François Catroux, Decorator of Choice for Aristocrats, Dies at 83

François Catroux, a glamorous designer for the Rothschild family, Russian oligarchs, Greek and Arab princesses, fashion designers, media moguls and South American billionaires — what used to be known as the jet set — died on Nov. 8 in a hospital in Paris. He was 83. The cause was a brain tumor, said his wife,…

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Wearing Masks to Prevent Coronavirus: Here’s What Scientists Know

With the coronavirus on the march through much of the United States, scientists are urging Americans to adopt the few health measures shown to slow the virus: universal mask use, social distancing, good ventilation indoors and hand hygiene. Mask-wearing has become a particularly divisive — and partisan — issue over the past few months. Still,…

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A New Study Questions Whether Masks Protect Wearers. You Need to Wear Them Anyway.

Researchers in Denmark reported on Wednesday that surgical masks did not protect the wearers against infection with the coronavirus in a large randomized clinical trial. But the findings conflict with those from a number of other studies, experts said, and is not likely to alter public health recommendations in the United States. The study, published…

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The Rise of the Congressional Consignment Shoppers

Before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into Congress as the youngest woman to ever serve in the legislative body, she was already expounding the values of thrift shopping. «There’s so much pressure to present ourselves in the world a certain way, and, sometimes, that means looking a lot more expensive than what you can afford in…

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Pig Couch on Craigslist: The Full Story

Abigail Rowe already had a couch, a hand-me-down from her ex-boyfriend’s brother. Like most of her furniture, it was free and utilitarian, a place holder for a more stylish piece that she would buy someday. But someday arrived sooner than she expected. In 2018, Ms. Rowe was browsing the “free stuff” section on Craigslist when…

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Modern Love Podcast: Confronting Asian-American Race on the First Date

ImageCredit…Brian Rea Andrew and Sarah met on a dating app. Their first date was just supposed to be coffee, but it lasted nine glorious hours. They talked nonstop across four San Francisco neighborhoods. But by 2 a.m., Sarah had an admission to make. She told Andrew, who is Asian-American, that his “race might be an…

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How to Spread Joy This Holiday Season

Welcome. Late November, shorter days and colder weather, but the “hustle and bustle” we associate with the arrival of the holidays is absent this year. In its place, more time at home, more cooking for many of us, watching screens, phone calls and texts, ordering provisions, lying low. We tend to associate holiday cheer with…

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5 Holiday Gifts Every Fashion Lover Will Appreciate

Though this holiday season bears little resemblance to years past, we remain committed to merriment and style. Our gift-giving spirit? Fully intact. And for the sartorially-minded, festive style essentials are key. This year, think party-at-home pieces like coordinating sets and sleek accessories to replace a strict lineup of cocktail dresses and heels. Don’t worry—dialed-up details…

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18 Five-Ingredient Thanksgiving Recipes

You don’t have to plan and cook for days to have a memorable Thanksgiving meal. These simple recipes call for just five ingredients or fewer (not including salt and pepper), so you can get dinner on the table and get to the best part: eating. ImageCredit…Linda Xiao for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Monica…

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