Cosmopolitan Changes Course on ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Cover

Monday night’s episode of “The Bachelor” seemed to be going well, drama and head injuries aside. The contestants dating this season’s eligible man, Peter Weber, spent a group date modeling for a Cosmopolitan magazine photo shoot in the Costa Rican jungle. They picked out swimsuits, posed alongside a scenic backdrop of trees and waterfalls —…

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Miuccia Prada Will Be Getting Sensitivity Training

In December 2018, Chinyere Ezie, a civil rights lawyer, posted a picture on Twitter that seemed to encapsulate a year’s worth of racial and cultural faux pas from major fashion brands. It showed the window of the Prada shop in downtown New York filled with Pradamalia figurines that resembled monkeys in blackface. “I don’t make…

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New Origin Story for Gross Blobs That Wash Up on Beaches

Every so often, a fatberg-esque blob of material called ambergris washes up on a beach. These lumps, used to make perfume, can be worth thousands of dollars in countries where it is legal to collect them. Historically, hunters have trained dogs and even camels to sniff out ambergris. Where it comes from has been less…

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We Are Still Obsessed With Britney Spears

LOS ANGELES — Welcome to a Britney Spears fantasy land: the Britney of the past, the Britney we want her to be. Britney Spears the Zone, a 30,000-square-foot fan-generated experiential pop-up dedicated to the career of the Princess of Pop, has been erected at a time when there’s no sign of her return to Vegas…

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Macy’s Plans Another Round of Closings and Job Cuts

Macy’s, the struggling department store chain, is planning another round of store closings and job cuts. The company said that it would close about 125 of its least productive stores in the next three years and also cut about 2,000 of its corporate and support function positions, according to a statement on Tuesday. The company…

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Dr. Leonard Shengold, 94, Psychoanalyst Who Studied Child Abuse, Dies

Dr. Leonard Shengold, an esteemed psychoanalyst who in two books vividly described the terrifying impact of long-term abuse and neglect of children as “soul murder,” died on Jan. 16 at his home in Stone Ridge, N.Y. He was 94. His son David said the cause was complications of leukemia. During 60 years of psychoanalytic practice,…

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Walgreens Will Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Unlicensed-Pharmacist Claims

Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle allegations that for more than a decade it let an unlicensed pharmacist handle hundreds of thousands of prescriptions, including some for highly addictive painkillers, the authorities in California said on Monday, another setback for a company already facing broader accusations that it helped feed the opioid epidemic. The…

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Hawaii Is a Paradise, but Whose?

Locals in Oahu know that the best way to get from Waikiki’s crowded beaches to the cool North Shore is to drive along the island’s eastern coast. The road is framed by mountains, ocean and greenery so lush and beautiful, it’s hard to focus the eye on one place for too long, for fear of…

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When a Friend Is in Need, Show You Care With Food

Like it is with many cooks, food is my mother’s love language. As a child, I watched her make meals for people as they celebrated births, pushed through cancer, moved, or mourned, packing a pop-up basket with aluminum pans and zip-top bags. The dishes inside were always carefully calibrated to the recipient. Sometimes it was…

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Will the Oscars Crush New York Fashion Week?

As New York Fashion Week approaches, so too does the insider drama of the show calendar. Which designers are skipping this season? Who is switching cities at the last minute? Who is left? One conflict on the schedule stands apart: The 92nd Academy Awards, one of the most high-profile fashion events of the year, are…

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