Functional Fashion, People With Disabilities and Love of Clothing

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. I have always believed that fashion is the window to the soul. As a Black disabled woman with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects movement on the right side of my body,…

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‘Disabled People Love Clothes Too’

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. I have always believed that fashion is the window to the soul. As a Black disabled woman with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects movement on the right side of my body,…

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Your Coronavirus Antibodies Are Disappearing. Should You Care?

Your blood carries the memory of every pathogen you’ve ever encountered. If you’ve been infected with the coronavirus, your body most likely remembers that, too. Antibodies are the legacy of that encounter. Why, then, have so many people stricken by the virus discovered that they don’t seem to have antibodies? Blame the tests. Most commercial…

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6 Unobvious Reasons Women Like Smart Men

Psychologists are convinced that the smarter a man, the stronger the relationship. A team of researchers from the Hanken School of Economics (Finland) decided to find out the secret of attractiveness of smart men. They interviewed nearly 200,000 men between the ages of 18 and 45. They were asked various questions, including those included in…

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Richard Gelles, Scholar of Family Violence, Is Dead at 73

Richard Gelles, a prominent sociologist, had been one of the nation’s foremost defenders of family preservation, the practice of reuniting biological parents with their children even if they had abused them. But after studying the horrific deaths of many children at the hands of their parents, including a 15-month-old whose mother suffocated him to death,…

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The Great Au Pair Rush

When the au pair decided to change families, she feared she was taking a major risk. Since the fall, the Colombian woman in her mid-20s had been working in New York as an au pair, one of about 20,000 young people — mostly women — who come to the United States each year to live…

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A Viewer Spotted a Lump on Her Neck. Now, She’s Having a Tumor Removed.

When an eagle-eyed viewer noticed something on the broadcast journalist Victoria Price’s neck during a televised segment last month, the woman sent her a short, cryptic email. “Just saw your news report,” the viewer wrote to Ms. Price, an investigative reporter for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Fla. “What concerned me is the lump on your neck.…

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Vietnam, Lauded in Coronavirus Fight, Has First Local Case in 100 Days

BANGKOK — Vietnam, which had gone 100 days without reporting a case of local transmission of the coronavirus, said on Saturday that a 57-year-old grandfather in the central city of Danang had tested positive. How he got the illness remains a mystery. To prevent a wider outbreak, the Health Ministry said it was conducting “extensive…

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These Monkeys Were Once Revered. Now They Are Taking Over.

LOPBURI, Thailand — The customers waiting outside a bank in Lopburi, Thailand, left their jewelry at home and kept other treasures out of sight. But danger lurked anyway. In broad daylight, they watched a thief steal an iced tea and a vandal brazenly attack a motorcycle seat. One woman quit her place in the line,…

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Tailors Know New Yorkers’ Pandemic Secret: ‘Everybody Got Fat!’

With weddings postponed and offices shut, business was bleak at Woodside Tailor Shop in Queens during the long months of pandemic lockdown. There was no need for party dress alterations, or any pressure for slacks to be hemmed. But about three months in, things started picking back up in June, with one particular service in…

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