Dr. Richard Friedman, Who Debunked Homosexuality Myth, Dies at 79

In the 1980s, when marriage and adopting children seemed impossible dreams for gay men, the psychoanalyst Richard C. Friedman became their champion. His 1988 book, “Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective,” showed that sexual orientation was largely biological and presented a case that helped undermine the belief held by most Freudian analysts at the time…

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Look at These Met Gala Photos

It’s the first Monday in May, which means that civilization requires that oodles of celebrities assemble in outlandish clothing and, with their terror quite visible, slowly ascend the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an unnaturally expensive dinner or perhaps human ritual sacrifice. Why? Because Anna Wintour, the artistic director of Condé Nast…

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How Will We Buy Our Perfume Now?

The way fragrance is introduced, advertised and sold to the world hasn’t changed in nearly a century. No. 5, a seductive scent for the modern woman introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, is marketed similarly to Tom Ford’s Black Orchid, a “modern” and “alluring potion” that came out in 2006. Both designers’ fragrances depend…

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Your New Favorite Beans

Good morning. It is the 125th day of the year, and you’d be forgiven for believing that you’ve spent the bulk of them inside this year, or the bulk of them at work, or both, or that you’ve been out of work that long, or that it’s possible time itself has become moot, a clock…

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Indoor Plant Guide

Whether you want to grow a single trailing vine, a luscious leafy monstera, or some herbs, fruits or vegetables that you can use in your spring and summer cooking, this is the perfect time to get into indoor planting. Even if you don’t have a green thumb. “There’s a plant for everyone,” said Sara Gatanas,…

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