How to Help Teenagers Keep Track of Their Stuff

After a meeting at my twins’ high school, I encountered a mountain of water bottles, sweatshirts, jackets, lunch totes and more in that lost and found pile. Every year, families outfit kids with new back-to-school clothes and gear. How can we help make sure our kids bring it all back from school? “It is important…

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The Great Fortune of Ordinary Sadness

I’m getting teary-eyed at a fruit stand, running my fingers lightly over the fuzzy skin of a peach while willing my bottom lip to stop its ridiculous quiver. I will not cry. A little change of plans is nothing to be sad about, as sad things go. A few weeks ago, I was supposed to…

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Now Therapists Have to Figure Out Astrology, Tarot and Psychedelics

Jonathan Kaplan, a clinical psychologist in New York, recently noticed that more and more of his clients are referring to Mercury being in retrograde. “I’m not familiar with cosmic cycles,” he said. (Instead, his specialty is cognitive behavioral therapy.) “Nor do I try to be, but I want to understand what that means to a…

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Peloton Is a Phenomenon. Can It Last?

As far as indoor cycling machines go, the $2,245 Peloton bike is nothing special. It has a sleek black and red frame. It has a big screen. It’s on Wi-Fi. But a combination of aspirational infomercials (“This … is fitness evolved.”) and streaming classes taught by glamorous instructors has led Peloton to sell 577,000 of…

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Afropunk Brings Next Level Style to the Music Festival Scene

STREET STYLE The looks served at the Brooklyn festival this weekend blew past basic, with Afrofuturism influences and bold expressions of individuality. Photographs by Jeenah Moon Aug. 26, 2019 JaQuam Mitchell and Kenneth W. O’Veal, Jr. ImageJaQuam Mitchell, @Mitchellbyjaquam, 24, from Louisiana and Kenneth W. O’Veal Jr., @kindheartedken, 30, from Harlem, New York.CreditJeenah Moon for…

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Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X and DJ Khaled Party After the V.M.A.s

Hours after the MTV Video Music Awards wrapped in Newark, N.J., an armada of black S.U.V.s rolled into Manhattan to ring in Tuesday morning at various after-parties. Two decades of tabloid fodder collided at the party for Columbia Records at Up & Down on West 14th Street, under a ceiling filled with silver balloons, like…

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Do Plants Have Something to Say?

Monica Gagliano says that she has received Yoda-like advice from trees and shrubbery. She recalls being rocked like a baby by the spirit of a fern. She has ridden on the back of an invisible bear conjured by an osha root. She once accidentally bent space and time while playing the ocarina, an ancient wind…

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Lana Del Rey on Trump, Kanye and the Right Time for a Protest Song

Lana Del Rey was never supposed to make it this far. An early sacrifice to the music-blog gods and a bloodthirsty thing called social media, the singer and songwriter born Elizabeth Grant could have been a footnote after loaded speculation about her artifice and upbringing collided with a shaky “Saturday Night Live” debut in early…

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All of the Looks From the 2019 Venice Film Festival

The 76th Venice International Film Festival began on August 28 and stars including Brad Pitt, Martha Hunt, and Sofia Richie have already flocked to the prestige event. Until September 7, it will be the destination for fresh-off-the-gondola fashion statements. Here, a roundup of the best Venice Film Festival looks.

Outfit Dissecting with Elizabeth Mashburn

In this series for Harper’s Bazaar, I will be “outfit dissecting” women who work behind the scenes in the fashion industry. The women you will meet in these profiles work for some of your favorite brands, and whether they’re designing the pieces you love or answering your DM questions, they are also quietly cultivating trends.…

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