Aerobic Fitness May Trump Strength for Metabolic Health

Stamina may trump strength for improving metabolic health, according to an interesting and provocative new study of the molecular effects of different aspects of fitness. The study, which was published in August in JAMA Network Open, finds that people’s aerobic endurance — or lack of it — can influence their metabolisms more potently than their…

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Immigration! Influencers! Climate Change! What to Expect This Fashion Month

It’s back-to-school time: Parents and kids everywhere are filling their backpacks, charging their computers, readying their water bottles and making shopping lists. That this time of year coincides with fashion month has always seemed something of a cosmic joke, or a telling coincidence. The shows, after all, are effectively a back-to-work moment for all. Or…

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Can You Draw This? Of Course You Can

“Any one who can learn to write, can learn to draw,” John Gadsby Chapman wrote in his 19th-century instruction manual, “The American Drawing-Book.” This can-do sentiment dates back to an era when lead pencils and chalky pastels were standard. Today’s artists — and wannabe artists — also have the option of easy-to-use digital gadgets. If…

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How Lizzo Does That

The singer and rapper Lizzo, 31, is one of the buzziest acts in music right now, what with her fierce lyrics, outspoken personality and fashion presence. She is also about to cross over into film, with a role in “Hustlers,” out Sept. 13. Lizzo, who is an Urban Decay brand ambassador, lives in Los Angeles.…

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The Unstoppable Rise of the Zaddy

Men of a certain age have long come in and out of fashion. Throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, European portraiture immortalized tailored tunics and the older aristocrats who wore them. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, celebrating “breeching,” the practice of putting a boy in pants for the first time, was all the rage. Skip…

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A Lemony Treat You Can Concoct in Summer and Tinker With All Winter

There was a guy named Eddie in my weeklong summer rental share this year who devoted one whole precious vacation day to making mole: hours of frying and dry-toasting and steeping and then wiping up the splatters. The other housemates wandered in and out from the deck or the beach where they’d been, doing a…

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Wavy Eyebrows & Brow Braids: Viral Beauty Trends

Beauty is an individual notion, and everyone treats it differently. Beauty bloggers come up with more and more trends in makeup every single day. Some of them are very successful, while others cause a mixed reaction from the public. For instance, very unusual and strange trends of wavy eyebrows and brow braids have recently gone…

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You Haven’t Heard From These Chefs for a While. But You Will.

For all of its worship of novelty and new faces, New York has an echelon of veteran chefs who have quietly persevered for decades, admired and continually achieving but not making any new headlines. In October, though, several will step back into the spotlight. Top among them is Alfred Portale, who was the chef and…

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A Brazilian Chef Plans Her 4,800-Mile Commute to New York

At first, Manoella Buffara thought the idea impossible and even “a little bit crazy”: commuting nearly 5,000 miles from southern Brazil to open a restaurant in New York. But after years of trying to persuade the critically acclaimed chef to take the proposal seriously, the American entrepreneurs Michael Satsky and Brian Gefter finally succeeded. Her…

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Mississippi Event Hall Refuses to Host Interracial Wedding, Then Apologizes

Video LaKambria Welch said that a wedding venue in Booneville, Miss., would not allow her brother’s wedding to take place there because the venue doesn’t “do gay weddings or mixed race” citing its “Christian beliefs.” The owners of an event hall in northeastern Mississippi apologized on Tuesday for refusing to host a wedding for an…

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