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5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Expert's Top 10: Cesar Ramirez's Favorite Products for Curly Hair

When it comes to coveted textured curls, Cesar Ramirez is THE name of the moment. In fact, our beauty director Kahlana Barfield calls those perfect …

The truth about Internet slang: It goes way back

The English language wouldn’t be what it is today if not for a long history of abbreviations and alternate spelling<p>In 2007, BBC reporter and presenter John Humphrys wrote an essay pointedly titled: “I h8 txt msgs: How texting is wrecking our language.” In it, Humphyrs lamented that,<p>the relentless …

Judy Garland Singing Death Metal “Over the Rainbow” Is the Perfect Friday Video

It’s 4:00 on a Friday. You’re still at work, with the glorious specter of the weekend hanging over your head. Mentally, you’re <i>maaaybe</i> not quite as …

10 Movies to Watch on Netflix in August

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit Netflix. Here, the films we just added to our queue.<p><b>1) Nymphomaniac (2013)</b><br>The most talked-about film of the year (which hits Netflix on August 7) can finally be enjoyed in the privacy of your own home.<p><b>2) Cleopatra (1963)</b><br>Settle in for …

The Rise of 'Guardians of the Galaxy''s Rocket Raccoon

Is the world ready for an Iron Man/Mickey Mouse mash-up? The long, strange trip of Marvel's oddest movie star<p>When <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> hits …

Comics

Watch a Supercut of Every Samuel L. Jackson 'Motherfu--er' In a Movie

Actor has uttered his favorite word 171 times in 27 different movies<p>File this under "inevitable Internet gold": <i>Huffington Post</i>'s Ben Craw and Oliver …

Samuel L. Jackson

Welcome To Curiosityville

How Curiosityville Works<p>Play<p>Children play and explore with lovable characters and activities<p>Learn<p>We track and report learning progress in 10 learning …

Guardians of the Galaxy Explainer: What’s a Raccoon Doing in Space, and Other Burning Questions

Quick quiz: How familiar were you with <i>Iron Man</i> before 2008? The Robert Downey Jr.–starring film, a surprise smash that kicked off the Marvel Studios series that now dominates the comic-book-movie landscape, was all the stranger because Iron Man didn’t come with the same kind of brand recognition as …

Yet Another Director You Like Is Rumored To Helm ‘Ghostbusters 3’

Let me sum up a decade of <i>Ghostbusters 3</i> rumors in a single sentence: Dan Aykroyd wants it; no one else does, especially Bill Murray. But it’s probably going to happen, possibly as soon as some time before the Sun explodes, killing everyone on Earth. Except Aykroyd, who will continue pitching the …

Monopoly: Legend of Zelda!

So you’ve probably seen the custom fan-made Monopoly sets for your favorite Disney movie, or for your favorite game series. Well, fans of Legend of …

Legend of Zelda

19 Delicious Spaghetti Dinners

Because store-bought tomato sauce isn't actually very good.

Portobello Polenta Bowls

I’ve had the ingredients for this dish in my refrigerator for about a week… I had intended to make it last week, but then Mardi Gras happened and …

Chopped Kale Salad

I always think of salads as a non-recipe, but in the vein of “Here’s what I’m eating this week – it’s cheap and delicious!” I’m going to post it …

Apparently it's national grilled cheese month, so go get your cheese on with this Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese! http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/08/spinach-feta-grilled-cheese/

Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta

I didn’t find out about National Kale Day until after the fact, but seeing pictures of delicious kale recipes all day made me really crave kale <i>bad.</i> …

The easiest "real" breakfast ever. Perfect for a lazy weekend morning! Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes http://www.budgetbytes.com/2014/05/baked-eggs-spinach-tomatoes/

9 Frugal Cooking Blogs With Great Healthy Cheap Recipes

<b>When you’re trying to manage your grocery budget, you’ll need some healthy cheap recipes to help you out. You can take control over your food bill by</b> …

Sautéed Corn and Tomatoes

I used to really dislike corn, but I think that’s because I never had it prepared in a decent way. Ever since learning to roast corn in my oven, I’ve …

5 Stupidly Easy, Make-and-Go Breakfast Ideas

6 Ways to Reinvent the Humble Potato

More by Beth<p>Baked potatoes are a great standby for filling out a meal on the cheap, but potatoes have so much more potential! The humble potato is …

Marinated Kale, White Bean, and Tomato Salad

Tomatoes might be one of my favorite parts of summer. Even just the smell of a tomato stem sends me into a summertime euphoria. So, now that it’s all …

Spinach Tomato Quesadillas

Sometimes I get food overload and all I want to eat is something really, <i>really</i> simple… like bread and cheese. My favorite form of “bread and cheese” …

Hot Weather Recipe Roundup

Guuuurrrl, it’s hot outside!<p>The temperature is starting to climb, you’re hungry, and you don’t feel like heating up the kitchen. What do you do? …

Sopa de Fideo

Hola friends! Late last night I flew back home from my vacation in Mexico and I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen today. One of my wonderful …

5 New Ways to Use Avocado

More by Beth<p>Summer is peak avocado season, and avocados are hard to resist when the prices come tumbling down. But with such a short window of …

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

4.68 from 84 votes<p>Print<p>Packed with vegetables, flavor, protein, and fiber, this ultra-flavorful and low-calorie Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup is an all …

Recipes

ELLE Simplifies: Your Workout Routine

<i>Let's be real: Sometimes "life hacks" are only good in theory. (Yes, rigging a system of binder clips and plastic bread ties will organize my computer cables, but who has the time for that?) So, in celebration of National Simplify Your Life Week, we asked dozens of experts on everything from</i> …

11 Fitness Apps for Any Athlete

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with our selections for 2015. <i>Additional contribution by Tucker Bowe.</i><p>You’ve seen him. He waits in line …

Fitness