Shopping for Cafe Tables

For eat-in kitchens or apartments without enough space for a full-size dining table, a small cafe table can offer a surprisingly appealing place for meals. “It’s more intimate,” said Sarah Carpenter, who runs the Brooklyn-based architecture and design firm Carpenter & Mason with her husband, Chris Horger. Together, they have installed dozens of cafe tables…

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Can Instagram and Egg Creams Save the Last Punk Rock Bodega?

Gem Spa had been open for only 40 minutes before the first tour group of the day came by. It was early on a Saturday, and a potbellied guy with bleached blonde hair and a goatee who calls himself Bobby Pinn was lecturing to a devastatingly bored preteen and four adults who did not seem…

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Is Low Testosterone Hurting Your Libido? Or Are You Just Aging?

“When I took a testosterone test, I got my score and panicked,” said Eugene, a 42-year-old film director and editor in Beverly Hills who started noticing hair and energy loss in 2016 and realized he was suffering from low testosterone. That’s when he started a two-year regimen of DHEA, a supplement that promises to boost…

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22 Women Say They Were Exploited by Porn Producers

ImageCreditIllustration by The New York Times In a trial that began on Aug. 19 in San Diego Superior Court, nearly two dozen young women say that they responded to Craigslist ads seeking models and were then tricked into performing in internet pornography. “Wanted,” an ad would read: “beautiful college type preppy girls,” for video and…

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Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?

SAN DIEGO — Two hundred and fifty miles over Alysson Muotri’s head, a thousand tiny spheres of brain cells were sailing through space. The clusters, called brain organoids, had been grown a few weeks earlier in the biologist’s lab here at the University of California, San Diego. He and his colleagues altered human skin cells…

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What to know about PCOS and diabetes

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Style File: For Influencer Brittany Xavier, Comfort is the Rule

In ELLE.com’s Style Files we ask our most stylish friends how they got that way. Up first, Brittany Xavier, the brains behind the eponymous blog (formerly named Thrifts and Threads) and an Instagram account with more than 1 million followers. We caught up with Xavier at Michael Kors’ TWA Jet Set experience, where influencers from…

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Can New York City Live Without Foie Gras? We May Soon Find Out

FERNDALE, N.Y. — For their final days, the male Moulard ducks at the Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm are force -fed three times daily. They eat fatty, corn-based feed through a tube inserted into their throats, a process known as gavage that will swell their liver up to 10 times its size. A worker manually…

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Forever 21 Is Reportedly Preparing to File for Bankruptcy

With the rise of clothing rental services and super fast digital shopping sites, several brands are feeling the heat, including beloved mall brand Forever 21. According to a report from Bloomberg, Forever 21 could potentially file for bankruptcy due to a decline in cash flow and failed attempts at its turnaround plans. Sources explained to…

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