One Family Built Forever 21, and Fueled Its Collapse

When Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy last month, the fast fashion chain described its history in documents that read, at times, like a pitch for a memoir or a Netflix special. Photos of the company’s husband and wife founders, Do Won and Jin Sook Chang, and their two daughters appeared under headings like “Forever Striving:…

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Can One LED Light Give You Perfect Skin?

The MMSphere, a ring of LED lights, casts a red glow over my face. It sits adjacent to my laptop so that as I write, research and procrastinate, I can simultaneously calm a fiery constellation of acne on my left cheek. Red light’s anti-inflammatory and collagen-building effects on the skin are well documented. But this…

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The T List: The Perfect Jeans, Rice-Cake Queso Fundido and More

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we’re sharing five things we are eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. We hope you’ll join us for the ride. (Sign up here, if you haven’t already, and you can reach us at tlist@nytimes.com.) Eat This New York’s Latest…

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When the Menu Turns Raw, Your Gut Microbes Know What to Do

It was a challenge unlike any other the chef-turned-graduate student had faced: Vayu Maini Rekdal had to create a menu where every ingredient could be eaten either raw or cooked. No pickling was allowed, nor fermented toppings like soy sauce or miso. Nothing could be processed in any way, so things like tofu were out.…

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The Best Time to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs May Be at Night

Blood pressure medicines may work better if they are taken at night. Spanish researchers randomized 19,084 men and women with diagnoses of high blood pressure, half to take their medicine at bedtime and the other half when they awoke. Over a six-year follow-up, there were 3,246 coronary events — stroke, heart attack, heart failure, angina…

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In Louboutin World, Life Is but a Dream

Here at ELLE, we believe in lofty dreams and the power of a perfect shoe to make you feel unstoppable. So we teamed up with legendary French designer Christian Louboutin to dream up a perfect day, where you look and feel fantastic and everything goes your way. Check out the clip and join the fun.…

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The Way to a Better Meatball

Good morning. Alison Roman likes her meatballs crisp, her eggplant, too, and she never puts sauce over them but under, so that she can thrill to the crunch. This week, for the Food section we printed overnight and sent out in vans and sedans to deliver to the vicinity of the front porches, stoops and…

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Black Scientists Held Back by Perceptions of Their Priorities

ImageAn oncology unit at Cleveland Clinic. Research projects focusing on actual patients are less likely to get funding than laboratory science.CreditT.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times Scientific research ideally is colorblind, with merit the only factor in hiring, publishing or the awarding of research grants. But the reality often falls short. Eight years ago,…

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The Slopes Are Green at Copenhagen’s First Ski Hill. Really.

In Copenhagen, the Danish capital that pledges to become the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025, a 410-foot tall smoke stack is a cause for celebration and the massive incinerator beneath it the latest tourist attraction. Especially if you bring skis. The Amager Bakke powerplant, designed by the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, turns local trash…

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