Where Should a Scorpio Live? Ask an Astrocartographer

This past fall, when Los Angeles burst once again into flames, I couldn’t sleep. My husband and I kept our children inside, away from the smoke, while the guilt and fear chipped away at my love for the city. I started to question: Are we supposed to live here? Is there anywhere else we could…

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The Death of Chintz

When Mario Buatta died in 2018, a few days shy of his 83rd birthday, he left no will. Which is not to say that he didn’t leave anything behind. “I am the original hoarder,” he would tell you. He had a ferocious appetite for collecting that started when he was 11 and bought an 18th-century…

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Kim Kardashian West’s SKIMS Shapewear Is Coming to a Nordstrom Near You

Kim Kardashian West’s shapewear brand SKIMS is about to become a lot more accessible for customers. On Tuesday, Kim K announced that SKIMS will be expanding beyond its online-only store to bring the range to Nordstrom, its first retail partner ever, beginning on February 5. With this partnership, customers will be able to shop SKIMS…

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As Coronavirus Spreads from China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

Less than a month after the first few cases of a new respiratory illness were reported in Wuhan, China, travelers have carried the virus to at least four other countries, including the United States. More than 400 people have been infected, at least 17 have died — and the world is bracing itself for what…

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Virginia Woolf Is Trending

PARIS — Virginia Woolf is proving one of the more unexpected fashion muses of the moment. First, the author was announced as the inspiration for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s coming Costume Institute blockbuster and gala, “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” Then her book “Orlando” formed the basis of a new production at the Vienna…

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‘I Am Guilty. I Made Too Many Collections.’

In 2016, the fashion world cheered when it was announced that Bouchra Jarrar, the independent female couturier whose way with a tuxedo has seduced a gaggle of equally independent women, had been named the first female designer to take the helm of the oldest French fashion house in continuous existence since Jeanne Lanvin herself. The…

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Do Our Babies Need to Move More?

In a world that encourages inactivity, even our babies may be moving too little, according to an innovative new study of physical activity patterns during a child’s first year of life. The study, which used tiny activity trackers to monitor babies’ movements, found associations between infants’ squirming, kicking, crawling or stillness and the levels of…

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Treating Regret

They say time is brain: Every minute you’re not treated for a stroke you lose two million brain cells. It’s a piece of medical trivia which, remarkable as it is, hardly captures the devastation that can be wrought on a body that suffers a stroke. My patient — a jogger, a gardener, a grandfather with…

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Is Electricity the Secret to Great Skin?

When Melanie Simon. an aesthetician in Los Angeles, arrives to give facials to clients like Jennifer Aniston and Margot Robbie, she wears heels and looks as if she is attending whatever event she is prepping them for. When she leaves, three hours later, her makeup is melting; her long curly hair is in a topknot;…

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The Nursing Shortage Is Threatening Our Care

A shortage of nurses elevated the misery of a woman in my support group during a recent health crisis, she informed us. Because I participate in a clinical trial, in which I am vigilantly monitored in both Bloomington and Indianapolis hospitals, I was surprised. But I quickly began to realize that her ordeal could not…

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