Billionaire With Ticket to the Moon Calls Off TV Search for ‘Life Partner’

Yusaku Maezawa sought love in the way only a lonely, 44-year-old fashion billionaire could: asking the women of the internet to apply for a chance to accompany him on a spaceflight around the moon — if they had “bright and positive” personalities and were over 20. But on Thursday, Mr. Maezawa’s dream, and those, apparently,…

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20 Reds Under $20: Where the Values Live, for Now

The wine world looks a little different now than it did in September, when the last 20 Under $20 column was published, and further radical changes may be on the way. That’s why this winter edition of 20 great values in red wine, all under $20 a bottle, may be a mural in watercolors, fated…

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International Center of Photography Refocuses in a New Home

It’s not just your cellphone that’s a camera now. Your doorbell can take photographs, and so might your car, your refrigerator and your toothbrush. Camera-sporting athletes now do the work of sports photojournalists, and all New York City beat cops wear a body camera. War photography has gone from a specialist’s art to a citizen’s…

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The 3 Biggest Bag Trends of 2020, And Not A Micro Bag in Sight

Donell WoodsonGetty Images Looking back on the 2010s, we can recall some pretty interesting handbag moments. There were elephant shapes from Loewe, a dachshund replicas by Thom Browne, and even a grocery basket from Chanel. Bags of gargantuan proportions walked the runway, and others couldn’t even fit an AirPod . Now that we’ve entered a…

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Administration Offers Plan for Medicaid Block Grants, Long a Conservative Goal

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday that it would start allowing states to seek fixed amounts of money for most poor working-age adults who receive Medicaid coverage, a major shift that would limit federal contributions to a portion of a program that has always been an open-ended entitlement. Seema Verma, the administrator of the…

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How the Co-Founder of the Malala Fund Pivoted to Cookware

Many mothers teach their children to cook. Shiza Shahid’s mom taught her not to. The idea was that Shahid, who grew up in Islamabad, Pakistan, was destined for greatness and would be too busy to spend her life huddling over a hot stove. And to some extent, this prophecy came true. Four years before Malala…

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7 Questions With Jazz Jennings of TLC’s ‘I Am Jazz’

Jazz Jennings has been in the spotlight since 2007, when she was 6 and appeared on the ABC News program “20/20.” Wearing a dress, she opened up to Barbara Walters about being a transgender child, at a time when mainstream audiences didn’t often hear from those voices. Thirteen years later, Ms. Jennings, now 19, continues…

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Sorry, but Those Kids Are Terrible

My husband has four nieces and nephews between the ages of 2 and 10. They are unruly, unintelligent and uninteresting compared to other children we know. We don’t think their parents do a good job with them, and all the grandparents pitching in from the sidelines only leads to confusion and worse behavior. We keep…

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36 Hours in Whistler

Consistently ranked among the top ski resorts on the North American continent, Whistler Blackcomb is the opposite of a well-kept secret. Seventy-five miles north of Vancouver, in Canada’s Coast Mountains, the resort — technically two mountains, tethered by a two-mile-long, peak-to-peak gondola — was the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics and hasn’t looked back.…

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Discovering My Hips in Hula Dancing

When you think of a hula dancer, what do you picture? A female dancer, most likely young. Long, flowing hair, a warm, inviting smile and softly swaying hips. But when I started dancing hula, nearly 15 years ago, I was lacking in all of these characteristics, except perhaps the smile. As a skinny, 40-something white…

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