A ‘Blue Bloods’ Regular on the Importance of ‘Yes’

Vanessa Ray has lived in New York City on and off for the past decade, renting or subletting in the ...
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Could the Pandemic Prompt an ‘Epidemic of Loss’ of Women in the Sciences?

Like many women during the pandemic, Alisa Stephens found working from home to be a series of wearying challenges.Dr. Stephens ...
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Trivia Found a Way in the Pandemic

Back in early 2019, Missy Steak started hosting Drag Trivia, a twice-monthly event in the Boston area featuring performances by ...
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When Is the Met Gala in 2021?

The second show, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” will be held in 21 of the American period rooms and ...
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The Not-Quite-Everything Store

In exchange for discounts, customers can expect longer shipping windows, less consistent quality control and a not-insignificant chance that a ...
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Don’t Mistake Silent Endurance for Resilience

And it was these exact qualities that garnered praise. “You don’t have to worry about her,” people told my parents, ...
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This Is Cringe

Well, that was awkward. A few weeks ago, a relationship guru named Derrick Jaxn attracted millions of views with an ...
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Social Media Etiquette Review

Additionally, remember that any message you share, even with close family members, will be amplified to your entire online community ...
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Dressing for a Post-Covid World

A more emotional approach to decluttering comes from the school of Marie Kondo, the author, Netflix star and container manufacturer: ...
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Making a Living at Financial Domination Online

“As a sub, I have this need, this fetish, to hand over everything,” said R.J., who is gay and single, ...
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YungBBQ Can Be Almost Anyone. Just Watch.

Alexis Feacher, 21, has built a following with her freestyle dance impersonations of pop cultural figures and fictional characters. Her ...
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Love Letter: A Royal Love Story’s Final Chapter

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday morning at Windsor Castle in England at the age ...
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Would You Spend $899 for a Kitty Scratcher?

Early on in the pandemic, Mi-Anne Chan grew tired of staring at the beige cat tree in her two-bedroom apartment ...
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Prince Philip, Style Icon

There is a moment in the first season of “The Crown” when the actor Matt Smith, as the perennially tetchy ...
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How Are You Dividing Housework During the Pandemic?

Housework has always been difficult to divide. Now, perhaps, even more so. Over the last year, people around the world ...
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Clementon Park and Splash World Auction Has Surprise Ending

Mr. Futrell estimates there were more than 1,000 trolley parks in the United States in the decade before the first ...
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Weddings: Focus on the Marriage, Not the Wedding

Carmen Myer and Aaron James have made it through plenty of storms together, and many more over the years as ...
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Brexit Was the Start of Romance

Melissa Marcus had been on four dating apps for almost two years when she matched on Bumble with Justin Wass ...
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They Didn’t Need a Dating App After All

One day in late spring 2016, Olympia L. Moy was thumbing through listings on the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel ...
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A More Mature Relationship the Second Time Around

Cristina Lara and Kevin Bailey dated twice in Raleigh, N.C. The first time, in 2015, they were focused on setting ...
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He Stepped Into the Lion’s Den and Left a Little Annoyed

Kristen Bandoo fell in love with Anthony Denning because of an early promise he made her that he has not ...
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A Proposal Before Dinner Proved Risky

When Amit Seth began to propose to Sue Jin Lee in 2019 on a balcony overlooking the ocean in Ischia, ...
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Cupid’s Arrow in the Form of a Dart

Chelsea Crowder stood several feet from a dart board hanging on the wall of a Sacramento bar in December 2017 ...
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Nike Agrees to Settlement with ‘Satan Shoes’ Maker MSCHF

A Brooklyn company that was sued by Nike over the unauthorized sale of Satan Shoes — an aftermarket sneaker that ...
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My Ridiculous Dating System Totally Works!

