Wines of The Times: Finding Harmony in Ribera del Duero

The high, dry, sunny Castilian plain in north-central Spain has been home to grape-growing and winemaking for eons. Yet the output from the region, now known worldwide as Ribera del Duero, is paradoxically one of the most modern expressions of Spanish wine. The pace of evolution was swift as Spain emerged from years of dictatorship…

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9 Key Pieces You’ll Want from Something Navy’s Latest Nordstrom Collection

Something Navy founder Arielle Charnas has just dropped her latest collection from Nordstrom and—guess what—you’re going to want to shop. It includes dresses you can wear for work or holiday parties, a white blouse you didn’t know you needed (until now!), plus great boots that won’t break your budget. Shop my favorites from the bunch,…

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N.I.H. to Scrutinize Private Donations to Scientific Research Projects

Image CreditEric Risberg/Associated Press Six months after halting a study of moderate drinking that was underwritten by donations from the alcohol industry, the National Institutes of Health outlined a series of steps to prevent similar conflicts of interest and to safeguard the integrity of its research as well as its reputation. In a report issued…

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Rites of Passage: I Cross My Legs. Does That Make Me Less of a Man?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve crossed my legs. This is hardly a declaration, and, since I’m not a celebrity or dating one, neither breaking news nor worthy of trending status. It’s just something that comes to mind when I read stories about gender, sexuality, toxic masculinity and the power and politics of…

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Matter: Narrower Skulls, Oblong Brains: How Neanderthal DNA Still Shapes Us

People who sign up for genetic testing from companies like 23andMe can find out how much of their DNA comes from Neanderthals. For those whose ancestry lies outside Africa, that number usually falls somewhere between 1 percent and 2 percent. Scientists are still a long way from understanding what inheriting a Neanderthal gene means to…

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The 12 Products ELLE.com Readers Loved Most This Year

Drybar/Too Faced/Dr. Jart+ At ELLE.com, we aren’t afraid to admit it: we love to shop. A sale at Shopbop? I already have three items in my cart. Christmas candles that double as great gifts? Just tell me where to click. Extra cozy fragrances? One of each, please. But after months of indulging in our shoppies,…

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Amy Schumer Doesn’t Want To Look F*ckable

“I demand peak cozy at all time,” explains Amy Schumer. “I feel entitled to coziness and that is what this line is 1,000 percent about.» Schumer is chatting with me at the launch event for her clothing collection Le Cloud, located in a spacious New York flat that Joanna Gaines would very much approve of…

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