Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘Who Are You Sleeping With?’

More Than Broken Kitchenware Our first night living together, Steve accidentally broke my small colander. It was the first purchase I’d made for my college-bound self the summer after my mother’s suicide. I had coped with her death with a controlled self-sufficiency. Watching that piece of plastic fly out of Steve’s hands and crack on…

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Medical News Today: Which herbs help reduce inflammation?

Many herbal remedies could have anti-inflammatory properties. However, the evidence to support the majority of these claims is lacking. Inflammation is the body’s primary defense mechanism against infections, wounds, and other forms of harm. However, inflammation itself can be harmful in some cases. For example, many conditions can cause inflammation to remain elevated, resulting in…

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No Regrets: Partying During the Polar Vortex

The temperature was stuck at 14 degrees, but the fashion tribe, it seems, doesn’t need to burn calories to generate heat. Last Thursday night, 70 members of the fashion elite attended a preview of L’Avenue, a clubby Parisian restaurant that has been transported to the eighth and ninth floors of Saks Fifth Avenue in Midtown…

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Kith’s New Collaboration Takes Versace to the Streets

Kith is far from just another hype retailer. Ronnie Fieg, founder of the streetwear powerhouse, has logged big-name collaborations with the likes of Adidas, Ugg, and Coca Cola. Today the brand marks its first foray into the world of luxury announcing the Kith x Versace range that features Versace’s iconic prints and logos, reimagined through…

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Los Angeles Times Will Revive Its Separate Food Section

The Los Angeles Times said Tuesday that it would resume publishing a stand-alone print section dedicated to food, and that it had added new staff members to fill its pages. The moves come as a rare bright spot in a season of layoffs and consolidation in American journalism. The newspaper ceased printing a food section…

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These Levi’s Jeans Are So High-Rise I Forgot My Belly Button Existed

When it comes to denim, I’m pro high-rise. The mid-aughties obsession with super low jeans gives me anxiety and looking back at those four-inch rises makes me cringe. The style belonged to Britney Spears’ abs, people who never regretted their bedazzled navel piercings, and 13-year-old me—though I probably I had no business wearing them. And…

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CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK: How to Complain at a Restaurant? Just Ask Our Critic

Need opinions on where to eat? They’re easy to find these days, as consumers from around the globe fire off countless raves and pans about every known restaurant, cafe, chili counter, falafel cart and crêperie, not to mention post offices and jails. These mash notes and spitballs rain down endlessly not just from traditional review…

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Screen Use at Bedtime May Impair Children’s Quality of Life

Using screens before bedtime impairs children’s sleep and may diminish their quality of life. British researchers studied 6,616 children, average age 12, who reported their use of screens — mobile phone, tablet, e-reader, computer, portable media player, television or game console — during the hour before bedtime. They also filled out a well-validated 10-item questionnaire…

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When Religion Leads to Trauma

“We think of church as a place of healing and transformation, and it is,” says Michael Walrond Jr., co-pastor of the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. But for some, he says, “religion has been more bruising and damaging than healing and transformative.” Pastor Mike, as he is called, leads services in a renovated art…

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