Feeling Anxious? Grab a Pen and Paper.

Over many centuries, journals have served as tools for recording history, as emotional outlets and as creative stimulants. In the current age of self-care and self-optimization — not to mention digital overload — logbooks are resurging, this time as a means of supporting one’s mental health. The Anti-Anxiety Notebook, a tidy blue-and-white volume, is one example. It takes a page, […]

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Two Winter Olympics Underdogs That Have Already Won

Lanny Smith, the founder of Actively Black, an athleisure brand, does not take his new partnership with the Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton Federation lightly. “When you look at historically what’s happened with the Olympics and brand sponsorships, you see the biggest brands in the world,” he said. “It’s something that most small to midsize businesses, most Black-owned brands, don’t even […]

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Back to the Office, a Protest and a Time Traveler’s Ball

PARIS — Around the same time that Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistle-blower, was testifying before Congress about controversial actions by her former employer, the Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey was in the front row of the Louis Vuitton show, stroking his beard meditatively as he talked to the Vuitton owner, Bernard Arnault, and watching a parade of elaborately embroidered, slightly […]

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Dolce & Gabbana Just Set a $6 Million Record for Fashion NFTs

The digital world’s cancellation of Dolce & Gabbana after a series of offensive statements about race, sexuality and size, which reached its apogee in 2018 when the fashion house released a video in China featuring a Chinese model clumsily eating spaghetti with chopsticks, appears to have reached a multimillion-dollar end. How else to interpret the fact that the brand announced […]

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Matthew Rhys Hits the Seas

Matthew Rhys never planned on buying an old wooden boat that would take four years, tens of thousands of dollars and quite a bit of his own manual labor to restore. But one night he was drinking whiskey and clicking through eBay, and, well, one thing led to another. Asked if there had been a bidding war for his 1930s […]

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We’re All On the Red Carpet Now

PARIS — The marquee outside the Théâtre du Châtelet, the gilded 19th-century musical theater on the Right Bank, cast a red glow over the fans thronged rows deep in the square outside on Saturday night. A forest of smartphones was held aloft, waving in the night air like a host of alien palm fronds, as various black cars pulled up […]

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Love Letter: OkCupid Saved My Marriage

Gayle Brandeis, the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay, wasn’t sure if her marriage could rebound from her obsession with another man. However, a glimmer of hope arrived in the form of an unexpected 98 percent match on a dating app. That match was with her husband, and from there they were able to rebuild. [Like this newsletter? Sign […]

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Overcoming Their Busy Schedules

A year into his relationship with Abigail Pesta, Joel Oestreich, a political science professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, moved to Africa. Ms. Pesta, 52, a Philadelphia-based journalist and author, had mixed feelings about his departure. “It was sad to see him go,” she said, but she also wanted him to enjoy the experience — Mr. Oestreich, 56, would be […]

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After a Last-Minute Date, an Awakening

Cortney Norris and Thomas Lowery weren’t supposed to go on a date. Ms. Norris, 38, a Latin teacher at the Dalton School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, had plans with a friend to see the live taping of the Mortified Podcast in March 2018. Mr. Lowery, 35, a video producer at Ted Productions, was also supposed to meet a friend […]

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Dior and Saint Laurent Play Power Games in Paris

On Tuesday something funny happened on the way through the Tuileries. At one end of the Grand Allée — the vista stretching from the Louvre and the I.M. Pei glass pyramid on one end to the obelisk of the Place de la Concorde on the other, leading up the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and further to La Défense […]

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