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May 2017

Gabriela Hearst Uses Sense to Reach Women

By | May 24th, 2017|

Designer Gabriela Hearst thinks a lot about how women feel when they dress—bloated or slim and how fabrics feel against their skin. A recent collection spanned sleek, nipped-and-tucked overcoats, dresses and double-breasted suits as well [...]

The Third Act of Cristiano Ronaldo

By | May 24th, 2017|

MADRID—Cristiano Ronaldo’s knees were sore. His scoring numbers were down. And Lionel Messi, his hated rival, was still flying high. At age 32, it seemed that Ronaldo’s decline had finally begun. Then in March, a [...]

Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security

By | May 24th, 2017|

Arlington, Va. Changes are coming to airport security checkpoints: TSA wants you to declutter your bags. New procedures, such as requiring all food or all electronics larger than cellphones be placed in bins separately, are [...]

The Galápagos Islands: An Upscale Traveler's Guide

By | May 24th, 2017|

IN THE POPULAR imagination, the Galápagos Islands represent the ultimate natural paradise—an earthy mecca where the wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution still waddles and crawls freely about. Lately, however, the place has [...]

Why Our Birthday Gifts Stopped Being Exciting

By | May 24th, 2017|

Dear Dan, Before we got married four years ago, my husband and I would give each other amazing, thoughtful birthday gifts. After we got married and set up a joint bank account, our birthday presents [...]

The Cinematic Life of Sofia Coppola

By | May 24th, 2017|

YES, SOFIA COPPOLA has heard the saying: “I want Sofia Coppola to direct my life.” She’s flattered by the line, which became something of an internet meme in recent years—it’s even shown up in promotional [...]

3-D Printing With a Dose of High Design

By | May 24th, 2017|

It sounds like a cookie-cutter startup story: A small company with an aversion to the letter “e” (OTHR) sets out to disrupt an established industry (luxury home goods) by leveraging technology (3-D printing) to make [...]

MLB's Giancarlo Stanton Buys Glitzy Miami Condo

By | May 24th, 2017|

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is buying a glitzy penthouse in downtown Miami. Three years after signing a record-breaking deal with the Marlins, the 27-year-old outfielder is in contract to purchase a five-bedroom unit at [...]

Is Your T-Shirt 'Nibbled' or 'Mothbitten'?

By | May 24th, 2017|

“You wore it in a lake, you wore it sliding down a dirt hill,” says Blaine Halvorson, founder of clothing company MadeWorn. But you didn’t really. The goal of MadeWorn’s rock-concert T-shirts is to mimic [...]

Kyle Chandler Has Earned His Feel-Good Moment

By | May 23rd, 2017|

BORIS, OUR MUSSO & FRANK waiter, wants to know about Kyle Chandler’s navy baseball cap with bl 3 stitched across the front in red, military-style block letters. “I’ve lied a few times when people ask,” [...]

Is a $415 Men's T-Shirt Better Than a $6 One?

By | May 23rd, 2017|

IMAGINE A FOOTBALL-FIELD-SIZE ice-cream parlor. Now, imagine that every flavor is vanilla. That might be the best way to describe what the market for plain white T-shirts looks like right now. “We sell white tees [...]

Spare Yourself From Tedious Small Talk

By | May 23rd, 2017|

Illustration: Verónica Grech By Sue Shellenbarger Sue Shellenbarger The Wall Street Journal Biography Google+ Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com Updated May 23, 2017 11:35 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS We’ve all gotten mired in banal small talk at some point. [...]

It's Her Thing: A Strange '70s Volkswagen

By | May 23rd, 2017|

Brenda Berys, the San Francisco-based director of events at Gigya, a tech company, on her 1973 Volkswagen Thing, as told to A.J. Baime. You never know when a chance encounter is going to change your [...]

The Anti-Anxiety App

By | May 23rd, 2017|

I’m shaking in my yoga pants. Newark Airport feels like a meat locker, but the real culprit is my impending trans-Atlantic flight, which, I’m convinced, is destined for the bottom of the ocean. Thanks to [...]

How to Manage a Long Wait for News

By | May 22nd, 2017|

Everyone—moms, therapists, rock stars—says the waiting is the hardest part. It turns out there is a way to “wait well,” researchers say. People who feel anxious or pessimistic or who ruminate while awaiting news fare [...]

The Chicago Cubs' Circle of Trust

By | May 22nd, 2017|

Chicago Brett Anderson joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015 not long after the team unveiled a brand new home clubhouse at its aging ballpark. He marveled at the modern amenities, the attention to detail [...]

Tim Tebow: Baseball's Best at Hitting Ground Balls

By | May 22nd, 2017|

Tim Tebow’s professional baseball career came with an expected slew of jokes and doubts. Even more so because he signed with the New York Mets, a perennial punchline for baseball wisecracks. But Tebow hasn’t actually [...]