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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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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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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