How the Pineapple Became the Icon of I.V.F.

Pineapples have become a powerful symbol for women struggling with infertility. The fruit appears in the profile photos and Facebook feeds of women in online infertility communities, and dominates hashtags related to in vitro fertilization on Instagram. Women arrive for egg retrievals wearing pineapple leggings, T-shirts and dresses. They jot down notes in pineapple-covered notebooks…

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Happily, Ever Open

Daley South had six bridesmaids in her 2016 wedding to Logan South; one of them was her husband’s girlfriend. The Souths are in an open and polyamorous relationship and have been since they started dating seven years ago. “We were actually all dating at first,” Ms. South said of her bridesmaid, Ilona Westenra. “I really…

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A CBD-Infused Cream. For My Feet?

ImageElizabeth Paton tested Stiletto Cream during fashion week.CreditAcielle Tanbetova for The New York Times PARIS — Early one morning three weeks into fashion month, I sat in my Paris hotel room with a deepening sense of dread. It wasn’t the prospect of 10 runway shows back-to-back each day, nor filing stories from my phone in…

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