Last year, in the middle of the pandemic, I appeared as a guest on a (now-defunct) dating show. With cameras ...
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‘The Start of a Comeback’ in 5 U.S. Cities

As Covid-19 vaccinations have picked up and more businesses reopen across the country, Easter weekend saw a resurgence of tourist ...
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What Are Neopronouns?

A personal pronoun is a form of speech that stands in for a person or group of people. She is ...
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Should I Have Spoken Up?

While waiting in a long line to get my Covid-19 vaccination, I noticed two boisterous white men ahead of me ...
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‘Worn Stories’ Treats Clothing as the Fabric of Memory. I Can Relate.

For Joe, it’s the Air Jordan hoodie that belonged to his son, Jeremy, cut down by a lethal heroin overdose ...
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Looking to Travel for a Sense of Renewal

Svetlana Reznikova-Steinway, an emergency-room physician who lives in Phoenix, has spent the better part of a year pulling double-duty in ...
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Curtains Up for the One Percent

Rob Satran thinks of it as the Hoshizaki syndrome.Beginning last March, when the world went into lockdown and it became ...
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How Barely-There Botox Became the Norm

Kathryn Gongaware, a 32-year-old yoga teacher and comedian in Chicago, was always curious about Botox, but it wasn’t until she ...
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Valkyrae Gets a Big Chair in the Gaming World

In the relentlessly on-demand world of livestream gaming, few are as in demand as the YouTube creator Valkyrae.Last month, over ...
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What Is Normal Life?

Want to get the At Home newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here.Welcome. What constitutes a return to “normal” life? ...
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Restaurant Workers Are in a Race to Get Vaccines

Over the course of the pandemic, some of the most dangerous activities were those many Americans dearly missed: scarfing up ...
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Share Your Poetry on the Theme of Renewal

April is National Poetry Month, and we want to celebrate with your verse.The Morning newsletter will be hosting a live ...
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A Brooklyn Artist Wants Sports Fans to Wear Their Names

The irony has always troubled Raafi Rivero. “People love Black athletes,” he said. “But they don’t love Black people.”In July ...
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What’s Up With Those Weird-Looking Mushrooms?

They appear spontaneously, or so it seems, popping up out of the mulch, rising in a single spot on the ...
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Maple Syrup Making Also Boomed as a Pandemic Hobby

Stress-baking and panic shopping. Vegetable regrowing and crafting. Now we can add another hobby to a year of quarantine trends: ...
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Meet Axel Mansoor, the Clubhouse Whisperer

“We are here to help you relax, unwind and get into the lulla-vibes,” said the soothing voice of the young ...
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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Relieved About a Friend’s Failure’

Looking for Someone, Maybe YouMy boss at the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS wanted me to meet Susan. He said ...
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In Japan, a Watch Collection May Include an Alias

TOKYO — A De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk V2 wristwatch alongside a plate of fried gyoza. A Kari Voutilainen 28SC ...
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Garment Workers Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic Still Wait for Severance Pay

Over a crackling phone line, Ashraf Ali, a 35-year-old father in Bangladesh, described feeling suicidal and desperate to feed his ...
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For a Brooklyn Heights Townhouse, a Divine Reinvention

When Steven Holley found his 1834 Greek Revival townhouse in Brooklyn Heights, it seemed almost like divine intervention.“It had been ...
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Is This the Future of Face Masks?

After all, what are shoes, Will.i.am said, but protective equipment for the feet? We’ve just forgotten that was their original ...
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How Many Is a Trillion?

That show debuted in 1999. But it was around the turn of the new century, and concurrent with the rise ...
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Easter Parade, 2021-Style

A lingering pandemic may have put a halt to the traditional New York Easter parade, the gaudy cavalcade that, in ...
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Lena Dunham Debuts Plus-Sized Clothing Line

“It doesn’t mean I haven’t felt a lot of body hatred in lockdown,” she said. She is not a fan ...
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Turmoil Continues for the Artisans Behind Italian Fashion

While clients including Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Bottega Veneta have commissioned new embroideries, her staff is working reduced ...
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A Cyclist on the English Landscape

A year ago, as a travel photographer grounded by the pandemic, I started bringing a camera and tripod with me ...
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Shopping for Kitchen Range Hoods

Every range hood vacuums up steam, smoke and odors from the kitchen. But when it comes to style, designs vary ...
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Lena Dunham and the Spanx Liberation Movement

“It doesn’t mean I haven’t felt a lot of body hatred in lockdown,” she said. She is not a fan ...
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Si espero que termine, ¿dolerá menos?

