Philippines Declares a National Dengue Epidemic

MANILA — The Philippines declared a national dengue epidemic on Tuesday, saying that the mosquito-borne disease had killed at least 622 people in the country so far this year. More than 146,000 dengue cases were reported in the first seven months of the year, almost twice as many as in the same period last year,…

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Giving Up the Battle for Peak Sunset

The 52 Places Traveler Image During the high tourist season, dense crowds gather at Zadar’s Sea Organ every evening to watch the sunset.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times In Zadar, on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, the 52 Places Traveler was overwhelmed by the crowds. Then he thought outside the guidebook. Aug 6, 2019 Our columnist, Sebastian Modak,…

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The Bride, the Groom and the Greek Sunset: A Perfect Wedding Picture

Image Yao Kai, right, and his bride-to-be, Fu Cihang, posing for their pre-wedding pictures on the Greek island of Santorini.CreditLaura Boushnak for The New York Times SANTORINI, Greece — The bride wore a sparkling tiara and a flowing red wedding gown, her fifth matrimonial ensemble of the day. The groom wore a silver tuxedo and…

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The Best-Dressed Windows and How to Get Them

Hanging curtains or shades can have a transformative effect on a room, adding warmth and style to a drab space or hiding unfortunate views out the window. You can even create the illusion that you have more space than you really do by exaggerating the appearance of ceiling height. But figuring out which window treatment…

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A Memoirist Remembers the Twinkle in Her Father’s Eye

Travel Light, Move FastBy Alexandra Fuller A word of advice. To fully appreciate “Travel Light, Move Fast,” the fourth volume of Alexandra Fuller’s lacerating portrait of her family, you need to start on Page 213. In an epilogue to the main tale, Fuller informs the reader that during the two years and three months after…

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Barneys, Global Symbol of Creative Cool, Files for Bankruptcy

Barneys NY, the department store chain that once defined a certain Manhattan creative cool, confirmed weeks of speculation by announcing at midnight on Monday that it was seeking bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its business and pursue a sale. To stay afloat during its Chapter 11 proceedings, the retailer, which is controlled by the…

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What Drives People to Mass Shootings?

On Monday morning, President Trump made his first televised statement about the mass murders committed over the weekend in El Paso, Tex., and Dayton, Ohio. He called for action to “stop mass killings before they start,” citing what he said were a number contributing factors: the contagious nature of mass murder; the glorification of violence…

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Victoria’s Secret Casts First Openly Transgender Woman as a Model

Victoria’s Secret has cast an openly transgender woman for the first time, hiring the Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio for a catalog photo shoot, her agent said. Her agent, Erio Zanon, said on Monday that Ms. Sampaio, 22, had been hired for catalog work for VS Pink, the company’s athletic line. He said Ms. Sampaio “believes…

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50 Photos That Prove the ’70s Was the Decade With the Best Style

From Cher and Diana Ross to Farrah Fawcett and Bianca Jagger, the women who ruled the ’70s had some of the best style ever. A bit of hippie fashion sense carried over from 1960s counter culture (tie dye shirts, frayed bell bottoms, and peasant blouses,) but ’70s fashion eventually evolved and diverged into drastically different…

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