23 Comfortable Heels That Will Last Through the Long Days of Summer

The word “comfortable” likely isn’t the first you associate with heels. Sexy? Absolutely. Chic? Of course. Walkable for miles? Not so much. Regardless, whether it’s a sky-high stiletto, classic pump, minimal mule, or teensy kitten heel we can’t deny our love for heels. And even if you are willing to sacrifice comfort for style, with…

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More women risking heart health through lack of exercise

A new study finds that the number of women in the United States with cardiovascular disease who are not doing enough physical activity is on the rise. Women between 40 and 64 years of age are getting less and less exercise, new research shows. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women in…

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A Chef Tells the Story of the Slave Trade Through Dinner

Nearly a year ago, the chef Eric Adjepong stood in Macau on the set of the “Top Chef,” having made it to the finals of the cooking competition show. The only thing standing between him and the title was a four-course meal, served in two parts. He’d decided to use his menu to show the…

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In the Hamptons, Modernism Rises (Again)

Like hemlines and tie widths, Hamptons home style is changing, once again. When it comes to new construction, traditional houses with cedar shingles and gambrel roofs have given way, over the last few years, to sleek, contemporary homes or modern farmhouses with gables, standing-seam metal roofs and board-and-batten siding. White shingles and black windows are…

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Vows: She Said Yes. Fourteen Times.

When it came to dating, Tanya Pushkine and Paul Luykx each had a strategy. For Ms. Pushkine, a philanthropy consultant, it was dating sites. She joined 11 of them. “Whatever I found out about, I’d put myself on,” she said. “I didn’t take them all seriously.” She was highly selective, though, about who she would…

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The Ins and Outs of Knit Theory

BOSTON — On the eve of the American Physical Society’s annual March meeting, a Sunday “stitch ‘n bitch” session convened during happy hour at a lobby bar of the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel. Karen Daniels, a physicist at North Carolina State University, had tweeted notice of the meet-up earlier that day: “Are you a physicist…

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Heads Up: Be Among the First to Visit North Macedonia

The world has a newly named country, North Macedonia. And that is good news for regional relations and travelers, who are visiting the southeastern corner of Europe in growing numbers. In February, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” — as the United Nations referred to the Balkan country during its admittance in 1993 — officially…

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Modern Love: For Me, He Was Willing to Face His Worst Fear

During my first few months as an inpatient on the obsessive-compulsive disorder ward, I would stare at the ceiling at night and list all the reasons I wasn’t crazy. However, the day I paraded across the unit, sleep-deprived, eyes bleary and pushing a moving cart filled with everything I had brought with me and accumulated…

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