The Most Narcissistic Exercise Equipment Ever

On Christmas of last year, the singer Alicia Keys, wearing red bauble earrings, posted a video on Instagram, in which one of her sons instructed her not to scream when she saw her present. But Ms. Keys danced and shrieked anyway, so much was her joy upon seeing a sleek 52-inch rectangular Mirror mounted on…

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5 menstruation myths you must leave behind

Approximately half of the world’s population experiences, will experience, or has experienced menstruation, and yet myths about this biological process still abound. In this Spotlight feature, we debunk some of the most widespread menstruation misconceptions. In this Spotlight feature, we debunk some widespread myths surrounding menstruation. As of 2017, the world’s population numbers 7.53 billion…

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City Kitchen: Buttery Lobster, Without All the Work (or the Bib)

I first heard the expression “lazy man’s lobster” from a friend who spent his childhood in upstate New York. He described weekly family outings, usually on Saturdays, to a bustling seafood restaurant. It wasn’t fancy, but it was still a treat, going out for dinner instead of having an ordinary weeknight meal at home. This…

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A Good Appetite: Tender Hearts That Can’t Be Broken

Once, I gave my former Valentine a box of chocolate shortbread tied up with a red ribbon, and a big, heartfelt smile. It wasn’t a hit. The simple, crisp cookies weren’t the gooey brownies he was hoping for, and my expectant grin couldn’t make up for the evident lack of fudge. I haven’t made chocolate…

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in her words: For the Women of Pop Music, Cash Is Queen

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk Welcome to In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”— Ariana Grande Bills flying. Backsides shaking. Drinks flowing. And hardly a man…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Week, Day 2

There’s a famous Jewish proverb that says «you can’t dance at all weddings.» Even far from Mother Russia, that’s still true… though at least now, you can scroll through them on Instagram while sprawled on the couch. The same is true for New York Fashion Week, though in the past day alone, there have been…

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Instagram Bans Graphic Images of Self-Harm After Teenager’s Suicide

Instagram announced on Thursday that it would no longer allow graphic images of self-harm, such as cutting, on its platform. The change appears to be in response to public attention to how the social network might have influenced a 14-year-old’s suicide. In a statement explaining the change, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, made a…

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Medical News Today: New tool predicts kidney stone recurrence

Anyone who has experienced the discomfort of kidney stones is eager to know whether or not they are likely to return. However, they are currently difficult to predict. One new tool could provide much-needed insight. It can be difficult to predict kidney stones. Although scientists know a lot about how and why kidney stones develop,…

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Sunday Routine: How Arielle Charnas, Fashion Influencer, Spends Her Sundays

In 2018, Arielle Charnas, who makes her living as a social media influencer, partnered with Nordstrom to create a fashion and accessories line inspired by her style blog, Something Navy. When the department store introduced the collections online last fall, its website crashed. Something Navy’s single-day sales outsold other Nordstrom collaborations, like those with Beyoncé…

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