$75 for Three Minutes at Minus 230 Degrees? Sure, We’ll Try It

$75 for Three Minutes at Minus 230 Degrees? Sure, We’ll Try It

Lifestyle December 12, 2017 0

There was one other person in the waiting area, a lean and muscular man in his 40s who was also a cryo virgin but who seemed much less nervous than either one of us. We were led into a small locker room, where we took off all our clothes... Read more
Can Parents ‘Robot-Proof’ Their Child’s Job Future?

Can Parents ‘Robot-Proof’ Their Child’s Job Future?

Lifestyle December 11, 2017 0

But that job is suddenly looking iffy as A.I. gets better at reading scans. A start-up called Arterys, to cite just one example, already has a program that can perform a magnetic-resonance imaging analysis of blood flow through a heart in just 15 seconds, compared with the 45 minutes... Read more
Why Is Fashion Having an Astral Moment?

Why Is Fashion Having an Astral Moment?

Lifestyle December 11, 2017 0

Mr. Aldrin, a space evangelist preaching the gospel of interplanetary travel through his Space Share Foundation, said he had little practical input into the products’ design. Their value, he maintained, is less in pushing the wares than in promoting a vision. “The idea of flying around in space, even... Read more
Wiki, Formerly of the Hip-Hop Collective Ratking, Strikes Out on His Own

Wiki, Formerly of the Hip-Hop Collective Ratking, Strikes Out on His Own

Lifestyle December 11, 2017 0

Photo The rapper Patrick Morales, better known as Wiki, in Brooklyn. Credit Nathan Bajar for The New York Times Patrick Morales, a.k.a. Wiki Age 24 Hometown Upper West Side of Manhattan Now Lives In a railroad apartment in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, with his girlfriend and two... Read more
Hey, ‘Budtender’: Los Angeles’s Power Brokers of Pot Crank Up the Kook

Hey, ‘Budtender’: Los Angeles’s Power Brokers of Pot Crank Up the Kook

Lifestyle December 10, 2017 0

Along with the sensuality circles, there are get-togethers for gamers who smoke pot, marijuana Christmas parties, classes where artists can puff and paint. There are studios where yogis smoke sensimilla with their shavasana and members’ only co-working spaces where entrepreneurs can enjoy a dab of hash while poring over... Read more
The Future Is … Purple

The Future Is … Purple

Lifestyle December 10, 2017 0

That’s an optimistic view of things. And, if the current standoff in Washington is any indication, one that seems more like wishful thinking than reality. But that, it turns out, is part of the point. At least this year. “It’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world... Read more
DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love

DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love

Lifestyle December 10, 2017 0

But that practice has long been left to underground artists, a subculture unto itself with a dark, self-aware nickname: “morbid ink.” So far this has been something of a symbolic gesture, as the organic material introduced into their inks would eventually be absorbed into a subject’s body. Others write... Read more
After-School Special – The New York Times

After-School Special – The New York Times

Lifestyle December 9, 2017 0

It really started around my fifth year in New York — both friends and strangers telling me that I needed to accept the harsh reality of becoming a “New Yorker.” This conversation was always awkward, less because of the premise and more the tone: It was consistently less congratulatory... Read more
Bobby Flay’s Recipe for Looking Tailored

Bobby Flay’s Recipe for Looking Tailored

Lifestyle December 9, 2017 0

The chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay, 52, often appears on television in his chef coat, but off screen he’s found a reliable style that’s part cozy, part tailored. It helps that he stays trim, too, which is no small feat for a chef who travels so much. His secret?... Read more
Open Thread: This Week in Style News

Open Thread: This Week in Style News

Lifestyle December 9, 2017 0

This is a big political step for an industry that has traditionally stayed away from politics for fear of upsetting a chunk of their consumer base, and may herald a new stage in fashion activism. At the NYT conference in Brussels last month, I discussed this with a few... Read more