How to Find Your Better Side and Take a Good Selfie

Having a good or bad side was once left to A-list celebrities on the covers of magazines, but these days every Instagram influencer and peripheral reality star has a strategy for the moment a camera appears. Images of ourselves are no longer relegated to dusty family albums; now, we can gaze back at our unnatural…

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What to Cook: Cook Without a Recipe!

[Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. To receive it in your inbox, register here.] Good day. My job is recipes, same as Stephen Curry’s is draining threes. But I don’t always cook with them, and I know I’m not alone. In fact, for years…

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Tech Tip: How to Make a 3-D Model of Your Home Renovation Vision

Got a bunch of home-improvement dreams but you’re not quite sure where to start? Let a free or inexpensive three-dimensional floor plan program be your guide. While making a 3-D model is no substitute for professionally crafted plans and blueprints, it will give you a way to experiment with ideas before you hire a contractor…

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Further reading: Books for Broken Hearts

No matter how you’re feeling about a relationship gone wrong — wistful, listless, bitter, or maybe even hopeful — these authors might help. Image ‘Heartburn,’ by Nora Ephron In this savagely funny roman à clef, Ephron skewered her then-husband, the journalist Carl Bernstein, who had an affair when she was pregnant with their second child.…

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I’d Like to Spend Every Tuesday Night at The Blonds’ Runway Show

The Blonds have always rebelled against convention. Each season, the fashion wildcard—the theatrical New York-based designing duo made up of Phillipe Blond and David Blond—depart from the traditional runway show to put on a show that often doubles as a full-blown concert. For its spring 2019 show, Disney villains went high-fashion, as models (including Paris…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Week, Day 7

Getty ImagesJamie McCarthy Plot twist: This morning, I woke up sick and popped some French cold medicine from a friend. “You’ll feel sooo much better,” she cooed in her Paris accent, but after I swallowed the pills, I felt nothing at all. Not my body. Not my breath. Not the basic rules of gravity, either,…

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And the Bride Wore, Um, Nothing (the Groom, Too)

When Carolyn Hawkins, 75, officiates at weddings, sometimes she dresses up and sometimes she dresses down. Way down. Like not at all. Ms. Hawkins is a nudist. She has been a nudist for 38 years. Last year, she performed five nude weddings. “The bride and groom are usually naked if they want to have a…

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Medical News Today: Sepsis: Western diet may increase severity

According to a recent study, the so-called Western diet could help explain why sepsis affects some people more severely than others. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 people who die in the hospital has sepsis. Sepsis, although not a household name, is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This…

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Travel Tips: How to Be a Green Traveler

Even if you strive for a sustainable lifestyle at home, it may be tempting to avoid thinking about the impact your travels could have on the environment. No one wants to feel guilty on vacation. But the effects traveling has on the environment are significant. A study published last year by the University of Sydney…

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Eat: When a Meatloaf Is a Work of Art

I ate many great dishes when I was restaurant critic for The New York Times, and many awful ones too. The plates of the dreadful — dumplings that tasted of soap, stuffed squid the texture of rubber, rancid chicken, frozen tomatoes — I can hardly differentiate in my mind. They left me dismayed in the…

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