For those who can survive the family trip as full-grown adults, unexpected charms ensue
Upon reaching a certain age—let’s say, 30—a lot of things that you had never imagined happening become all too real. Some are pleasant surprises: finding the perfect loft for you, your boyfriend and your hairless cat; managing to stay gainfully employed in media for nearly a decade. Some are less ... More
Our Editor-in-Chief gets inspired by the news of inheriting a family "tradition"
It can take a minute to determine whether you inherited the “baking gene,” unlike those for high cheekbones or a full head of hair. You need a little time to develop a more nurturing side to your personality—an appreciation ... More
What it's like for kids growing up in the shadow—or bright light—of success
At 12, Sam was bright and eager but sad, almost clinically so. His mother and father did not fall into that category of wealthy parents we've begun to indict for working too much and pressuring their kids to perform. They were encouraging but mindful not to push too hard. They ... More
More practitioners than ever are now certified to administer insomnia therapy. Find out if a sleep therapist is right for you
We’re a nation of bad sleepers. It’s gotten to the point that the CDC is calling insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. Currently 30 to 40 percent of adults experience full-blown insomnia at some point each year, according to the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research, and an especially tired ... More
How to bring up children who have it all—good sense included
When Alexa Dell, the 18-year-old daughter of tech tycoon Michael Dell, used her Twitter account last summer to post photos of her brother on the way to their family vacation in Fiji, it sparked a debate over how much privileged kids should share online. There was Zachary, chowing down on a ... More
More men are starting families on their own now than ever before. Why the rise in single fathers?
Six years ago, Steven Harris took inventory of his life, as single Manhattan men generally do around certain watershed birthdays, and realized that something was missing.
"A kid," the 56-year-old lawyer says with a laugh.
What Harris did next was, he says, "unheard of." With no serious girlfriend or potential partner on ... More
Fashion has a new muse, aged to perfection. Lynn Yaeger celebrates the Class of 2014
Let me ask you something—can you recite all the lyrics to the Monkees’ theme song (not just the first four words)? Do you know the difference between hi-fi and WiFi? Did your first TV get only seven channels? Even if you are willing to close your eyes, clench your perfect white ... More
What could be the purpose of all that nudity on the runway? DuJour uncovers the naked truth
People always say—well OK, not just people, but the kind of fashion-industry types one discusses these matters with—that the reason you see so much nudity on runways is that when an ensemble skims over a bare naked lady, it is easier to observe the wonderful clothing. That its extraordinary construction, ... More
Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars' leading man, is so busy he can barely keep his feet on the ground. Here, his photographer father captures his rise
Ansel Elgort has just scarfed down a foot-long sausage, and now he’s fidgeting mercilessly. He strums the spokes of a plastic fork, then pushes it aside and begins thump-thump-thumping a beat with his hands on a distressed wooden picnic table.
We’re at an airy beer garden in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a place ... More
Sylvester Stallone—just as much an action hero today as he was in his Rocky youth—reveals how he's still fighting for (and winning) America's heart
Tell someone that you’ve just met Sylvester Stallone, and the first question is always the same: How’d he look? The thinking isn’t malicious. It’s just that Stallone helped define masculinity for a generation of men, perhaps more so than any actor since Steve McQueen. He understands that we are complicated, ... More