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      Woven Into the Fabrics of France

      For the Paris fashion world, Notre-Dame and all it represents was a gravitational pole.

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      Chanting Crowds and Camo Chic

      Sixty years ago Fidel Castro came to New York, mesmerizing throngs and leaving an enduring mark on fashion.

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    Martha Stewart’s Right-Hand Man

    Kevin Sharkey is brand executive meets best friend. Will he take over the empire?


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    ‘Will You Stay With Me Until I Die?’

    My patient had a simple, devastating request. To honor it meant grappling with how a therapist responds to her clients.

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    You’re a Widow. Now What?

    When a spouse dies, women (and it’s usually women) are often faced with a daunting list of financial chores that they’ve never tackled before. Here’s how to cope.

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    The End of the Bergdorf Blonde

    The salon that minted the coifs of a certain breed of “Sex and the City”-era socialite, not to mention tended to Martha Stewart and Hillary Clinton, has left the building. Color us ... wistful?

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    Cardi B’s Tips for Making ‘Money Moves’

    The rapper talked to Moj Mahdara, the C.E.O. of Beautycon, about financial literacy and how more women in beauty can “chase the bag.”



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    A Profile Photo Only a Nerd Would Understand

    Shayla Nastasi joined OkCupid after ending a relationship, but she wasn’t serious about dating. That was until she met Steven Sze.

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    A Business Trip Yields the Investment of a Lifetime

    The couple had their first date in Israel in May 2014. But it wasn’t until their second date — months later in Italy — that their romance took off.

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    And You Thought Your Family Was Modern

    George Arison and Robert Luo were looking for love. Both wanted a family in their future. Then they found each other. And an egg donor and two surrogates, too.

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    It Was ‘Like We Were in Love in Another Life’

    Christine Chang packed her bags to go away for a weekend with Josh Mateo and his family — before they had even gone on a single date.

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    What Would Texas Be Without Buc-ee’s?

    A convenience store chain is the through-line of America’s second-most sprawling state.

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    Work Songs of the Cowboy Poets

    Ranchers and seekers of the “mythic West” travel each year to a small Nevada city to practice a tradition born of labor and regional identity.

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    Life Without Longing

    Who would I be if I wasn’t hustling to make some other person, real or imagined, fall in love with me?

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    From MySpace to the Streets of Lagos

    Rock music fans have emerged from the digital underground in Nigeria.

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    ‘When I Skate It Just Feels Free’

    Figure Skating in Harlem helps young women of color see themselves on ice.

Skin Deep

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    Chelsea Handler Will Not Be Changing Her Face

    Perhaps a little Botox, though, or maybe some filler. The comedian and actress, who has written a memoir, shares her beauty secrets.


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    The Disappeared Children of Israel

    In the state of Israel’s early years, a number of parents in immigrant transit camps were told that their babies had died. Their families believe the babies were abducted by the Israeli authorities in the 1950s, and were illegally put up for adoption to childless Ashkenazi families, Jews of European descent. A younger generation is demanding answers.

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    How My Southeast L.A. Culture Got to Japan

    I grew up with Chicano and Chicana culture in Los Angeles and heard it had spread to Japan. I wondered: Is this cultural appropriation?

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    In Britain, Enraptured by the Wild, Lonely and Remote

    Rustic shelters called bothies — more than 100 of which are scattered throughout England, Wales and Scotland — are an indispensable, if little-known, element of British hill culture.


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    Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth

    Recommending that pregnant women not drink alcohol has been called old-fashioned and even patriarchal. So, as a feminist, my opinion may come as a surprise.

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    Food, My Frenemy

    My struggle with a binge eating disorder began at age 12. What followed were years of shame, lies, weight fluctuations and, at one particularly desperate moment, maternity clothes.

Scene City

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