The Secrets Inside the C.O. Bigelow Apothecary (Est. 1838)

Image By Alix Strauss Photographs by Vincent Tullo Ian Ginsberg stood in his West Village office above C.O. Bigelow, considered by some to be the oldest pharmacy in the United States. He was unwrapping vintage items from the early 1900s: An amber bottle filled with German Salts; a glass container of Violet Witch Hazel with…

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Noted: The ‘Winter Friday’ Off Is Now a Thing

Every Friday in the winter, if her clients don’t have any pressing needs, Anne Sholley gets to leave work after lunch. While her friends are still slaving away in their offices, sometimes in the dark or during snowstorms, Ms. Sholley, the program director for Highview Creations, a company in New York that designs and installs…

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Scene City: Natasha Lyonne Chairs the Whitney Art Party

The Whitney Museum of American Art held its rollicking Art Party on Jan. 29. The Germanistic Society of America held the annual Quadrille Ball at the Pierre on Jan. 26. And NewYork-Presbyterian, along with Saks Fifth Avenue, held the Plates for Pediatrics dinner on Jan. 31 at Cipriani 42nd Street.

Medical News Today: Is there a cure for bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a long-term mood disorder that may affect how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Bipolar is not curable, but there are many treatments and strategies that a person can use to manage their symptoms. Without treatment, bipolar disorder may cause unusual mood episodes. People with the condition may alternate between high periods,…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Crispy, Crispy, Crispy

Hello, and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes! This week, I am very excited about Alison Roman’s latest recipe for NYT Cooking, because it makes it possible for me to have one of my favorite restaurant dishes at home — schnitzel — without mess or fuss. I love a schnitzel and all its relatives, truly and…

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City Kitchen: Bringing Out a Bit of Radicchio’s Sweetness

At our house, pasta of some sort is on the menu at least once a week. I would say it is among my favorite foods — easy to prepare, fun to eat and unbelievably versatile. Pasta can lean in so many directions. Depending on a cook’s mood or inclination, it may be a complex endeavor…

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These Brands Prove the Athleisure Movement Isn’t Going Anywhere

Reebok x Victoria Beckham Putting her posh spin on sportswear, Victoria Beckham and Reebok have teamed up to create a modern remix of sneakers, sweat sets, and minimalist-leaning separates that combine the relaxed demeanor of streetwear with technical performance. The elevated collection is unisex and sure to see a swift sell out, so run, don’t…

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The New Old Age: When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate?

In the fall of 2015, Dr. Herbert Dardik, chief of vascular surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey, nodded off in the operating room. Note that Dr. Dardik, then 80, was not performing the operation. He’d undergone a minor medical procedure himself a few days earlier, so he’d told his patient that…

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Work Friend: Everyone Dies

This is Choire Sicha’s final column as your Work Friend. You’ll have a new friend next week. Isn’t that just like you. Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to his successor workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Drunk at Work I…

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Up Next: Those Iron Scorch Marks Are by Design

Naomi Mishkin Age: 30 Hometowns: Manhattan and Tenafly, N.J. Now lives: In a garden apartment on a brownstone-lined block in Harlem. Claim to fame: Naomi Mishkin is an artist and budding fashion designer, whose work frequently takes everyday objects and subverts them with a clever, feminist-skewed twist. In a 2017 piece called “Pedestal (Dress Form),”…

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