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The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how."<p>Our why is now disturbingly clear...<p><b>The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar</b><p>The rate of obesity has more than doubled since 1980. …

Aubrey Plaza Misses Her 'Parks and Rec' On-Screen Husband

Photo: Getty Images<p>It's tough to pick a favorite character on <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, but Aubrey Plaza's deadpan April Ludgate is a pretty solid candidate. As April, Plaza balances snarky wit with an endearing sense of loyalty and is one half of the show's best couple. As tonight's season six premiere …

11 Top Retailers Share Their Fall Favorites

The season's top tastemakers share the boots, books, bags and dresses they're loving for fall<p>Think it's a challenge to sift through the ever-expanding offerings this season? Let the people who do it for a living take the lead. We sat down with our favorite experts— from Barneys' Tomoko Ogura to …

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Weddings With a Twist: 10 Couples Who Said "I Do" in a Different Way

These sweethearts put their own unique spin on the traditional ceremony<p>These sweethearts put their own unique spin on the traditional ceremony, from exchanging vows in a yoga studio to celebrating on the streets of New York City

Determining the Fate of Frozen Embryos: Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

For Paul Ford, the answer is no, but for the most unlikely of reasons. After he and his wife had twins using a high-tech fertility procedure, they were left with two frozen embryos—and a whole new understanding of the meaning of parenthood.<p>When my wife and I did in vitro fertilization, the doctor …

Chrissy Teigen's 5 Fall Must-Have Fashion Picks

Photo: Courtesy of Chrissy Teigen<p>In our October issue (starring Lady Gaga and available on newsstands now), monthly guest blogger Chrissy Teigen shares her shortlist of of-the-moment fall weather items in her wardrobe. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of chic choices for cold-weather …

Chrissy Teigen's Fall Fashion Favorites

See the model's must-haves for the cool weather months<p>See the model's must-haves for the cool weather months

50 Fall Favorites Handpicked by the Editors

The season is underway, and the ELLE.com team has made their picks

My Night of Nickelodeon Nostaglia

Photo: Courtesy of Nickelodeon<p>Before my date last Friday night I slipped on my favorite Elizabeth and James LBD; it was a look that said: "composed and ladylike." Inside, though, my tweenage self was unabashedly ecstatic: I was heading to the 92nd Street Y in NYC for the fly-your-fun-flag event …

Hornetgeddon! Authorities swat deadly swarm of giant bugs

ANKANG, SHAANXI PROVINCE, China – A winged menace has killed 42 people and injured at least 1,600 since July, striking fear across this heavily industrialized area of central China.<p>Now local officials in Shaanxi province are declaring an uneasy stalemate with the virulent population of Asian …

Unbelievable Colored Pencil Drawings by Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez

Every once in awhile, you come across a photo-realistic artist that blows your mind. The very first Online International Juried Exhibition of the Pencil Art Society just went live and it's there that we found the work of Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez. The Madrid-based artist works with colored pencils …

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How to update your autumn look

<b>Cuff your T-shirt</b><p>For her first appearance in series three of Homeland, Jessica Brody's situation is spelt out in what she was wearing. Gone were the soft feminine dresses and scoop-neck tops and in their place was a forest-green T-shirt cuffed at the sleeves. The message? What with a husband gone …

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Helen Keller Met Charlie Chaplin In 1919, And The Rest Was History

Worlds certainly collided when two of the 20th century's most beloved figures -- Helen Keller and Charlie Chaplin -- met for the first time. The world-renowned author and famous comic actor were brought together back in 1919, and thankfully a camera was on hand to document the introduction in all …