Bargain Hunting in the Fashion Afterlife

They come by car and park in color-coded garages set along the perimeter of a cluster-model mall — stores arranged in Stepford neighborhood groupings: Niagara, Hudson Valley, Saratoga. The shops face inward around a series of walkways leading to open-air commons, framed by the pastoral backdrop of low wooded hills. They come by the millions,…

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How to Avoid Being Fleeced When Using a Credit Card Overseas

If you travel overseas, be warned: Pickpockets really are out to get you. I don’t mean the light-fingered thieves who try to grab your wallet. I am talking about digital pickpockets: hotels, restaurants and shops that systematically overcharge foreigners who use credit and debit cards in their establishments. A few weeks ago, my family ate…

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Foods High in Vitamin A May Help Ward Off Skin Cancer

Getting a lot of vitamin A in your diet is tied to a lower risk for squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, a review of studies has found. Squamous cell carcinoma, a slow-growing cancer usually found on sun-exposed areas, is easy to treat if found early, although in rare cases it can…

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Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice.

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills. But on Monday, in a remarkable turnabout, an international collaboration of researchers produced a series of analyses concluding that the advice, a bedrock…

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Iris van Herpen Designs for Nature

ImageFriezes created by the Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen wrap the newly renovated Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands.CreditDmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times LEIDEN, the Netherlands — The imposing red stone edifice rises from an otherwise empty area in this old Dutch city like a mesa in the American West, bound —…

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That Perplexing Red Meat Controversy: 5 Things to Know

Dietary guidelines from groups as diverse as the Department of Agriculture to the World Health Organization urge all of us to eat less red meat — much less. But the authors of four new studies, published on Wednesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, report there is no compelling evidence that reducing consumption of red…

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Asthma 3-in-1 Therapy May Improve Lung Function, Study Shows

Many people with asthma use inhalers to control the chronic inflammation in their lungs. But for those with more severe forms of the disease, the standard inhaled medication may not be enough to keep the wheezing, chest tightness and attacks at bay. Now, a new combination-therapy — using three drugs in a single inhaler —…

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Andrew Tarlow Opens a Wine Shop

Andrew Tarlow, the Brooklyn restaurateur, should think about making or selling cheese to go with his bread company, She Wolf, and his newly opened Williamsburg wine shop, Stranger Wines. As with most small niche wine shops these days, the terms “natural” and “organic” are front and center, along with orange wines from many countries. “We…

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Own the Dishes From Masa’s Table

Favor, a company that specializes in items for home and apparel, carries pieces that were selected for the restaurants owned by the chef Masayoshi Takayama, and now several of those items are available to the public through Favor’s sibling brand, Industry West. Handsome yet utilitarian, some dishes are glazed white, others are in matte-finish black…

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Autumn Chocolates From Maine

Kate McAleer, a chocolate maker, opened Maine’s first bean-to-bar chocolate company two years ago in a former ice factory in Rockland; she is now selling her often seasonal confections online. The fall collection features bonbons with fillings like Maine maple-vanilla, pecan pie truffle, cranberry-orange, Maine blueberry jam and Maine apple cider caramel, all made with…

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