What Is Elite TikTok?

As multinational corporations face a reckoning, thousands of American teenagers are playfully posturing as retail stores and popular household brands on TikTok. This universe of faux brand accounts makes up just a sliver of what is known on the platform as Elite TikTok, or Alt TikTok. It is not marked by the attractive dancing young…

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Meet the ‘Grandmother of Street Medics’

As protests against police brutality have swept the country, in some cases leading to additional police aggression, toward demonstrators, a loosely organized group of trained volunteers has been on call to intervene and treat injuries. Street medics, who may be medical professionals or first aid practitioners with only basic training, bandage cuts and rubber bullet…

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Silver Lining to the Mask? Not Having to Smile

For most of my life, I have had a minor but chronic condition: My face, when it is at ease, looks not just serious but mean. There are women who will recognize this problem, particularly those who — around this time of the year, as the sun comes out and more of us are outside…

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2020 Is the Summer of the Road Trip. Unless You’re Black.

We want to hear about black travelers’ experiences of taking a road trip around America. See the form at the end of the article. If there’s one thing the people behind car and R.V. companies, state tourism boards, national and state parks and hotels agree on right now, it’s that the summer of 2020 will…

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House Hunting in Greece: Sugar Cubes on the Aegean Sea for $2 Million

A Modern Five-Bedroom House on Mykonos $2.1 MILLION (1.9 MILLION EUROS) This five-bedroom villa is nestled in a rocky hillside overlooking Kalo Livadi, one of the longest sandy beaches on Mykonos, the Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The 2,600-square-foot house, a three-story version of the quintessential sugar-cube homes of the Cyclades Islands, was built…

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Teyana Taylor Keeps Her Skin Care Natural and Her Brows Defined

The singer-songwriter-choreographer Teyana Taylor isn’t letting a pandemic slow down the release of her third studio album, called simply “The Album,” which is out this month). Ms. Taylor, 29, isn’t piling on cosmetics during these difficult times. Instead she’s taking a more relaxed approach to beauty. Find out how she’s doing it. Bedtime Prep What…

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47 Vintage Pictures of Our Favorite Icons Dressed in Denim

Getty Images Style icons have worn every cut and brand of denim for decades. Brigitte Bardot wore her cropped Levi’s with ease; Lauren Hutton paired her all-American denim skirt with a white tee; and nothing came between Brooke Shields and her Calvin Klein jeans. In honor of the seasonless staple, we’ve compiled the best vintage…

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Let’s Meet on the Porch

While walking my dog on a recent Sunday afternoon, I spotted my neighbor knitting on her front porch. I waved and approached, stopping just short of her shade garden. We chatted for a long time — from a safe distance — about working from home, our dogs, baking, knitting and how our families are doing,…

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How to Create a Fragrant Garden

In his latest book, Ken Druse candidly admits to a particular botanical bias. “When I come across a beautiful flower,” he writes, “the first thing I do (after checking for a bumblebee) is lean in to sample its smell.” And if there’s no scent? “I find the blossom somewhat lacking.” Mr. Druse is the author…

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