Social Q’s: Can’t You Be a Little Nicer, for the Kids?

My husband and I have been separated for nine months; our divorce will be final soon. We share joint custody of our two children. The problem: Whenever we’re together, usually at events where the kids are also present (like parent-teacher meetings or visiting day at camp), he won’t speak to me or even make eye…

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Nine Hotel Openings to Look Out For in the Coming Year

Richard Branson comes to San Francisco, Rosewood raises the luxury stakes in Hong Kong, Nobu makes its long-awaited debut in Cabo San Lucas and the Shinola empire continues its brand extension in Detroit. These are among the more intriguing hotel openings scheduled for the end of 2018 and the first half of 2019. Virgin Hotels…

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Wine School: Once Lowly, Carignan Finds Favor in California

For one of the most widely grown red grapes in the world, carignan is perhaps among the least known and most misunderstood. Most likely it originated in Spain, where it is known as both mazuelo and cariñena, but carignan is far more common in France, particularly in the south, where it has been grown in…

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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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