Crazy Things Women Used to Do to Get Beautiful Lips

In every era, the idea of female lips attractiveness would change dramatically. However, it was lips that remained the most exciting face detail. In pursuit of fashionable color and shape, they were rubbed with acid and pumped up with harmful substances. The History of Lip Makeup In ancient civilizations, bright makeup was considered a symbol…

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The Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Was as Far Out as the Movie

As it approaches its 52nd birthday, “2001: A Space Odyssey” remains one of the most inventive and enduring of all movies. But from the vantage point of 2020, it can be difficult to appreciate the sheer breadth of imagination involved in its making. Enter “Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey,” a new exhibit at the…

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Rental Cars and Cashless Tolls: Convenience Might Cost You

No one wants hassles on vacation, so this fall my wife and I accepted the offer of a rental car agent in San Francisco who suggested there was a fast, easy way to pay any tolls we might encounter. We were in California to see friends on a trip that took us north into Sonoma…

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Hollywood Women Push Directors Guild for Better Parental Benefits

Among the achievements and accolades that the photojournalist and director Jessica Dimmock has amassed are three World Press Photo prizes, an Emmy nomination, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and membership in the exclusive international photo agency VII. In September 2017, Dimmock reached another milestone, when she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Roxanne. But after…

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Gaultier’s ‘Children’ Are Happy for Him

PARIS — In the hours after the model Coco Rocha danced an Irish jig on the runway Wednesday night, several people approached her to compliment the performance. Some seemed surprised she could dance like that, which in turn surprised Ms. Rocha. “I guess they weren’t there for the first one,” the 31-year-old Canadian model said.…

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Haitian and Jamaican Patties, Traditional and Not, in Brooklyn

If you took a slow-motion video of yourself biting into a Haitian patty at Kafe Louverture in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, it would look like this: The outer layer of pastry would shatter dramatically, like powdery snow blasting off a pair of skis. Then your teeth would sink into the gently simmered filling — beef or lamb,…

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Trump Moves to Block Visas for Pregnant Women on ‘Birth Tourism’

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women abroad from visiting the United States and directed them to stop “birth tourism” — trips designed to obtain citizenship for their children. The administration is using the new rule, which takes effect on Friday, to push consular officers abroad…

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With Mezcal, Smoke Is Only Part of the Story

Looking back at the last time the spirits panel tasted mezcal, I was shocked to realize that almost a decade had passed. The flavors and the sense of discovery we experienced still seemed so fresh. Yet so much has changed since that tasting in 2010. Back then, mezcal was described as “the next big thing.”…

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Leah Robins, Daniel Sternberg

Leah Arielle Robins and Daniel Severin Sternberg were married Jan. 18 at the Omni Parker House in Boston. Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins officiated. The bride, 34, is a senior government affairs specialist at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston. She serves on the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Massachusetts and a…

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