What it’s like to shop at Barney’s

Rashad Benton/ Business Insider Department stores across the country are doubling down on discount options to offset slowing sales, but not Barneys New York. Established in 1923, Barneys is an exclusive department store known for having some of the sharpest and most expensive clothing items from the world’s top luxury …

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In Search of Lost Time in Europe’s Sanatoriums

Also connected to that culture was a parallel institution that flourished in Europe around the turn of the century: the thermal spa. Since the 1800s, doctors had been prescribing hydrotherapy, and health resorts were being established across the continent. As the historian David Clay Large has written, “the grand spas …

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The weirdest jobs of US presidents

Ronald Reagan saved a total of 77 people while working as a lifeguard.Wikimedia Commons • Many US presidents ascended to the White House with a background in law or politics, or a record of military service. • But, over the course of history, some presidents have held down rather unusual …

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These healthy fast food chains should scare McDonald’s

LocoL, a fast food concept spawned by famed chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson, offers a new take on traditional fast food. The chain’s dishes contain more calories than, say, a salad, but everything is made with high-quality, locally sourced, whole ingredients. In LocoL’s cheeseburgers, for example, cooked grains and …

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