The Motorcycle Whisperer

Hugh Mackie represents a dying breed in the five boroughs: bikers. Photographs by Daniel Weiss Text by Austin Considine ImageHugh Mackie owns one of the last motorcycle garages in Manhattan. At 61, he still rides around the five boroughs on his motorcycle, though these days he prefers his bicycle.CreditDaniel Weiss for The New York Times…

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Fires Rage in Indonesia, Turning the Sky Red

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Nearly 2,000 wildfires are burning across Indonesia, turning the sky blood red over central Sumatra and creating dense clouds of smoke that have caused respiratory problems for nearly a million people. By Wednesday, rain had brought some relief in reducing the number of hot spots, which include burning jungles and smoldering peatfields,…

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South Korean Clinic Performed Abortion on Wrong Woman, Police Say

SEOUL, South Korea — An expectant mother who visited a medical clinic in Seoul, South Korea, last month to receive a nutritional shot woke up hours later to learn she had been mistakenly been given an abortion, the police said on Wednesday. The police said they planned to ask prosecutors to indict the clinic’s doctor…

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Sleep Apnea Tied to Mood Disorders

Sleep apnea may increase the risk for mood disorders, researchers have found. Obstructive sleep apnea, or O.S.A., is a sleep-related breathing disorder that has been linked to many other conditions, including cardiovascular disease, asthma exacerbation, glaucoma, erectile dysfunction and neurocognitive problems. For the new study, in JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, researchers enrolled 197 Korean…

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Junk Food at Monticello? Alice Waters Helps Lead a Revolution

Alice Waters made her first pilgrimage to Monticello in 2011. Long an admirer of Thomas Jefferson, she marveled at the gardens full of heirloom varietals, like Tennis Ball lettuce and Marseilles fig, and paid homage to the man who praised small farmers as “the most valuable citizens,” Americans who are “tied to their country and…

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Massachusetts Orders 4-Month Ban on Sale of All Vaping Products

Massachusetts on Tuesday went further than any other state in trying to keep e-cigarettes out of consumers’ hands, with its governor declaring a public health emergency and ordering a four-month prohibition on the sale of all vaping products. Hours later, Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company that has become synonymous with vaping, said that it had…

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The Truth About Olivier Rousteing

Lately it is starting to seem a truth universally acknowledged that any fashion brand in possession of a good story must be in want of a documentary. Dior has one. So do Valentino, Vogue, Tiffany & Co., Manolo Blahnik, Gucci, Dries Van Noten and Zac Posen (to name a few). Ferragamo is getting one. Ralph…

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Big Spider Love: The Brooch That Ate Brexit

On Tuesday, while announcing the British Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had illegally suspended Parliament, Lady Brenda Hale — the court’s first female president — wore a brooding fantastical diamanté spider brooch. Its exact species was up for debate, though many social media observers thought the animal shape on the left…

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All the Chicest Looks from Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is in full swing and it is fashion’s raison d’être. As one of the top style capitals in the world it boasts all the chicest brands like Chanel and Christian Dior, and more. Click through to see ELLE.com’s favorite looks, and make sure to check back as we add to our gallery…

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Cats Like People! (Some People, Anyway)

In the perennial battle over dogs and cats, there’s a clear public relations winner. Dogs are man’s best friend. They’re sociable, faithful and obedient. Our relationship with cats, on the other hand, is often described as more transactional. Aloof, mysterious and independent, cats are with us only because we feed them. Or maybe not. On…

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