Gucci Appoints Renee Tirado as the Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Following some design controversies in the past few years, Gucci has officially appointed Renée Tirado as the new leader of the diversity, equity, and inclusion division. For her first task, Tirado will create, develop, and implement a global strategy to not only help make Gucci’s workplace more inclusive (by helming the hiring process to develop…

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Living Near Oil and Gas Wells Tied to Heart Defects in Babies

Living near oil and gas wells may increase a woman’s risk of having a baby with a congenital heart defect. Researchers writing in Environment International reported on 3,324 infants born in Colorado from 2005 to 2011, comparing 536 babies with heart defects to 2,860 controls matched for sex, maternal smoking, race and ethnicity. They correlated…

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The Cocktail Passed on by a Summer Fling

Summer brings with it a certain set of rites and rituals — and everyone’s are personal and unique. For our summer-long ode to the season, T has invited writers to share their own. In this installment, Bryan Washington writes about enjoying a simple drink made of orange juice, beer and amaretto. One summer, I had…

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Americans Finally Consider Women as Competent as Men

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “It’s a pretty dramatic shift.” — Alice Eagly, a social psychologist who analyzed public perceptions of women’s competence over 70 years I began writing this newsletter a…

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America’s Next Top Pool Float

In the beginning, there were inflatable waterfowl. Then came the doughnuts, the Pegasus floats and the novelty coffins. Children have drifted out to sea and across lakes on them. They have terrorized highways, carried by the wind. And last year, on Fish Lake in Chisago County, Minn., a group of four women stranded on a…

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Electric Lemon Opens in the Equinox Hotel

Headliner Electric Lemon A number of the restaurants at Hudson Yards have views of the river, but none offer the sweep of this new 24th-floor terraced dining room. It’s part of the flagship restaurant in the new Equinox Hotel. Despite its name, which seems to nod to psychedelic, acid-dropping counterculture, it’s part of a clean-living…

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For the Freshest Fish, Head to the East River

Sooner or later, those of us who follow the career of Jean-Georges Vongerichten reach a point where our memories can’t keep up. The tuna tartares start to run together; we can’t recall whether it’s served in lettuce cups with threads of shiso at Perry St. or at JoJo. At some point it’s hard to recall…

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Secret of a New York Farm Stand’s Success: An Eye for the Next Big Thing

NORWICH, N.Y. — At first glance, the Norwich Meadows Farm stand at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan looks like any other, with its rows of onions and lettuce, and a banner with the words “fresh” and “organic” in big green letters. But there’s something the chefs who regularly crowd the stand know that other…

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