$5.5 Million Homes in New York, Illinois and Missouri

What You Get for $5.5 Million 24 Photos View Slide Show › Image Michael Bowman Photography Ancram, N.Y. | $5.25 Million An artist-designed house with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a two-bedroom guesthouse and a swimming pool The only private residence in the United States designed by Ai Weiwei, this home was commissioned in 2006 by…

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The Mystery of Davé

Image Outside Davé, the once-popular Asian restaurant near the Palais-Royal in Paris. It closed in 2018.CreditJelena Stajic PARIS — In the summer of 1998, this newspaper ran an article about a restaurant here. “The first rule of fashion is that if something is fashionable, it is doomed to become unfashionable, especially if it is fashionable…

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The Endlessly Frosty American Indoors

Modernity was born 116 years, 11 months, two weeks and two days ago, at a printing plant in the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, when a junior engineer named Willis Carrier devised a contraption that blew air over water-filled pipes to dry out the humidity that was gumming up the pages of a humor magazine…

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Hundreds Get Food Poisoning at Imelda Marcos’s 90th Birthday Party

MANILA — About 260 people were sent to hospitals on Wednesday after they apparently fell ill from food poisoning during the 90th birthday celebration of Imelda R. Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, health workers said. The patients “suffered from vomiting and dizziness,” said Richard Gordon, the chairman of the Philippine National Red…

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Why So Many of Us Don’t Lose Weight When We Exercise

People hoping to lose weight with exercise often wind up being their own worst enemies, according to the latest, large-scale study of workouts, weight loss and their frustrating interaction. The study, which carefully tracked how much people ate and moved after starting to exercise, found that many of them failed to lose or even gained…

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A Look Back at Vintage Swimwear

The swimsuit reflects the underbelly of society: It privileges superficiality, has been used to police cultures and values increasingly irrelevant norms of gender and sexuality. Yet, it survives and lives unstably in the public imagination, vacillating between our collective affection and disdain. Last June, Miss America ended its nearly 100-year-old swimsuit competition. “We are moving…

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Are you sure it’s burning mouth syndrome?

Not all burning mouths are the result of a medical condition known as «burning mouth syndrome» (BMS) and physicians and researchers need better standards for an appropriate diagnosis, according to new research at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. BMS is a painful, complex condition associated with a chronic or recurring…

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Neurosciences unlock the secret of the first abstract engravings

IMAGE: Top: Engraving discovered at the Blombos site (South Africa) dating back 75,000 years before the present. Center: Example of visual categories used in the experiment. Bottom: Lateral and inferior views… view more  Long before Lascaux paintings, humans engraved abstract motifs on stones, shells or egg shells. the earliest are 540,000 years old. For the archaeologists…

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B cells off rails early in lupus

New research on the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) provides hints to the origins of the puzzling disorder. The results were published in Nature Immunology. In people with SLE, their B cells — part of the immune system — are abnormally activated. That makes them produce antibodies that react against their own tissues, causing…

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