25 Non-Boring Gifts to Give Your Dad on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, think outside the tie. It’s easy to cave with gifts that speak to classic dad tropes (he does love beer), but why not try something else? Introduce him to new hobbies with entry-level kits, help him indulge with beauty products he would never buy himself, or trick him with Dad Fashion that’s…

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Medical News Today: Is blue balls a real condition?

Blue balls is the slang term for epididymal hypertension. It refers to aching or painful testicles, which some people may experience after sexual arousal that does not result in orgasm. This symptom occurs because blood builds up in the testicles during arousal, causing them to ache if the person remains aroused for too long. Although…

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‘Southern’ Is Not a Style

Image Morgan and Duquette Johnston with their son, Tennessee, at Club Duquette, their Birmingham, Ala., boutique.CreditWes Frazer for The New York Times There are two very distinct sides to contemporary Southern apparel. First, there are labels like the movie star Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line Draper James (which is, as its website tell us, “steeped in…

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Rowan Blanchard Struggles With Her Activist Identity

“Can you make sure people know I’m not a Scorpio?” asks Rowan Blanchard. It’s a trippy request, but we are in Laurel Canyon—a California landmark home to so much psych rock history, even the tap water is rumored to make you high. For the record, Blanchard is a Libra (“which makes me crazy”) who is…

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One Wedding Ceremony and 12 Tiny Receptions

Before he became my husband, Stephen Mack would say, “I want to be married, not get married.” He hates being the center of attention, so after he proposed to me a few years ago (out of nowhere, at a theater, right as the curtain was going up), we struggled with how to proceed with a…

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Overlooked No More: S.N. Goenka, Who Brought Mindfulness to the West

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. The project began in 2018 with a focus on women, but it’s widening its lens this year. By David Gelles In 1955, Satya Narayan Goenka, a successful Burmese industrialist, began experiencing intense migraine headaches. Conventional medicine…

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27 Low-Back Swimsuits That Are Anything But Boring

When a standard one-piece feels too covered, but a bikini feels too bare, a low-back swimsuit is subtly sexy and über chic. Running the gamut from high-cut legs and slinky straps to square necklines and sweet details, this year’s crop suits (ha, sorry!) every taste. Shop our top 27 picks, including minimalist cuts, glamorous metallic…

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Up Next: Stefania LaVie Owen, Snoop Dogg Co-Star and Vogue Darling

Name: Stefania LaVie Owen Age: 21 Hometown: Born in Miami and raised in Pauatahanui, New Zealand, a small town north of Wellington. Now lives: In her family’s home in New Zealand and, most recently, a room in her friend’s three-bedroom apartment in the East Village of Manhattan. Claim to fame: Ms. Owen is a young…

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How to Organize Your Kitchen Like a Professional Chef

In kitchens the world over, the French culinary phrase mise en place has come to mean “everything in its place.” In practice, it’s a codified philosophy among chefs in which every mixing bowl, every spice and every tool consistently returns to a designated shelf space. For Ellen Bennett, the Los Angeles-based founder and C.E.O. of…

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Global Health: Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.

The measles outbreak that led to a state of emergency in New York’s Rockland County began far away: in an annual Hasidic pilgrimage from Israel to Ukraine. It is emblematic of a series of fierce, sometimes connected measles outbreaks — in places as diverse as Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar and Venezuela — that have shaken…

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