This ’70s-Inspired Skirt is Going to Be Everywhere This Spring

Peter WhiteGetty Images Everything will eventually make its way back into style. At least that’s what I tell myself (and my boyfriend) when every inch of our apartment is bursting with clothes. The ruffle or tiered skirt, whether mini, midi, or maxi, is a prime example. The trend floated down the spring/summer 2020 runways, best…

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Kobe Bryant’s Many Moves to the Net

Mamba power — with its chessboard strategies, gravity-defying stealth moves, Marvel Comics-levels of proprioception — played a role in most aspects of Kobe Bryant’s existence, so it is hardly surprising to learn that this also included fashion. He understood fashion’s use as an instrument of image creation. Ever the student, Mr. Bryant applied that knowledge…

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Kenji, Alison and Jamie, Oh My!

Good morning. Our J. Kenji López-Alt gave us a fantastic new recipe this week for moo shu mushrooms (above), based on the pork version his parents were introduced to by the chef Joyce Chen, who died in 1994. It’s accompanied by instructions on how to make Mandarin pancakes for wrapping the moo shu, but no…

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Whipping Up Chocolate Mousse Is Stressful. A Blender Makes It Easy.

I was impressed by Danou, a family friend who lived next door to me in rural France, not just because she was significantly older (retired) and smoked Gauloises (one pack a day) and had two dogs (two!), but because her go-to dessert was chocolate mousse. She had a life outside the kitchen, but so much…

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Keeping Aging Muscles Fit Is Tied to Better Heart Health Later

How much muscle you have now could indicate how healthy your heart will be later, according to an interesting new study of muscle mass and cardiovascular disease. The study finds that, for men at least, entering middle age with plenty of muscle lowers the subsequent risk of developing heart disease by as much as 81…

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How to Ski European Pistes for Less

Skiing in Europe can cost a pretty penny, especially if you stay at marquee resorts. Happily, the Alps are home to hundreds of ski-centric accommodations, many with budget-friendly price tags. Here, experts offer up lesser known but equally charming destinations in Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria, with lodging suggestions and approximate nightly rates. Many are…

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Billie Eilish: Gen Z’s Outrageous Fashion Role Model

Mila Docheva faced down the camera, her contours camouflaged by an outsize hoodie raucously inscribed with neon graffiti. Her turnout, which she posted on Instagram, was a homage to her idol, the pop star Billie Eilish. “When I dress like Billie, I feel just a little bit closer to her,” Mila, 14, said through a…

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How to Deal With Grief at the Office

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Emotional Labor Around a month and a half ago, one of my mentors passed away unexpectedly. He was a former boss of mine, but also a friend, and…

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Coronavirus Outbreak Tests World’s Dependence on China

HONG KONG — The world is quickly learning how much it depends on China. Ford and Toyota will idle some of their vast Chinese assembly plants for an extra week. Apple is rerouting supply chains. Starbucks has closed thousands of stores and is warning of a financial blow. On Wednesday, British Airways suspended all flights…

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The $20 Luxury Face Cream

Remember the heyday of high-end miracle moisturizers? Creams could promise beautiful skin via proprietary elixirs and secret blends. For a long time, luxury skin care put a big price tag on mystery — ingredients that spurred hope and wonder in a pretty jar. Well, the meaning of luxury is broader now. Products are changing because…

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