Smashing the Finance Patriarchy With Memes

Finance memes are still niche on Instagram; @MrsDowJones has yet to break 100,000 followers, but along with accounts like @Litquidity and @finance_god, it’s helping define the “finfluencer” (that’s financial influencer) category. Most of those accounts are anonymous, and according to Institutional Investor magazine, many of them are run by people who work in the business.…

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Wendy Whelan Is Inspired By Stravinsky and Chanel No. 19

Five years after taking her last curtsy with New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan has relinquished the most rigorous aspects of a star dancer’s life. “All I want to do is spread,” she said, laughing. “The vertical ballerina is now happily getting horizontal.” But her post-retirement career — in February, she rejoined the company as…

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In Japanese New Year Dishes, a Family Connects With Its Past

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — In Corinne Nakagawa Gooden’s kitchen, with a view of Mount Rainier and bald eagles fishing in Puget Sound, 16 relatives danced around one another as they prepared a Japanese-American New Year’s feast. Ms. Gooden’s daughters, both in their 40s, worked in tandem: Amy carried a pot of rice to Sydne, who…

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How I Found My Voice

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I was dizzy; my heart, pounding. It was September 2013 and I was seated in a basement classroom at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I had taken a year off to study filmmaking…

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Greek Wines Get Back to Their Roots

AMYNDEON, Greece — The landscape of the Macedonian region in northern Greece is tapestried with vineyards. They supply wineries that are producing some of the best red wines Greece has to offer. The Alpha Estate here in the northwestern corner of Macedonia is a fine example. In a tasting of Greek reds by the wine…

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Medical News Today: For rats, empathy may be a survival strategy

New research suggests that a rat’s experiences may act as an early warning system to its fellow rodents. Share on PinterestNew research sheds light on the mechanism of empathy in rats. Empathy is the ability to understand someone else’s emotional experiences. Typically, we think of empathy as a noble quality that we relate to compassion.…

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For a Star of ‘Prodigal Son,’ a Place to Watch the World Go By

Every morning for 18 years, Bellamy Young woke up in the City of Angels and thought longingly and nostalgically of waking up in the city that never sleeps. Ms. Young is the sort who counts her blessings and determinedly aims for a high tally. So of course she’s grateful for the work that anchored her…

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Is This the Next Tulum?

The first glimpse of Laguna Bacalar felt like a mirage, a flash of luminous turquoise through a haze of trees. Twenty-six miles long and just over a mile wide, the “Lake of Seven Colors” snakes through the jungle, carrying tales of Mayan origins and pirate attacks. The shifting hues, courtesy of the lagoon’s white, limestone…

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