Snakes on an Astral Plane

No one could understand why I wanted a snake massage. “That sounds like some kind of punishment, like ‘You’re sentenced to 30 minutes of snake massage,’” my father said when I told him I was getting one. Over dinner, my friend Rachel asked, “Are you afraid of snakes?” I told her I didn’t think I…

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Nancy Wigginton, First Woman to Read National News on BBC, Dies at 93

LONDON — Nancy Wigginton, better known as Nan Winton, who was the first woman to read the national news on BBC television, died on May 11 in Dorset, England. She was 93. The County of Dorset coroner’s office said on Tuesday that she had died after a fall. Ms. Wigginton had worked on the BBC’s…

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Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “This is a public health issue that should be taken seriously.” — Avanti Adhia, the lead author of a new study about teen dating violence It’s no…

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The Hamptons Prepares for Its Summer Season

The start of the summer season brings an expected crop of new restaurants to the Hamptons, but this year, there are more than ever, with an expanded list of chefs and restaurateurs branching out from home bases in Manhattan. Not all will have their tables set by Memorial Day. Here’s what to expect. Southampton Blu…

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9 ELLE.com Editors On the Summer Work Basics They’re Buying from the Net-a-Porter Sale

Pia Floral-Print Wrap Dress

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«I’ve been Goldilocks-ing for a work-appropriate floral dress for a while now. I’ve tried on what feels like hundreds and they’re all either too bright, too busy, or too juvenile. This one with its muted palette, sophisticated silhouette, and vintage vibe seems just right.»— Katie Connor, Digital Director

Jamie Oliver’s U.K. Restaurants Declare Bankruptcy

LONDON — The celebrity chef Jamie Oliver put his British restaurants into administration, a form of bankruptcy protection, on Tuesday, after the chain struggled with debt and an increasingly saturated market in recent years. All but three of Mr. Oliver’s 25 restaurants will close, and about 1,000 employees will lose their jobs, according to KPMG,…

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How Bettors in the Know Cashed In on ‘Game of Thrones’

This article contains spoilers for Season 8, Episode 6 of “Game of Thrones.” The hero, Jon Snow, had been revealed as the grandson of a slain king. Daenerys Targaryen had a loyal army and the kingdom’s only dragon. Sansa Stark had proven her guile and toughness, while her younger sister, Arya, had saved the day…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘How to Meet Cute’

Inseparable Twins Sick of being “the twins,” we made rules for freshman year. Keep my hair short and red, Anushka’s brown and long. Live in different dorms. Sit on opposite sides of lectures (nature and nurture against us, we’re both biology majors). No eating in the same dining hall or going to the same parties.…

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Le Jardinier, From Joël Robuchon’s Team, Opens in Midtown East

Headliner Le Jardinier The two-story dining project in the new Norman Foster-designed tower from the developer Aby Rosen was originally meant to include Joël Robuchon restaurants, and Mr. Robuchon’s death last year has not derailed those plans. The umbrella organization for his restaurants, Invest Hospitality, is still running the project with Alain Verzeroli, who worked…

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domains: Assisted Living. For All Ages.

Monday was pet portraits in a velvety lounge at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, a condominium development on 26th Street in New York City. Thursday was mixology in the chef’s kitchen at 121 East 22nd Street, the OMA-designed, prism-edged tower built by Toll Brothers. Down at 56 Leonard, otherwise known as the Jenga building in…

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