The Zika Virus Is Still a Threat. Here’s What Experts Know.

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Remember Zika? With measles and Ebola grabbing headlines, it is easy to forget the health panic of 2016, when Zika was linked to severe birth defects in thousands of Brazilian newborns whose mothers were infected while pregnant, striking fear across the country and much of the Americas. As health officials struggled…

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Are You Ready for the Designer Flip Flop Trend?

Leather flip flops Gianvito Rossi net-a-porter.com $545.00 If you were worried about the return of the ’90s strappy sandal, you might want to avert your eyes because lip flops are officially back. But the modern iteration of the controversial footwear is a lot fancier than we remember. These aren’t the high school Havaianas ELLE.com first…

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Celebrating America, Scoop by Frosty Scoop

Ice cream is young. For more than a thousand years, our ancestors had to settle for flavored snow — quick to vanish without modern refrigeration, and thus a luxury, reserved for the rich. Sorbet was accidentally invented in the 16th century, when the Italian scientist Giambattista della Porta tried to freeze wine and wound up…

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Elizabeth Warren Calls on Former F.D.A. Chief to Quit Pfizer Board

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called on Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to resign from the board of Pfizer, saying his decision to join one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical companies “smacks of corruption.” Ms. Warren, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said in a public letter…

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Tips for Building a Wedding Website

For many engaged couples, a personal website is an important part of the wedding-planning process. Often, it’s where guests go to find gift registry information, directions to the reception, preferred attire suggestions, and other useful information about the upcoming nuptials. Seventy-four percent of couples who married in 2018 created a wedding site, up from 59…

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A Whimsical Provincetown Home, Where Everything Is a Treasure

John Derian’s second home in Provincetown, Mass. — built for a local sea captain in 1789 and purchased by Derian, the interior designer and home goods retailer, in 2007 — can resemble, at times, a particularly thoughtful cabinet of curiosities. A 19th-century flower drying rack from Denmark now displays Derian’s shirts and jackets; silvery, lightly…

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Hutong, Northern Chinese in Former Le Cirque Space, Opens

Headliner Hutong In Northern China, particularly in Beijing, hutongs are old, narrow alleyways. They’re lined with small houses that have courtyards, some of which house restaurants. The branch of Hutong about to open in the Bloomberg L.P. headquarters is in a courtyard, to be sure, but it has turned the far-from-humble space that housed Le…

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Women Are Defining Paris Couture

Image Chanel haute couture, fall 2019CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — Something unexpected has happened at the Paris couture — the tippy tippy top of the European fashion pyramid and the beating heart of its identity. Steadily, quietly, seemingly overnight (though obviously not) it has become defined by women: not those to…

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At Lokanta, Sheep’s Head Soup and Other Turkish Delights

“Does the sheep’s head soup have a lot of stuff in it?” I asked my server. Realizing that this was somewhat ambiguous, especially applied to a dish as laden with stuff as the brew of lambs’ snouts, ears, tongues, cheeks and eyeballs known in Turkey as kelle paca, I tried again. “Is it very filling,…

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Medical News Today: Coexisting conditions: New test predicts suicide, cognitive risk

After studying thousands of people for over a decade, researchers have concluded that living with multiple chronic conditions can seriously affect a person’s brain health and mental well-being, hastening forms of memory loss and increasing the risk of dying by suicide. Having multiple chronic conditions can speed up cognitive decline. Recent research has shown that…

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