10 Gifts to Buy for Yourself

Traditionally, the holiday season focuses a lot on shopping for other people. You research, budget, and try to figure out exactly what will delight someone else when they get through ripping off your aesthetically pleasing wrapping paper. But, ask yourself: Why aren’t you on your own list? If the purpose of a holiday gift is…

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Not Home for the Holidays

Megan Vice’s family lives on Long Island and wants her to come home for the holidays, but for the past few years, spending Christmas there has been a bummer. “My parents don’t even have a tree anymore,” said Ms. Vice, a 31-year-old musician who lives in Los Angeles. “I need to be doing things that…

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Finding the Musical Spirit of Notre Dame

The singers were unseen, filling the grand darkened space of Paris’s Saint-Eustache Church with song, like disembodied angels. They moved slowly in procession, up the aisles to a makeshift stage, where they revealed themselves: the men, women and children of the Notre-Dame Cathedral choir. It has been more than two-and-a-half years since fire tore through…

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