Are Hippies the New Goths?

Image The pristinely garbed cult members of “Midsommar” engage in some very dark rituals.CreditCsaba Aknay/A24 All smiles in their ribbon-and-lace-trimmed mini-dresses, the three winsome young women could not have been more eye-catching. That they were members of the Manson clan, photographed, hair swinging, on their way to court, is chilling of course. But fashion, perversely,…

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Glossy Eyes Change Everything

Image CreditDanessa Myrick Danessa Myricks, a makeup artist, was a matte skin devotee until about three years ago. “I saw the difference in my own skin as I got older,” Ms. Myricks said. “I realized glow gives you the illusion of more hydration, and it adds life to the face.” Her Instagram account is a…

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How do vaginal bacteria naturally protect against chlamydia?

New research reveals, for the first time, how certain bacteria in the vagina and cervix prime cells to defend against the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Scientists reveal how vaginal bacteria can protect against chlamydia. Scientists have known for a while that the composition of microbes, or microbiome, in the vagina and cervix can…

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How to Get Rid of Pigmentation & Dark Spots?

At all times, smooth and radiant skin and even complexion without pigmentation spots have been considered symbols of youth and beauty. However, what can we do, if pigmentation spots are “signs of old age” that overwhelm us even now? What is hyperpigmentation, its types, how to prevent and treat this condition? Complexion is determined by…

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Did You Have an Iconic Wedding Date?

When deciding on a wedding date, many couples choose dates that are thought to be lucky or dates with a historical significance. Did you marry on Nov. 11, 2011? Or, on a day that aligned perfectly with your zodiac sign? Or did your nuptials coincide with Neil Armstrong’s moon walk? Whether you planned your special…

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Buy All the Fruit

Good morning. When Alison Roman goes to the market this time of year, she buys fruit. All of the fruit. And then she cooks it, spending more time in her kitchen making desserts than she does at any other time of the year. She has, she says, no regrets about that. She does have recipes,…

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Burner Apps and No Selfies When Reviewing Restaurants

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Tejal Rao, the California restaurant critic based in Los Angeles, discussed the tech she’s using. What are your most important tech tools for doing your work as our first California restaurant critic? My phone is such a big part…

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants

Image President James Madison’s Montpelier estate in Virginia. The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a grant for field research to analyze materials excavated from the estate overseer’s quarters.CreditKenneth M. Wyner/Montpelier Foundation An animated short documentary series about female trailblazers in the Progressive Era, a biography of Sacagawea and a project analyzing materials excavated from…

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Football May Take a Toll on the Brain, Even Without Concussions

After a season of college football, portions of players’ brains can show worrying signs of damage, even if they did not experience a concussion, according to a timely new study of contact sports and brain health. The study, which concentrated on changes to white matter in players’ brains, amplifies growing concerns about the effects of…

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A Road Trip to the Fiberglass Frontier of Northern Wisconsin

My teenage son groaned from the back seat as we pulled over in Wabeno, about the 10th Wisconsin town with a population of 1,000 or so that we had stopped at that day. My attempt to get him to leave the car to look at the 22-foot statue of a lumberjack across the street was…

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