Why This Billionaire Will Never Leave New York

Why on God’s green earth would anyone choose to live somewhere besides New York City? This, to Leonard A. Lauder, the philanthropist and chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies, the multibillion-dollar cosmetics corporation started by his parents, Joseph and Estée Lauder, is among the great mysteries of his lifetime. Mr. Lauder, 87, has remained…

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For Parents, Every Day Is Bird School

Me, my wife, our teenager and our 5-year old, we knew nothing about birds before the lockdown sent us inside in March. Our cramped home was suburban-convenient before the pandemic hit, nestled a few blocks from a school we don’t go in and a train downtown we won’t ride, and now it is just small.…

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Big data powers design of ‘smart’ cell therapies for cancer

Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research. In two new papers, scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies to crack this problem with «smart» cell therapies—living medicines that remain inert unless triggered by combinations of proteins that only ever…

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Covid Combat Fatigue: Doctors and Nurses Are Running on Empty

About 2 a.m. on a sweltering summer night, Dr. Orlando Garner awoke to the sound of a thud next to his baby daughter’s crib. He leapt out of bed to find his wife, Gabriela, passed out, her forehead hot with the same fever that had stricken him and his son, Orlando Jr., then 3, just…

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AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine After Admitting Mistake

The announcement this week that a cheap, easy-to-make coronavirus vaccine appeared to be up to 90 percent effective was greeted with jubilation. “Get yourself a vaccaccino,” a British tabloid celebrated, noting that the vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, costs less than a cup of coffee. But since unveiling the preliminary results,…

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Where That Great French Salt Comes From

Most mornings, 49-year old Michèle Jean-Bart takes her two dogs and bikes to work, cycling about a mile over the pancake-flat countryside where she lives on the Île de Ré, near La Rochelle on France’s western coast. She arrives at her salt marsh and begins work early, often around 6 a.m. In spring, she’ll be…

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A Pinwheel Pie as Appealing as Her Fashion Designs

When Laura Kim was a child, her mother used all kinds of tricks to get her to eat. “She made it a sort of theater,” says the formerly finicky Kim, who, along with Fernando Garcia, is co-creative director of both Oscar de la Renta and Monse (the label she and Garcia launched in 2015). In…

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The latest runway fashions, stunning interiors, exotic destinations, peeks into the creative process and other dispatches from the crossroads of culture and style.

The latest runway fashions, stunning interiors, exotic destinations, peeks into the creative process and other dispatches from the crossroads of culture and style.

The Weekend of Personal Leftovers

Welcome. The weekend after Thanksgiving is, for many of us, time for leftovers, when the turkey and sides are summoned for their encore: as sandwich fixings, as stuffing croutons, as turkey pho. Of course, Thanksgiving was likely a smaller affair this year, so leftovers might be in short supply in the kitchen. But even if…

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A Badly Timed Disruption for Wine Sales in the New York Area

A severe thunderstorm that struck a wine warehouse and shipping company last week in North Bergen, N.J., has disrupted deliveries to stores in the New York metropolitan area at one of the year’s busiest times for wine sales. With winds as high as 70 miles an hour, the storm, early on Monday, Nov. 16, damaged…

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