Why Doesn’t My Mom Realize What Her Vote Means for Me?

I am a recent college graduate. I came out to my mom as transgender once I got a job, moved in with great roommates and felt safer in the world. She was shocked and not nice about it when I first told her. But to her credit, she did her research and came around pretty…

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Hari Nef is Still Getting Dressed Up, Even If It’s Just for a Selfie At Home

Hari Nef is not your average campaign star. The 27-year-old actress, model, and writer has steadily rose to fame via Gucci runways,Transparent airwaves, and an aspirational Instagram grid that seamlessly weaves together high-brow references alongside unfiltered selfies so personal, they virtually place you in her inner circle. So despite casually dropping the word «parochialize» in…

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Grateful for a Wedding in Prison

On the day Chelsea Moore got married, it had been six months since she last saw her fiancé, Christopher Blackwell. But now Ms. Moore, wearing a mask assigned to her, stood on a designated spot six feet from her soon-to-be husband. The room was empty save for a few chairs and tables and other seemingly…

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Costume Drama: The Highs and Lows of Superhero Uniforms

Superheroes tend to be thought of as monolithic icons by much of the public, but comic book fans know they have evolved over the decades. Powers develop, supporting casts change, and origins get refreshed. Costumes, too, have evolved, to keep up with changing social norms (or at least the whims of comic book writers and…

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The Newest Thing in Fashion? Old Clothes

Display Copy, the magazine that debuted online and on newsstands on Oct. 22, looks, in most ways, like a typical magazine. It has a well-known model/personality on the cover: Paloma Elsesser, the plus-size model, inclusivity champion and British Vogue favorite. It has glossy shoots by famous photographers: Katerina Jebb and Mark Borthwick. And it has…

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Help! My Travel Agency Shut Down and I’m Out $2,000

Dear Tripped Up, Earlier this year, I used STA Travel to book a British Airways flight from Tucson, Ariz., to South Africa, scheduled to depart in March. Then the pandemic hit, one of the flight legs was canceled and I canceled my trip. After some back and forth, STA secured a refund from British Airways.…

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The Elimination Diet for Skin

When Jodie Naglie moved back into her parents’ home in Orange County, Calif., to quarantine last spring, the first thing she did was upgrade her skin-care collection. Newly flush with cash after giving up a San Francisco apartment, Ms. Naglie, 27, an account manager at an advertising agency, could finally afford the products recommended by…

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Media alert—forthcoming reviews from RAPID REVIEWS:COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE, MA — October 22, 2020—Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 (RR:C19), an open-access overlay journal published by the MIT Press that accelerates peer review of COVID-19-related research preprints, is currently soliciting reviews of the following COVID-19 preprints. These preprints have been selected for review because they have the potential to enhance our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 or have…

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New study: aspirin use reduces risk of death in hospitalized patients

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were taking a daily low-dose aspirin to protect against cardiovascular disease had a significantly lower risk of complications and death compared to those who were not taking aspirin, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). Aspirin takers were less likely to…

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Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men

Women who compete in martial arts and combat sports challenge gender norms in their profession but often embrace them wholeheartedly and even overdo them in their personal lives, finds a UC Riverside study published in Sociology of Sport Journal. The findings underscore the need for caution when assigning a feminist label to an organization or…

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