Robert Pear, Authoritative Times Reporter on Health Care, Dies at 69

Robert Pear, a reporter whose understated demeanor belied a tenacious pursuit of sources and scoops during his 40 years at The New York Times covering health care and other critical national issues, died on Tuesday in Rockville, Md. He was 69. His death, from complications of a stroke, was confirmed by his brother, Douglas, his…

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Matter: In This Doctor’s Office, a Physical Exam Like No Other

To scientists like Michael Snyder, chair of the genetics department at Stanford University, the future of medicine is data — lots and lots of data. He and others predict that one day doctors won’t just take your blood pressure and check your temperature. They will scrutinize your genome for risk factors and track tens of…

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Get Ready For Summer in Hawkins With the New H&M x Stranger Things Collab

Netflix’s Stranger Things is easily one of our favorite TV obsessions and anything that brings us just a bit closer to Hawkins ahead of the upcoming Independence Day release is sure to put the biggest smile on our faces. H&M is kicking off the countdown to season three with a Stranger Things-themed collection starring Hawkins’…

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5 People Who Can Help You Love Your Body

If you’ve ever been on a diet, you probably told yourself that as soon as you lost those pounds, you’d love your body. Maybe you did actually achieve that goal weight, or maybe you didn’t. But chances are, you didn’t end up with a long-lasting love for the way you look. Whether it’s weight loss…

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A Bid to Maintain One of the World’s Oldest Culinary Traditions

TO TASTE DHANSAK at the Ripon Club in Mumbai — whose version of the slow-cooked, densely spiced lentil, vegetable and meat stew is one of the city’s greatest pleasures — you must come on a Wednesday, and you must be invited. Only members and their guests are permitted to enter, and membership is granted only…

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Bye-Bye, Bathroom Attendants?

Image Pat Velasquez, a bathroom attendant at the “21” Club in Manhattan. CreditAmy Lombard for The New York Times On a recent Wednesday evening the small, tranquil four-stall bathroom at the “21” Club in Manhattan was free of patrons. Still, Pat Velasquez, 72, dressed in a black blazer and matching pants, and black and white printed…

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Eat: The Best Green Salad in the World

For the last three years, I’ve been obsessed with a green salad. Allow me to explain exactly how out of character this is: very! I love pasta, buttery garlic bread and deeply caramelized roasted vegetables. I love roast chicken, juicy summer tomatoes and carrot cake slathered with tangy cream-cheese frosting. I love bitter broccoli rabe…

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