Alicia Ellis

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Something caused an Earth-shaking boom near Denver and nobody can figure out what it was

Thanksgiving week is supposed to be a pretty laid-back affair — unless you’re preparing to fight the mobs during Black Friday, of course — but things …

Fracking

Crafts for Kids: Cork Sailboats

I had to share this from “The Dollar Store Mom”! My kids would have loved these little boats and spent hours playing standing on chairs in front of …

Straw Beaded Bracelets

February is International Friendship Month so what better way to celebrate than tomake friendship bracelets? These aren’t your traditional friendship …

How-To: Dip Dyed Valentine’s Day Stationery

Add a little of the secret ingredient (love!) to your Valentine’s Day stationery this year with this fetching DIY Dip Dyed Valentine’s Day Stationery tutorial from Poppytalk.<p>[via Wattlebird]

Best of the Week: Paper, Digital Art, Architecture and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

What effect does extreme cold have on the human body?

North America’s east coast is braced for more freezing weather a year after the January 2014 polar vortex sent temperatures tumbling down to -50C (-58F). In this piece from the BBC Future archive, we ask what does such intense cold do to the human body?<p>The polar vortex currently sweeping across the …

Muscle-Sculpting Yoga

Build long, lean muscles with this yoga routine<p>Yoga Strong<p>"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold …

Yoga

The Paleo Diet Craze: What’s Right and Wrong About Eating Like a Caveman

Call it Paleo Chic. The eating habits of cavemen have never been more popular. But should we be taking menu cues from our ancient ancestors?<p>The …

Gluten-Free Tuesday: Cheesy Broccoli Soup

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Several years ago, before I needed to eat gluten-free, my mother underwent back surgery. During her three-month recovery, we developed a little ritual: each week we went to Panera for a bowl of soup. Her soup choices …

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Yummy Butternut Squash Pasta Recipe With Parmesan, Nutmeg and Sage

I'm always looking for recipes that put fall and winter flavors like butternut squash to work in vegetarian fare. A thoughtful pasta recipe like this one is a great way to turn meatless meals into a main course. If you're looking for festive fare that satisfies both vegetarians and your …

ELLE Editors Remember Their First Television Heroines

See who ELLE editors looked up to in the days before Olivia Pope and Carrie Mathison<p>We love television. Comedy, drama, even animation—we're fans of it all. ELLE's February issue, dedicated to some of the greatest women on television today, gave us reason to pause and remember our first favorite TV …

TV

How To Be Happy—Right Now

It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.<p><b>1. Be nice to yourself.</b> "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>May Cause Miracles</i>. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or …

Happiness

9 Awesome Margarita Recipes to Quench Your Thirst for Tequila

We'd never turn down one of these frosty margarita recipes.<p>Whether you prefer your 'ritas shaken up with triple sec and lime or blended up with an avocado (trust us—it works!), these 9 recipes will help you get your tequila fix, stat. Bottoms up!

Cocktails

Modern Extension To A Victorian House In London Comes With A Quirky Twist!

Renovations and extensions are smart options that allow homeowners to opt for both ecologically and economically viable additions to their existing …

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you <i>all</i> of the alphabet? There …

Linguistics

8 Laundry Room Essentials for the New Year

My own personal New Year’s resolution has to do with laundry: perhaps with these products I can learn to embrace the process rather than avoid …

Laundry Rooms

Homemade Bath Crayons - For A Fun and Natural Bath Time

<b>Splish splash, I was takin’ a bath…</b><p>But I was bored and wanted something to draw with. So I dripped water all over the floor and reached for the …

How To Open Bottles in Inventive Ways

Forgot the corkscrew? Bobbing corks in your vino? No church key? Not a problem. In the latest video from his Life Hacks series, Dave Hax demonstrates …

Night Owls and Early Risers Have Different Brain Structures

Are you one of those people who rises before dawn and never needs an alarm clock? Or would you happily sleep until midmorning if you could? Do you feel like you are just hitting your day's stride by late afternoon, or do you like to get the big tasks of the day accomplished early?<p>Most of us have …

How-To: Stylish DIY Hand Warmers

Stay cozy and cute with these stylish DIY hand warmers from Armommy!<p>Ready to sew up a set of your own? Head over to Armommy to see how it’s done.

Your Life Isn't My Job

I'm writing this not to tell you how to parent.<p>I won't ask you to let your kids free-range<p>or suggest you co-sleep.<p>I don't care whether you nurse<p>or use formula<p>or barley water<p>or goat milk.<p>It's okay if you stay home with your kids<p>if you send them to daycare 60 hours a week<p>if they were unplanned<p>or if …

The Best Chocolate-Chip Cookies Ever. Welcome To The R29 Bake-Off!

It started with banana-bread smack talk. Jessica Teves, our managing editor, was pondering making a loaf one weekend, and I pointed her toward last …

Egg Carton and Pom Pom Turkeys

Shares 0<p>These egg carton and pom pom turkeys are easy to make and super silly too! The kids love them and they could also double as place cards at …

Crafting

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Drinking Game

Your family's all in one room — get ready to chug.

Cooking