7 Tricky Fall Shoe Trends and How to Pull Them Off IRL

If you thought you were obsessed with shoes, you haven’t seen anything yet. This Fall, designers are pulling out all the stops—from Versace’s The Matrix-meets-‘90s supermodel platform boots to Gucci’s OTT sneakers that don’t belong anywhere near actual athletic pursuits. The options are endless! And with our guide to the season’s best you’ll know exactly…

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Vows: After Broken Hearts and a Medical Emergency, the Timing Was Right

The summer of 2014 did not begin happily for Whitney Morie, a kindergarten teacher and part-time receptionist in a hair salon. She had a broken heart that was lingering like a Colorado winter, and she was also beginning to fear she might never become a mother. “The only thing I’ve ever wanted was to have…

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Up Next: A Pop Ingénue Who Sings With Solange and Blood Orange

Name: Eva Tolkin Age: 30 Hometown: Toronto Now Lives: A one-bedroom garden apartment in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Claim to Fame: A former backup singer for Solange Knowles and Lykke Li, Ms. Tolkin is a nascent pop star and fashion plate who evokes early Madonna and the effervescent melodies of Robyn. Like those pop…

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Teenagers, Forget Engineering. Your Future Is Craft.

ROME — One unseasonably warm recent October morning, a steady stream of Roman high school students clad in the uniform of teenagers around the world — T-shirts over leggings or jeans — moseyed through the ground floor of the grand Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the onetime monument to Mussolini’s dreams and now the Fendi headquarters.…

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Instagram Offers Visual Allure, and the Travel Industry Wants In

On a moody August morning in British Columbia, two humpback whales swam beside the floating Great Bear Lodge, exciting guests who watched them feeding and lunging out of the water for fish. Posted to Instagram, the video of the exuberant wildlife encounter went viral and the lodge’s following grew from 600 to nearly 50,000. Booking…

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Ask Well: Are Some People More Sensitive to Drug Side Effects?

Q. I rarely take pharmaceutical medicines but when I must, I always seem to have side effects. Are some people just more sensitive to medicines in general? A. Yes. Some people are more sensitive to medications. In 1978, a pharmacologist who was part of a research team in London took a test dose of the…

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Modern Love: When Sturdy Love Is What You Need

I was at work when my phone lit up with a Facebook notification. Someone had tagged me in a link to a newspaper article from my hometown: “Woman, child in serious condition after Highway 212 crash.” I clicked and then winced as I took in a photo of an icy Montana highway, a pickup with…

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How to Wear Cargo Pants—Because, Yes, They’re Back

Don’t freak out, but cargo pants are back. But before you run for the hills, hear our plea: These are not the pants you idolized during your late ’90s, early ’00s pop punk phase. No, these are ones that can be worn by grown ups who staunchly believe ties do not go with Hanes tank…

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Project Baseline Aims to Ward Off Illness Before We Get Sick

One of the sobering facts about cancer treatment is that it often begins when it is already too late: Studies show that an alarming number of treatable cancers are diagnosed in the advanced stages of disease. That has long bothered Dr. Sam Gambhir, a top cancer researcher at Stanford University who lost his teenage son…

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