Skin Deep: Why You Have Adult Acne, and How to Get Rid of It

The typical customer of the “clean” cosmetics company Beautycounter is in her 30s, and historically anti-aging has been her biggest concern. But when the nearly 6-year-old company introduced a set of acne-control products in August, the line quickly became Beautycounter’s top skin care seller. Michael McGeever, the company’s chief merchandising and product officer, wasn’t surprised.…

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Out of This World

Ten-course tasting menus exploring Korean flavors and traditions are offered by Atomix, a new restaurant in Murray Hill. Roasted duck is served with a Mexican-inspired mole to which the Korean condiment gochujang has been added. The smaller dish in the background holds fermented brussels sprouts, a reference to the Korean tradition of side dishes known…

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Frank Bruni Tries on a New Role: Fashion Writer

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. Magazine editors often talk about “casting.” It works pretty much the way it does in movies. The editors have a role, which is the authorship of a story they’re putting into the works, and they want to…

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Field Notes: Married a Thousand Times (He’s the Rabbi)

Rabbi Scott Colbert has married more than 1,000 couples over the last 45 years in many states and countries, including Costa Rica and Israel. “I’m at the point where I’m marrying the children of the parents I married three or four decades ago,” said Rabbi Colbert, who is 71 and recently retired. Both a rabbi…

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Pursuits: Stalking the Trump Family’s Roots

Most Americans come from somewhere else. That is as true of presidents as it is of newcomers reciting naturalization oaths across the United States today. Donald Trump, the 45th president, is a second generation German-Scot — two nationalities that happen to be the first and tenth most common in the United States. Trump’s mother and…

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How to Harness Your Anxiety

Nervous you may have upset someone? Reframe worry into care about a person who matters. Terrified about going out on that first date? Consider that your heart is beating fast at the possibility of it going well. How you label your experience is 100 percent in your control. You can then channel anxiety into a…

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Voices: Hiding My Cancer Under the Hijab

The October breeze felt exhilarating on my scalp as a hairdresser shaved my head. With mixed feelings, I watched my wild, frizzy brown locks fall away and leave behind a clean, neat half-inch buzz. I had often joked about shaving my head to friends. “Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to fuss with it…

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The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.

A federally-supported database, ClinVar, allows laboratories to publicly share data on genetic mutations and what they are thought to mean. But some companies, like Myriad, which host huge databases on genetic mutations, do not contribute to ClinVar. Even the terminology for DNA variants may not be widely shared. Different labs have different naming schemes. For…

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New York Stories: A ‘Sugar Date’ Gone Sour

Chandler Fowles knew it wouldn’t be simple to move from Mystic, Conn., to New York City last year. But staying put held little appeal. Her degree in art history and fine arts from Eastern Connecticut State University wasn’t helping her land any job worth sticking around for. She was coming out of a tough breakup.…

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