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The Male Animal: Why Are Some Men Such Awkward Gift Givers? Let Them Explain

The Male Animal By SRIDHAR PAPPU Rob York was no more than 11 years old when he realized how terrible his father was when it came to buying gifts for his mother. One Christmas, it was a camera. The next, a handbag. He got used to watching his father’s awkwardness and his mother’s disappointment. Mr. …

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On the Runway: Luxury Brands Seek a Way Into Generation Z

On the Runway By ELIZABETH PATON Millennials, the much-studied generation whose behavior has seduced and puzzled luxury brands in equal measure, are no longer the sole focus for companies hoping to attract new customers: Generation Z, the label given to those born since 1995, is the latest target audience, thanks to their future purchasing power …

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On the Runway: Michelle Obama Makes an Italian Fashion Statement

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY On Sunday, the day of the Italian referendum that resulted in the announced resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Michelle Obama wore an Italian dress to the Kennedy Center Honors, a.k.a. “Washington’s cultural event of the year.” Specifically, she wore a Gucci dress. Coincidence? It’s possible. But consider this: It …

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Lapo Elkann, Fiat Heir, Goes from Playboy to Bad Boy Again

It sounded like a 1970s Scorsese film channeling Fellini: a dapper, 39-year-old Italian industrial scion claimed he was being held captive in a third-floor apartment of a public housing building at 344 East 28th Street in Manhattan, and he had been contacting home to secure a $10,000 ransom. Authorities, however, quickly ordered a rewrite on …

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