And the Beat Goes On

NEWARK — “Clear the floor,” said Nile Ahmid, a D.J. at the Branch Brook Roller Skating Center in New Jersey. It was around midnight on a recent Sunday, and he had been spinning house and hip-hop tracks for the past three hours. “The next skate is for trains only,” he added. The lights came on,…

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The Look: What It Means to Dress in Lagos

the look In Nigeria’s largest city, boundary-breaking style pushes up against tradition and social conservatism. Photographs by Jan Hoek and Stephen Tayo Text by Ayodeji Rotinwa Produced by Eve Lyons Dec. 1, 2018 Image Sal Gbajabiamila at home in Lagos, Nigeria.CreditJan Hoek and Stephen Tayo for The New York Times LAGOS, Nigeria — Charly Boy…

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Wellness “For the Culture”

Where do you find fresh ingredients in a food desert? How does living in a neighborhood whose only restaurant chains are Dominos, KFC and Popeye’s affect one’s holistic health? These are questions the mainstream wellness industry, oriented around wealth and luxury, often neglects to ask. But Annya Santana has built a business on them. “Wellness…

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The Marvelous Mr. Mackie

He has outfitted mannequins as diminutive as Barbie and as Amazonian as RuPaul, and, in between, beglitzed every brand of bombshell: Madonna, Tina Turner, Raquel Welch, Mama Cass, Ann-Margret, Bette Midler and many more. But it is in Cher, as the singer, actress and emoji-loving Twitter warrior Cherilyn Sarkisian Bono Allman is more succinctly known,…

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Medical News Today: Could sonic hedgehog be the answer to hair loss?

When skin is wounded, the hair cannot regrow. In a recent study, researchers ask why this is and whether it can be reversed. They conclude that a signaling pathway called the sonic hedgehog may be critical. Though it may seem simple, hair regrowth is complex and mysterious. Hair loss comes in many forms. It can…

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Karl Lagerfeld Is Taking Us Into the World of Chanel in a New Netflix Docuseries

Getty ImagesStephane Cardinale — Corbis From the beloved teen rom-coms (you know which one I’m talking about) to the high-volume output of addictive original series, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the gems nestled in Netflix’s arsenal. But come this December, Netflix is expanding its documentary category with a new docuseries titled 7…

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Bulgari Adds a Pop Art Dash of Andy Warhol to Its New Collection

Andy Wardhol was such a big a fan of Bulgari’s bold, colorful designs that he never made a trip to Rome without visiting the jeweler’s headquarters. He dubbed it “the most important museum of contemporary art.” Fittingly, it was a conversation between Warhol and Nicolo Bulgari, published in the November 1980 issue of Interview, that…

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Check In: Hotel Review: In London, Staying True to Local Roots

Rates Start at £299 pounds, or about $385, at current exchange rates. Basics After an extensive monthslong renovation led by SHH Architecture and Interior Design, the Trafalgar St. James, formerly known as the Trafalgar hotel, reopened in August 2017 as part of Hilton’s Curio Collection. The 131-room property has a storied past: it housed the…

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Matter: Yes, the Octopus Is Smart as Heck. But Why?

To demonstrate how smart an octopus can be, Piero Amodio points to a YouTube video. It shows an octopus pulling two halves of a coconut shell together to hide inside. Later the animal stacks the shells together like nesting bowls — and carts them away. “It suggests the octopus is carrying these tools around because…

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Medical News Today: What is the IIFYM (if it fits your macros) diet?

IIFYM stands for «if it fits your macros,». This dieting technique involves counting the number of macronutrients, rather than calories, that a person is consuming. Unlike diets that involve food restriction, proponents describe IIFYM as a flexible diet that can help people lose weight without drastically changing their eating habits. Little research has investigated the…

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