Unmarried, Happily Ever After

Despite the increasing number of dating apps, matchmakers, and love advice designed to facilitate romantic connections, many women are opting out of relationships. Instead of moping over singledom or aggressively trying to find partners with arbitrary deadlines in mind, they are declaring to be happily unmarried and proudly find solace in living solo. Danielle Clare,…

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The Secret to Browns’ Survival

LONDON — New York may increasingly resemble a retail desert, with Barneys in seemingly never-ending liquidation sales and Opening Ceremony closing its stores. But here the ultimate multibrand boutique, Browns, is still going strong at 50. Sprawling along South Molton Street in a series of connected townhouses, the boutique was run by Joan Burstein (commonly…

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Facebook Says Political Candidates Can Use Sponsored Memes

ImageMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, testified about advertising on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., last October.Credit…Pete Marovich for The New York Times Facebook announced on Friday that it would allow political campaigns and candidates to pay creators for sponsored content on Instagram and Facebook, so long as the posts follow the company’s disclosure guidelines. Each…

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