Regeneration: A Miracle, Against the Odds

“What should I be for Halloween when I’m bald?” I asked my 7-year-old, casually tossing a long, gray-streaked handful of my hair to the ground. Sitting across from me under the trees, my daughter took videos with my phone while I clipped and shaved and attempted silly banter. “How about a hairless cat?” she suggested…

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Going Back to China in Search of My Daughter’s Secret Past

Seven thousand miles was a long way to go for a tiny scrap of paper. The note was pinned to my daughter’s sweater when she was found at seven weeks old on a bridge in Yixing, China. That’s what I had been told by the adoption coordinator there who had placed her in my arms.…

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Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in Treating Severe Depression

For more than a decade, doctors have been using brain-stimulating implants to treat severe depression in people who do not benefit from medication, talk therapy or electroshock sessions. The treatment is controversial — any psychosurgery is, given its checkered history — and the results have been mixed. Two major trials testing stimulating implant for depression…

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What to Wear, According to the Spring 2020 Catwalks

PARIS — As the four-city fashion cavalcade comes to an end, here’s a look at some of the catwalk styles from New York, London, Milan and Paris that could sharpen your wardrobe next spring. Get Shorty Long shorts, a rare sight on women IRL, are a staple for street-style stars — so much so that…

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Interesting Facts About Ceramic Cookware

There is some controversy surrounding nonstick cookware since nonstick frypans and saucepans are frequently coated with a material known as Teflon. Teflon coatings break down when heated at high temperatures, which can release toxic fumes into the air. Many cooks are turning to alternative cookware. A popular trend at the moment is ceramic cookware. Ceramic…

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5 Latinx Superheroes to Inspire Your New York Comic Con Look

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). When we were growing up in Chicago, my older…

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Anna Sui, Fashion’s Favorite Daughter, Gets Her Day in the Sun

Like some kind of industrious magpie, the designer Anna Sui has spent decades assiduously gathering up shiny oddments from the pop culture landscape and shaping them into a singular career in fashion design. Her deeply researched collections — 84 of them to date — exploit a welter of tweaked archetypes (surfer meets Kawai schoolgirl) and…

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Even Trump Can’t Turn Down a Nickelback Joke (but Twitter Did)

In a tweet on Wednesday, President Trump addressed his social media followers with four words, all caps: “LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH!” Under that was a video showing Chad Kroeger, the lead singer of the Canadian postgrunge rock band Nickelback, holding a framed picture of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., his son Hunter Biden…

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Vaping Illnesses Top 1,000, C.D.C. Says

Illnesses and deaths linked to vaping continue to increase around the country, with a total of 1,080 cases and 18 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The illnesses involve coughing and breathing trouble that can become severe enough to require that patients be attached to ventilators. Some also have nausea,…

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Priorat Reds Raise the Question: Style or Identity?

Fashion is notoriously fickle. But hemlines have nothing on wine. The difference is that in fashion, styles change because a huge industry depends on persuading consumers that new clothing is necessary even if the old clothing still has years of life. But wine has no need to create turnover. Each bottle can be poured out…

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