No Regrets: Book Party Anxiety, Writ Large

To usher in the new year, PEN America invited writers last week to raise a glass to their favorite books of 2018. It’s was a classic writers’ party, full of insecurity and awkward moments, but on a grander scale. Rather than drawing people to a cramped East Village walk-up, it was held at Sean Kelly,…

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Field Notes: Manicure Not Enough? Plump Your Hands

As a jewelry store owner, Marisa Perry spends most of her days trying on engagement rings and wedding bands, and so she is hyperaware of how her hands look. She first tried fillers in 2016 to give her hands a more youthful look. “My hands were much less attractive because of all the wrinkles,” said…

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5 Jewelry Trends That Are In for 2019… and 4 That Are Out

Clothing trends usually have well-defined shelf life. What may be the It-Sneaker of the season could be all over your feed one day, but six months later the hype is sure to die down. Jewelry trends, on the other hand, can be a bit are harder to spot. So in the Marie Kondo spirit, we…

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On the Fringe

PARIS — Tassels have held some serious sway at couture this season. Take the Armani Privé runway show, where — beyond a blue- and red-fringed evening midi skirt and a bustier gown with matching gloves that trailed long shimmering threads — cloche caps with beaded tassels were on top of most models’ heads. Or at…

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15 Things to Buy From MatchesFashion’s Epic Designer Sale

MatchesFashion.com If you’ve found yourself in a winter style rut, good news: MatchesFashion is here with a truly epic sale to save the day. From Proenza to Balenciaga, Chloé, and beyond, some of the season’s hottest designer buys are currently up to 70% off on the fashion retailer’s site. On top of that, select sale…

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Medical News Today: Struggling to focus? This new brain training app may help

In a world in which our brains are almost constantly overstimulated, many of us may find it challenging to stay focused for extended periods. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have now developed an app that trains the mind to maintain concentration. Research suggests that a newly developed brain training app…

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7 Signs of a True Gentleman

Stereotypical gender roles have evolved over the years: their traditional essence has practically disappeared. Many things have changed since the 1600s: today’s gentlemen do not have to open a door before you or stand up when you leave the table. Today it is important that he considers you equal. He is not afraid that he…

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Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

New research finds that oolong tea can damage breast cancer cells and that people who consume large amounts of this tea have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. Oolong tea may have secret cancer-fighting properties, a new study suggests. Despite recent advances in screening procedures and treatment, breast cancer remains both the most common…

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