontation between two students at San Francisco State University has gone viral after a video of the incident was uploaded to YouTube.<p>It captures the moment …

8 Clever Ways to Maximize a Small Space

From dual-functioning furnishings to differentiating color palettes, these small-space design ideas make the most of a tiny apartment<p>When Jonathan Adler’s creative services manager Nicholas Obeid moved from a lofty two-bedroom to a 450-square-foot studio in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, he …

25 Of The Best Rooms Of 2015

Warning: You're going to want to redecorate.<p>We combed through our archives to find the most inspirational, and unabashedly stylish rooms to appear in ELLE DECOR and on our site this year.

Interior Design

11 apps you should use every day

But it's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.<p>So I broke out the most useful apps I use every day. You should probably use them, too.

How to hide files, photos and apps on Android

How easy would it be for someone to assume your identity if they had control of your smartphone? Depending on how elaborate your internal defenses are, they would be able to text people as you, post to your Facebook account, maybe even access your bank accounts or make purchases in your …

Beautifully Minimal Contemporary Huts Start at $25,000

Japanese retailer MUJI is well known for their beautifully minimal household and consumer goods. Now, they're expanding, moving beyond products for your home to building shelters that you can inhabit. Called MUJI HUT, it's a concept that provides a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday …

Tesla needs the one thing only rival carmakers can give it

Tesla's market position is solid right now. True, the company is facing challenges, from perfecting its manufacturing processes to ensuring that it can deliver enough vehicles in 2015 to keep Wall Street happy.<p>But Elon Musk's startup has money in the bank, has just debuted its much-anticipated …

Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us

Marco Nardone Contributor<p>Marco Nardone is the founder and CEO of Fling and Unii.<p>“Brace yourself, Marco…we’ve just been removed from the App Store.” With those words, I visualized everything we’d slaved over for months crumple itself into a ball of trash and — ironically — flinging itself into the …

App Store

A new genetic breakthrough could be key for a potential obesity “cure”

Nearly half of all Europeans are genetically predisposed to obesity. The condition is a worldwide epidemic affecting more than half a billion people and rising every year in most countries.<p>Despite this, we know little about the genetic origin of the condition and have no good medical treatment for …

Genetics

17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional

Unprofessional? Here are the behaviors that send the opposite, more positive message.<p><i>(A quick note before we get started. I wrote the following in response to reader feedback to another column: 10 Bad Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional. This post is the counterpoint to that one.)</i><p>Here's …

Leadership

How to land a job you’re not exactly qualified for

Most job seekers encounter the following scenario at some point in their career: you’re not the typical worker bee; you have diverse experience and …

How To Use The Science Of 'Physical Intelligence' To Win A Negotiation

As new insights into the mind show, people's behaviors are shaped by their physical sensations — all without their knowing. For instance, if you're holding something warm, you'll treat the people around you more warmly.<p>That's great if you want to make a friend, but not so great if you're sticking …

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Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

The iPhone 6 is 'fundamentally different' than anything we've seen before

Meanwhile, Android is stalled, and the iPhone is going to take market share from it in a way that we haven't seen before, the note says.<p>Apple hasn't previously been interested in taking a large share of the market as long as it has cornered a profitable share of the market.<p>The Piper Jaffray note …

Our 10 best lamb recipes

For our final 10 Best feature, we tuck into a succulent lamb shawarma, an African-influenced cassoulet and terrific Turkish lahmacun. Next week, we introduce a new spin on simple, inspirational ingredient-led cooking<p>Serve this wonderfully tender meat with flatbreads, yoghurt and a lemony …

Food

8 food tech startups to watch out for in 2015

Food tech is the hot talk in the startup town. After technology startups have made their mark in the e-commerce, taxi & real estate sectors, now the …

Startups

Can music truly chime with reading?

Trying to lose yourself in a book amid the clamour of the 21st century is a challenge. A composer thinks he’s found a solution - soundscapes tuned to different genres<p>In an ideal world, I suppose, we’d all be able to read in peace and silence. But we live in a world full of engine noise, pneumatic …

Ethereal Landscape Photos Captured During Pitch-Dark Nights

Don't let these gorgeous, ethereal photos fool you – they were taken in the pitch-black darkness. For the past two years, British photographer Paul Thompson has pushed the boundaries of night photography using a large format camera. His images make up a series titled <i>Moonlight</i>, and they feature …

44 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Gluten-Free

In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it’s not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on …

Healthy Eating

Google said to be testing a point-of-sale system called Plaso

Google Wallet may not have been the hit Google had hoped, but according to a news report, the Silicon Valley giant may try to breath new life into …

Apple Pay

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

A Powerful Look At Veterans’ Tattoos–And The Stories Behind Them

When they return to civilian life, veterans often struggle to cope. Tattoos tell their stories.<p>Tattoos have become so mainstream over the past few decades that it’s impossible not to walk down the street without seeing at least a little ink on someone’s body. But credit for the tattooing trend …

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Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

A chic new hotel in Basse-Normandie

It's not immediately obvious who's in charge at D'une Île, so we linger awkwardly in the courtyard for a few minutes. A demanding retriever drops a stick at my feet. The hotel cat takes a drink from a silver wine cooler under a table. A blond boy comes running up to his father to show him the …