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    The NYU Student Who Really, Really Loves Toast“This summer, I’m actually hoping to have a toast pop-up in Shanghai.”
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    The Knitwear Designer Who Customizes Her Hat to Fit Her Hairstyle“I can’t wear a regular beanie, so I had to make up a little hat for my head shape. I call this my ‘bunny-clava.’”
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    How I Got My Valentino Wedding Dress for 90 Percent OffI was a bride who wanted a bargain.
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    The History Teacher Who Sings About the Election With His Students“I grabbed a guitar from the music room, put the lyrics on the board, and we began by singing ‘This Land Is Your Land.’ “
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    The Veterinarian Who Won’t Touch Snakes“A dog or a cat is not going to say ‘Thank you’ afterward, but you know you’ve done good by it.”
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    14 Things On Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy, Including a See by Chloe BagWe found great things on sale, including a See by Chloe bag, Levi’s jacket, and 3.1 Phillip Lim shirt.
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    A Stress-Treatment Oil That’s Like Klonopin in Scent FormJust a dab’ll do ya.
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    The Retired Social Worker From Switzerland, on Holiday in New York“I was really surprised by how respectful people are of one another here. Except when we were having trouble with our MetroCard at JFK.”
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    The Artist Whose Hair Is Five Shades of Blue and Green“[It’s] a cyan, a teal, a dark blue which fades to purple because it’s the nature of the color, and a dark blue that stays dark blue.”
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    The Model Who Got Back in the Business When She Turned 30“In New York, it’s competitive — especially as a mixed-race person; there are only a few spots for us.”
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    Ann M. Martin on Rebooting Another Kids’s SeriesIn her upcoming Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure, the kids eat kale chips and their parents have cell phones.
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    The Marc Jacobs Intern Who Always Wears a T-Shirt“I just discovered a few weeks ago this typical American brand which is called Hanes. Have you heard of it?”
  13. Derek Blasberg Is the Truman Capote of InstagramThe selfie everyone wants to be in is the one with him.
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    The Best Travel Shoes: Hers and His EditionWe found shoes that can stand both the airplane and cobblestones, for both men and women.
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    The Video Producer Who Matches Her Eye Makeup to Her Hair“My friends all call me ‘Fairy.’”
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    The Texan Who Wants to Go Into Fashion“Right now, I’m just trying to model and build up my résumé.”
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    In Praise of the Chicken FingerA kid’s-menu-orderer’s confessional.
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    The Model With Enviable Hair“My hair really seems to be the talk right now.”
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    The HR Director Who Grew Up in Greece“My parents moved us here when I was 14 so my brother and I could have a better life. But my life was pretty great there!”
  20. This Beach Tent Has Made Me Actually Like Going to the BeachI had seen a few beach tents around, and had written them off as being mostly for babies and the elderly, but I changed my mind.
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    11 Books That Make the Best Father’s Day GiftsFrom Tig Notaro to Don DeLillo.
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    The Twins Who Spend Almost Every Day Together“It’s not going to be like Step Brothers, where we are grown up and sleeping in bunk beds. We have to end it sometime.”
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    Silicon Valley’s Costume Designer on How to Buy the Perfect Hoodie How to sniff out good hoodies.
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    The Absolute Best Gravy Italian Restaurant in New YorkWhere to find the tastiest veal Marsala, baked ziti, and chicken scarpariello.
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    The Artist Who Made Her Dress Out of Paper“The idea was for the dress to look European, but also speak to the history of colonialism.”
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    12 Books That Make Great Last Minute Mother’s Day GiftsSome options for the literary mom in your life.
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    The Retired Stagehand Who Sold Newspapers as a Kid“I’d buy the paper for a nickel and go into bars and sell it for a quarter.’”
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    The Art-World Fixtures Who Lunch at The Four Seasons“We have a monthly lunch at The Four Seasons. I always end with the vanilla ice cream.”
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    Macaulay Culkin and Adam Green on Making Their DIY Aladdin MovieDown the rabbit hole with a cult-favorite downtown musician turned filmmaker and his former-child-star best friend. 
  30. Macaulay Culkin and Adam Green on Making Their DIY Aladdin MovieDown the rabbit hole with a cult-favorite downtown musician turned filmmaker and his former-child-star best friend.
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    The Art Adviser Who Lives in 3 Countries“Throughout the year, I live between Istanbul, New York, and London.”
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    The Artist Who Wears His Mother’s Coat“There’s a nice continuity to wearing your parents’ clothes.”
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    Everything You Need to Know About Traveling With FriendsGoing with a group means you can afford a seaside villa. But will you all like each other by the end of the trip? 
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    The Pescatarian Vintage Buyer Who Wears Fur“I thought it was kind of gruesome at first, but then I thought, Well, if I’m going to wear an animal, I might as well wear its face.”
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    The Fashion Blogger Who Started As a Model“I knew I wouldn’t be a model forever, but I thought, I don’t know, maybe I’d be an accountant or something.”
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    The Professional Boxer Who Has 11 Titles“I was the only girl on our high-school wrestling team — there was a petition from the other schools to have me taken off because I would beat the boys and make them cry.”
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    The Attorney Who Almost Always Wears Bow Ties“I found that people would remember me and be like, ‘Oh, you’re the guy with the bow tie.’ And I thought, Well, that’s not bad, that’ll be my little brand.”
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    The Nostalgic Comfort of Normcore DiningThere is something really great about going to a place that doesn’t have 857 Yelp reviews, where you can actually get in as a party of five without a reservation on a Friday night.
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    A Clique With a Kennedy, a Matisse, and a TrumpMinor celebrities thanks to the Rich Kids of Instagram blog, they have leveraged their hundreds of thousands of followers to further their personal brands.
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    The UPS Driver Who Used to Work in Fashion“I hemmed these pants and would love to slim down the shirt a bit, get it darted, but I’d need permission to do that.”
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    The Ceramic Artist Who Has Lived in 6 Countries“I was born in Saudi Arabia — we were actually airlifted out at the beginning of the Gulf War — and I grew up in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Scotland before settling in Houston.”
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    The ’80s Rocker Who Doesn’t Go Out Much Anymore“I’ll only go out if I’m seeing a band that I got a demo from that I might produce.”
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    The Art Student Who Dyes Her Hair Gray“I want to show that even though my skin is tan, I’m gray, because my mother is white and my father is African-American.”
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    The Equestrian Rider Who Worked on the Bernie Madoff Case“It was annoying — not only was he so awful, but there was so much paperwork!”
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    The Retired Modeling Agent Who Loves Empire“I started my own agency — we represented Twiggy — but went off to be assistant to the actor Yul Brynner, who was dating my roommate at the time.”
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    The Former Child Actor With an Epic Beard“Total strangers will come up to me on the street and just grab it.”
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    The Pro-Throuple Store Planner in a Margiela Dress“I started wearing dresses when I lived in the Middle East, and then when I came into my queer self, I started playing more with de-gendering clothing.”
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    The CEO Selling Clothes That Speak InternetErin Yogasundram’s teenage buyers think she’s totally bae AF.
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    The ‘85-Year-Old Wonder’ in Purposefully Mismatched Socks“I’m always at the theater, the ballet, the opera, the movies. Last year, I saw 1,049 movies. But I don’t like computers. … Nancy Sinatra has been saying that I have to get on email. ”
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    The NYU Student Moonlighting as a DJ“If you want to be a member of my squad, you have to be down for the cause; you can’t just be at home all the time, you have to be spur of the moment, because life is spur of the moment.”
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