Christina Koch Lands on Earth, and Crosses a Threshold for Women in Space

How many astronauts can you name without consulting Google or Wikipedia? Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are easy. They were the first men on the moon. You should probably also remember their Command Module pilot, Michael Collins. But he wasn’t one of the first on the moon, so he comes less easily to mind. Christina…

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When the Teenager or Young Adult Has Cancer

My patient was brought to the emergency room by his friend because he could no longer catch his breath and had a cough that wouldn’t extinguish. He lived with three other young men, all in their early 20s, in a small house located in what many of us considered the no-man’s land between Cleveland and…

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Balanced Soup Dumplings, and Much More, at 3 Times

Gently lift the dumpling, slowly carry it to your spoon, open the skin and then drink the soup. So goes the translation of a Chinese proverb explaining how to eat xiao long bao, the wildly popular dumplings known for their soupy filling. How you choose to get to the soup — by piercing the wrapper…

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What Fashion Editors Actually Wear During New York Fashion Week

Fashion editors might be the prime suspects in committing fashion faux pas, but that doesn’t mean we’ll ever stop experimenting. This New York Fashion Week, ELLE’s staffers are getting down with a Copenhagen «maybe we’d all be this cheerful if we had universal health care!» aesthetic, show-hopping in Little Women nightgowns, and joining the #SmartNYFW…

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You Seriously Want Me to Go Out With Her?

My stepdaughter is in a polyamorous relationship with a married woman. My husband and I are saddened by her choice; we see no happy ending for her. Worse, after losing her job and apartment recently, she gave guardianship of her young daughter to a friend so she could stay close to her girlfriend. My stepdaughter…

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China Clamps Down on Coronavirus Coverage as Cases Surge

SHANGHAI — As the number of coronavirus infections in China continues to surge, the Communist government has clamped down on the news media and the internet, signaling an effort to control the narrative about a crisis that has become a once-in-a-generation challenge for leaders in Beijing. Chinese health officials said Thursday that 563 people had…

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36 Hours in Curaçao

Turquoise waters, delicious seafood, colorful snorkeling and white sand: There are a lot of places in the Caribbean that have all these wonderful things, but Curaçao is one place you might not have discovered. Sandwiched between Aruba and Bonaire, and a short boat ride from the Venezuelan coast, Curaçao is bigger than its island neighbors…

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The Role of Memes in Teen Culture

How do you prepare for the coronavirus? By cutting up a few limes. That’s the message conveyed by a popular internet meme that shows a pair of hands slicing limes. The image and caption — “Me, preparing for the coronavirus” — are a bit subversive: While public health officials worldwide are scrambling to determine how…

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A Possible Strategy for Fending Off Surprise Medical Bills

When Stacey Richter’s husband recently landed in a New Jersey emergency room, fearing a heart attack, she had an additional reason for alarm: a potential big bill from the hospital if the E.R. wasn’t in his insurer’s network. So she took an unusual step. Instead of simply signing the hospital’s financial and treatment consent form,…

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The Man Behind the New Front Row

In the fashion world, there are a bunch of rules. Most people are scared to break them, sometimes for good reasons, other times not. About a year and a half ago, Kerby Jean-Raymond, the creative director of the fashion line Pyer Moss, led subway-challenged fashion editors to Crown Heights in Brooklyn for a show called…

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