Dr. Lois Jovanovic, 71, Dies; Helped Diabetic Women Have Babies

As a 12-year-old, Lois and her two siblings helped care for her invalid father until he died of diabetes at 51. She vowed then to become a doctor and to find a cure. “I saw death and dying as a child,” she once recalled. Years later, Dr. Jovanovic, after 29 weeks of pregnancy, gave birth…

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The New Old Age: In the Nursing Home, Empty Beds and Quiet Halls

For more than 40 years, Morningside Ministries operated a nursing home in San Antonio, caring for as many as 113 elderly residents. The facility, called Chandler Estate, added a small independent living building in the 1980s and an even smaller assisted living center in the 90s, all on the same four-acre campus. The whole complex…

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What Men Should Know About #MeToo: It’s About Them

“Here’s what men don’t get about the #MeToo movement: It is not about women, it’s about us,” Wade Davis, a former N.F.L. player turned educator and activist, said at the New Rules Summit. By “us” he meant men. Women “are laying themselves bare to awaken us, so we can do better,” he said to a…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Fast Favorites

Hello again, and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I’m finding myself in the mood for chicken — roast chicken in particular, something juicy and salty and soul-anchoring. One of my absolute favorites from NYT Cooking is on the list below, Melissa Clark’s sheet-pan chicken with arugula, yogurt and potatoes. I fell back on a lot…

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City Kitchen: A Delicate Treatment for a Just-as-Delicate Fish

When you head to the fish market, you may find small thin fillets of flounder, fluke, sole or plaice, or thick halibut fillets. As different as they may be in size, they are all related, part of the flatfish family — and delicate, mild and sweet tasting, with tender white flesh. They are aptly named,…

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Q&A: How Wet Clothes Become Translucent

Q. Why do some fabrics become transparent when wet? A. Cloth, like paper, is made up of discrete strands of fiber with air between them. Light hitting the dry material is somewhat scattered within it, but a good share is reflected to the eye. This renders the material visible. Compared with the strands in the…

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A Good Appetite: A Pasta as Versatile and Reliable as Your Pantry

Most pantry pasta recipes assume that you have a pretty bare larder. Made entirely from ingredients you’re likely to have on hand, the recipes are usually some minimalist combination of garlic, olive oil, bread crumbs, chile flakes, and possibly anchovies or Parmesan, or both. Delicious, absolutely, but not reflective of the breadth of even a…

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