Well : Even a Little Weight Training May Cut the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Despite the muscle-building, flab-trimming and, according to recent research, mood-boosting benefits of lifting weights, such resistance exercise has generally been thought not to contribute much to heart health, as endurance workouts like jogging and cycling do. But a study published in October in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise provides evidence for…

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The Return of Bleecker Street

Image A once vacated strip in the West Village of Manhattan is back on the retail map.CreditRebecca Smeyne for The New York Times “Did you ever see ‘Gilmore Girls’?” said Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, the founder of Lingua Franca, an Instagram-born line of cashmere sweaters, hand-stitched with punchy and political sayings like “booyah” and “i miss…

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Alchemy, Miami Style

Image Roma Cohen, a designer for the fashion label Alchemist. His brand’s aesthetic represents the emergent casual-luxe style of Miami.CreditScott McIntyre for The New York Times This week the art and fashion glitterati will breeze into South Florida for the annual ritual known as Miami Art Basel, filling their Rimowa suitcases with the latest resort…

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