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How to love winter a little more

How to love winter a little more

It’s about how you dress but also how you think. Jose Luis Pelaez / Getty December 9, 2023, 8 AM ET This is an edition of The Wonder Reader, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a set of stories to spark your curiosity and fill you with delight. Sign up here to get it every Saturday morning. In January 2021, a time when many of us were returning from halfhearted outdoor hangouts with freezing fingers, my colleague Marina Koren revealed herself as a lover of winter. Well, within reason: “I do not ski. I believe a ‘polar plunge’ is appropriate only when you’re trying to outrun a bear. I was born in Russia, but I moved to warmer climes as a toddler,” Koren writes. “I’m just a kindly winter evangelist, standing in front of your outdoor restaurant table, asking you to put on a hat.” One of the secrets to embracing winter is deceptively simple, Koren argues: Dress the part. “As the Scandinavians say, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes,” …