Los hombres con los que salía siempre se daban por vencidos a los dos meses, normalmente cuando decían haber conocido ...
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Use Your Newspaper to Make Flowers

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them,” Henri Matisse said. Even in this newspaper — just ...
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Car Maintenance During the Pandemic

On an older car, following the owner’s manual mileage recommendation for severe conditions will help to keep the lubricant and ...
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Is It Wrong to Wear Expensive Designer Clothes to a New Job?

I am a young professional starting my first major job at a large company. I was fortunate, in my early ...
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How Veterans of #Vanlife Feel About All the Newbies

More people, more trash, less parkingChelsea Hirdman and her partner, Paxton Mueller, bought their van on July 4, 2019, shortly ...
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Four Studies of Black Healing

April 2, 2021Care and community take different forms after a painful year of plague and protest.By Gioncarlo Valentine and Elliott ...
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Love Letter: Love Without Limitations

Not everyone wants to be with one partner forever, even if monogamy has had a long history of being the ...
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Sorry, Sometimes You Do Have to Be Uncomfortable

That said, you can do only so much and, frankly, you have done enough. You may well be surrounded by ...
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Queremos ver a nuestros amigos (pero ¿a cuáles?)

La cantidad adecuada de amigosAhora estamos en primavera. El clima mejora, los restaurantes, bares y estadios vuelven a llenarse, y ...
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Boomers Are Vaccinated and Down to Party

In a glimpse of our post-pandemic world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently set forth guidelines for vaccinated ...
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The Ghosts of Brooks Brothers

ENFIELD, Conn. — The bones of Brooks Brothers stores are scattered across 100,000 square feet here in a warehouse near ...
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What Color Means Coronavirus Safety?

In California, the color of suffering is the juicy purple of seedless grapes. In Alabama and Alaska, it’s blood-colored. Blue ...
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Hurrah for Live Performances

With the New York charity circuit on hiatus, here is how some philanthropists and society figures are spending their time ...
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Weddings: They Got Lost in the Woods Together

On their second date, Dr. Anais Ovalle and Emily Black got lost hiking at the Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in ...
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Weddings: She Would Go Anywhere For Him

After going on a first date in August 2018 with Ondrej Antos, Nina Umont told a friend that she was ...
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This Summer, Get Invigorated With a Live Cultural Performance

Pandemic willing, live shows will be back across the United States this spring and summer. (A patchwork of them, anyway.) ...
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Weddings: Partying in South Beach, Married in Coral Gables

Jennifer Valdes had a feeling someone was watching her while she was at a birthday dinner in October 2013 at ...
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Weddings: She Met a Pilot on a Plane

When Ms. Brozak returned to her native New York in January, she took more than souvenirs and a few leftover ...
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Lack of Covid Rules Fuel the Return of Big Weddings

When Nessa Egwuatu and Jordan Onuoha held a 350-person wedding in Houston on March 6, it was a sign of ...
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My Choice Isn’t Marriage or Loneliness

When Malcolm and I first told friends and family about our open relationship, we were met with verbal lashings and ...
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How to Learn to Read Tarot Cards

Step 7Begin to learn to read the tarot deckFirst up, the minor arcana. Cups, associated with water, is the suit ...
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Social Q’s: No Vaccine? Then No Grandkids

My mom married a man 10 years ago and became a different person. She is still loving to us, but ...
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Enter the Age of the Vaccine Selfie

Someday, when the history of the pandemic is written, it may be a narrative told partly in images: the despair ...
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Black Friendship, Broadcasted

Every two weeks, Sylvia Obell and Deanii Scott get on Zoom from opposite coasts to record their podcast, “Okay, Now ...
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Dogs Can Have a Little Charcuterie, as a Treat

For well over a year now, elaborate charcuterie boards have been taking over the social feeds of food enthusiasts. There ...
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Who is Kim Kardashian’s Divorce Lawyer?

