The Red Coats Are Coming

Forget the power shoulder. These days, it’s all about the power coat. At least when it comes to Jane Fonda — and, perhaps, to those who would follow her example. We are speaking, of course, of the five-alarm, bright red coat the actress and activist wore last Friday (or last #firedrillfriday, as she has designated…

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Alison Roman’s Big Thanksgiving

Finally, I’m definitely making a platter of her fancy canned cranberries, because it’s such a clever, chic idea: wit and deliciousness combined. To slice canned cranberry sauce as if it were a ripe tomato is top-drawer Alison. It’s my favorite thing. How about you? You can use our Thanksgiving menu planner to figure out some…

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Rethinking Tiny Tim: Should a Disabled Actor Play the Role?

Sebastian Ortiz, 7, a first grader now making his Broadway debut in “A Christmas Carol,” scrunched up his face as he paused to think about what it means to be playing Tiny Tim onstage. “Always be brave,” he said. “Always look on the bright side,” suggested Jai Ram Srinivasan, 8, a third grader sharing the…

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The 10 Best Clothing Rental Services Money Can Buy

Every once in a while, the iconic picture of Cher Horowitz standing ankle-deep in a sea of clothing on her bedroom floor circulates on social media and I’m reminded of exactly what my bedroom looks like…anytime I get dressed. After about two-to-three outfit try-ons, I usually admit defeat and settle on something either super comfy—tracksuits…

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Reading This While Walking? Here’s How to Break That Awful Habit

You’re walking around and a thought occurs: “I should check my phone.” The phone comes out of your pocket. You type a message. Then your eyes remain glued to the screen, even when you walk across the street. We all do this kind of distracted walking, or “twalking.” (Yes, this term is really a thing.)…

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Fashion? They’re Over It

For many of the women who strolled upper Madison Avenue on a recent fall day, it was time to shed the hoodies, biker coats, platform sneakers and country-style floral dresses that until recently denoted cool in favor of a genteelly understated, increasingly formal and durable look. Call it unfashion, anti-fashion or a counter to the…

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‘I Dream, He Executes’

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment and tell us what they have learned along the way, revealing their secret to making it work. (Answers are edited for context and space.) Who Vicky Tsai, 41, and Eric…

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I’ll Have What She’s Having

AT NEW YORK’S Niche Niche, an American restaurant that opened in SoHo in March, 40 dinner guests arrive all at once, at 6 p.m., and are escorted from the entryway to their preassigned seats in a dining room that looks more like a living room, with stuffed chairs and velvet pillows. Fifteen minutes later, the…

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As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist

Pedaling an electric mountain bike is a workout, not an effortless romp, requiring almost as much physical exertion as riding a standard mountain bike. But the effort feels easier on the e-bike, according to the first study of motor-assisted mountain bikes and how they affect the physiology and attitudes of experienced cyclists. The study suggests…

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