Free Your Mind (From Self-Doubt)

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “Eventually, I just got tired of always worrying what everyone else thought of me. So I decided not to listen.” — Michelle Obama, the former first lady…

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You Can Talk to Plants. Maybe You Should Listen.

What does a plant sound like? This is the sound of corn growing. The sound of corn growing From the exhibit “Sonic Succulents: Plant Sounds and Vibrations” at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It’s also part of an art installation on display at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York through October. This veggie-lullaby plays from large,…

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Medical News Today: What causes penis skin to peel?

Peeling skin on the penis often occurs as a result of friction, chafing, or an allergic reaction, but other possible causes include infections and skin conditions. Skin peeling may be the only symptom that a person experiences, or they may also have itching, burning, or redness. Most cases of penis skin peeling are not serious…

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Are Shades of Green the New Millennial Pink?

It started slowly. Its creeping presence grew on my feed over the past few months, but like a monster rearing its ugly head. Then, I finally realized the new shade amongst us: everyone is obsessed with all types of green. Shrek green, Kermit green, Gomora green, Grass green, Avocado green—influencers, brands, and celebrities cannot get…

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The Pizza Ovens of Brooklyn

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A Penthouse that Defies TriBeCa’s Limitations

If you’re thinking of living in one of those charming 19th century brick buildings in TriBeCa, first consider the downsides. The light drifting through the front and back windows probably won’t penetrate to the center. Nor are you likely to find an emotionally uplifting double-height space anywhere on the premises. There might be greenery on…

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A New Generation of Chefs Reframes Taiwanese Cuisine in America

When Richard Ho opened Ho Foods, a tiny storefront in the East Village last year, his goal was to serve the best possible version of a single Taiwanese dish: beef noodle soup. His goal was not to become the host of what his employees describe as Manhattan’s first Taiwanese food community center. But because the…

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All of Your Favorite Basics Are on Sale at Everlane

Have you ever wanted to go into a store and haggle like you’re at junk yard? Well, Everlane gives you that option with their version of a sale, The Choose What You Pay program. It let’s you, the world-renowned penny pincher, choose from three different discounted prices for the same product (because yes, the transparent,…

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Prom Season Is Almost Over

Last Thursday, as the afternoon sun beat down on the Bronx campus of the New York Institute for Special Education, students readied themselves for an annual rite of passage: the prom. “I don’t remember exactly what color it is, but I like this dress,” Nathalie Wood, 18, said, sitting on a bench outside one of…

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How to Make Perfect Sweet Potatoes Every Time

At some point during every cooking class I teach, I do my signature move: dramatically add handful upon handful of salt to a large pot of boiling water, then taste it and add even more. Across the room, eyebrows shoot up. Audible gasps are made. More often than not, someone (usually a man) will suggest…

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