On the screen, Nora greets visitors in a blush-tone office conceived to soothe the most jittery clients. Ms. Wasser’s own ...
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Balancing Caution and Optimism

Want to get the At Home newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here.We’re holding two facts in our minds these ...
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21 Easy Easter Dinner Recipes

After cooking three meals day after day for an entire year, no one feels like spending hours in the kitchen ...
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Prabal Gurung on Anti-Asian Violence, Discrimination and the Duties of Success

Prabal Gurung, the Nepalese-American designer, has been a vocal proponent of inclusion and diversity since his first show in 2009 ...
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Why You Should Plant Oaks

When I arrived years ago at the piece of land I now garden, I saw it as a blank canvas ...
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In Empty Amsterdam, Reconsidering Tourism

Support for the prostitutes and coffee shop owners was echoed in several interviews with Amsterdam residents, including Roy Van Kempen, ...
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Is It Time for an Enid Collins Revival?

If the handbag is indeed going the way of the hat — not an item we need, as a year ...
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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Didn’t Want Her to Stay Long’

Our Seder, a Year Later“Why is this night different from all the others?” Last Passover, there were more ways than ...
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Lil Nas X, Clapback Champ

One after another, they came with venom for Lil Nas X. The basketball star Nick Young. The governor of South ...
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The Year of the Wedding After-Party

If 2020 was the year of the Zoom wedding, 2021 promises to be a year of after-parties.Covid-era newlyweds who pared ...
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How to Pretend You’re in New Orleans Tonight

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World ...
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How to Get Your Closet Under Control

An overstuffed closet is a daily frustration: sweaters falling off shelves, shoes that seem to disappear into a black hole, ...
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Family Travel Gets Complicated Without a Covid Vaccine for Kids

“Unvaccinated children would still need to quarantine for five days, and the parents, of course, must stay with the child,” ...
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Join Warde, Rachel Nguyen’s Slack Community

Even before Slack, the office chat app that was released in 2013, announced plans to expand beyond workplace messaging, people ...
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Why H&M, Nike and Others Are Being Boycotted in China

Last week, calls for the cancellation of H&M and other Western brands went out across Chinese social media as human ...
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Drag Star Sasha Velour Lip-Syncs for Her Operatic Life

Opera is about sound bellowing from someone’s throat. Lip-syncing is the opposite. While opera lovers have long been known to ...
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Guess Withdraws Its Telfar Lookalike Bag

For decades product plagiarism has been seen as the price of success in the fashion world: Make a hit bag ...
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A Biologist, an Outlandish Stork and the Army of Women Trying to Save It

Life can change in an instant, as I experienced when I first laid my eyes on a tall and bizarrely ...
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Boarding School During Covid

Normally, Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H., starts the school year with a five-day orientation in the White Mountains. The weather ...
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What is Going on with China, Cotton and All of These Clothing Brands?

Last week, calls for the cancellation of H&M and other Western brands went out across Chinese social media as human ...
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How Arizona Won the Weed Legalization Race

Since Arizona legalized medical cannabis in 2010, more than 300,000 residents of the state have been approved as medical patients ...
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Tools to Protect Your Digital Privacy

This week I’ve invited Thorin Klosowski, an editor at Wirecutter, to give us some advice covering our tracks online.Everything you ...
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These Shoes Contain a Drop of Human Blood. Nike Does Not Approve.

Some workplaces encourage employees to donate blood as an act of charity. But six workers at MSCHF, a quirky company ...
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