15 Denim Jumpsuits You Don’t Need But Will Probably Want Anyway

Unlike most ELLE.com editors, I only own one jumpsuit. For years I was averse to the style, until I met the one: a pair from Karla Welch’s sick collaboration with Levi’s. They’ve since sold out (sorry guys), but my eyes have opened to all the other denim jumpsuits I’ve been missing out on. There’s the…

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El Espace: 8 Books Reshaping Latinx Literature

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). I didn’t have papers for most of my life,…

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This $101 Cashmere Sweater is a Sleeper Hit

Courtesy of retailer When I get dressed in the morning it’s not with the intention of soliciting compliments. Sure, it’s nice when people appreciate the look, but for me it’s not the end all be all. So imagine my surprise when what I thought was a regular shmegular gray cashmere crewneck sweater from the Gap…

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Blacks Are Less Likely Than Whites to Get Treatment for Heart Disorder

Image African-Americans are less likely than white people to get the newest stroke-preventing medicines for atrial fibrillation, a new study found. Atrial fibrillation, often called A-fib, is the quivering or irregular heartbeat that increases the risk for stroke and other heart problems. The standard treatment is oral anticoagulants, or blood thinners, to prevent blood clots.…

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Rites of Passage: What Am I if Not Employed?

“You’re so brave,” my friend said when I told her I was going to take some time off after leaving my job as an executive of a hotel chain. “Brave? Really?” I asked, taken aback. Most people, rather than expressing support, wanted to know why I’d made that choice and where I was “going.” When…

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You Don’t Want Fries With That

If French fries come from potatoes, and potatoes are a vegetable, and vegetables are good for you, then what’s the harm in eating French fries? Plenty, say experts and nutritionists, including Eric Rimm, a professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, who called potatoes…

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Social Q’s: Why Do None of These Women Care About My Opinion?

I am fortunate to be in a great long-term marriage that produced a wonderful daughter and an amazing college-age granddaughter. But lately, they have told me, in plain English, that my opinions and standards (from my education at a parochial school and military academy) don’t count for much. The last time we had dinner, they…

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Cambridge Analytica Used Fashion Tastes to Identify Right-Wing Voters

You’ve heard of profiling criminals, but welcome to fashion profiling — the practice of classifying and targeting individuals based on their clothing brand preferences. Fashion profiling played a bigger role in the 2016 American presidential election than anyone realized, according to new information from Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower. Today at a conference in…

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