Wine School: The Beauty of Saumur Champigny, Not Always Appreciated

Certain types of wine seem incapable of winning popular acceptance. Riesling is one, particularly in its moderately sweet form. No matter how its devotees rhapsodize about its virtues, depth, versatility and complexity, most people seem to be immune to its charms. The same might be said for the cabernet francs of the Loire Valley, like…

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What Public School Learned from Eileen Fisher

A few weeks ago an invite to the launch of a new collaboration landed in my inbox. Public School x Eileen Fisher: Where street style meets zero waste. The mashup of cool kid designers, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, with the oracle to fashionable mall-shopping moms seemed unlikely, but ask the trio and they would…

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Ariana Grande’s Favorite Over-the-Knee Boots Are 50% off

As defined in the ELLE.com lexicon, the term «lampshading» means wearing an oversized top with over-the-knee boots on the bottom. Pioneering the look is pig owner Ariana Grande, who lampshades on the regular. Ariana dresses it down in sportswear and dolls it up in what can only be described as a ball gown for a…

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Medical News Today: Should you fast before a cholesterol test?

A doctor may instruct a person to fast before taking a cholesterol test. This was once standard practice, but new studies are changing this recommendation. A cholesterol test measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in a person’s blood. Cholesterol is a fat-like material that is present in all of the body’s cells. The body…

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Hypoallergenic Cosmetics: How to Choose It?

Hypoallergenic cosmetic products are called by far the safest ones. Yet, is it really so, and can their composition cause a negative reaction on the skin? What do hypoallergenic cosmetics mean? First of all, pay attention to the word “hypoallergenic”. The prefix “hypo” means “minimal”. That is, hypoallergenic cosmetics does not boast 100% guarantee against…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Singapore

Singapore’s main island is sometimes described as diamond-shaped — fitting, perhaps, since the sparkling city, which had a starring role in the movie “Crazy Rich Asians,” is known for its materialistic pursuits. But look past Singapore’s shiny veneer and you’ll find a compression of Chinese, Indian, Malay and other heritages reaching back far beyond the…

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Rites of Passage: How I Discovered This Thing Called Music

I didn’t listen to music until I was 27 years old. And even then, it wasn’t entirely by choice. It was suggested to me by one doctor and several Reddit users. I had moved from Los Angeles to New York City one year earlier, and those 12 months had been some of the most miserable…

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breakthroughs: The Harmonie Club Joins the 21st Century

Image Plush perch: Ms. Weinstein on the ground floor of the club.CreditVincent Tullo for The New York Times The new general manager of the Harmonie Club, Davina Weinstein, stood in its gleaming marble lobby on an early October evening and mingled with members who congratulated her on landing the job. “Davina, you deserve it,” said…

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A Mother’s Voice Is the Most Effective Smoke Alarm

Image A mother’s recorded voice will wake a child and get him out the room much faster than a standard smoke alarm, a randomized trial has found. Researchers recruited 176 5- to 12-year-olds old to test alarms. They taught the children a simulated escape procedure: Get out of bed at the alarm, walk to the…

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