Air Pollution May Damage the Brain

Long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with lower scores on tests of mental acuity, researchers have found. And one reason may be that air pollution causes changes in brain structure that resemble those of Alzheimer’s disease. The scientists studied 998 women ages 73 to 87 and free of dementia, periodically giving them tests of…

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I Only Want to Dress Like Bernie Sanders From Now On

Courtesy Wool Trousers Frankie Shop thefrankieshop.com $189.00 When you think of style icons, Bernie Sanders is probably low on your list. I’m not referencing campaign trail Bernie, with his hypebeast parka and sleek navy suit. I’m all about Bernie off-duty: the one who visits Ariana Grande concerts or walks around in stained button downs. His…

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Luxury Giant LVMH to Buy Tiffany for $16.2 Billion

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury goods company, said on Monday that it had reached an agreement to buy the jeweler Tiffany & Company in a $16.2 billion deal, the largest ever in the luxury sector. Th acquisition will give LVMH a bigger foothold in the United States, as well as help…

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Hut Skiing in the Dolomites: Storybook Scenery and Grappa Included

Every mountain is unique, sure. But, the rhythm of most ski resorts is predictable. So, when I heard about a “ski safari” in the Italian Alps, that involved crisscrossing the scenic towns and valleys of places like Cortina, Civetta, Val Gardena and Arabba, then sleeping at a different alpine inn each night (sadly, no tiger…

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Kristin Scott Thomas on Playing a Different Kind of Part

Last week, Kristin Scott Thomas, the British actress, found herself in an enormous meeting room in the bowels of the Louvre museum, rubbing shoulders with Marlène Schiappa, the French Minister for Equality; François-Henri Pinault, the C.E.O. of Kering; and Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris. Ms. Scott Thomas was presiding over the 14th global meeting…

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‘I Have a Ph.D. in Not Having Money’

David Velasquez learned his first clinical lesson early on: The health care system wasn’t made to care for people like him. Mr. Velasquez, 24, never had a primary care physician, because his parents, immigrants from Nicaragua, couldn’t afford the bills. When he was 12, his undocumented godmother died of cancer, having avoided hospitals until it…

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New Scissors Reporting for Kitchen Duty

Joyce Chen kitchen shears have been my do-it-all utensil for decades. But now, Material, a direct-to-consumer kitchenware company, has come up with an improvement. These new shears with cushioned handles are similar in shape to mine but sturdier, with 3-inch-long stainless-steel blades. One of the blades has microscopic serrations, and the silicone handle cushions can…

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Suicides by K-Pop Stars Prompt Soul-Searching in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — When the K-pop star Sulli ended her own life last month, her fellow K-pop singer Goo Hara was heartbroken, bidding a farewell to her best friend in a live-streaming video. With tears running down her cheeks, Ms. Goo expressed hope that Sulli would live “as she pleases” in heaven. “I will…

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Learn to Make Vegan Sushi

For years, the New York company Beyond Sushi has been selling and serving dazzling vegan sushi, and now there’s a book on the subject. “Sushi Modoki: The Japanese Art and Craft of Vegan Sushi” by Iina, a Japanese chef working in Tokyo. Modoki means “to mimic” in Japanese, the book explains, and that’s precisely what…

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