13 Planners to Help Get Your Life in Order in 2019

I’ll be the first to admit that I love a good, old-fashioned planner. I need a place to write down all my to-do lists, organizing my life and my worries into neat little bullet points. I want a month overview where I can jot down upcoming events, getting excited for all the parties, birthdays, and…

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Tinder and Bumble Are Hungry for Your Love

Tinder and Bumble are desperate to convince you that you’re not desperate. Dating, they promise, is fun, so fun, that when one date ends badly, it’s a barely disguised blessing: You get to stay on the apps and keep on dating! Both companies are pushing this message with recent advertising efforts. Tinder has a new…

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5 Places: Five Places to Go in Kigali

Remera, the Kigali neighborhood housing a soccer stadium and bordering Kigali International Airport, used to be known for little more than flophouses and the city’s red light district. But Remera is coming into its own, with this once-rundown area in Rwanda’s capital now seeing an influx of bars, sustainable-minded bakeries and artist-led boutiques. Some of…

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Unbuttoned: The Biggest Fake News in Fashion

Over and over again, in articles and conferences and interviews, authoritative industry members declare it with absolute certainty. It appears as gospel in outlets as varied as Fast Company and The Guardian. It played a prominent part in a feature-length documentary. What is it? The definitive, and damning, pronouncement that the fashion industry is the…

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noted: The Laundromat Is Hot!

A few weeks ago, Jeremy Foster, a photographer, and Marikh Mathias, a model and former contestant on “The Bachelor,” were riding around Salt Lake City, looking for a place to do an Instagram photo shoot. The mountains were a 10-minute drive away, but it was raining that day. A coffee shop is a reliable backdrop,…

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A Family’s Christmas, Filled With the Tastes of Jamaica

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — On a nondescript block in this placid Long Island town sits a house that is perennially ready for Christmas. All year long, the couches, rugs, walls and even the upholstery on the dining-room chairs are a bright, festive shade of red. The pillows in the living room sport bears dressed in…

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Restaurant Review: What If Brexit Were a Restaurant?

Something seems to be going wrong at Bluebird London, the busily programmed 10,500-square-foot restaurant that the mall in the Time Warner Center imported from England in September. Maybe the people in charge have been taking management cues from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, which has approached its Brexit plan like a class of first graders…

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Field Notes: For Wedding Guests, a Touch-Up at the Glam Bar

The women’s bathrooms and lounges at wedding receptions are often filled with guests who are sweaty and sometimes disheveled from a long day and night of activities or a few spins on the dance floor. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a hair and makeup artist on hand to re-pin an updo, touch up eye…

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