How minimalism teaches you to be happy with less

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus simplified life, which led to them founding the Minimalists and the art of letting go.

Stylish Bostonians

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From fashionistas to legal scholars, these tastemakers reveal how they set the city’s trends.

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Instagram star Kim Chi talks ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Season eight of is down to its final four contestants, and the Chicago powerhouse is still in the running.

My Instagram: Matthew Lowery

Lowery’s Instagram presents followers with a unique opportunity to see Boston at its most breathtaking.

Ram Rebel

Cars

Thinking about buying a sport utility vehicle or crossover? Get in line.

According to IHS Automotive, the segment outsold sedans in the United States last year.

The sofa’s lines mimic the architecture of the space.

Home Design

A youthful design suits young condo owner

The young physician who lives in this Boston condo wanted her new home to feel sophisticated, youthful, and a little playful.

“Bunny Love” dress by Little Goodall, $120 at CouCou, 24 Union Park St., 617-936-4082

The One Thing

Cuckoo? No, CouCou.

Charming new kids shop brings little known brands to Boston.

Donald Trump's 'Song of Myself'

A 2016 Ford F-150 rolls off

Safety upgrade for Ford F-150

Ford Motor Co. added more structural protection to the 2016 F-150 SuperCab to improve the pickup’s safety rating to “good” in the latest crash tests by an insurer group.

the one thing

Black and white and gray all over

Performance wear for grownups makes its debut.

5 things

How does your garden grow?

Container gardening is a great option for any would-be plant parent who’s tight on space.

Mariska Meijer Amsterdam Trays are available through Gracious Home.

Wait on Mom for a change

You’re a grown-up now but not above letting mom wait on you during a visit. Turn the tables this Mother’s Day.

Fans of popular down jacket are facing a real fur problem

Boston just wrapped up a mild winter, one that found a growing number of residents wrapped in Canada Goose.

The gardens at the Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, R.I.

Daffodil days are here, but not for long

For those seeking new spring rituals, four spots for daffodil viewing in the region make for enjoyable day trips.

Acquiring a new look — and outlook — while thrift shopping

How thrift shopping changed my wardrobe — and my life.

Paris Is Always A Good Idea necklace, $24 online at covetandlou.com

Style

You’ll always have Paris

Spruce up your springtime style with a touch of French flair

My Instagram: Keith Greene

For Holden resident Keith Greene, unpredictability is essential.

Michael Wex’s new book is titled “Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can’t Stop Eating It.”

Q&A

Micheal Wex on eating Yiddish: the power of schmaltz

Author Michael Wex looks at Jewish food traditions in his book “Rhapsody in Schmaltz.”

FASHION

Forget Tolkien. New magic rings come from digital gods

The idea of smart jewelry has been around for decades, and is finally becoming part of everyday life.

5 things to know about ransomware

I was a victim of digital extortion, a crime that is becoming all too common these days. Here’s what I learned from the ordeal.

The Sprout Pencil.

The One Thing

Check off that assignment

A plant-able pencil sprouts herbs, flowers, fruit, and vegetables.

obsession

Taylor Swift in chunky, chunky, chunky boots of leather

Fashion has gone full Seventies, and on the May cover of Vogue, the pop goddess looks as if she just strutted off the set of “Vinyl.”

Lightweight drapes and upholstery adds an airy look and feel.

Seven easy ways to lighten up your home

Here in New England, we have a storied housing stock. Many of these homes, though can be less than ideal. In general, they’re dark. So with spring here, let’s brighten things up.

A video image of the Tupac Shakur hologram is displayed on a computer monitor at the Subtractive Studio in Santa Monica, Calif. The Tupac hologram made its appearance at the Coachella music festival in 2012.

First Tupac got a hologram. Now it’s Biggie’s turn.

A marketing deal may allow a hologram of the late Notorious B.I.G. to appear everywhere from music videos to arena stages.

Makover Derring-Do

In the latest issue of Design New England, lots of color and a bit of bravado wake up a ho-hum family room.

10Product- “Wave Sayonara 3” by Mizuno, $109.99 buy online for pickup at Foot Locker, Arsenal Mall, Watertown. (handout)

PRODUCT

Run like a Bostonian

With Marathon Monday just ahead, you may want to get in gear.

