A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist Richard Wiseman,
Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary
Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger. "The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.
Pharrell Williams; Looks from the G-Star RAW For the Oceans Collection. Photos: Getty Images "Ask him about his skin care," says one of the editors as I leave the ELLE office to interview Pharrell. "You
Shorts can be tricky when it comes to looking summer-ready and elegant simultaneously. This blogger at Coachella has the right idea in feminine lace shorts, worn with flat sandals, a floral top and a handbag.
There's a lot of diversity in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit extravaganza issue, but size range? Not as much. That's why it was so awesome to see the digital calendar released by online swim shop
There will always be a place in my heart (and closet) for the classics: a little black dress, a great white shirt, and perfect-fitting jeans, but to really pack a wardrobe wallop I always turn to yellow—and
All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find
It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think. 1. Be nice to yourself. "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York bestseller
Back in 1982, I was two years out of college and working, unhappily, as a secretary/receptionist for The American Lawyer magazine. Though I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for its then-editor
I first was first going to use the word “dead” instead of “dying” in the title, but that felt a little sensationalist to me. But I think “dying” is not inaccurate. At the very least, it seems the traditional