What Does ‘Business Casual’ Even Mean Anymore?

As a write this, to one side I see ELLE.com’s style director, Nikki Ogunnaike, wearing a cardigan buttoned all the way up, conservatively tucked into khakis. She’s a staunch «no belly buttons at the office» kind of dresser. In front of me, writer Chloe Hall is wearing Cool Person sweat pants and sneakers. I share…

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footnotes: How to Create the Perfect Green Space

Have you heard? Millennials are obsessed with plants. In the last couple of years many publications, including this one, have analyzed the generation’s sudden interest in greenery. If you can’t afford a home, buy a philodendron. If you aren’t planning to get married anytime soon, that’s O.K. — buy a cactus. Can’t afford to have kids?…

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Looking for a Place in the Sun? How About an Abandoned Spanish Village

RÁBADE, Spain — After a decade of working on luxury cruise ships in the Bahamas, Jeff King, 60, and Claudia Weber, 50, decided they’d had enough of Caribbean sun, tourism and mosquitoes. A former ship’s captain and a cook, they decided to drive around northern Spain in search of a quiet place to settle down…

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On Location: Reinventing a Life, and a House, in Massachusetts

When Robin Brown bought an oceanfront property in Prides Crossing, a neighborhood in Beverly, Mass., in 2011, her life was in transition. She had been living in Manhattan for more than two decades, during which time she had founded and sold Clay, a boutique gym and spa near Union Square. She had also married and…

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Medical News Today: Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

A new study finds that capsaicin, the pungent compound in chili peppers, can successfully stop lung cancer metastasis. New research adds to the mounting evidence that capsaicin, a compound found in chili peppers, has anti-cancer properties. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is «by far the leading cause of cancer death among both…

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You’re Covered in Fungi. How Does That Affect Your Health?

The connections among different parts of the human body are full of surprises, but here’s one you might not have considered: Could a thing that causes dandruff on your head also be contributing to your digestive problems? That’s one mystery that scientists are trying to unravel with research into the fungi that live in your…

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Later school start times significantly reduce teen driving accidents

A new study to be presented at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok shows a significant decrease in teen driving accidents when school start is delayed. Researchers from Farwaniya Hospital in Kuwait and Boston Children’s Hospital studied the impact of a 50-minute delay in high school start times in one of the largest school districts…

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