The Latest in Military Strategy: Mindfulness

As commander of the coalition forces in Iraq, Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt juggled ruthless pursuit of enemies and delicate diplomacy with tribal leaders, using a trove of modern weaponry and streams of tech-generated data. But his best decisions, he said, relied on a tool as ancient as it is powerful. Maj. Gen. Piatt often began…

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Hailey Baldwin Is the New Face of Levi’s 501

A seminal fashion label teaming up with one of fashion’s It models (who also happens to be married to a mega pop star) makes a lot of sense, especially when said model is Hailey Baldwin Bieber and the brand is none other than Levi’s. Today Levi’s announced Hailey Bieber as the face of its signature…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: How Often Should You Cook?

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. One question I’ve gotten a lot since I started writing this newsletter is how many nights I cook dinner during the workweek. The answer is not five. I typically cook a meal from scratch on two weeknights, maybe three. You don’t need to do more than that! Pick…

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Watch a Designer Make a Shirt From a Copy of The New York Times

The creative director of the Petit H atelier, which turns scraps from Hermès pieces into one-of-a-kind items, accepts T’s challenge to create something in just one hour using only a newspaper and a few craft supplies.CreditCreditGautier Billotte The guiding principle at Petit H, the innovative atelier that transforms discarded materials from the workshops of Hermès…

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Are Necklace Bags the New Fanny Pack?

Between dad shoes, dad bods, and dad hats, you would think our daddy issues would eventually give. But no. Our fraught relationship with paternal style endures and we’re currently inspired by dads on vacation. You know the look, because you watched it up close and personal: the Hawaiian print shirt he bought at the gas…

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Our Best Easter Recipes: Carrot Cake, Scalloped Potatoes, Deviled Eggs and More

Image Sarah Copeland’s cheesy breakfast polenta casserole.CreditRomulo Yanes for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Vivian Lui. Sam Sifton’s glazed holiday ham.CreditRomulo Yanes for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Vivian Lui. Ham, lamb or pork roasts traditionally take center stage on the Easter table. A classic holiday ham (dotted with maraschino cherries and slices…

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Shiseido Wants to Make J-Beauty Happen

YOKOHAMA, Japan — When the skin care company Shiseido opens its 76,000-square-foot “global innovation center” in this city 20 miles south of Tokyo to the public next week, there will be a grand S-shaped staircase for the taking of selfies; a terrace on the 15th floor, also ideal for selfies; and a theater for lectures…

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On the Runway: Fashion Has Become ‘Survival of the Fittest’

Image Andrew Rosen at the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s 39th Annual American Image Awards.CreditDave Kotinsky/Getty Images for AAFA The first day of the rest of Andrew Rosen’s life was April Fools’, but that was a coincidence, not a sign. It was a few days after he had announced he was stepping down as chief…

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City Kitchen: This Is Peak Potato

In Switzerland, they eat a lot of potatoes. Every time I’ve visited, I’ve eaten a lot of potatoes, too. I remember joining friends for a simple farmhouse supper in the countryside. We had boiled potatoes and green salad from the garden. It was a fine meal. You’ll find potato salad, potato gratins and mashed potatoes…

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