No Noise Complaints Here

Dance music purists in New York City were dealt three devastating blows on New Year’s Day. The venerable nightclubs Cielo and Output were shuttered, and their Funktion-One speakers, considered among the best in their class, were silenced. In addition, the custom sound system at Analog Brooklyn, an industrial club in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn,…

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7 Summer Sandal Trends You’re About to See Everywhere

Platform Pack

‘Dany’ Genuine Calf Hair Sandal

Jessica Simpson nordstrom.com

$118.95

It’s been a minute since we’ve worn a heel this high, but the mega platform is back with a vengeance. What better way to return to the trend than Jessica Simpson’s OG Dany sandals- i.e. the shoe that every blogger wore in 2007. 

How to Win at Taking Your Child to Work

[Click here to get NYT Parenting in your inbox once a week.] Thursday, April 25, is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, a day meant to help kids imagine their future adult lives as full of professional possibility (as opposed to full of Google Docs and painful jargon like “solutioning”). This year will…

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The Chic Octogenarian Behind Barbie’s Best Looks

Image CreditEmily Berl for The New York Times LOS ANGELES — Carol Spencer, 86, may be the most influential fashion designer you’ve never heard of. In the mid-1960s, she made a red pencil skirt with a white sleeveless blouse that had red stitching and three red buttons down the front. Short white gloves came with…

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Divorce Advice (And It Won’t Cost You a Thing)

Divorce can be costly, as most people know, with each side expected to spend, on average, $15,500, during the process, according to Nolo, a publisher of legal books and software. Many spouses spend a whole lot more. The bulk of these expenses are for lawyer fees, which are typically around $250 an hour, but can…

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Medical News Today: How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression

New research in mice, which the National Institutes of Health supported, shows how ketamine can alter brain circuits, quickly redressing depression-like symptoms. Ketamine stimulates the regrowth of dendritic spines in the prefrontal cortex, according to a new animal study. Previous studies have shown that ketamine — an anesthetic — can rapidly reduce severe symptoms of…

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New York Times Communities You Can Join Online

After visiting The Times’s website to catch up on the news or read your favorite columnist, do you A) dash off to the rest of your day, or B) stop to have a virtual cup of coffee and conversation with other readers? Every month, tens of thousands of readers pause on our site to do…

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Eat: Honest Recipes, Like This Beef Carpaccio, Will Never Go Out of Style

Prune turns the big 20 this year — which is, we often joke, actually 140 when counted in fiercely competitive and fickle restaurant years, where one can go from sizzle-hot to morgue-cold in a New York minute. I’ve been reflective about making it this far, which is to be expected, but I’ve surprised myself by…

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Phys Ed: After a Knee Injury, Be Wary When Returning to Sports

Athletes who have torn an anterior cruciate knee ligament often rely on elaborate batteries of physical tests to tell them if and when they are ready to return to competitive sports. But a new review of studies of athletes and A.C.L. injuries raises serious concerns about the reliability of these return-to-play tests. The review finds…

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