It’s Layaway, But for a Post-Recession Economy

Remember layaway? That old-fashioned system of shopping, which allowed customers to pay for items over the course of several installments, has gotten a digital makeover for the modern age. Services — from the companies Afterpay, Quadpay, Sezzle, Affirm and Klarna — are popping up at the checkout of more and more online stores, offering to…

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On This Cooking Show, the Ingredients Make You High

AMSTERDAM — Edibles is the word most often used for foods that make marijuana and other hallucinogens go down easy. Think pot brownies and space cakes — not exactly famous for pleasing the palate. But for two Amsterdam-based chefs, it was high time to go beyond simply edible, and to use mind-altering ingredients to create…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: What You Eat Matters!

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Have you seen our special climate change issue? I’m so proud of it, especially this Q. and A., which answers all the questions we hear about how to cook, shop and eat in our changing world. There are some real revelations in there. For starters, cheese has higher…

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Don’t Resist It: Tevas Are Finally Cool

Courtesy Women’s Hurricane XLT2 Outdoor Voices outdoorvoices.com $85.00 When Birkenstocks were called chic by Eva Chen back in 2014, the dark ages of constrictive heels ended and the Ugly Shoe Era began. The acceptance of comfort footwear is arguably the best thing to happen to women since we started wearing pants, and we will forever…

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in her words: How Larry Nassar ‘Flourished Unafraid’ for So Long

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “How much is a little girl worth?” — Rachael Denhollander, the first former gymnast to go public about abuse by Larry Nassar Early last year, Larry Nassar,…

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Half of People Miss Benefits of Statins

Statin drugs like Lipitor and Crestor significantly reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, rigorous studies have shown. But a “real-world” analysis published in Heart suggests that in practice about half of patients do not benefit from them. British researchers studied 165,411 patients free of cardiovascular disease who started statin therapy between 1990 and 2016. They…

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A Good Appetite: Green, Mellow and as Alluring as Shakshuka

There are so many reasons to adore shakshuka, but that savory gush of runny egg yolk is high on the list. That dish, a North African staple, involves poaching eggs in a quickly simmered, heavily spiced tomato-pepper sauce. This recipe retains shakshuka’s eggy allure, but instead of being red, spicy and tangy, it’s green, mellow…

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The Anxiety of the $2,300-a-Night Hotel Room

Carbon Beach is a beguiling and exclusive crescent of sand along the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, famous — infamous might be a better word — for the long and mostly losing battle conducted by its wealthy homeowners to keep the public off this stunning mile of coastline. It is also known as Billionaire’s Beach, a…

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Chanel Chugs into the Future

Image The 2020 Chanel cruise collection.CreditIan Langsdon/EPA, via Shutterstock PARIS — Chanel is moving forward. Or at least trying to. How else to view the fact that for the first Chanel cruise show since the death in February of Karl Lagerfeld, its longtime designer, the house had reimagined a Parisian railway station? “You have to…

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