House Hunting in South Africa: A Mountainside Perch for $760,000

Four Bedrooms and a Lap Pool in Hout Bay $760,000 (11.2 MILLION SOUTH AFRICAN RAND) This four-bedroom house sits at the foot of the Skoorsteenberg peaks in Hout Bay, a coastal suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, where hikers and mountain climbers flock for views of the valley below and the Atlantic Ocean on the…

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The Department Store That Does Holiday Cheer Like No Other

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. For 159 years, Santa has appeared at Macy’s each winter, first in the store and later in the Thanksgiving parade as well. Come December, he can usually be found on…

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The Power of Going Green: Benefits of Getting Your Intake of Green Veggies

Everybody’s talking about going green these days… People are “greening up” their homes, cars, skincare routines, and even their cleaning methods. But one area that people are getting more accepting of is “greening up” their bodies. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t eat the recommended amount of green vegetables per day. According to…

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Carey Mulligan Won’t Let Hollywood Off the Hook

Not every Carey Mulligan movie begins with a Charli XCX song, but maybe more of them should. When “Promising Young Woman” deploys the 2017 pop bop “Boys” in its opening moments, it’s the first sign you’re about to get something from Mulligan that you’re not used to: namely, a contemporary setting. “I know that for…

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The Home Office That Turned Into a Salon and Spa: 2020’s Beauty Products

Unable to visit their hair stylists, aestheticians, hair braiders or nail technicians for much of this year, many people began D.I.Y.-ing their beauty routines. At-home haircuts and dye jobs boomed. Online shopping took center stage. “How we saw this manifest in beauty was with hair color, nail care specifically, facial exfoliators and facial devices that…

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Simple, Affordable and Socially Distanced, Snowshoeing Gets Hot

When the pandemic struck in the height of the 2020 ski season, closing the downhill ski mountain in Breckenridge, Colo., the Breckenridge Nordic & Snowshoe Adventure Center found families turning to its snow sports, which were, by their natures, socially distanced, pandemic or not. “Parents were home-schooling their children who didn’t have P.E. or sports…

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Two Cities and Two Weddings, But Only One Couple

Kelly Orians and Thomas Frampton had two weddings in two cities in one day. “It was all about keeping our family and friends safe and healthy during this pandemic,” said Mr. Frampton, 37, a law professor at the University of Virginia. Mr. Frampton, whose parents live in Washington, and Ms. Orians, 34, whose parents live…

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The Ups and Downs of Fashion in 2020

For a brief time, Ms. Morrison was so determined to flaunt the style she spent a lifetime cultivating that she made a point of dressing in complete looks to walk the dog, for school visits or even to cross Broadway for a cup of coffee. Then schools closed, the coffee shop went out of business…

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How Confident Can You Be in a Coronavirus Test?

‘Not detected’ doesn’t mean it’s not there Many coronavirus test results already say “detected” or “not detected” as their default readout, a distinction that several experts call more useful. “‘Not detected’ really points to the moment,” said Dr. Valerie Fitzhugh, a pathologist at Rutgers University. “It wasn’t detected today. That doesn’t mean I won’t have…

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Does Your Dog Have Diabetes? You May Be at Higher Risk of Diabetes, Too

If your dog has diabetes, you may be at higher risk of developing the disease yourself. Those are the findings of a new study in BMJ that examined pet insurance data in Sweden along with medical records from the Swedish National Patient Register. Researchers followed 208,980 dog owners and 123,566 cat owners in Sweden for…

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