Teens in Covid Isolation: ‘I Felt Like I Was Suffocating’

Before the pandemic, Aya Raji’s days were jam-packed. She woke up at 6:30 a.m. and took the subway to school. At night, she practiced kick-flips with her skateboarding club and hosted “Twilight” movie nights for friends. Once her school in Brooklyn turned to remote learning, starting last spring and continuing this fall, the days grew…

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Meet the Fashion Insider Making Always-on Style Look Effortless

Conquering the to-do list takes a little extra motivation in 2020. Many of us have found ways to rise to the everyday, but thriving under the pressures of the new norm is just part of the job for Sandy Pierre. A marketer for Elle’s publisher, Hearst, Sandy navigates a demanding schedule while still finding time…

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The Woman Who Kept Fashion Week Running (Mostly) on Time

Courtesy of the filmmakers.Getty Images Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. The calendar may not, at first or even third glance, seem like the chicest invention in human history. An airless grid crammed with names, it’s a visual record of the stodgy process of parceling out time.…

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Measles Deaths Soared Worldwide Last Year, as Vaccine Rates Stalled

Measles deaths worldwide swelled to their highest level in 23 years last year, according to a report released Thursday, a stunning rise for a vaccine-preventable disease and one that public health experts fear could grow as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt immunization and detection efforts. The global death tally for 2019 — 207,500 —…

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The Best Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals Of 2020

Has there ever been a better time to indulge in a little retail therapy? After several months of uncertainty, anxiety, and many, many hours doom scrolling—we deserve this. Consider this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals as penance for the year at large. From marked down handbags to cult-favorite beauty sets, adding to cart…

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From Lebanon, Bottles That Reward Diving Below the Surface

For decades, as Lebanon has endured persistent strife and discord, the story of Lebanese wine has been the industry’s ability to rise above the violence and dysfunction. It’s a remarkable tale of triumph over adversity, of courage and perseverance. Yet, while this framing is integral to the narrative of Lebanese wine, how is it expressed…

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Sparkling Wines, Even if 2020 Hasn’t Earned Them

The end of 2020 is mercifully in sight. Ordinarily, November and December would be the time for gatherings, parties and celebrations. These are the months when the merchants of sparkling wine earn their keep. This year? Sigh, and cue the shrug emoji. We will find ways of commemorating the surreal nature of this year. But…

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Revisiting an Ancient Theory of Herbalism

HOW, I HAVE often wondered, did people first discover the highly specific applications of particular plants and herbs? That ginseng improves energy, say, or that ginger alleviates nausea, or that horsetail, which contains silica, might help hair to grow? One theory, possibly apocryphal and certainly much maligned by modern medicine, is that the physical characteristics…

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These Researchers Tested Positive. But the Virus Wasn’t the Cause.

In mid-June, Timothy Wannier tested positive for the coronavirus. Within 48 hours of receiving his jarring result, he felt almost certain there had been a mistake. “The evidence was overwhelmingly obvious,” said Dr. Wannier, a geneticist at Harvard University. At the time, case numbers were down in Massachusetts, where he, his wife and two young…

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All The Best Holiday 2020 Fashion Campaigns

© 2020 Christelle de Castro In a year as turbulent as 2020, there’s a reason fashion designers are looking towards the holidays to provide inspiration. The holiday 2020 campaigns are here, celebrating the spirit of connection during peak cozy season. Coach unveiled its «Holiday Is Where You Find It» campaign, starring the families of J.Lo…

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