Can Big Science Be Too Big?

Modern science is largely a team sport, and over the past few decades the makeup of those teams has shifted, from small groups of collaborators to ever larger consortiums, with rosters far longer than that of the New England Patriots. Answering big questions often requires scientists and institutions to pool resources and data, whether the…

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Critical Shopper: Art Is Fashion Is Art Again

I’ve been to Token maybe a half dozen times in the last few months. It’s a modest store, jammed in between a tattoo shop and a smoke shop, in a neighborhood that you just … find yourself in. Dimes, Scarr’s, Metrograph, Kiki’s. Not quite a neighborhood in the Jane Jacobs sense, but the sort of…

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Is my C-section scar OK?

Fever-like symptoms and inflammation around a cesarean delivery, or C-section, wound could be signs of infection. Keeping the wound clean and in a sterile environment can help reduce the risk of infection. Infections following a cesarean delivery, which some people call a C-section, are common. They occur in around 2–15 percent of all C-section surgeries.…

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The Next Generation of It-Bags Is Here, Courtesy of NYFW Fall 2019

The challenge of choosing between two really cute bags has finally been solved: Wear both. At least, that’s what happened on the fall-winter ’19 runways. Ulla Johnson and Rebecca Minkoff doubled, tripled, even quadrupled the number of handbags to carry at once, and we’re going to give it a try. Beyond doubling up, more unexpected…

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Having a Good Side Isn’t Just for Mariah Carey Anymore

According to Jimmy Kimmel, Barbra Streisand has never appeared on his talk show because he refused to swap around his set so the cameras would get her best side and not mention the change. “The condition was we couldn’t talk about the fact that we’d switched around, and I was like, ‘I just don’t see…

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How to Find Your Better Side and Take a Good Selfie

Having a good or bad side was once left to A-list celebrities on the covers of magazines, but these days every Instagram influencer and peripheral reality star has a strategy for the moment a camera appears. Images of ourselves are no longer relegated to dusty family albums; now, we can gaze back at our unnatural…

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What to Cook: Cook Without a Recipe!

[Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. To receive it in your inbox, register here.] Good day. My job is recipes, same as Stephen Curry’s is draining threes. But I don’t always cook with them, and I know I’m not alone. In fact, for years…

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Tech Tip: How to Make a 3-D Model of Your Home Renovation Vision

Got a bunch of home-improvement dreams but you’re not quite sure where to start? Let a free or inexpensive three-dimensional floor plan program be your guide. While making a 3-D model is no substitute for professionally crafted plans and blueprints, it will give you a way to experiment with ideas before you hire a contractor…

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Further reading: Books for Broken Hearts

No matter how you’re feeling about a relationship gone wrong — wistful, listless, bitter, or maybe even hopeful — these authors might help. Image ‘Heartburn,’ by Nora Ephron In this savagely funny roman à clef, Ephron skewered her then-husband, the journalist Carl Bernstein, who had an affair when she was pregnant with their second child.…

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