Inside the Nordstrom Dynasty

Blake Nordstrom was a model Nordstrom. He was nice about being competitive and competitive about being nice. He would wish employees happy birthday a day early, so that he would be the first to do so. He would carry consultants’ luggage without being asked. As a teenager, if he noticed that his brother Peter’s car…

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Why Saving the Oceans Is as Vital as Protecting Rain Forests

Saving the oceans is key to fighting the climate crisis, according to Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a Brooklyn-born marine biologist and activist, who is a rising figure in the climate movement. Ms. Johnson, 39, is the founder of Ocean Collectiv, a conservation consultancy, and of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank, and speaks frequently at TED…

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Something in the Way We Move

Each of us appears to have a unique way of moving, a physical “signature” that is ours alone, like our face or fingerprints, according to a remarkable new study of people and their muscles. The study, which used machine learning to find one-of-a-kind patterns in people’s muscular contractions, could have implications for our understanding of…

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How Do You Make Canned Beans Taste Luxurious? Beurre Blanc

I’ve always thought of beurre blanc as a fragile, fussy, special-occasion sauce. The quiver of butter, wine and vinegar is a delight — if it’s emulsified correctly, then kept at the exact right temperature. Warm and coddled, it’s shiny, opaque and about as runny as fresh cream, which it is, sort of. Beurre blanc is…

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Nike’s Chief Executive, Mark Parker, Is Stepping Down

Nike said on Tuesday that its chief executive, Mark Parker, who led the company through a period of tremendous growth but also saw his leadership challenged by a number of controversies, would step down early next year. He will be replaced by John Donahoe, a member of Nike’s board and the chief executive of ServiceNow,…

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Medical News Today: What to know about inflammatory breast cancer

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Always Removes Female Symbol From Sanitary Pads

In a nod to transgender and nonbinary customers, Procter & Gamble said this week that it was removing the Venus symbol, which has historically been associated with womanhood and the female sex, from the wrappers of Always brand sanitary pads. “For over 35 years Always has championed girls and women, and we will continue to…

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How Sustainable Is Renting Your Clothes, Really?

For the millions of converts to clothing rental platforms like Rent the Runway, Le Tote and Gwynnie Bee, trying out the latest trends without destroying the planet is a big part of the allure. I recently leased a gold sequin skirt and a ruffled red dress for date night—the kind of wear-it-once styles documented on…

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The Floral Tonics One Designer Relies on to Stay Balanced

In our series My Detox, T asks creative people to share the homemade recipes they count on to cleanse and refresh. Flowers aren’t merely ornamental for Behnaz Sarafpour, the New York-based fashion designer and perfume maker. Instead, “they’re like produce,” she says: “You have your vegetable garden and your flower garden.” Growing up in Tehran,…

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That New Alzheimer’s Drug? Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Yet

Biogen, the drug company, said on Tuesday that it would ask the Food and Drug Administration to approve an experimental drug, aducanumab, to treat people with mild cognitive impairment and the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease. About 10 million Americans might qualify for treatment if the drug were approved, according to Michel Vounatsos, the company’s…

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