Happily, Ever Open

Daley South had six bridesmaids in her 2016 wedding to Logan South; one of them was her husband’s girlfriend. The Souths are in an open and polyamorous relationship and have been since they started dating seven years ago. “We were actually all dating at first,” Ms. South said of her bridesmaid, Ilona Westenra. “I really…

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A CBD-Infused Cream. For My Feet?

ImageElizabeth Paton tested Stiletto Cream during fashion week.CreditAcielle Tanbetova for The New York Times PARIS — Early one morning three weeks into fashion month, I sat in my Paris hotel room with a deepening sense of dread. It wasn’t the prospect of 10 runway shows back-to-back each day, nor filing stories from my phone in…

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This Is the Manicure of the Season

This is important: The tonal manicure is everywhere. Unless your Instagram explore tab is stacked with nail art, you may have missed this fact. But unlike other nail art trends that require a steady hand (and, realistically, many other skills), the tonal manicure is very easy to do. Pick a few shades in a color…

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Being Young, Active and Physically Fit May Be Very Good for Your Brain

Physically fit young adults have healthier white matter in their brains and better thinking skills than young people who are out of shape, according to a large-scale new study of the links between aerobic fitness and brain health. The findings suggest that even when people are youthful and presumably at the peak of their mental…

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Welcome to Estonia’s Isle of Women

In the Kihnu Museum on a tiny Estonian island, the elders, dressed in matching striped skirts, pondered a favorite question over coffee. What hasn’t a Kihnu woman done? They kept a running list of all of the necessary jobs they remember Kihnu women doing in the absence of men, from fixing tractor engines to performing…

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The Secret to Poundcake That Really Pops

I was eating a corned beef sandwich in an Irish bar in Brooklyn, a quiet shebeen with excellent service and food that was reliably terrible. The corned beef was an outlier, salty and sweet, fat-flecked, spicy, delicious. I told the bartender, an owner of the place, how much I liked it. He flashed a wicked…

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Johnson & Johnson Reaches $20.4 Million Settlement in Bellwether Opioids Case

Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it had reached a $20.4 million agreement to settle opioid claims brought by two Ohio counties, becoming the fifth drugmaker to avoid the first federal trial that attempts to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the drug scourge. The company — which made a fentanyl patch and two versions…

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What if You Could Rent an Apartment Without a Security Deposit?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Nothing is certain in the grueling hunt for a New York City apartment, except perhaps the inevitability of shelling out thousands of dollars upfront in broker fees, one month’s rent and a security deposit. In 2016, New York City…

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She Speaks for France’s President. And ‘Explosions of Color’

PARIS — There’s no hiding when you’re the spokeswoman for the Élysée Palace. Especially if you are the first black spokeswoman for the Élysée Palace. Especially if you are Sibeth Ndiaye, the Senegalese-born public face and voice of President Emmanuel Macron of France, and you have no qualms about making a statement. It doesn’t always…

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