Cheating earns blogger a lifetime Boston Marathon ban

“It was a temptation, is what it was,” said Gia Alvarez, whose actions brought a lifetime ban from the Boston Marathon.

09Home- “Mad” chaise lounge by Marcel Wanders for Poliform, $5,500 at Showroom, 240 Stuart Street, Boston, 617-482-4805, showroomboston.com. (handout)

HOME

Cut to the chaise

Lounging around never looked so good.

the one thing

For when you knead it at home

Spa days are sublime, but what if you can’t spare an entire day to indulge?

The Mazda CX-3 by the numbers

The Mazda CX-3 by the numbers

My Instagram: Evan Perkins

MassArt film and video student Evan Perkins, 20, uses Instagram to capture the complexity of his classmates.

obsession

Spa Week arrives with discounted full-service treatments

The late blast of cold weather has now made a surprisingly mild winter feel surprisingly long. But Spa Week is here.

Cara Bartlett (left) and Vanessa van Zyl, cofounders of the Vetta capsule collection.

Crowdfunding a capsule fashion startup with Vetta

Capsule fashion is an approach to style that uses a handful of simple, versatile items to cut down on the number of garments you need.

A look at the IKEA VR Experience that lets you change kitchen designs.

Checking out IKEA’s virtual test kitchen (meatballs not included)

The new application is just the beginning of how VR stands to change our perspective on retail.

Amy Schumer (left) and Kerry Washington.

Fashion media tries to embrace diversity, and fails

Fashion magazines came under fire Tuesday for imposing restrictive labels and beauty standards on some of Hollywood’s celebrities.

At Ultimate Woman’s Apparel in Peabody, Holy Name High’s Maddie Scampini posts her prom gown on Facebook to “claim” it.

This prom dress is mine! I called dibs on Facebook.

As prom season approaches, the teenage girl culture is observing an unwritten rule, and rite.

Indoor wake surfing draws pros to Nashua

On Saturday, Surf’s Up New Hampshire in Nashua hosted its first-ever indoor wake surfing competition.

UMass students build bridges by baking bread

UMass Amherst fraternity members will bake challah at the college’s Chabad Jewish Student Center.

Hoisin pork noodles with broccoli slaw and carrots

Recipe for hoisin pork noodles with broccoli slaw and carrots

You can prepare it in advance and marinate the pork loin overnight in the refrigerator for additional flavor.

No guarantee you’ll look as good as Beyoncé in her new activewear

The Beyhive is abuzz about Beyoncé’s foray into the world of active and “athleisure” wear for women.

My Instagram: Oscar Alvarez

On his wide-reaching Instagram account, Revere resident Oscar Alvarez’s approach to capturing Boston is as meticulous as it is mesmerizing.

there’s an app for that

Share your photos with ease

Upshot shares your shots as you shoot with the members of you “stream.”

Topper trends: fedora or floppy

With the Party in the Park fund-raiser coming soon, Neiman Marcus has teamed with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy to organize a pop-up hat shop in its Copley Place store.

The family basement redesign features a layered feeling with different textures and spaces such as a TV area and a bar.

A basement brought to the next level

A high-end basement redesign created extra space to gather to relax, watch movies, and play games with the family.

A king guest room at Aloft

travel

Are you a smoothie or a martini? Whether you stay at Aloft or Element may hold the answer.

Aloft and Element are within spitting distance of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and are likely to appeal to different kinds of guests.

obsession

Kids’ fashion: More message, less hype

Oshkosh, Abercrombie Kids, Hollister _ they all pump out T-shirts with their corporate logos front and center. But it’s not as bad as it once was.

The 2016 Honda Accord EX-L sedan model.

The Honda Accord remains one of the most comfortable, reliable sedans on the market

The restyled 2016 Honda Accord EX-L sedan with navigation and Honda Sensing technology is one of the best family sedans sold anywhere.

From left: BMW 3 series, Honda Accord, Toyota Prius V, and a Kia Optima

Car headlights are keeping drivers in the dark, study finds

Car headlights are keeping drivers in the dark, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds.