Floating Points, Electronic Music’s King of Pain

Since he emerged as one of the standout D.J.s at the London club Plastic People in the late aughts, Sam Shepherd, who makes slow-building, deliberate electronic music as Floating Points, has become known for his precision, his musical knowledge and his modesty. “Elaenia,” his 2015 debut album, took five years to make. He tends not…

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Do-It-Yourself Sabbaticals

At Birchbox, the beauty and grooming subscription service, there is something called the “tri-bat.” Birchbox offers full-time employees who have been with the company for three years a $750 stipend (on top of their salary) and three weeks off in addition to standard vacation time. At six years of service, employees receive the same time…

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Olivier Rousteing and Isabelle Huppert Take Manhattan

Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of Balmain, is too busy to be a bad boy. The enfant respectable of Paris fashion (who was just 25 when he took over the couturier in 2011) was in New York for barely 48 hours last week, to introduce his new BBuzz Bag at Saks Fifth Avenue. Wearing a…

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Virgin Galactic Unveils Jumpsuit for Space Tourists

YONKERS, N.Y. — Once there was the era of space-age fashion. Now the age of fashion for space has arrived. On Wednesday, Virgin Galactic, the company started by Richard Branson to take people to the edge of space aboard a rocket-powered plane, is unveiling sleek, high-tech garments that passengers will wear during their trips. They…

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Cat Marnell Is Back From the Brink

These days, Cat Marnell wakes up at 9 a.m. — “early for me,” she said. She had been providing examples of her reformed life, including that she does Pilates videos on YouTube and sleeps every night, “for, like, a long time.” She was sitting atop a picnic table in an empty private courtyard in Alphabet…

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Yoga, Then an Ice Bath

“Yoga and an ice bath in the Hamptons,” the email from Danielle McCallum read. I enjoy two of those three things and kept reading. Ms. McCallum has developed her own practice, called Five, which is a combination of yoga, breath work, meditation and cold exposure. (“The center of Five is you,” her website reads.) She…

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How to Think About Shrimp

Good morning. What are we supposed to think about shrimp? That’s the question we asked Melissa Clark a few months ago, wondering which shrimp we ought to buy for our pla goong, our jambalaya, our favorite pizza. We were worried about the farming practices that brought some shrimp to market, the labor of enslaved people,…

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Psoriasis Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

Having psoriasis is associated with an increased risk of cancer, a new review of studies concludes. Researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, combined data from 58 studies and found that, over all, compared with people without the condition, psoriasis of any degree of severity was associated with an 18 percent increased risk for cancer, and severe…

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