Is This the Store for Grown-Up VSCO Girls?

According to the 2019 World Happiness Report, Denmark is the second happiest country in the world. I was the second happiest shopper inside the Ganni store in SoHo, the first stateside location for the Danish brand that has found a huge number of fans in the United States. (A second has just opened in Los…

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Why Justin Bieber, Chris Pratt and Offset Like to ‘Double-Wrist’

What fashion flourish is shared by Justin Bieber, Fidel Castro, Princess Diana and Drake? If you guessed “double-wristing,” the totally gratuitous but weirdly enduring practice of wearing two wristwatches at once, you’re possibly guilty of the extraneous practice yourself. The head-scratching look, once favored by Hollywood’s horological two-timers like Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp, has…

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Retro Drinks and a Light-Up Dance Floor in a Brooklyn Bar

JJ’s Hideaway Williamsburg, Brooklyn There is no one named JJ, nor is this new bar very well hidden, but with its alluring light-up dance floor, muscular sound system and brightly colored drinks, JJ’s Hideaway traffics in fantasy anyway. Opened in August, it is the latest venture by Dan Cipriani, the restaurateur and set designer behind…

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A Mexican Restaurant in the Bronx Prepares for an Asylum Case

On Sunday afternoon, La Morada, a family-owned Oaxacan restaurant in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, hummed with activity. Children ate tortillas, with fingers stained green and purple from acrylic paint, as their parents strategized over steaming mugs of coffee. They had come to make signs in support of the owners’ son, Marco Saavedra,…

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The Essentials of Native American Cuisine

That’s not all we have this week, however. Julia Moskin traveled to Long Island to interview the pastry chef Claudia Fleming. The article comes with two excellent recipes, for mini tartes tatin, and for a chocolate caramel tart. Other cool new recipes on NYT Cooking include Sue Li’s roasted carrots with toasted almonds; Lidey Hueck’s…

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Crispr Takes Its First Steps in Editing Genes to Fight Cancer

Doctors have for the first time tested a powerful gene-editing technique in people with cancer. The test, meant to assess only safety, was the first step toward the ultimate goal of editing genes to help a patient’s own immune system to attack cancer. The editing was done by the DNA-snipping tool Crispr. The procedure was…

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Searching for the Ancestral Puebloans

On a cool spring day, in the bewitching crystalline light for which New Mexico is famous, I stood in the middle of the Acoma Sky City and looked out into the ocean of desert at an island of pale red and dun colored rock called Enchanted Mesa. My tour guide, Marissa Chino, a young Acoma…

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The Right Kind of Exercise May Boost Memory and Lower Dementia Risk

Being physically fit may sharpen the memory and lower our risk of dementia, even if we do not start exercising until we are middle-aged or older, according to two stirring new studies of the interplay between exercise, aging, aerobic fitness and forgetting. But both studies, while underscoring the importance of activity for brain health, also…

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Humans Shipped an Awful Cargo Across the Seas: Cancer

Humans have spread a contagious form of cancer around the world. Researchers reported on Tuesday that the cancer, which invades mussels, has spread across the Equator. Originating in one species in the Northern Hemisphere, the cancer has established itself in another species in the Southern Hemisphere. “There’s no natural explanation for how that happened without…

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When It’s Right, It’s Right

Nearly four years ago, Stefanie Joshua could easily have become a bride. “Fortunately for me, it didn’t happen,” she said. Ms. Joshua, then 40, had been proposed marriage to several times during a two-and-a-half-year relationship “that was flawed from Day 1,” as she put it. “I was one ‘yes’ away from walking down the aisle,”…

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