Her Lifestyle Brands Include Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba

Up Next: Nicole Quinn Age: 34 Hometown: Surrey, England Now Lives: In a four-bedroom house in Burlingame, Calif. Claim to Fame: Ms. Quinn is a partner at Lightspeed Ventures, a venture capital firm in Menlo Park, Calif., with high-profile clients including Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba. Nicknamed the “celebrity whisperer,” Ms. Quinn often commutes to…

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How to Move Abroad

In 2013, Hana Tova, then 22, left the United States to teach English in South Korea — becoming one of nine million Americans to embrace life abroad. Ms. Tova, who now works as a freelance writer in Mexico, said she was able to have a better quality of life abroad than she would back home.…

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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of saffron?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Saffron is a spice with a strong fragrance and distinctive color. The spice is also rich in antioxidants, which may have many health benefits. Early evidence suggests that saffron may boost mood, increase libido, and fight…

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Medical News Today: Are sulfates in shampoo dangerous?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Sulfates are a class of chemicals that manufacturers use as cleansing or foaming agents. Many household products, such as foaming cleansers, toothpaste, and shampoos, contain sulfates. Sulfates provide the foamy texture that occurs when a person…

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The Shortcut to Crisp, Tender Pie Crust

When I first started to grate and press out short-crust pastry, rather than roll it, I’d show up to any breakfast or birthday with a pie in hand. I’d lurk near my dessert so I could read lips after people took their bites. “She’s a chef,” they’d say, to explain my dangerously tender, crisp crust.…

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Wait — Are You a Tree?

That’s how much our reporter made working as a “turker.” We checked in on Mechanical Turk — that’s Amazon’s service where you can hire remote workers for simple tasks — and it doesn’t seem ideal.


Meatballs! Squash! Pasta!

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. So, as you may know, my day job is being a food editor, and one thing food editors love is a sexy ingredient: lots of chiles, turmeric, torn herbs. And yet lately I’m drawn to distinctly unsexy ingredients: lots of beans, egg noodles, celery. I’ve been eating even…

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Love Letter: A Wife’s Silent War Against Clutter

Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday. A messy home can be maddening, especially for a stay-at-home parent. Add two small children and an occasionally unheeding spouse and you have this week’s Modern Love essay, which chronicles the tale of a…

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Art and Wild Salmon

The Museum of Modern Art and Chanel held a benefit for MoMA’s film collection on Nov. 12; Laura Dern was honored. The Studio Museum in Harlem held a gala at the Javits Convention Center on Nov. 13. And the Atlantic Salmon Federation, which seeks to conserve wild salmon, held a fund-raising dinner at the Plaza…

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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

ImageCredit…Pete Marovich for The New York Times Video transcript Back transcript ‘It’s Mutilation’: The Police in Chile Are Blinding Protesters Our correspondent goes inside an eye trauma unit in Chile that’s responding to “an epidemic” of protesters who have been shot in the eye by police pellet guns. Since mid-October, this has been the scene…

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