Beer Truly Is the Champagne of Cocktails

The next time you reach for a beer, you may want to look to the rest of your bar. Beer as a cocktail ingredient isn’t a revolutionary idea. It’s long played a part in drinkmaking. The original flips, concocted in the late 1600s, were made with beer, rum, sugar and whole egg, and served hot.…

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This Teen Designer Is Fighting to Make Fashion Accessible to All

Leah Zelaya has dreamed of being a designer for as long as she can remember. She studies fashion magazines, sketches out ideas for red-carpet looks, and even walked in a NYFW show earlier this year. Ask about her style icons and she’ll drop some of today’s biggest names: Jennifer Lopez, because she’s «not afraid to…

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A Large Coffee and a Marriage Proposal to Go

From the start, Ariel Schaap had cause to believe that Joshua Heisler might benefit from a caffeine infusion. They met in 2010 as pre-med students at Columbia, and among the first things he asked was whether he could borrow her biology lab notes. “Josh basically wanted to do less work,” said Dr. Schaap, an internist…

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35 Black-Owned Shoe Brands To Love and Support

Brother Vellies In the words of Maya Angelou, “When you know better, you do better.” Recent calls for change, including Aurora James 15 Percent Pledge, is challenging us to reevaluate our spending, be better consumers, and support a more diverse range of designers. It’s time to step up to the plate, and you can do…

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How Queer Women Powered the Suffrage Movement

In 1920, the suffragist Molly Dewson sat down to write a letter of congratulations to Maud Wood Park, who had just been chosen as the first president of the League of Women Voters, formed in anticipation of the passage of the 19th Amendment to help millions of women carry out their newfound right as voters.…

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Tackling a Century-Old Mystery: Did My Grandmother Vote?

I was looking for my grandmother. That meant spending a warm fall day in a reading room among reference books, microfilm reels and acid-free folders. I had stolen the day from a meeting in Charleston, S.C., to stop over in Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital and home to its archives. I felt anxious. It wasn’t the…

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One I.C.U., Five Patients: A Different View of the Virus’s Toll

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. A hospital is an invaluable vantage point from which to understand an epidemic. It provides a glimpse of the severity of an illness in a geographic area, a sense of whether cases are going up…

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Madewell Is Having Its First-Ever Secret Stock Sale

If you need something to get excited about these days, Madewell is hosting its first-ever Secret Stock sale, where you can save up to 70 percent off select clothing, shoes, and accessories. While Madewell regularly has sales on its effortlessly cool wares, I’ve never seen a sale this big. (And, trust me, I spend a…

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Three Months Later, She Replied

After Rabbi Jennifer Anne Gubitz reactivated her lapsed dating app memberships and joined new ones in August 2017, she was intrigued by a three-month-old message on JDate from Matan BenYishay who had the screen name TzedekNerd (tzedek means justice in Hebrew). “Oh no,’” Rabbi Gubitz, who goes by Jen, recalled thinking, and quickly messaged him.…

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