Mel Baggs, Blogger on Autism and Disability, Dies at 39

Mel Baggs, whose forthright writings and films about being a nonverbal person with autism made an impact in the fields of neurodiversity and disability rights, died on April 11 in Burlington, Vt., at age 39. Anna Baggs, Mx. Baggs’s mother, said the cause was believed to be respiratory failure, though numerous health problems may also…

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18 Work From Home Essentials That ELLE Editors Swear By

Now that we’re finally getting settled into quarantine (kind of), it’s time to recreate a work environment that suits our new normal. For ELLE’s editors, that means kickstarting the day with a cup of cold brew, upgrading ourselves to the hottest tech drop, and MacGyvering a laptop battle station that doesn’t cramp our backs or…

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A Beer Lover’s Nightmare: They’re Dumping Draft Brew

Earlier this month, workers at Bauhaus Brew Labs wondered what to do with the Wheat Sweats, its spring seasonal beer. The Minneapolis brewery had finished the second batch of the beer, a banana-scented hefeweizen, before Minnesota moved to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak by ending on-premises sales at bars, restaurants and taprooms on…

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Tina Girouard, Experimental Artist in 1970s SoHo, Dies at 73

Tina Girouard, an avant-garde artist from rural Louisiana who played a catalytic role in the 1970s SoHo art scene in New York, helping to found the experimental gallery 112 Greene Street and the artist-run restaurant Food, died on April 21 at her home in Cecilia, La. She was 73. Amy Bonwell, a niece, said the…

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8 Delicious Ways to Use Your Sourdough Discard

Part of caring for a sourdough starter is “feeding” it: a process that begins by removing half of the starter before adding more flour. The portion you remove, also known as the discard, is not capable of leavening, or providing rise to, a baked good on its own. However, it can be added to many…

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Sexting, Consent and the ‘Quaranteen’

As a sex education teacher in San Francisco and a national consultant on teaching about healthy relationships and consent, I’ve been hearing from my students that teen sexting is on the rise. Based on conversations in my classes (held via Zoom), many teens in romantic relationships are trying to keep their sexual intimacy alive by…

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Mexican Fare, Available for Takeout and Delivery

Yes, you can order a bunch of tacos and have a family party to celebrate Cinco de Mayo next week. And alongside, why not a pitcher of margaritas? These days, any excuse to celebrate is welcome. Mexican restaurants across the city can fill your order, no holiday needed, though a few are featuring special Cinco…

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15 Cute (But Supportive!) Swimsuits For Bigger Busts

Shopping for swimwear is hard enough–especially when beach days feel out of reach mid-quarantine—but finding a silhouette for larger busts is even harder. Don’t let your search for a safe and secure style cause you any stress. To set you on the right path, we rounded up fifteen cute swimsuits that help support your needs…literally.…

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How to Livestream Your Wedding

While social distancing and restrictions on travel and large gatherings have forced many couples to postpone their wedding celebrations, some are still choosing to marry and are inviting guests to witness their union from the comfort of their own homes via live video streams. “Livestreaming a wedding is becoming mainstream,” said Vishal Joshi, the founder…

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Let the Sunshine In

Deciding whether to head outdoors or to stay at home has never before felt so fraught, as many of us continue the weigh the benefits of getting some fresh air versus the risks of getting sick. For many, however, the enticements of a spring day are too powerful to resist. “Yesterday it was raining and…

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