Nicolas Ghesquière, Poster Boy for Fashion-Against-Trump

Nicolas Ghesquière, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton women’s wear and one of the designer jewels in the LVMH crown, has spoken out — or posted anyway — to dissociate himself with his company’s new association with President Trump. A brief recap: Last Thursday afternoon, Mr. Trump cut the ribbon on a spanking-new Louis Vuitton…

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Meatballs Like You Haven’t Seen Them

When it comes to food, I will forever favor crispy over saucy, because saucy is the enemy of crispy, and crispy is the best and most pleasant thing about food. For example, I can’t stand when people squeeze lemon over my fried calamari or schnitzel, and think eggplant Parm is a waste of a crunchy…

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Carl Safina Is Certain Your Dog Loves You

Carl Safina, 64, an ecologist at Stony Brook University on Long Island and a “MacArthur genius” grant winner, has written nine books about the human connection to the animal world. Coming next spring is “Becoming Wild,” on the culture of animals, and a young adult version of “Beyond Words,” on the capabilities of dogs and…

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Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière Thinks Donald Trump Is «A Joke»

Jamie McCarthyGetty Images Nicolas Ghesquière, artistic director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, isn’t here for Donald Trump’s ties to the LVMH empire. Over the weekend, Ghesquière made clear his displeasure with Trump’s appearance at the new Louis Vuitton factory, calling Trump «a joke» in a post on his personal Instagram account. «Standing against any political…

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What Causes a Mysterious Paralysis in Children? Researchers Find Viral Clues

About 10 days after what seemed like a garden-variety cold, Luca Waugh, a healthy 4-year-old, developed troubling symptoms. Suddenly, his neck became so weak that he fell backward. Then his right arm couldn’t move. Within days, recalled his mother, Dr. Riley Bove, he developed “head-to-toe paralysis, where he could kind of move his eyes a…

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The Greatest Fish Recipe

Good morning. The autumn migration continues along the East Coast, with striped bass and false albacore oozing south to the Carolinas, feasting on bait. Here are Bluefin tuna in close to shore, whales, gannets divebombing in formation. It’s wild. They’re harvesting Canada geese in western Nassau County, a bag limit of eight a day. Some…

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Behavioral Therapy, One Tarot Card at a Time

Name: Jessica Dore Age: 33 Claim to fame: Ms. Dore posts 280-word doses of therapy to her nearly 97,000 followers on Twitter and sometimes a bit larger of a dose to her over 29,000 followers on Instagram. Ms. Dore, who has a master’s degree in social work from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, aims to explain…

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Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood

Doctors generally advise women against vaginal douching, warning that this practice can upset the delicate balance of vaginal flora and increase the risk of infection. Now, a new study also shows that douching has associations with a higher blood concentration of harmful chemicals. A new study adds to the evidence that vaginal douches may be…

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Be Humble, and Proudly, Psychologists Say

In their day jobs, research psychologists don’t typically need safety goggles, much less pith helmets or Indiana Jones bullwhips. There’s no rappelling into caves to uncover buried scrolls, no prowling the ocean floor in spherical subs, no tuning of immense, underground magnets in the hunt for ghostly subatomic particles. Still, psychologists do occasionally excavate the…

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In Search of Hilma af Klint, Who Upended Art History, But Left Few Traces

It seemed a daunting challenge to follow in the footsteps of a secretive artist who destroyed all her correspondence more than a decade before her death in 1944. Someone who, between 1906 and 1915, had created an astonishing cache of nearly 200 novel paintings — bold abstract compositions as large as 10 by 8 feet…

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