Tom Margittai, Who Revitalized the Four Seasons, Dies at 90

Tom Margittai, who with a partner rejuvenated the Four Seasons restaurant from autumnal senescence into a majestic — and, for the first time, profitable — three-star magnet for Manhattan’s power brokers, died on Friday in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 90. The cause was complications of heart surgery, Richard Tang, his spouse and only immediate…

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37 Under $20-Gifts for the Friends You Like, But Don’t Love

We get it: sometimes you have to gift friends you love…but wouldn’t necessarily call when you find out your ex liked an Influencer’s bikini pic and you’re in the midst of a spiral. In other words, you’re not willing to break the bank on her but still want to show her you care. Choose one…

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Juul’s New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor

WASHINGTON — Juul Labs has soared to the top of the United States e-cigarette market in just three years with its high-nicotine products that give off just a wisp of vapor. Now, facing public backlash and overseas restrictions, the company is working on a way to lower the nicotine in its pods — but still…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: A Terrible Idea That Works

Image My son, that night. “I Miss Daddy” My longhaired 5-year-old came back from the weekend at his father’s house wearing his father’s hat. He wouldn’t take it off. “I miss daddy,” he said. There were no tears. No tantrums. No whining. He stated the facts. It just was, and he accepted it. I wondered…

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Why I Buy Myself a Birthday Dress Every Year

First, there was the Romance Was Born silk sheath, printed with fantastical jeweled animals in electric shades. Then there was the sheer red Lover mini, sleeveless and prettily ruffled. A Willow silk halterneck with a black-and-white bird motif that I wore to every wedding I went to. The hectic multi-print Kenzo x H&M frock, whose…

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The Sweet Spot: We Can’t Hide This Relationship Forever

Dear Sugars, I’ve been dating my boyfriend for more than two years. We’re in our early 20s and head over heels in love with each other. We plan to live together and eventually get married. He’s from a Middle Eastern Islamic family; I’m white and Christian. Although we have no issues with our differing religions…

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A New Destination for Chinese Food: Not Flushing, but Forest Hills

Xueling Zhang arrives in the kitchen by 7 a.m. to make the day’s soup dumplings. On a good day his restaurant, Memories of Shanghai, goes through 50 orders of xiao long bao, each one swirled into a hypnotic brocade in Mr. Zhang’s hands. Then he turns to other dim sum items under his purview: tender…

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