5 People Who Can Help You Love Your Body

If you’ve ever been on a diet, you probably told yourself that as soon as you lost those pounds, you’d love your body. Maybe you did actually achieve that goal weight, or maybe you didn’t. But chances are, you didn’t end up with a long-lasting love for the way you look. Whether it’s weight loss…

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A Bid to Maintain One of the World’s Oldest Culinary Traditions

TO TASTE DHANSAK at the Ripon Club in Mumbai — whose version of the slow-cooked, densely spiced lentil, vegetable and meat stew is one of the city’s greatest pleasures — you must come on a Wednesday, and you must be invited. Only members and their guests are permitted to enter, and membership is granted only…

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Bye-Bye, Bathroom Attendants?

Image Pat Velasquez, a bathroom attendant at the “21” Club in Manhattan. CreditAmy Lombard for The New York Times On a recent Wednesday evening the small, tranquil four-stall bathroom at the “21” Club in Manhattan was free of patrons. Still, Pat Velasquez, 72, dressed in a black blazer and matching pants, and black and white printed…

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Eat: The Best Green Salad in the World

For the last three years, I’ve been obsessed with a green salad. Allow me to explain exactly how out of character this is: very! I love pasta, buttery garlic bread and deeply caramelized roasted vegetables. I love roast chicken, juicy summer tomatoes and carrot cake slathered with tangy cream-cheese frosting. I love bitter broccoli rabe…

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What to Say (and Not to Say) to Someone Grieving a Suicide

It can be hard to know what to say to a person in the thicket of grief; when someone is grieving a loved one’s suicide, the right words — any words, even — can feel all the more elusive and fraught. Suicide can leave survivors racked with anger, confusion and guilt, and in this state,…

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Phys Ed: The Stoner as Gym Rat

Defying stereotypes, many people who frequently use cannabis also seem to be people who frequently exercise, according to the first large study of legal marijuana and exercise habits. The study finds that many people who report using cannabis in the hours before or after a workout believe that it makes their exercise more enjoyable and…

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Janet Mock Wants You To Know That Queer People Created Camp

The Met Gala. It always takes place during the first Monday in May. It’s always fashion’s most-celebrated fête. And this year, it was all about doing the most. Janet Mock — author, activist, and the first trans woman of color to write and direct an episode of television with FX’s Pose — attended for the…

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