Women Are Defining Paris Couture

Image Chanel haute couture, fall 2019CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — Something unexpected has happened at the Paris couture — the tippy tippy top of the European fashion pyramid and the beating heart of its identity. Steadily, quietly, seemingly overnight (though obviously not) it has become defined by women: not those to…

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At Lokanta, Sheep’s Head Soup and Other Turkish Delights

“Does the sheep’s head soup have a lot of stuff in it?” I asked my server. Realizing that this was somewhat ambiguous, especially applied to a dish as laden with stuff as the brew of lambs’ snouts, ears, tongues, cheeks and eyeballs known in Turkey as kelle paca, I tried again. “Is it very filling,…

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Medical News Today: Coexisting conditions: New test predicts suicide, cognitive risk

After studying thousands of people for over a decade, researchers have concluded that living with multiple chronic conditions can seriously affect a person’s brain health and mental well-being, hastening forms of memory loss and increasing the risk of dying by suicide. Having multiple chronic conditions can speed up cognitive decline. Recent research has shown that…

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When in Brazil, Just Follow the Music

The 52 Places Traveler Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia, can be an intimidating place for visitors. But, as the 52 Places Traveler found, the rhythm won’t steer you wrong. July 2, 2019 Image Olodum is arguably the most famous of Salvador’s bloco-afros, samba-reggae ensembles that double as community organizations.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York…

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8 Classic Bags That Will Stand the Test of Time

When the fashion world talks about investment bags, it’s usually a covert way of telling you, the buyer, that if you spend a ton of money on something you think (or at least hope!) you’ll wear more than a few times, it’s okay. Cost-per-wear (another term us fashion folks love) allows you to break down…

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For a Georgian Revival Estate on Long Island, a Second Act

As the sun broke through clouds, spotlighting the formal gardens and splashing fountains at her 10,000-square-foot Georgian Revival house in Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y., Constance Cincotta recalled how she had never planned to leave her city life. “I was living in Brooklyn, and had no interest in Long Island,” said Ms. Cincotta, 58, the owner…

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Is Cold Brew Better Than Iced Coffee?

Around this time in July — when our ever-shortening spring weather takes a sharp right into the damp, hot depths of summer — coffee drinkers are confronted with a morning-altering decision: switch to iced coffee to combat the oppressive weather, or commit to hot coffee as a kind of bold, unnecessarily masochistic act? Those who…

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Should We All Take the Slow Road to Love?

Is the secret to lasting love to take it slow? As in really, really slow? The millennial generation is putting that theory to the test, opting for what the biological anthropologist Helen Fisher calls “slow love.” Studies show that millennials are dating less, having less sex and marrying much later than any generation before them,…

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Women in the Spotlight, but Few Behind the Lens

Image A photograph from Susan Meiselas’s Carnival Strippers series, now on display in Arles, France. Ms. Meiselas was to be presented with the first Women in Motion photography prize at the  Rencontres d’Arles photography fair.CreditSusan Meiselas/Magnum Photos Susan Meiselas, the much-lauded Magnum photographer perhaps best known for her arresting 1979 shot of a Nicaraguan revolutionary…

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Forget the Pork. Add Some Flower Power to Your Quesadillas.

At Super King, the Armenian-owned grocery chain with a hectic parking lot near my house in Los Angeles, I buy dried hibiscus flowers in bulk from a deep self-serve bin with a perpetually sticky-handled scoop. I say “flowers,” but in the kitchen, the bright red, sour wrinkles we call hibiscus aren’t really the flowers. We…

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