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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Are ‘Closet Accounts’ the Future of Fashion Journalism?

ImageA screenshot from a post on @lorengrayoutfits, an Instagram closet account dedicated to the 17-year-old singer and beauty influencer Loren Gray. Loren Gray is a 17-year-old singer and beauty influencer. Her YouTube channel has 3.6 million subscribers. (On TikTok and Instagram, she has even more fans.) They follow her every move — the video uploads,…

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Scientists Designed a Drug for Just One Patient. Her Name Is Mila.

A new drug, created to treat just one patient, has pushed the bounds of personalized medicine and has raised unexplored regulatory and ethical questions, scientists reported on Wednesday. The drug, described in the New England Journal of Medicine, is believed to be the first “custom” treatment for a genetic disease. It is called milasen, named…

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Inside the Pizza Convention, the Cheesiest Event in Atlantic City

Early one morning last month, Scott Wiener pressed his face up to a slice of pizza and inhaled. He held it aloft, checking its floppy bottom — “looking under the hood” is what he calls this well-practiced move — then daintily tore off a puffy pinch of crust. Mr. Wiener, a Pizza Today magazine columnist…

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