Pantone Picks Two Colors of the Year for 2021

There is general agreement on very little in this world, save, perhaps, for one thing: This year has been a mess, and the next one cannot come fast enough. So it should be a surprise to no one that the prognosticators at Pantone — those trend forecasters who scour the globe for months noting developments…

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The Best Sweet-Savory Kugel

And Sarah DiGregorio ginned up an amazing lentil soup with smoked sausage and apples. That’s an easy and fantastic midweek feed. You might, however, prefer Julia Moskin’s recipe for pasta with bacon, cheese, lemon and pine nuts. Or, you know what? Sometimes life calls for baked chicken tenders and a soapy police drama on your…

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Tone Indicators and How to Use Them

All the Things We Have Tried Before Over the Centuries For ages, posters on forums like Reddit have used “/s” at the end of a post to indicate sarcasm. But the history of tone indication is much older. In her book “Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation,” the grammar historian Lynne…

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Selena Gomez’s Fashion Evolution, From Disney Star to Pop Icon

Jose Perez/Bauer-GriffinGetty Images From decadent Marchesa dresses to Versace power suits, Selena Gomez can wear it all, flawlessly. Flip through the singer’s every best outfit and, truly, «Look at Her Now.» View Gallery 182 Photos 1 of 182 December 7, 2020 Filming her new Hulu TV series, Only Murders in the Building, in New York…

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U.A.E. Is First Government to Approve a Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine

The need for clarity on the safety and efficacy of China’s vaccines has taken on more urgency after Sinopharm revealed it had already vaccinated roughly a million people even before the completion of clinical trials. The campaign has alarmed overseas scientists who say it exposes people to undue risks. Chinese officials have repeatedly assured the…

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House Hunting in the Cayman Islands: A Compact Castle in the Caribbean

A Five-Bedroom Concrete Circle in the Caymans $3.95 MILLION Cayman Castle, a gated and walled villa with a dollop of medieval whimsy, juts into the Caribbean Sea from the southeastern coast of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands. Built in the 1980s on a 1.75-acre beachfront lot and fully renovated in 2005,…

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It May Feel Like Winter, but It’s Time to Shop for Seeds

Resilience: It’s a vegetable-seed industry buzzword, and a mission — to breed genetically resilient varieties that stand up to pests, diseases and the rigors of a shifting climate. Each resilient variety becomes a tiny, critical ingredient in a resilient seed system that supports agriculture, the foundation of a resilient food system. And in the tumultuous…

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Amazon Halo Review: The Fitness Gadget We Don’t Deserve or Need

I decided to record consistent body fat measurements for myself and a friend using the Halo, a Fitbit bathroom scale and a highly rated skin caliper. In November and December, I took early-morning measurements with the Halo and bathroom scale; my wife pinched my skin folds in four areas with the caliper. I measured my…

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Help! How Can I Help My Toddler Wear a Mask on a Plane?

“The pilot actually apologized for what happened to us,” Ms. Davis said in a phone call last week. “He said, ‘That technically is our policy, so that flight attendant is probably not going to be reprimanded because she didn’t technically do anything wrong. But most flight crews have common sense enough to know you cannot…

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Social Inequities Explain Racial Gaps in Pandemic, Studies Find

When Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe began to research coronavirus infections among Black and Hispanic patients, he thought he knew what he would find. Infected Black and Hispanic patients would be more likely to be hospitalized, compared with white patients, and more likely to die. But that’s not how it turned out. Dr. Ogedegbe, the director of…

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