An Interiors Photographer Shares His Favorite Images of the Decade

As a young man, the Irish photographer Simon Watson thought he’d like to be a painter. Today, his affinity for that medium is still evident in many of his photographs. His portraits and interior images, especially, suggest the influence of Northern Renaissance painters. “I choose lenses based on how van Eyck would see something,” Watson…

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36 Hours in King’s Cross, London

When I was young I liked to read about cities I never dreamed I’d visit. And that’s how I fell in love with the name of the London train station and neighborhood known as King’s Cross — or “King’s X,” as this most English of place-names was sometimes gracefully abbreviated. But when I first moved…

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When ‘Low-Key’ Meets ‘Adventurous’

The words “Happily Ever After, Starring Nikki & Gary — November 16, 2019,” filled the marquee at the Loew’s Jersey Theater in Jersey City, N.J., where the stage had been set for Nikole Klarberg to marry Gary Schneider in the place where Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Duke Ellington once performed. An audience of family…

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In a Work Toilet, How Close Is, Uh, Too Close?

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. An Even More Traumatic Public Bathroom My 50-person team got relocated to a new floor in our building, and the bathroom situation is curiously abysmal. There are two,…

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My Brother, the Traveler

“You’ve been a traveler,” my brother James said, confident that I understood why he was riding the rails that summer. Mist from the fountain beside Trinity Church blew on our faces. Like two weathervanes, we both turned to face into it. He was in Boston for the night and planned to hop another train just…

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How diet may lead to insomnia

Insomnia can have a serious impact on a person’s health and well-being. Now, a study of females aged 50 and over has found that some parts of the diet most likely contribute to this sleep disorder. Share on PinterestThe findings of a new study suggest that refined carbohydrates contribute to insomnia among older females. Insomnia…

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It Wasn’t Me He Wanted

Running my hands down my jeans as I waited for a drink, I thought, “Can a 22-year-old even be underdressed?” In my corduroy blazer and dark-washed jeans, I was the youngest person in this Boston theater by a generation, the seemingly lone millennial delegate for an evening meet-and-greet with Fran Lebowitz before her onstage conversation.…

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Rapid tissue donation program offers feasible approach to improve research

TAMPA, Fla. — Precision medicine with targeted therapies has led to improved treatment options and patient outcomes. These approaches were developed by studying tumors grown in laboratories and patient samples obtained before and during their treatment. However, there is often a limited supply of patient samples to adequately study, and the samples that exist do…

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Multi-omics approach offers new insights into peanut allergy severity

New York, NY — Dec 12, 2019 — Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified novel genes associated with the severity of peanut allergy, as well as ways in which these genes interact with other genes during allergic reactions. The findings, published December 12 in the Journal of Allergy and…

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