Unbuttoned: Woven Into the Fabrics of France

There has never been a fashion show inside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, or in the piazza splayed in front of it, the way there have been in French cultural landmarks like the Louvre, the Palais de Justice and the National Archives. But there might as well have been. It is embedded on the psychographic style…

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Stanford Clears Professor of Helping With Gene-Edited Babies Experiment

Stanford University has cleared Stephen Quake, a bioengineering professor, of any wrongdoing in his interactions with a Chinese researcher who roiled the scientific world by creating the first gene-edited babies. “In evaluating evidence and witness statements, we found that Quake observed proper scientific protocol,” said a letter from the university to Dr. Quake, obtained by…

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Off the Menu: A Caviar Shop With a Tasting Menu, on the Upper East Side

Headliner Marky’s Caviar This Florida company has set up shop in New York. Its gilded new boutique and restaurant offers more than a dozen fish-roe products, mostly farm-raised but a few wild, like American hackleback. Russian osetra from sturgeon broodstock raised in Israel is the top of the line. In addition to caviar, there are…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘Sex Cures Everything’

He Caught My Sneeze Early on, during our morning train commute, I was clutching the pole with one hand and my coffee with the other when I felt a sneeze coming on. “I’m going to sneeze!” I said, concerned for my caffeine. Seeing my distress, he whipped his hand under my nose to catch the…

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Medical News Today: What to know about reactive lymph nodes

When the body fights an infection or injury, lymph nodes sometimes swell. Doctors call this a reactive lymph node. Reactive lymph nodes are not dangerous. Lymph nodes house B and T lymphocytes, which are essential types of white blood cells. These cells help the body fight off infections from bacteria and viruses. Lymph nodes also…

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Why Grooms Are Hanging Up the Traditional Tuxedo

The black tuxedo, invented in the late 1800s, was once the only option for grooms and groomsmen. But in recent years, bolder colors, creative styles and fashionable suits have replaced the staid look. “Renting or wearing a tux is no longer as captivating to men,” said Ernie Ulysses, a tailor who is an owner of…

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Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows

Companies have long embraced workplace wellness programs as a way to improve workers’ health and reduce overall medical spending, but a new study may prompt employers to rethink those efforts. The study, published on Tuesday in JAMA, a medical journal, looked at the experience of 33,000 workers at BJ’s Wholesale Club, a retailer, over a…

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