The Luxe Work Bag That’ll Take You From Desk to Drinks

Letting go of the summer and returning to real life in the fall isn’t easy. September, like January, is a month defined by change, news, and a willingness to start out new. Adopting a new work look is an easy way to get your head in the game. A tip: Anchor whatever you decide to…

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A Fashion Designer Begins Anew in Detroit

DETROIT — If you come from a place that has exported its tastes in design, architecture, fashion and music to a welcoming audience for well over a century; a place steeped in art made of broken glass and low-slung homes with triple-thick brick walls; a place where the bottom fell out in a dizzying way,…

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The Mystery Treasure Trove of 1980s Fashion

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] On a late-summer afternoon 11 years ago, Gaetane Bertol was hurrying past the corner of 14th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, when she noticed a large stack of yellowing boxes on the sidewalk. At the top of the…

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9 Ways to Turn Your Life into Hell after Divorce

It is clear that we are all imperfect and absolutely any person had to experience a painful separation or an exhausting divorce at least once in a lifetime. No psychologist will give you an exact action plan to make this process less stressful and exhausting. Womedialogue.com will tell you what mistakes should be avoided not…

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A Marathoner and His Amputee Sister Take to the Water

For the past half century, I’ve run thousands of hours with my brother, and with my sister Natalie’s husband and her son. We are all marathoners. Running is our thing. I’ve done no training with Nat; she can’t run. She was born with lymphangioma in the right foot and had a just-below-the-knee amputation at age…

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The Rebirth of New York Fashion

ImageMarc Jacobs, spring 2020.CreditLandon Nordeman for The New York Times New York Fashion Week came to an end in 2001 with a Marc Jacobs show because of tragedy: The morning after his extravaganza on Pier 54, complete with disappearing walls to access the after-party and Donald Trump in the audience, the planes hit the Twin…

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Romancing the Feng Shui

There I was crying in my kitchen. This is not how I saw things happening when Patricia Lohan, a feng shui coach based in the Indonesian island of Bali, came to my Harlem apartment to be a guest on my podcast. My microphone malfunctioned, so instead of discussing feng shui, which Ms. Lohan describes as…

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36 Hours in Geneva

It’s easy to forget that Geneva, a city that’s practically synonymous with international diplomacy, has an identity quite apart from its status as a global hub. But Geneva’s historic heart was already a couple of thousand years old when the United Nations came to town, and the city’s residents — newcomers and natives alike —…

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An Open Letter (and a Rant) on Age Discrimination at Work

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Let’s start with two letters this week. No. 1: I am an advertising creative who has been unemployed for over six months. I’m having difficulty finding a full-time…

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