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Shaquille O'Neal Shares His Favorite Easy-Bake Oven Recipes

Photo: YouTube<p>Celebrities sharing their home-cooking recipes around the holidays has become somewhat of a Christmas tradition—but Shaquille O'Neal's may take the cake. Err... tea cake. You know, the kind you might make for when you invite your bros over for tea?<p><i>Related: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry:</i> …

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

These Little Girls Are Dropping F-Bombs for Feminism

Photo: Courtesy of FCKH8.com<p>In a powerful ad for FCKH8.com, little girls decked out in princess gowns are dropping F-bombs for feminism. The ad poses the question, what is really more offensive, the words the girls are saying or the fact they're being raised in a society where women are paid less, …

'Windows 93' is like your childhood computer on acid

Flat design. Pfffft. You know what's <i>really</i> cool? ASCII renditions of <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i> in what appears to be its entirety. This bonafide internet gem (and who even knows how many others) are hidden in Windows 93, a web app spotted by <i>The Verge</i> that mimics a bygone time of cathode-ray tube …

Brook There's Ethically Made, Organic Lingerie

When Brook DeLorme first launched her line Brook There in 2007 as a spin-off of her and husband's shirting label Seawall, her focus was on creating soft, easy loungewear pieces that would highlight the elegance of handcrafted, no-fuss basics. However, it wasn’t until DeLorme began creating soft-cup …

Clothing

Mesmerizing Kaleidoscopic Glass Installations by Olafur Eliasson

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson may be best known for his expansive installations that encompass entire rooms, but his smaller-scale works are just as compelling. The artist, who is based in Copenhagen and Berlin, often uses mirrors, tinted glass, stainless steel frames, and lightbulbs to …

Art

A Kickstarted Hoverboard! With a Catch

With a lot of folks buying the <i>Back to the Future 2</i> hoverboard prank earlier this year, it's no surprise that a purportedly real hoverboard just got …

Hoverboards

Every Dude You Know Owns This J.Crew Gingham Shirt

Here's the proof.<p>Look over. Is that guy by you wearing a blue gingham shirt from J.Crew? Of course he is.<p>This summer, this specific shirt has become a uniform for a certain type of guy: in his 20s and 30s, urban dweller, probably <i>really</i> into craft beer. He rolls his eyes at the bros in polo shirts …

J.Crew

Rite in the Rain's Waterproof Paper and Tough Mechanical Pencil

It rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest, which sucks if you're outside and are trying to write something on paper, as loggers once needed to. So in …

3D Printing

Côte&Ciel's Isar Rucksack

Once thought to be suitable just for kids and hikers, the backpack is now a respectable option for travel or everyday use—that is, if you've got the right one. Go too technical and you'll end looking like an ill-equipped mountaineer; too bright and basic and you might appear to be late for class. …

Travel

Charting: Menswear Shoes for Dapper Ladies

Part dapper part chic, we've narrowed down the best menswear inspired shoes to shop now.<p>Part dapper part chic. This season we're tip toeing the line between masculine and feminine by trading our dainty ballet flats for borrowed-from-the-boys shoes. Click through to see the best menswear-inspired …

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

From the editors of HouseBeautiful.com, the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.<p><b>1) ColorSchemer</b> Inspired by a photo you took? Create your own color palettes from these photos and save and share them with other COLOURlovers members. Tap the built-in color wheel to explore different shades …

For Ears That Deserve the Best, Kickstart OwnPhones

Do your off-the-shelf earbuds fall out during javelin practice? Did the wings you taped to your bluetooth headset rip off once you started working on …

Imaging

I Tried Gwyneth Paltrow's Guide to Living Zen

I'm always experimenting with different ways to kick my health up a notch, whether it's incorporating a green juice into my diet or jumping on a trampoline to get toned. But one thing remains the same: Gwyneth Paltrow is always my inspiration. Paltrow is the epitome of all things healthy: She's …

bethere: A new social network to help you have a great night out

If you’re on a night out with friends, keeping tabs of where everyone is and where they’re going can be difficult. That’s where bethere for iPhone comes in.<p>bethere is designed from the ground up to help you socialize with friends better. It lets you share where you’re going to be, and see where …

4 Steps to Your Best Derrière

Photo: Dusan Reljin<p>Sometimes you don't have time for a full cardio workout <i>and</i> to do some legit strength-training. But you can kill two birds with one stone.<p>The exercise circuit below was designed by CosmoBody hottie and certified fitness trainer Adam Rosante to tone your thighs and tighten your …

ELLE Simplifies: Your Closet

<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> …

Minimalism

14 awesome items for your apartment or dorm room

AOL

A Brain-Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show | Colossal

<p>As part of the New Media Night Festival last month at Moscow’s Nikola-Lenivets Art Park, one of the most unusual video-mapping projects we’ve seen …

The Grovemade Desk Collection

<i>Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.</i> – Alan Alexander Milne<p>There are three daily habits …

Furniture

Loop: A Simple + Small Wall Hook That Holds Anything

Loop’s simple design might only be made up of a thin sheet of metal or polypropylene, a wooden body, and two screws, but what you can do with it is …

Furniture

7 Songs for the Weekend

Photo: Instagram<p>You have two options: Play "Partition" for the ten-thousandth time, or get into something new. To help you choose the latter, we're asking our favorite DJs and musicians to mix it up each Friday and give us fresh picks (and throwbacks) for the weekend. Meet this week's resident DJ: …

Great Thing of the Day: Morgan Freeman Inhales Helium

Ever since he told the story of Andy Dufrense's prison stint in 1994's <i>Shawshank Redemption</i>, Morgan Freeman has had the most famous and distinctive voice in Hollywood. He's narrated everything from Oscar-caliber films to Visa commercials, and we've always known it's him. Still, it might've been …

Hairstyles That Work With a Bike Helmet

Finalllllly.<p>As the Tour de France cyclists climb through the Pyrenees mountains in the final stages of the race, we are hopping on our bikes as well—although our usual route is just a wee bit less strenuous. For us, the bigger challenge is arriving at our destination without the dreaded helmet head</i> …

The States People Want To Get The Hell Out Of [Infographic]

Survey says: people want to leave Illinois.<p>Gallup is out with a new poll and accompanying map measuring responses to this question: "Regardless of whether you <i>will</i> move, if you had the opportunity, would you <i>like</i> to move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?"<p>Big insights …

Polling

More Millennials Use MySpace Than Reddit: Poll

More millennials are using MySpace than Reddit, according to a new poll from Reason magazine and Rupe.<p>Excuse us while we try to process that information.<p>In a lengthy survey of 2,000 millennials, mostly about political topics, respondents were asked, "Which, if any, of the following social …

Flora Drift Turns Your Browser Into A Synthesizer - The Fox Is Black

British designer Luke Twyman gave himself a 48 hour challenge: to create a simple web-based generative project. By the end of it he realized that …