Brown and Black Clothes Match Now

Do black and brown match? Ask the Google search bar. It’s been asked (typed?) the question so many millions of times, even its «related» searches are basically the same. Google.com Of course, you should wear what you want. But black and brown as a runway-approved trend, instead of an enigmatic choice or a UPS uniform,…

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Karl Lagerfeld Lived With No Regrets

Getty ImagesJohn van Hasselt — Corbis Karl Lagerfeld, the prodigious designer behind Chanel and Fendi, opens up about whose body he’d like to have, his greatest indulgence, what he really thinks about fashion, and much more. Other than yourself, who is your favorite designer? Difficult to give just one name. Miuccia, Nicolas, Stefano, Riccardo, Alber,…

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Work Friend: Everything Is Temporary

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Hi. My name is Katy, and I am your new Work Friend. When I tried out for this position last fall, I thought that I was applying for…

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The Revelations of Grace Wales Bonner

Image Wales Bonner, fall 2019CreditTom Jamieson for The New York Times LONDON — On the outside of the envelope that contained the invitation to Grace Wales Bonner’s fall show were stamped a few lines by the American writer Ishmael Reed: “I had no systematic way of learning but proceeded like a quilt maker, a patch…

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Front Burner: Babka Makes These Treats Better

With their new Babka Menschkins, Alicia and Daniel Mekelburg have faced off against Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins doughnut holes, down to the packaging. But the Mekelburgs form their treats with cinnamon babka, a delicious variation that stays fresher longer than the average doughnut hole. Babka Menschkins, six for $10, 13 for $18 at the store (online,…

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Do Writers Deserve Respect? Some Say Yes

Stonewall Was a Riot “I would like to see a Pen-Pal Club initiated?” That was question eleven on confidential survey sent to members of the Mattachine Society, a midcentury gay and lesbian rights group. Reflecting the risk of being openly L.G.B.T. in the 1960s, an anonymous respondent circled “no,” adding, by typewriter: “Could lead to…

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Wedding Album: Wedding Wisdom: Advice From Former Brides and Grooms

There are some lessons that can only be learned after your wedding day. We asked our readers to share some of what they had learned from their trips down the aisle. Here is a selection of tales of lost rings, ripped gowns and sweaty nuptials from former brides and grooms. Image Amelia Hoffman with her…

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ThirdLove Expands Its Bra Offering to 78 Sizes

The search to finding a well-fitting bra can be a sport in itself, and often times, ends with many women resigning themselves to a lifetime of discomfort by purchasing the wrong size or fit. But now ThirdLove, the female-led online bra retailer known for providing a wide range of bra sizes and options, is expanding…

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The Last Designer

Image The designer Karl Lagerfeld backstage with a model before his spring 1983 haute couture show for Chanel in Paris. It was his first for the fashion house.CreditPierre Guillaud/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images When most people think of the word “designer,” they think of Karl Lagerfeld. They think of his dark glasses and his weird…

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Medical News Today: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers found that practicing transcendental meditation can help reduce or even reverse these symptoms. New evidence indicates that some types of meditation can successfully tackle mental health issues. Studies have shown that meditation practices can have a significant, positive effect on mental…

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