How to Cure the Renovation Bug?

The renovation of Geoff and Liz Caan’s house in Newton, Mass., has been a 16-year work in progress. Since the couple bought the 1920s Georgian-style brick house in the Chestnut Hill historic district in 2003, Ms. Caan, an interior designer who favors rooms bursting with statement-making color and pattern, has rarely rested. Renovating and redecorating…

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Eating My Way Through Vietnam’s Most Livable City

The 52 Places Traveler Facing rain, the 52 Places Traveler skips Danang’s famous beaches in favor of street food and the buzz of a rapidly growing destination. Dec. 3, 2019 ImageDanang is famous for seafood, served fresh in large open-air restaurants steps from the beach. Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our…

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6 Cookbooks That Double as Guidebooks

On a seven-week journey around the Black Sea this summer, I found my way to Odessa’s bustling Privoz Market with its mounds of fresh berries and fish. I spent days in Bulgaria feasting on petite mussels, and restored myself with a bowl of seafood stew at Okyanus Balik Evi, a restaurant above a fish shop…

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Her Fans Want to Walk in Her Shoes

One of the most coveted items of the holiday season could have been plucked from a Disney fantasy. An exotic reimagining of a Cinderella glass slipper called the Begum, it is also one of this season’s most blatantly knocked-off designs. Loose interpretations of its spindly rococo heel have cropped up at stores and e-tail sites…

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The Beauty Myth for Boys

As long as I have been a pediatrician, boys have told me — usually in not so many words — that they feel the exact same body pressures girls do, just in different directions. This body-sense emerges earlier than we might expect thanks to the younger onset of puberty, which has moved squarely into the…

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At ‘Black Out’ Performances, the Power of Healing Through Community

A handful of playwrights, directors, filmmakers and film lovers have created spaces for black audiences to crack jokes and clap back without apology and, afterward, process complex, nuanced race-related issues. In recent years, there have been many conversations about the importance and impact of positive, multidimensional representation in Hollywood and on Broadway. But white audiences…

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Lil Bub, Pioneer in Internet-Famous Cats, Dies at 8

Lil Bub, the perma-kitten whose droopy tongue and eyes that could vacuum in your soul made her one of the internet’s most beloved feline celebrities, has died, her owner said on Monday. She was 8. Her unexpected death on Sunday, resulting from a bone infection, led a vast collection of fans to mourn her as…

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Looking for a Castle or Country Home? Try Scotland

DRUMNADROCHIT, Scotland — In the second-floor drawing room of a modernized Victorian schoolhouse on Bunloit Estate in the Scottish Highlands, the furnishings are plush, the indoor temperature is comfortable and the views over Loch Ness, about 1,000 feet below, are expansive. At Cairnty, a secluded sporting estate of 563 acres in Aberdeenshire, a new 12,000-square-foot…

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Successful instrument guidance through deep and convoluted blood vessel networks

A team led by Professor Sylvain Martel at the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory has developed a novel approach to tackling one of the biggest challenges of endovascular surgery: how to reach the most difficult-to-access physiological locations. Their solution is a robotic platform that uses the fringe field generated by the superconducting magnet of a clinical…

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Harvard Medical School launches project to transform the treatment of pain

In an effort to address the critical public health need for new, safer and more effective medicines to treat pain, a consortium based at the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology (LSP) at Harvard Medical School has launched an ambitious project titled STOP PAIN (Safe Therapeutic Options for Pain and Inflammation). By combining a wide range of…

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