Personal Health: Using Tai Chi to Build Strength

Tai chi provided superior benefits to other fall-reduction approaches like physical therapy, balance exercises, stretching, yoga or resistance training. Tai chi, in effect, combines the benefits of most of these: It strengthens the lower body, improves posture, promotes flexibility, increases a person’s awareness of where the body is in space and improves one’s ability to…

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Nia Imani Franklin, Miss New York, Is the Winner of Miss America 2019

Advertisement Hey hey, Miss America 2.0 comes through. Sept. 9, 2018 Image Miss New York, Nia Franklin, in the «Show Us Your Shoes» Parade that opens each year’s Miss America pageant.CreditJessica Lehrman for The New York Times On Sunday night, Nia Franklin was crowned Miss America 2019. A classically trained opera singer, Ms. Franklin represented…

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How to Prevent Stretchmarks During Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings much joy for the mum-to-be, however, many women worry about the changes their body undergoes during this time, especially when it comes to stretch marks. These unsightly stripes that appear on the body are a real problem women all over the world have to put up with. Not only do they look unattractive,…

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On this Runway, Black Lives Matter

Advertisement At Pyer Moss, Kerby Jean-Raymond makes a sophisticated point, though he wasn’t the only designer addressing the issues of the day. Image At the Pyer Moss spring 2019 fashion show. CreditCreditLandon Nordeman for The New York Times Sept. 9, 2018 There has been a fair amount of sloganeering at the start of New York…

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The Best Photos from New York Fashion Week, Day Three

Advertisement Behind and ahead of the scenes at Pyer Moss, Brandon Maxwell, Eckhaus Latta, Christian Siriano and R13 Image Brandon Maxwell, spring 2019.CreditCreditRebecca Smeyne for The New York Times The third day of New York Fashion Week brought more performances, as seen at Pyer Moss, where a 40-person gospel choir sang the collection onto the…

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Lily Aldridge Walks the Brandon Maxwell Runway Pregnant

After officially announcing her second pregnancy, Lily Aldridge hit the runway at the Brandon Maxwell Spring 2019 show during New York Fashion Week and looked incredible in a fitted red dress. Advertisement — Continue Reading Below The model shared her excitement on Instagram, thanking Brandon for the momentous occasion. She also revealed how far along…

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What to Cook This Week

Good morning. I wrote a column about Chinese food for The New York Times Magazine this week, and accompanied it with a recipe for velvet fish with mushrooms (above) that I think you ought to make just as soon as you can. It’s delicious and addictive and offers the benefit of rewarding repeat preparation with…

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Rosé Wine Cases and Flip Flops Take the Runway

TL;DR—Too Long, Didn’t Read—is ELLE.com’s answer to Fashion Week roundups. Consider it your cheat sheet for the runways, your escape from weekend boredom, and your excuse to have a drink before 11 am. Salut! Getty ImagesJP Yim Advertisement — Continue Reading Below Behold, Japanese model Chiharu Okunugi with an amazing accessory: a full bottle of…

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