Mind: Can We Get Better at Forgetting?

Whatever its other properties, memory is a reliable troublemaker, especially when navigating its stockpile of embarrassments and moral stumbles. Ten minutes into an important job interview and here come screenshots from a past disaster: the spilled latte, the painful attempt at humor. Two dates into a warming relationship and up come flashbacks of an earlier,…

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An Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Gave Me Hope, and Then It Ended

I knew that participating in a clinical trial for an Alzheimer’s drug was unlikely to help me. But it gave me hope. So when the news broke this week that the drug company Biogen had canceled its once-promising trial because of “disappointing results,” I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. It had been…

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A Bite-Size Square of Canada’s History, Culture and Craving

The Canadian city of Nanaimo, in British Columbia, has been a scrappy outpost of the Hudson’s Bay Company, a coal mining center and a timber town. But its place in history may be forever entwined with its culinary namesake, one of the world’s sweetest treats. The Nanaimo bar (pronounced nuh-NYE-mo) is a three-layer no-bake square…

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City Kitchen: A Ragoût to Remember

Is “ragoût” just a five-dollar word for stew, or is there a difference? To me, the French word sounds more elegant and painstaking. (To be clear, we’re not talking about ragù, an Italian pasta sauce.) And though a ragoût can take many forms, one made entirely of vegetables is something quite special. A good vegetable…

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The 5 Bag Styles Every Fashion Girl Has

Mar 22, 2019 Only the world’s most committed minimalists would try arguing you just need one handbag in your wardrobe. From work to play to work-slash-play, modern life includes a glossary’s worth of activities that all require a slightly different size, shape, or functionality. And, as the city that never sleeps, Manhattan proved to be…

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ELLE Editorial: For the Birds

A field guide to spring’s wildflowers on ladylike heels, embroidered bags, and blooming jewels. Mule, Tabitha Simmons, $795, net-a-porter.com. Mitchell Feinberg Handbag, Fendi, $10,200, fendi.com Mitchell Feinberg Pumps, Aquazzura ♥ Racil, $795, at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. Mitchell Feinberg Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, 877-Van-Cleef. Mitchell Feinberg Handbag, Nancy Gonzalez, $4,850, Bergdorf Goodman. Mitchell Feinberg This…

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For Urinary Incontinence, Try Behavioral Treatments or Drugs, or Both

Both behavioral and drug treatments can be effective in treating women for urinary incontinence, researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and they may work even better in combination. Researchers analyzed data from 84 randomized trials that looked at a variety of treatments for stress and urgency incontinence. Nondrug treatments, usually aimed at strengthening…

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A Good Appetite: This Polenta Stands Alone

Most of the time, polenta is a side dish, a buttery space on which to pile a hunk of braised meat or golden roast chicken. It’s a supporting player, not the star. But like its Italian compatriots risotto and pasta, fragrant, creamy polenta deserves its own spotlight. All the cook needs to do is add…

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8 Hairstyles Making a Woman Look Older

Years are not a train, they just don’t stop. But this is not a reason to get upset. After all, we get experience and a better understanding of the world around us. You can always use all sorts of beauty tricks to reduce your age by a couple of years. So relax, enjoy life and…

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