How To Know That Your BFF Secretly Wants Your Husband

It often happens that the best friend makes a married man move away from his family, and this relationship turns out to be unexpected for the wife. How to avoid such an unpleasant surprise and, most importantly, how can you recognize a potential rival in your BFF? She constantly improves something in herself One is…

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10 Kinds of Contouring

Contouring is on its peak now – or maybe there’s still a way to go? Judging by how many contouring techniques have been capping one another during the past year, at least it’s time to do some summing-up and recapitulate the most exciting ideas there are, no matter whether they are all right for the…

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A Favorite Summer Pasta Gets a New Ingredient

There’s a lot of zucchini at the market. And in the garden. And in the neighbor’s garden. Yes, it is prolific, but a lot of effort went into getting it to grow. Why not give in and enjoy a daily helping of freshly picked zucchini while it’s here? There are so many ways to prepare…

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Like LaCroix, but With a Buzz

Trent Mooring was tired of mixing drinks. At beach gatherings and garden parties, Mr. Mooring, the president of Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, N.C., was stuck on cocktail duty for his wife and sisters-in-law, who don’t care for his craft brewery’s pilsners and I.P.A.s. Last year, his wife, Caroline, started buying alcoholic seltzers as convenient…

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Cook a Chicken on Sunday

I did something on Sunday that I almost never do: I cooked a whole chicken specifically so we would have it for the week, to shred and toss into noodles, salads and quesadillas, and to give to my daughter so she could drag each piece through a little pool of ketchup (one of her passions).…

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Veterans Agency to Offer New Depression Drug, Despite Cost and Safety Concerns

Confronted with a rising rate of veteran suicides, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday decided to approve the use of a new and costly depression drug, despite concerns among doctors and other experts about the drug’s effectiveness. The decision to endorse the drug — called Spravato, and manufactured by Janssen, a unit of Johnson…

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What the Influencer Couple Has to Say About That Viral Proposal Scheme

The couple maintains they were influencing out of pure love, not for money. Some onlookers are less convinced, thanks to a well-planned, detailed marketing deck that was disseminated in advance of the “surprise” marriage proposal Gabriel Grossman, a vice president at Morgan Stanley in New York, staged this week for his soon-to-be wife Marissa Fuchs,…

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When My Mother Forgot Me

On the day my mother forgot I existed, I sat across from her in a small cafe in the Berkshires, watching her sip her cappuccino and delicately tear off a piece of the croissant we were sharing. As she looked up and met my eyes agreeably and impersonally, I worked to get my bearings in…

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Fashion Unites to Honor Karl Lagerfeld at ‘Karl For Ever’ Celebration in Paris

Bertrand Rindoff PetroffGetty Images There’s only one person powerful enough to unite fashion’s top designers, key players and models under one roof: Karl Lagerfeld. Four months after the renowned designer and photographer passed away at the age of 85, his luxury houses, Chanel, Fendi, and Karl Lagerfeld, and theater and opera director Robert Carsen, hosted…

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Chianti Classico, Beyond the Straw-Covered Bottle

Chianti Classico wines are better than they have ever been. The best examples are remarkably distinctive, wonderfully satisfying and, in some ways, the essence of Italian red wines. Still many people seem unaware of what they are missing. At a dinner party recently, I brought a few bottles of wine including one of my favorite…

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