Japan Confirms First Case of New Chinese Coronavirus

BEIJING — Japan on Thursday reported its first case of a new coronavirus that has sickened 41 people in China, adding to concerns about the spread of the virus outside Chinese borders ahead of a major holiday. A Chinese man in his 30s has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Japanese health ministry said…

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The Second Biggest Diamond in History Has a New Owner

The largest rough diamond discovered since 1905, the 1,758-carat Sewelo, was revealed with great fanfare last April, named in July and then largely disappeared from view. Now it has resurfaced with a new owner — and it’s not a name you might expect. It is not, for example, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the…

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Medical News Today: Full liquid diet: Everything you need to know

A full liquid diet means that a person eats no solid foods and only consumes liquids, such as soups, juices, and smoothies. For most people, it is a temporary measure and not a long-term nutritional strategy. Full liquids are different than clear liquids. On a clear liquid diet, a person can only have clear liquids,…

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This Is the Cost of Your Beauty Routine

It takes two hours to spot-treat a growing zit with a pimple patch. It takes 20 minutes to de-puff the eye area with a mask. It takes only 10 to give your complexion a shot of hydration with a sheet mask. Fifty years ago, or as recently as 10 or even five, one skin-care product…

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Peru Deports 5 Tourists Accused of Damaging Machu Picchu Temple

The Peruvian authorities deported five tourists and arrested a sixth accused of damaging a temple at Machu Picchu, the famous Incan ruins in the Andes, the National Police said. The tourists were caught just before 6 a.m. on Sunday by staff members who work at the archaeological park, the Ministry of Culture said in a…

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Medical News Today: Demisexuality: What to know

Demisexuality is a type of sexuality or sexual orientation. People who identify as demisexual only feel sexual attraction to another person if they form a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Keep reading for more information about what a demisexual is and how demisexuality differs from other sexual orientations. We also provide the…

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Must You Say Hello to Your Co-Workers?

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Sunrise Salutations I work in a high school where two teachers receive a stipend for supervising the entrance at the beginning of the day. Both teachers sit behind…

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This Strange Microbe May Mark One of Life’s Great Leaps

A bizarre tentacled microbe discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean may help explain the origins of complex life on this planet and solve one of the deepest mysteries in biology, scientists reported on Wednesday. Two billion years ago, simple cells gave rise to far more complex cells. Biologists have struggled for decades to…

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Glenda Bailey, Editor in Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Steps Down

Glenda Bailey, the editor in chief of the luxury fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar, will step down at the end of February. The move was announced by Hearst, the publisher of the magazine, on Wednesday. Ms. Bailey, who led Harper’s Bazaar for nearly 19 years, was one of the last in a line of fashion editors…

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Looking Toward a New Era of Australian Cuisine

In 2019, I was also assigned by Food & Wine and Travel & Leisure magazines to travel in search of the 30 best restaurants in the world. As we head into a new decade, I’ve been thinking about what makes a country particularly distinctive in the world, and where exactly Australia fits into that paradigm.…

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