A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart

Having an optimistic mind-set may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and early death, a review of studies has found. In previous studies, optimism has been shown to be associated with a range of favorable physical health outcomes and with greater success in work, school and relationships. This new meta-analysis, published in JAMA Network Open,…

Details

This Outrageous Chicken Should Be Dinner Tonight

Good morning. I love these fall mornings, not really cold where I stay but not summer-warm either, the air crisper than it was a few weeks ago, before the equinox. On weekends, in particular, more than at any other time of the year, I just want to get outside and cook: barbecued lamb for afternoon…

Details

Inside the Fashion Bubble

PARIS — When a parade of black-robed figures files solemnly by, each wielding a long, narrow black scepter, or spear (it was hard to tell), and then carefully mounts the walls of a giant reflecting pool and begins to dip the sticks into the water — and all this happens on the same day that…

Details

The Best Looks from Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is in full swing and it is fashion’s raison d’être. As one of the top style capitals in the world it boasts all the chicest brands like Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, and ELLE.com is on the ground reporting from all of them. Click through to see our favorite looks, and make…

Details

A 19th-Century Home in Brooklyn Gets a 21st-Century Makeover

When Bobby Johnston and Ruth Mandl found the townhouse they wanted to buy in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, it had just one glaringly obvious problem: It was too nice. “We were originally looking for something that was pretty dilapidated,” Ms. Mandl said. “And this one looked a lot more pristine than we thought we wanted.” Mr. Johnston,…

Details

The Gift of the Missing Men

I am the daughter of a “holiday man,” a term my grandmother used to describe three generations of our family’s absentee fathers who, like clockwork, would return around Christmas before disappearing again to whereabouts unknown. Back when I was coming-of-age and grappling with the absence of my own father, my grandfather, a former holiday man,…

Details

How Yandy Creates Their Crazy—and Controversial—Halloween Costumes

Costume company Yandy is notorious for turning objectively un-hot people, ideas and things into sexy Halloween outfits. They’ve also been known to ruffle a few feathers in the process—last year, social media backlash led to the recall of their horned up take on Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale. Past Yandy costumes have included a Sexy Freddy Kreuger…

Details

Five Places to Visit in Provincetown, Mass., with John Derian

Provincetown, Mass., the artsy beach town on the frothy final wisp of Cape Cod, swells with sandy-toed visitors in the peak summer months. With autumn upon us, the crowds have all but disappeared. But John Derian, the New York City-based designer and home goods retailer, says he loves this time of year in P-town. Since…

Details

Who’s Irish Now?

TRALEE, Ireland — Ask about the Rose of Tralee International Festival, held each year in this west coast town in County Kerry, and participants will immediately tell you what it’s not. It’s not a beauty pageant. Also, it’s not a competition. Then things get complicated. Because to the uninitiated, the event, held this year in…

Details