5 Places: Five Places to Visit in Minneapolis

From Downtown East in Minneapolis, it’s only a four-block walk to the U.S. Bank Stadium, the glass-sheathed building that opened in 2016 and is host of the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament from April 6 to 8. The neighborhood is seeing action of its own lately. Beautiful warehouses converted into condos, along with tasteful shops…

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Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

For years, they have been the subject of impassioned academic debate: Trigger warnings, do they protect people from distress or encourage fragility? The warnings, which alert individuals to disturbing material, have been talked about, used and promoted on college campuses and elsewhere for more than a decade, but little was known about how well they…

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Ties: My Temporary Hoarding Habit

When my daughter got cancer, I began hoarding ketchup packets and digital thermometers. Gillian was 11 when we learned the lingering knee pain was osteosarcoma in her right femur. The treatment protocol for this rare bone disease was a nine-month course of aggressive chemotherapy. Each of the almost-weekly infusions required at least a three-night hospital…

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Ask Well: Why Did I Lose My Sense of Smell?

Q. I have completely lost my sense of smell and can taste only a few things. I have seen doctors and taken tests, but no answers. I know I’m not the only one with this problem. Any ideas? A. Humans are able to perceive an astounding one trillion odors. But our sense of smell is…

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Tate Galleries Will Refuse Sackler Money Because of Opioid Links

LONDON — Tate, which runs some of Britain’s most important art museums, announced Thursday night that it will no longer accept financial donations from the Sackler family, whose pharmaceutical interests have been linked to the opioid crisis. “The Sackler family has given generously to Tate in the past, as they have to a large number…

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Taking Stock at Cartier

PARIS — Few luxury brand chief executives are likely to appear as cheerful as Cyrille Vigneron. While many companies continue to grapple with economic jitters in key markets and volatile currency exchange, growth in the fine jewelry sector appears to be largely sheltered from the storm. And Cartier, the high jewelry house where Mr. Vigneron…

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5 New Gems to Read

“Today people are looking for books that are more than just a reproduction of jewelry,” said Suzanne Tise-Isoré, editorial director of Flammarion’s style and design division. “They want something that is beautiful to touch and beautiful to look at and is something more of an experience.” As books fight for shelf space — and compete…

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Modern Love: When Chivalry Is More Control Than Care

I messaged her on Facebook, using an idiotic subject line: “an inconvenient truth.” After a few heated exchanges, she agreed to have dinner with me. That evening I smoothed my green tweed skirt as I waited for her to arrive at the southern-style restaurant I had chosen. Perversely, I had picked this place because it…

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