My Space: A Tour of Designer Charles de Lisle’s Rustic Cabin in Sonoma

Charles de Lisle Age: 50 Occupation: Designer Location: Sonoma County, Calif. Favorite Room: After looking for land in the area for 20 years, Mr. de Lisle and his partner, Ralph Dennis, who live mostly in Mill Valley, Calif., bought a kit house on six acres. The living room of their weekend retreat is, like the…

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Knowing Natchez by Its Dead

Make your way around Natchez, Miss., and you get the sense that if some people ever got really close to living like European aristocrats in the United States, it happened there. The town, which overlooks the Mississippi River, has perhaps the greatest concentration of splendid antebellum mansions in the country. “Economic historians will tell you…

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Meet the Women Who Built Hudson Yards

Shoveled and drilled from a former rail depot, Hudson Yards is now a repository for shiny things instead: Dior, Tory Burch, and Cartier are all part of the megalith, which also boasts new restaurants, office buildings for L’Oréal and Tapestry, and 14 acres of urban gardens. (In the surest sign of its longevity and popular…

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5 Places: Five Places to Shop Around Mumbai

Bandra, an artsy Mumbai suburb on the Arabian Sea, is a favorite of the city’s creative set and counts Bollywood stars, film producers, artists and designers among its residents. Old bungalows in varying stages of dilapidation and colorful graffiti murals adorning the walls of cafes and shops lend a bohemian feel to the area, about…

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Vows: A Business Trip Yields the Investment of a Lifetime

When Julian Olidort returned to his Manhattan office after a business trip to Israel five years ago, he said his first priority was “to assemble a team of co-workers” to assist in the delicate handling of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that emerged 6,000 miles away in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It was an investment he was…

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Work Friend: My Company’s I.T. Director Is Holding My Data Hostage

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. Information Technology Pirates The new I.T. director at my large, international office is a rude, condescending jerk. We’ve been through years without any I.T. leadership — the previous…

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Night Shifts May Raise the Risk of Miscarriage

Pregnant women who work night shifts may have an increased risk for miscarriage. Researchers studied 22,744 pregnant Danish women, tracking their work schedules and hospital admissions for miscarriage using government databases. The study, in Occupational & Environmental Medicine, found that after eight weeks of pregnancy, women who had worked two or more night shifts during…

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At Cosmopolitan Magazine, Data Is the New Sex

Image Big shoes: Jessica Pels in the offices of Cosmopolitan, with a photograph of Helen Gurley Brown behind her.CreditAmy Lombard for The New York Times “Bad ideas first!” is how Jessica Pels began a session brainstorming cover lines for the May issue of Cosmopolitan. She was named editor in chief at the Hearst Magazines publication…

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