World Cup Players Say Muscles and Makeup Mix Just Fine, Thanks

For her third World Cup, Francisca Ordega wanted to stand out. She had worn her hair in dreadlocks for her first and had a wavy, blonde ponytail for the second, but this time she wanted something bolder. “I was looking for green and white,” she said about her search for hair extensions in the colors…

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5 Alternatives to Corporate Pride Merch

Each year, when the month of June rolls around, big brands emerge awash in rainbow colors. There are rainbow-soled Pride sneakers from Puma and reusable rainbow cups courtesy of the world’s largest coffee corporation. Urban Outfitters is selling a line of Pride merchandise, and Snapchat created a special filter for the month. This week, Taylor…

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Princess Diana’s Most Underrated Style Moments

Known as the people’s princess, Lady Diana Spencer was one of the most well recognized, and influential style icons in the world. Paving the way for future fashionable royals like Kate Middleton and Queen Letizia of Spain, Diana made bold statements with her sartorial choices, from the bright suits and dramatic gowns to her famous…

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Outfit Dissecting with Juliana Ramirez

Juliana in her apartment in Brooklyn. LULU GRAHAM Name… ​Juliana Ramirez. What do you do all day? ​I’m the brand manager at Lizzie Fortunato, a soon-to-be cowboy boot maker, and a photographer. Juliana showing off her cowboy boots. LULU GRAHAM Where do you live and where did you grow up? I live near Prospect Park…

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Would You Return This Wallet?

It’s obvious: Someone finding a lost wallet is less likely to return it if money is inside, right? That’s what top economists, as well as regular people, usually predict, given what most of us assume about human nature. But according to a clever new study involving thousands of people in 40 countries, what most of…

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A Microscopic Realm Seen ‘Through the Eyes of the Cell’

Peering inside cells has been an integral part of biology ever since the 17th century, when cells were discovered under a microscope. But even with advances in light and electron microscopy, researchers who want to understand where various molecules are inside a cell — and thus how cells like neurons, immune cells and tumors differ…

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When War Turned My Country Into Chaos, Tennis Gave Me a Home

I am wearing my best tennis whites and nervously picking at the strings on my wooden Wilson racket. The new grip my coach helped me wrap around the handle the night before has that fresh, just-out-of-the-package smell. I am about to compete in my first tournament. The contest is in a small seaside town in…

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36 Hours of New York City Pride

June is Pride month in New York City, a time when it feels like nearly everyone in the five boroughs is a member of the family or a trusted ally. That sense of community will be surpassed this year as New York celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the night in 1969 when…

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How to Survive Pride in New York

Four million people from all over the planet are expected to visit New York in June around WorldPride, which organizers are calling “the Olympics of Gay Pride.” Pride events are taking place all month, with WorldPride 2019’s opening ceremony on June 26th and its closing events on June 30th. If you are among the visitors,…

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The Art of Banh Cuon, Vietnamese Rice Rolls

PASADENA, Calif. — In his backyard, Hong Pham tipped a pale, soupy batter onto a piece of cotton stretched over a pot of boiling water, and covered it with a lid. It was the first step in making banh cuon, a Vietnamese sheet noodle steamed on cloth, then rolled with finely minced fillings like pork…

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