Airport Security Trays Carry More Cold Germs Than Toilets, Study Finds

LONDON — Airport security is there to protect you, but it may also give you the sniffles — or worse. To all the places and surfaces we’ve been warned are teeming with germs or bacteria — your pets, the subway seat, airplane cabins, the A.T.M. — add the airport security tray. The plastic trays —…

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Unbuttoned: The Fashion Circus Is Coming. Here’s a Cheat’s Guide.

Advertisement The major designer debuts, the biggest bash and the questions to ask. Image Clockwise from top left, Riccardo Tisci; Victoria Beckham’s fall 2018 collection; Hedi Slimane; Ralph Lauren’s spring 2018 collection; a look from Mr. Slimane’s last collection for Saint Laurent; and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.CreditCreditClockwise from top left, Francois Mori/Associated Press;…

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Eat: The Dish That Will Make You Fall in Love With Chinese Food

It’s a joy to have a favorite dish at a favorite restaurant. I have them all over town. There’s a change in the weather, something clicks in my brain and I want to go, right now, to Chez Napoléon on 50th Street to eat leeks vinaigrette, or to carve into a mutton chop at Keens.…

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Phys Ed: The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis

Playing tennis and other sports that are social might add years to your life, according to a new epidemiological study of Danish men and women. The study found that adults who reported frequently participating in tennis or other racket and team sports lived longer than people who were sedentary. But they also lived longer than…

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5 Small Appliances You Need In Your First Kitchen

If you’re setting up home for the first time, equipping your kitchen is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face. Knowing which appliances to invest in can be difficult – which ones will you get plenty of use from and which will turn out to be a waste of money? If you’re going to buy…

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Off the Registry: Homemade Wedding Gifts

For 45 years, Christine and John Koziol, of Somers, N.Y., have appreciated the wedding gift they received from Ms. Koziol’s beloved aunt and uncle, Eloise and Charles Harmon. It is an untitled painting created by Ms. Harmon: vibrant flowers spewing from a cream-colored vase against a bold red background. Ms. Harmon was a painter, sculptor…

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What are the best positions for breastfeeding?

Although it is a natural activity, breastfeeding is also a skill that takes time to learn. It tends to get easier with practice, as both a woman and baby master the breastfeeding strategies that work for them. The best breastfeeding positions enable a baby to latch on to the breast well and comfortably, do not…

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Front Burner: Many More Uses for Cider

Advertisement Front Burner “Ciderhouse Cookbook” teaches you how to press some of your own, and how to use it in many dishes. Image CreditCreditSonny Figueroa/The New York Times Sept. 4, 2018 Let’s say you have no intention of pressing your own cider. This new book from Jonathan Carr, whose family owned a farm in Ireland…

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D. J.s, Swim Briefs, $25 Coladas: In Vegas, the Party’s at the Pool

12:27, Grand Pool Complex, MGM Grand: We’d hoped to talk our way onto the lazy river but are not terribly disappointed when we don’t succeed, as the river is downright inert, packed with colorful tubes barely conveying rambunctious children and enervated adults. So off we go down a winding path to the day club, Wet…

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Dr. Elizabeth Connell, Authority on Contraception, Is Dead at 92

From the stage of the Phil Donahue show in front of a live audience, Dr. Elizabeth B. Connell, a tiny middle-aged mother of six, opened her purse and began pitching condoms in wrappers with smiley faces into the audience. It wasn’t just a gimmick. Dr. Connell had a longtime commitment to raising awareness about family…

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