5 Places: Five Places to Go in Bogotá

As far as Bogotá neighborhoods go, Quinta Camacho is small — about six square blocks. But a wave of new establishments in recent years has made this quiet pocket in the sprawling and hectic metropolis worth exploring. The centrally located enclave is known for its brick, Tudor-style houses built in the 1940s and ’50s. While…

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Frugal Traveler: Basking in the Sun This Winter, for Less

Image The yoga class at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat overlooking Paradise Beach on Paradise Island.CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times Birds fly south for the winter, and why shouldn’t you? With the approaching cold weather, it’s time to fire up the laptop and start planning that much-deserved vacation. Whether you’re single or coupled up, traveling solo…

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Skin Deep: It’s Holiday Time. You’re Not Supposed to Look Natural.

Merriment was in the air on the fall runways with eyes glittering with metallics at Marc Jacobs and Jill Stuart, gold leaf at Akris and crystals at Kate Spade. With all the sparkle, it was easy to imagine the models all partying together at a splashy holiday bash. Fast forward several months, and we’ve figured…

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Unbuttoned: The Power of the Yellow Vest

Image Yellow vests protest against fuel prices in Bordeaux, France.CreditCaroline Blumberg/EPA, via Shutterstock Someday the “gilet jaune,” the fluorescent yellow hazard vest that has become synonymous with the French outcry over fuel prices, growing income inequities and much more, will end up in a museum as one of the most effective protest garments in history.…

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ELLE Editorial: Change Agent

Hair by Nai’vasha Johnson at the Wall Group; makeup by Grace Ahn at Julian Watson Agency Halima Aden, the first hijabi model to crack fashion’s big leagues, is at the forefront of a new focus on representation. «If I can encourage girls to stay true to themselves, then I’ve done a good job,» she says.…

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Medical News Today: What are the signs of an upper respiratory infection?

An upper respiratory infection, or the common cold, is an infection that affects the nasal passages and throat. Treatment is usually simple, unless a person also has a chronic respiratory condition such as asthma. For an upper respiratory infection (URI) to occur, a virus enters the body, usually through the mouth or nose. A person…

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The Magic of the Food Gift Swap

Opening a package of homemade food mailed by a stranger and eating the contents seems like the last thing anyone would want to do at a time when distrust and fear seem woven into our national psyche. But that’s just what Liz Larkin, 52, who runs a home-baking business in Pound Ridge, N.Y., intends to…

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Festive Cookies That Won’t Leave You Frazzled

In a former life as a pastry chef, I baked many elaborate things on a daily basis: hand-pulled Austrian strudel dough, sheet cakes seven-layers tall to be cut into painfully precise 1-inch squares and, of course, cookies. While cookies in and of themselves weren’t the most challenging thing I made on a daily basis, it…

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