Tiny Love Stories: ‘Like Looking Into a Mirror’

Back in the Rhythm of Conversation My 14-year-old, Vedant, dwells in a dungeon (i.e. basement) under my bedroom. Through the muffled cadence of his voice, I deduce if he’s in virtual school or playing an online game. Thrice a day, he comes up for air, asking, “What’s there to eat?” We used to talk a…

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U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol

Rejecting the advice of its scientific advisers, the federal government has released new dietary recommendations that sound a familiar nutritional refrain, advising Americans to “make every bite count” while dismissing expert recommendations to sharply reduce consumption of sugar and alcoholic beverages. The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” are updated every five years, and the latest iteration…

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I Can’t Stop Buying, or Talking About, This Cozy Candle

Courtesy As creatures of comfort, we’re resurrecting ELLE.com’s Cozy Week. In order to armor ourselves for 2021, we’re prepping you during the hazy days between Christmas and NYE, covering all things sweatpants, bath goods, and all the feel-good content we deserve to close out the year. A lifetime ago, otherwise known as October of last…

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Dating Without Alcohol

Spaces for Sober Singles After eliminating alcohol from their lives, some sober individuals exclusively date nondrinkers. Outside traditional dating apps, are online platforms like 12StepMatch, Love in Recovery and Single and Sober where it’s understood that no one drinks. Loosid app, a sober social network that started in 2018, offers boozeless guides, chat groups and…

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Pierre Cardin, Visionary Fashion Designer, Dies at 98

He conceived of himself above all as a prolific ideas man, relishing his role as the overseer of a realm that encompassed clothing accessories, furniture, household products and fragrances sold through some 800 licensees in more than 140 countries on five continents. “I wash with my own soap,” he once boasted. “I wear my own…

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Xilonen, From the Oxomoco Team, Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Headliner Xilonen The name of this new place, the work of the chef Justin Bazdarich and Chris Walton of Oxomoco nearby, honors the Aztec goddess of young maize. They have put Alan Delgado in charge of the new kitchen, where the food is vegetarian and mostly vegan. Mr. Delgado, who is from Texas and worked…

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10 Soft Blankets That Adequately Replace Human Contact

Courtesy What’s a girl to do in a world where she can no longer hug her friends and family? Well, this one bought a snuggly blanket. I know it’s not the same as human contact, but until I’m able to safely hug somebody—anybody—I’ve found joy in upgrading the blanket from college I had been using…

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With a Fortifying Soup, Haitians Share Their Pride in Independence

To make soup joumou, the chef Wesly Jean Simon insists, you must first find the biggest pot in your kitchen. “You cannot make a small pot of soup joumou,” he said, as there are so many components to the aromatic, orange-yellow squash soup, and it is meant to be shared with others. Mr. Jean Simon…

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Iconic Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin Has Died at 98

Reg LancasterGetty Images Visionary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died on Tuesday at age 98, the French Academy of Fine Arts confirmed on Twitter. «The Perpetual Secretary, Laurent Petitgirard, and the members of the Academy of Fine Arts are deeply saddened to announce the death of their colleague Pierre Cardin. He had been elected on…

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‘You’re on Mute’ and ‘Unprecedented’: The Words of the Year

“You’re on mute” was said on 1,000 percent more calls between executives and investors in 2020 compared with 2019. Dec. 29, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic gave 2020 a new dictionary, and seemingly overnight, corporate America began speaking with a new language. In calls between executives and investors, there was a choice set of words and…

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