That Cuddly Teddy Bear Coat Is a Monster

Fuzzy and enveloping, cuddly and adorable, the MaxMara Teddy Bear coat is like a Snuggie with buttons. With its dropped shoulders, cozy pockets and blend of alpaca and mohair, it is the outerwear version of that cute animal at the foot of the bed. Unprepossessing in design terms, it has also proved to be that…

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Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.

Three years ago this month, as alarms about the over-prescription of opioid painkillers were sounding across the country, the federal government issued course-correcting guidelines for primary care doctors. Prescriptions have fallen notably since then, and the Trump administration is pushing for them to drop by another third by 2021. But in a letter to be…

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No Regrets: Movie Stars and ‘Housewives’ Circle the Red Carpet

The chatter in certain New York society circles these days isn’t so much about who’s been invited, as who’s been indicted. Last Friday, just after Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s prison-bound former lawyer, testified before Congress, several dozen socialites gathered at the United Nations for an awards luncheon celebrating the UN Women for Peace Association.…

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Mario Batali Gives Up All His Restaurants

The 20-year partnership between the celebrity chef Mario Batali and the Bastianich family of restaurateurs was formally dissolved on Wednesday, more than a year after several women accused Mr. Batali of sexual harassment and assault. Mr. Batali “will no longer profit from the restaurants in any way, shape or form,” said Tanya Bastianich Manuali, who…

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Maybe More Men Should Wear Scrunchies

Image Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet both wore dusty pink outfits on the Oscars red carpet in February. His look was inspired by a beloved scrunchie.CreditJosh Haner/The New York Times Like many other relics of the ’80s and ’90s, the scrunchie has returned to relevance in recent years at the hands of fashion designers. Chanel,…

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Corner Office: Gwyneth Paltrow Is All Business

As an actress, Gwyneth Paltrow was embraced by fans and critics, winning an Oscar for her leading role in “Shakespeare in Love.” As a businesswoman, Ms. Paltrow has received decidedly mixed reviews. Many deride her lifestyle brand, Goop, as little more than an overhyped e-commerce platform peddling pseudoscience and baubles. California regulators secured a $145,000…

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What to Cook: Make Stracciatella!

Good morning. What’s better than stracciatella, the Italian dish of chicken broth with a cheesy suspension of poached egg and herbs? The answer is: Stracciatella seasoned with really good fish sauce. Trust me! Go with it. Beat a few eggs, then grate in some Parmesan until the eggs are the texture of cake batter. Now,…

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Medical News Today: Can supplements help keep depression at bay?

New research investigates whether taking nutritional supplements and changing dietary habits can help prevent depression. Can our dietary practices help keep depression at bay? On a global level, we are now facing two concerning epidemics, one of which relates to the health of the body and the other to that of the mind, namely, obesity…

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All the Exquisite Details at Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2019 Show

Yanshan ZhangGetty Images What comes across most clearly at Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen shows, aside from the stunning craftsmanship and impeccable tailoring, is the thoughtfulness. There’s a story behind each piece, behind the setting, behind even the seating for the show—imbuing the collection with emotional oomph. For this fall 2019 collection, Burton went home to…

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