Yoon Ahn Is Suddenly Everywhere Right Now

Some fashion designers want to talk to you about the Michelin-starred caviar restaurant they just tried, or the vacation destination that has a yearlong guest backlog—you know, the one they just jetted back from? Yoon Ahn wants to talk about robotics. “Those guys, Boston Dynamics, that build robots?” she says, as if that will elicit…

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Up for Auction: Snapshots of Jackie Kennedy in India and Pakistan

When Jacqueline Kennedy and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill, began a tour of India and Pakistan in March 1962, the first lady was described in Life magazine as “arguably the most famous woman in the world.” In India, crowds gathered to see Mrs. Kennedy in Jaipur, New Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri. In Pakistan, she was…

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Medical News Today: What are the 12 cranial nerves?

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What’s Wrong With Kissing in Public?

I greeted my fiancé at our country club with a spontaneous kiss. It was completely instinctual. I was thrilled to see him after a day spent apart, so I placed my hands on either side of his face and kissed him. He pulled back immediately and said, “Don’t do that!” Aside from being stunned and…

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Their Friends Come for Dinner — and Remake Their Home

LIKE MANY OF the millions of immigrants who have arrived in New York City in the last three centuries, Laila Gohar and Omar Sosa live in one of the downtown walk-ups that were built to accommodate the surge of new residents who have defined the city’s culture since the mid-1800s. Less common, though, is the…

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36 Hours in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has gone by many nicknames over the years: Cream City, Brew Town, the German Athens. But a lesser-known, more local handle — Smallwaukee — may best capture the personality of this Wisconsin city of 600,000, which can feel like a small town in big-city clothing, embodying the advantages of both. The fortunes of the…

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Designed for Serenity, With Nature in Mind

This article is part of a new series on Visionaries. The New York Times selected people from all over the world who are pushing the boundaries of their fields, from science and technology to culture and sports. As city dwellers seek to soften the expanding urban jungle around them, architects are working harder to incorporate…

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Fashion’s Latest Trend: Eco Bragging Rights

Of all the trends that emerged from fashion month, the four-week-long circuit of ready-to-wear shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris that ended last week, the one that trumped all others was neither a skirt length nor a color nor a borrowed reference. It dominated runways in every single city; it became so ubiquitous…

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The Hardest Part of Home Schooling Was the Guilt

That morning, the door of the testing room was propped open, allowing for sunlight and a line of students and parents to snake inside from out on the sidewalk. We were waiting for the results of the math placement test that would let us know how our child’s high school career would begin. It felt…

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Get a Dog, Live Longer?

People who own dogs live longer, a new review of studies suggests. And the benefits may be particularly pronounced in those who have already had a heart attack or other serious heart problems. Dog ownership has been associated with a decrease in the risk of cardiovascular disease, but until now studies of its effect on…

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