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According To Science, These Are The Best Photos To Use In Your Dating Profile

Now, science has proved that certain kinds of photos will help you attract more dates, and the standards are not the same for men and women.<p>Online dating site Zoosk recently did a study of 4,000 singles, says The Date Report.<p>Should my photo be taken indoors or outdoors?<p>Depends! Women attract 60% …

Zoosk

How Dieting Like a Victoria's Secret Angel Led Me to Binge

Photo: Courtesy of Justine Harman<p><i>Over the course of a month, ELLE editor Justine Harman learns that being professional-grade skinny is harder than it looks—way harder. Yesterday, Harman recounted her tough love consultation with Dr. Passler, nutritionist to the Victoria's Secret angels.</i><p><i>Read her</i> …

15 Festivals To Attend Before You Die

Throwing tomatoes and watching balloon races aren't your standard, everyday activities. But every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From samba dancing to bathing in a sacred river, each festival offers …

Festivals

Bond, The App For Giving Gifts, Lands On The Web

Just in time for Black Friday, Bond is bringing its gifting platform to the web after spending a couple of months as a native mobile app.<p>Bond, created by Sonny Caberwal, takes all the heavy lifting out of gift giving, with a large focus on the enterprise and professional gifts.<p>So let’s say you just …

Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

<b>UPDATE 12/3</b>: Elan Gale revealed on his Twitter account on Monday night that his supposed airplane feud with Diane was, in fact, all a ruse.<p><b>PREVIOUSLY</b>: This extremely passive-aggressive airplane feud is one for the ages.<p>It took place on Thanksgiving Day between a middle-aged woman known as "Diane" …

The Challenge Of Being Poor At America's Richest Colleges

Shelling out $300 for one chemistry textbook. Jetting off to Budapest, Paris and Rome while studying abroad in Madrid. Grabbing a last-minute Amtrak ticket to Manhattan for a job interview during senior year.<p>For many students at America’s elite colleges, these are as much a part of university life …

Buy, Wear Once, & Return: We Talk To One Guilty Shopper

Photographed by Heather Talbert.<p>We've all been tempted. You've found the <i>perfect</i> thing to wear to tonight's big shindig — it's just too bad that it's …

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales: An Exhaustive List to Help You Save Money (You're Welcome)

Like it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren't lurking too far behind. Luckily for you all, I've created an exhaustive list of sales (which will indeed be updated as we get closer to the day) to make your holiday shopping all the …

The Giphoscope turns your favorite GIF into a hand-cranked work of art

If you were to accuse us of being fans of GIFs we wouldn't disagree, but what happens when you want to share that perfect, singular moment away from the confines of a computer screens? One particularly beautiful solution is called The Giphoscope. The work of Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, …

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

And the latest in weird fashion news... clothing from a spray can?

You'll never say "it <i>just</i><i>doesn't fit right</i>," again. In case you were hoping for another cool/weird trend in fashion (after the incredible 3D printed …

19 Pairs of Boots, All On Sale For Less Than $100

Okay, it's time to face the music. It's fall. And by fall, we mean almost winter. So it's about time you get your cold-weather wardrobe together. Though buying cozy knits and cords is exciting, it seems like winter clothes cost a whole lot more than summer clothes -- does everything really need to …

Best honeymoon destinations for 2014

This is the time to shoot for the moon: travel further, stay longer, eat more and bring home a lifetime’s worth of romantic memories.<p>Hot air balloons take off in the early morning light over Göreme town in Cappadocia. Image by Christopher Pillitz / The Image Bank / Getty Images.<p>Cappadocia, …

São Paulo

The Paris of Your Dreams: 20 Pictures of People Kissing in the City of Light

It turns out that Paris is in fact the most romantic city on earth. Just look at these 20 pictures by photographer Peter Turnley of people, well, …

How I Flew Around the World in Business Class for $1,340

I recently booked a round-trip set of flights from Minneapolis to Shanghai in business class.<p>I needed to head back to China to resume teaching …

Toronto Woman Serial Dates to Get Free Restaurant Meals and Blogs About It

Watch out, Toronto daters, there's a restaurant-obsessed single trying to get you to pay for her dinner. <b>Erin Wotherspoon</b> is the author of the Tumblr <b>A Penniless Girl, Bad Dates and Plenty of Oysters</b>, a blog where the 23 year-old actress chronicles her adventures in hitting up Toronto's finest …

The Super Mario Of Resumes Unlocks A New High Score In Job Seeking

Web designer Robby Leonardi‘s resume is unlike any other we’ve seen. It’s a side-scrolling <i>Super Mario</i>-esque video game adventure that sees our hero–one R. Leonardi–run and jump through various levels until the climax: his contact details. Go ahead and play it yourself.<p>How does it compare to other …

Résumés

How to Save Money When Booking Travel Online

Websites like Expedia.com, Hotwire.com and Orbitz.com have all but eliminated the need for travel agents -- why pay someone to compare flight durations and room rates when you can do it yourself? The problem is, if you're not careful, you may end up paying more in the long run. Finding a good price …

Flying

Serious Entertaining: Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups for a Crowd

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm not going to try to pretend to take credit for this genius idea—I saw it late the other night during my daily pre-bedtime bath (not to be confused with my daily post-wake-time bath) on the foodporn sub-Reddit and …

Recipes for Leftover Halloween Candy, from Meringues to Booze

When you've got more treats than you can eat, we've got 4 recipes to help you out, from Gummi Booze to Reese's Meringues<p>It’s almost Halloween, which means <b>candy season</b>. Whether you’re planning for Trick-or-Treaters or not, it’s pretty hard to walk into your local drug store and not come out with an …

Dessert

30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

Dessert

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

27 Pancakes Worth Waking Up For

September 26th is National Pancake Day. Which is pretty flippin' sweet.

Breakfast

Candy Corn Has Never Looked This Good

Do you smell that? It's almost October, and the sickeningly sweet candy corn bags are starting to line the shelves at every grocery stores and …

Candy Corn

Dick Soup

WARNING: This post contains very graphic photos of stag penises being prepared as food.<p>The four pizzles lay sprawled out on the kitchen counter. Two of them were neat and tidy, as gorgeously tanned as homemade bacon, still attached to their pubic bones and exuding an appetizing aroma of wood smoke. …

Teeki Yoga Pants Are Made Entirely From Recycled Water Bottles

We nearly fell out of our tree pose when we found out these ultra-adorable and totally comfortable Teeki yoga pants are made entirely from recycled bottles -- literally, about 25 water bottles go into each pair. The bottles are stripped of caps and labels, washed, crushed, and chopped before being …

Travel While You're Young

This is the time for small paychecks and big memories. This is the time for travel. We are about as attached to one location as we are to our favorite Chinese take-out place. We know what we like about it, and we take comfort in the familiarity, but that's about it.- Jessy Tapper<p><b>Last June, Jeff</b> …

Travel

35 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat of …

This Glass Lets You Drink Two Different Beers at the Same Time

<b>In a move part Escher, part why-didn't-we-think-of-that, comes the Dual Beer Glass</b>. Crafted by Matthew Cummings of The Pretentious Beer Glass Company (gotta love the honesty), the cylindrical beer glass houses two separate chambers that meet at the lip. This clever design allows amateur bartenders …

Alcohol