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The vitamin that will change your skin

Vitamin C is one of the most researched and applauded anti-ageing ingredients. It’s known to boost collagen production, improve skin tone and help prevent UV damage, all thanks to its antioxidant properties (which means it defends against free radicals that cause premature ageing). Yet it wasn’t …

Skin Care

Top Hacks for Becoming a Project Management Master: Nathan Ellering on Marketing Smarts [Podcast]

Nathan Ellering knows a thing or two about marketing project management. As demand-generation lead at editorial calendar company CoSchedule, he's …

ELLE International Beauty Awards 2016

120 Healthy Cookies

Chocolate chip, sugar, peanut butter or biscotti—we have a recipe for you no matter what cookie you're craving.

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Meditation

Coconut-Chicken Curry Stew

• <b>Makes:</b> 6 servings• <b><br>Serving Size:</b> 1 1/3cups• <b><br>Carb Grams Per Serving:</b> 14<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick cooking spray<br>• 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut …

Recipes

The best hotels in Portugal for under £100 a night

Pastel-coloured palaces, beach-side design hotels, family-friendly farmhouses – and all bookable for under £100 a night. Here’s a pick of Portugal’s best value stays<p>Portugal stays<p><b>CITIES</b><p>1 Gorgeous townhouse, Lisbon<p><b>Casa Das Merceeiras</b> is two apartments in an 18th-century Alfama townhouse, beautifully …

11 Ways to Get Radiant, Dewy Skin Now

Maybe some day we'll all want matte, powdery skin. But for now, we're more interested in adjectives like luminous, glowing, and dewy. Whether you want a carefully layered routine or prefer more of a one-and-done technique, take your pick from eleven of our favorite illuminating products.<p>Skin</b> …

Yogurt Breakfast Cake

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>1 3/4 cups (7 3/8 ounces; 210 grams) all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces; 340 grams) plain Greek yogurt (any fat percentage)<br>• 1/2 cup (3 3/4 ounces; 106 grams) packed light brown sugar<br>• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange …

The top 6 barbecue brisket in Toronto

Brisket in Toronto can be found at some of the city's best barbecue joints. These tender slabs of meat are cooked with care for hours at a time and …

This Triple Chocolate Scone Is Just Too Good To Be True

GIMME MORE!<p>Servings: 8 scones<p>2/3 cup heavy cream<p>1 large egg, lightly beaten<p>1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract<p>1 3/4 cups all purpose flour<p>1/4 cup Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 cup granulated sugar<p>2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1/4 teaspoon salt<p>1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small …

The top 10 outdoor adventures in Toronto this summer

Toronto is a city blessed by the idea of the outdoor adventure, the urban retreat, the nature spot. Name a city better equipped to facilitate a …

Hiking

Waterfront Artisan Market

5 Standout Sausage Recipes You Have to Try

Tired of serving chicken every night? Give sausage a go! You can use it in everything from lasagna to turkey burgers.<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage & Broccoli</b><p>This pasta dish is adapted from <i>Lidia's Italian Table</i> by Lidia Bastianich. Not only is it quick and easy to make -- 25 minutes tops -- the whole …

The 5 strangest places to spend a night in Toronto

The strangest places to spend a night in Toronto are quirky more than they are scary, but they do underscore that it's possible to shake up the …

David Bowie

3 critical communication mistakes great leaders don't make

If you look at any workplace issue, at the root you see a communication problem, which affects workplace relationships.<p>Leaders rely on critical communication skills to resolve conflict, increase effectiveness, initiate difficult conversations, and keep everyone focused on the end result.<p>Leaders …

Self-improvement

Misadventures in the Fragrance Trade

I have great taste. Call it a God given talent, call it an acquired skill — it is what it is. So when a friend playfully implied that the scent of my candle of choice might be disturbing the neighbors, I wondered: are my eyes deceiving my nose?<p>Luckily for me, Pratt Institute offers a crash-course …

12 Beauty Products ELLE Editors Can't Live Without

An Italian Chef Reveals The Perfect Tiramisu Recipe

It is the most overused, copied and varied of all Italian desserts, present at all latitudes worldwide. So if you live outside Italy, how can you be sure that that you’ve tried the real one at least once in your life? The light, wonderfully scented, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth original? If you’re …

How can I change the negative culture my boss creates on my team?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I am part of a sales team. My new boss seems to use scare tactics, and threatens to fire us all if the sales numbers aren't great. My boss also screams and yells at the team during monthly meetings, leaving all of us feeling scared and discouraged. Is there anything I can do to help …

50 Cold-Weather Soup Recipes

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Our Favorite Local Bakeries Around the World

Our picks for where to get your cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, bread, and more in these local favorites around the world.<p>Every city has its beloved …

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

The 10 best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico

Much like in the Caribbean, travelers in Mexico often opt for the all-inclusive experience.<p>It takes a lot of the planning and guesswork out of vacationing if you know you'll be eating all meals at the property and can take advantage of numerous resort activities.<p>But some hotels with all-inclusive …

Riviera Maya

Sleep Is the New Sexy: Restore Your Power Through Restorative Sleep

As a society that has become more and more focused on holistic health and wellness, we are inundated with articles listing the most nutritious foods to eat and the fast track to awesome abs or a bountiful booty.<p>Yes, it's true that the food that you eat can boost your energy, just as the energy with …

15 Recipes That Combine Avocados and Eggs For the Greatest Breakfast Ever

There are no words that could possibly describe the great combo that is avocados and eggs. It's fat on fat — and the only thing that could possibly make this partnership even more melt-worthy is adding a third fat (bacon or cheese . . . or both). Thankfully these recipes go there. From sandwiches …

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Tortilla Soup

This tortilla soup has everything you want: chicken, corn, and, of course, chiles.<p>Ingredients<p>1 4-pound chicken<p>1 onion, quartered<p>1 carrot, peeled, chopped<p>5 garlic cloves, smashed<p>2 dried chipotle chiles<p>1 jalapeño (with seeds), halved lengthwise<p>7 cilantro sprigs<p>3 tablespoons (or more) fresh lime …

Recipes

Classic lemon drizzle cake

Sweet yet zingy, satisfying yet light, lemon drizzle can lay claim to being one of the greatest cakes.<p>This simple recipe comes from reader Pam Daniels from East Harling in Norwich. We think it's unbeatable.<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><p>1 hour 20 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>125g/40z soft margarine/butter<br>• 175g/60z caster …

Dessert

Jacques Torres Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Jacques Torres' Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe<p>Prep time<p>15 mins<p>Cook time<p>12 mins<p>Total time<p>27 mins<p>Updated version of one of my favorite chocolate …

Dessert