Overlooked No More: S.N. Goenka, Who Brought Mindfulness to the West

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. The project began in 2018 with a focus on women, but it’s widening its lens this year. By David Gelles In 1955, Satya Narayan Goenka, a successful Burmese industrialist, began experiencing intense migraine headaches. Conventional medicine…

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27 Low-Back Swimsuits That Are Anything But Boring

When a standard one-piece feels too covered, but a bikini feels too bare, a low-back swimsuit is subtly sexy and über chic. Running the gamut from high-cut legs and slinky straps to square necklines and sweet details, this year’s crop suits (ha, sorry!) every taste. Shop our top 27 picks, including minimalist cuts, glamorous metallic…

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Up Next: Stefania LaVie Owen, Snoop Dogg Co-Star and Vogue Darling

Name: Stefania LaVie Owen Age: 21 Hometown: Born in Miami and raised in Pauatahanui, New Zealand, a small town north of Wellington. Now lives: In her family’s home in New Zealand and, most recently, a room in her friend’s three-bedroom apartment in the East Village of Manhattan. Claim to fame: Ms. Owen is a young…

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How to Organize Your Kitchen Like a Professional Chef

In kitchens the world over, the French culinary phrase mise en place has come to mean “everything in its place.” In practice, it’s a codified philosophy among chefs in which every mixing bowl, every spice and every tool consistently returns to a designated shelf space. For Ellen Bennett, the Los Angeles-based founder and C.E.O. of…

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Global Health: Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.

The measles outbreak that led to a state of emergency in New York’s Rockland County began far away: in an annual Hasidic pilgrimage from Israel to Ukraine. It is emblematic of a series of fierce, sometimes connected measles outbreaks — in places as diverse as Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar and Venezuela — that have shaken…

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Risky Stem-Cell Treatments Come Under F.D.A. Scrutiny — Again

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned rogue stem-cell clinics to stop selling unproven treatments that could harm patients. The agency’s latest effort, like most of its previous ones, consisted only of letters to companies and clinics. One letter warned a company making products from umbilical-cord blood that it was violating federal law, and…

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Stephanie Gilmore Is the World’s Greatest Surfer. Pay Her Accordingly.

Apr 3, 2019 Stephanie Gilmore carves her baby pink board against the turquoise waves at Mākaha Beach in Hawaii with a measured force. While other surfers fight the waves, she slices through them in double the time. She emerges from a crowded break, and beachgoers rise from their towels and squint to see who she…

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What to Cook: What to Cook in an Air Fryer

Good morning. It’s gadget week here at NYT Cooking as Melissa Clark weighs in, not super-favorably, on the uses and merits of countertop air fryers. (Me, I’ve got a no-recipe recipe for split-pea soup cooked in an electric pressure cooker.) Melissa went down the air fryer rabbit hole a few months ago, acquiring one after…

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Express Scripts Offers Diabetes Patients a $25 Cap for Monthly Insulin

Consumers whose drug benefits are managed by Express Scripts could see their out-of-pocket costs for insulin limited to $25 a month under a plan announced on Wednesday. The move is aimed at addressing rising anger over the cost of the lifesaving product, whose list price has skyrocketed in recent years. Express Scripts said about 700,000…

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