2020 Is Coming. How Will it Look?

PARIS — It’s a complicated thing for a designer to be responsible for the last show of a fashion week: There’s an expectation, illogical though it may be, that the event may somehow sum up all the others; put a nice, neat bow on top. This is compounded when the show is the last show…

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The Art of Sourdough

Good morning. I was in Montauk over the weekend, the easternmost tip of Long Island in New York, chasing fish in the rips and off the point, then west along the south side of the island to Warhol’s and Ditch. On shore, there were the usual dock hangs, and two somewhat-larger affairs into which I…

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How the Pineapple Became the Icon of I.V.F.

Pineapples have become a powerful symbol for women struggling with infertility. The fruit appears in the profile photos and Facebook feeds of women in online infertility communities, and dominates hashtags related to in vitro fertilization on Instagram. Women arrive for egg retrievals wearing pineapple leggings, T-shirts and dresses. They jot down notes in pineapple-covered notebooks…

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Woodbury Common: Bargain Hunting in the Fashion Afterlife

They come by car and park in color-coded garages set along the perimeter of a cluster-model mall — stores arranged in Stepford neighborhood groupings: Niagara, Hudson Valley, Saratoga. The shops face inward around a series of walkways leading to open-air commons, framed by the pastoral backdrop of low wooded hills. They come by the millions,…

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Happily, Ever Open

Daley South had six bridesmaids in her 2016 wedding to Logan South; one of them was her husband’s girlfriend. The Souths are in an open and polyamorous relationship and have been since they started dating seven years ago. “We were actually all dating at first,” Ms. South said of her bridesmaid, Ilona Westenra. “I really…

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A CBD-Infused Cream. For My Feet?

ImageElizabeth Paton tested Stiletto Cream during fashion week.CreditAcielle Tanbetova for The New York Times PARIS — Early one morning three weeks into fashion month, I sat in my Paris hotel room with a deepening sense of dread. It wasn’t the prospect of 10 runway shows back-to-back each day, nor filing stories from my phone in…

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This Is the Manicure of the Season

This is important: The tonal manicure is everywhere. Unless your Instagram explore tab is stacked with nail art, you may have missed this fact. But unlike other nail art trends that require a steady hand (and, realistically, many other skills), the tonal manicure is very easy to do. Pick a few shades in a color…

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Being Young, Active and Physically Fit May Be Very Good for Your Brain

Physically fit young adults have healthier white matter in their brains and better thinking skills than young people who are out of shape, according to a large-scale new study of the links between aerobic fitness and brain health. The findings suggest that even when people are youthful and presumably at the peak of their mental…

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Welcome to Estonia’s Isle of Women

In the Kihnu Museum on a tiny Estonian island, the elders, dressed in matching striped skirts, pondered a favorite question over coffee. What hasn’t a Kihnu woman done? They kept a running list of all of the necessary jobs they remember Kihnu women doing in the absence of men, from fixing tractor engines to performing…

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