So Long, Boyfriend Jeans. It’s All About the Girlfriend Top Now.

Dia DipasupilGetty Images For decades, women have been sold on the idea of dressing like their boyfriends. From Boyjeans to the shirtdress, traditional menswear restyled as womenswear has a storied history. Now, as culture moves towards a genderless fashion future, male celebrities are flipping the menswear-as-womenswear trend on its head and incorporating silhouettes traditionally reserved…

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A Vending Machine With Healthy Options

The spirit of the Automat lives on in Farmer’s Fridge, a vending machine holding grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, layered bowls and breakfast items, freshly made and delivered daily. The entrepreneur Luke Saunders started the company after years as a traveling salesman in the Midwest, where he said his only eating options were fast-food chains. Customers select…

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New Pastries for a New Bien Cuit

Bien Cuit bakery has opened a new Brooklyn branch, and it’s introducing some innovative items in this store. Canelés — the well-burnished little molded cakes from Bordeaux, in flavors like coconut green tea, espresso and bergamot — are new here, as are craquelins, made from choux paste, with a sugar crust and pumpkin-miso cream inside.…

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A Japanese Sweet Tradition a Thousand Years in the Making

Yokan, a Japanese jellied confection, is said to date back some thousand years. Now Japanese producers, with the support of their government, are promoting it in the United States. Simply made from bean paste, sugar and the thickening agent agar, it’s usually formed into chewy, colorful little blocks, sometimes flavored with banana or coconut. Japanese…

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Ralph Lauren and DVF Get the Documentary Treatment

“It doesn’t matter how many times you see her. It’s always special,” says Diane von Furstenberg. She’s not talking about a supermodel or a socialite, but a very different kind of muse: the Statue of Liberty, which has been an object of fascination for the designer since she first glimpsed it upon her arrival in…

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Medical News Today: Can you prevent psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis causes joint pain and inflammation, usually in people who already have psoriasis. It is impossible to predict who will get psoriatic arthritis, however, and there is no surefire strategy for preventing it. About 30% of people with psoriasis eventually develop psoriatic arthritis. Preventive strategies for psoriasis focus on identifying triggers and treating symptoms…

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Knowing Paris by Its Bridges

Sometimes, when sleep eludes me in the dark hour before dawn, I make my way to the Pont de la Tournelle, the 400-foot bridge that links the Île Saint-Louis to Paris’s Left Bank. I plant myself at its midpoint, face west and wait. Before me is the skeletal back of Notre-Dame, shrouded in darkness. I…

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Vestibular papillomatosis: Everything you need to know

Some people have small bumps on their vulva and around the labia. These bumps are called vestibular papillomatosis, and they are not harmful. Vestibular papillomatosis is not a disease. It requires no medical treatment and is not contagious. In this article, learn more about vestibular papillomatosis, including its appearance and how doctors diagnose it. Share…

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Statins Tied to Risk of Skin Infections

Statins, commonly taken to reduce cholesterol, may increase the risk for skin infections. Statins are known to increase the risk for diabetes, and diabetes increases the risk for staphylococcus infections of the skin and underlying soft tissue. But a new study in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology suggests that the effect of statins on…

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Sean Sherman’s 10 Essential Native American Recipes

Growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the 1970s, I ran wild with my cousins through my grandparents’ cattle ranch, over the hot, sandy South Dakota land of burrs and paddle cactus, hiding in the sparse grasses and rolling hills. We raced over the open plains, and through shelter belts of tall elm…

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