My Algorithm Makeover

This is a retail review in which I do not leave my apartment. All of the movements and decisions described take place in my mind or on my phone. Where mind ends and phone begins is sometimes unclear. All you have to know is that wherever I am, I am shopping. Personal Shopper by Prime…

Details

The Co-opting of Modest Fashion

Once upon a time, women’s wear was rife with transparency. With miniskirts and spaghetti-strap dresses and tank tops. With fashions intended to show some skin and combat the heat. Not anymore. Now we have hems that sweep the floor, sleeves that dangle so far down they are practically in the dust and necklines that rise…

Details

This Fungus Mutates. That’s Good News if You Like Cheese.

The legend of Camembert is one of daring escape and dairy espionage. The cheese was invented in 1791 when a priest from Brie (yes, like the cheese), took shelter with a dairymaid, Marie Harel, as he fled France’s anticlerical government. He taught her to make cheese with an edible rind, as local lore tells it.…

Details

Kristin Chenoweth’s Private Stage

For a dozen years, the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth lived just off the Hudson River on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Hard by a pier, the location was grand in the summer, but left something to be desired in the winter. The winds were such that every time the…

Details

CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell the Difference

In June of 2018, Mark Pennington received troubling news from his ex-girlfriend, with whom he shared custody of their 2-year-old son. She had taken a hair follicle from the boy, she said, and had it analyzed at a lab. A drug test had returned positive for THC, the intoxicating compound in marijuana; evidently their son…

Details

An Oncologist Asks When It’s Time to Say ‘Enough’

THE FIRST CELLAnd the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the LastBy Azra Raza Throughout my career as a neurosurgeon, I have worked closely with oncologists. Many of my patients have cancer of the brain — one of the deadliest of the near-infinite number of cancers. I have always viewed my oncological colleagues with complicated,…

Details

Improve Your Bedtime Routine With These Five Luxurious Tips

When my better angels are in charge of my schedule — instead of the insatiable gremlin that won’t get off Instagram — I end the day by starting my bedtime routine: lighting candles; eating early, (three-ish hours before going to sleep, in a knockoff version of intermittent fasting, it makes for better digestion and for…

Details

Can Eating Red Fruits and Vegetables Lead to Healthier Sperm?

Can eating tomatoes improve sperm quality? In a randomized placebo-controlled trial, British researchers tested the effect on sperm of lycopene, a red pigment found in tomatoes, watermelons, pink grapefruits and other red-tinted fruits and vegetables. The scientists divided 56 men ages 19 to 30 into two groups. For 12 weeks, one group took a daily…

Details

Kickstarter Calls Itself Progressive. But About That Union.

Kickstarter, the Brooklyn-based crowdfunding site, has long tried to stand apart from Silicon Valley, seeking to portray itself as a socially responsible enterprise that cares more about improving the world than putting money in wealthy shareholders’ pockets. Then came the union drive. Earlier this year, a group of Kickstarter employees publicly pressed to form a…

Details

The Best Looks From ELLE’s 2019 Women In Hollywood Event

Everyone you can think of was in the building at ELLE’s 2019 Women in Hollywood event, from Sydney Sweeney to Diane Lane. But all eyes were on this year’s honorees—Dolly Parton, Zendaya, Nicole Kidman, Mindy Kaling, Natalie Portman, Lena Waite, Melinda Matsoukas, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson. Ahead, the best looks of the…

Details