Noted: Why Is Silicon Valley So Obsessed With the Virtue of Suffering?

The wealthy of Silicon Valley ought to be living their very best lives right now. John Doerr, an early Amazon and Google investor, calls their moment “the greatest legal accumulation of wealth in history.” And yet, the people of Silicon Valley seem determined to make themselves miserable. They sit in painful, silent meditations for weeks…

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Skin Deep: Chelsea Handler Will Not Be Changing Her Face

Image Chelsea HandlerCreditElizabeth Weinberg for The New York Times Thirsting for some real beauty talk? Chelsea Handler is ready to dish. Ms. Handler, 44, has a new book, “Life Will Be the Death of Me,” which will be out April 9. Here she shares her favorite beauty products and explains why the pressures of Hollywood…

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Nike Celebrates Air Max Day with the Throwback Future Pack

Calling all sneaker heads: Today is Nike’s annual Air Max Day (a day that celebrates the birth of the iconic footwear style) and to commemorate the brand’s launching the Air Max Throwback Future pack. Featuring some of the most iconic Air Max styles, including the Air Max 97 and the Air Max 720, «the pack…

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The 52 Places Traveler: An Awakening in Columbus, a Reckoning in Williamsburg

The 52 Places Traveler One place can’t take its eyes off the future, while the other reassesses its past. March 26, 2019 Image Middle West Spirits in Columbus’s Short North neighborhood is a distillery and home to Service Bar, one of the most innovative restaurants in the city.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times Our columnist, Sebastian…

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15 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts to Give First-Time Moms

Being a new mom is scary, so help take the stress away with thoughtful gifts she’ll appreciate on her first Mother’s Day. Who doesn’t need an at-home spa day or a diaper subscription service that’s a lifesaver? Why not spoil her with meaningful jewelry she can pass on to her kids? Shop 15 gift ideas…

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Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy

Sciatica is one cause of back pain during pregnancy. People can relieve the symptoms using stretches, gentle massage, and other remedies. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy, affecting more than two-thirds of women. Sciatica is pain that irritation of the sciatic nerve causes. The main symptom is shooting pain…

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On the Runway: Gucci Makes a Shoe and Keen Gets the Last Laugh

Almost two decades ago, before he left the brand that bears his name, Calvin Klein (the man) appeared on “Larry King Live” and discussed, among other topics, the prevalence of copying in fashion. “Oh, I think that’s flattering if we are,” he said. “It’s when they stop copying, that’s when we’re really in trouble.” It’s…

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Feng Shui Tips for a Harmonious Life

Anne Martini believes that following the principles of feng shui has resulted in concrete benefits for her and her family. When she first had her home analyzed 17 years ago, she was being laid off from a pharmaceutical company. Her feng shui expert advised her to put water in the front of her house in…

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ON LOCATION: In Texas, a Whole House on Half a Lot

If you’re going to build a house, deciding where to put it is usually key. But the location of the house that Nirav V. Patel and Carla Lañas built in Austin, Tex., was ultimately determined by the flip of a coin. The couple had been living in a condominium in the West Campus neighborhood of…

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