Mind: Can We Get Better at Forgetting?

Whatever its other properties, memory is a reliable troublemaker, especially when navigating its stockpile of embarrassments and moral stumbles. Ten minutes into an important job interview and here come screenshots from a past disaster: the spilled latte, the painful attempt at humor. Two dates into a warming relationship and up come flashbacks of an earlier,…

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City Kitchen: A Ragoût to Remember

Is “ragoût” just a five-dollar word for stew, or is there a difference? To me, the French word sounds more elegant and painstaking. (To be clear, we’re not talking about ragù, an Italian pasta sauce.) And though a ragoût can take many forms, one made entirely of vegetables is something quite special. A good vegetable…

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ELLE Editorial: For the Birds

A field guide to spring’s wildflowers on ladylike heels, embroidered bags, and blooming jewels. Mule, Tabitha Simmons, $795, net-a-porter.com. Mitchell Feinberg Handbag, Fendi, $10,200, fendi.com Mitchell Feinberg Pumps, Aquazzura ♥ Racil, $795, at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. Mitchell Feinberg Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, 877-Van-Cleef. Mitchell Feinberg Handbag, Nancy Gonzalez, $4,850, Bergdorf Goodman. Mitchell Feinberg This…

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