This Is Your Brain on Peloton

While yoga blooms from a philosophical and spiritual tradition, spinning is about your relationship to the machine. You become one with the equipment; you literally clip yourself in. If a traditional bike ride offers some thrill from breezing around outside, Peloton represents a total mastery of the natural environment. The Peloton user submits to the…

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How the Harp Got Hip

“I am not the quintessential image of a harpist,” said Brandee Younger, 37, a classically trained harpist, composer and educator. Ms. Younger, who lives in Harlem, smiled audibly as she enumerated the common stereotypes of the stringed instrument. “You’re blond, your eyes are blue … little naked baby angels,” she said, joking. “It’s just so…

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The Next Amenity? Furnished Condos

Developers looking for new ways to market apartments during the pandemic have decided that more is better, so they have begun to offer buyers furnished apartments, solving two design problems: many people are wary about shopping in stores and are also leery of the current backlogs in the home furnishings market. The furnished apartments provide…

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