Gilberto Benetton, 77, Dies; Expanded Family Clothing Company

ROME — Gilberto Benetton, who drove the expansion of the family clothing business known for its colorful sweaters and provocative advertisements into investments in agriculture, real estate, highways and other nonwoolen enterprises, died on Monday in Treviso, Italy. He was 77. A spokesman for the family’s holding company, Edizione, confirmed the death without specifying the…

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Why Private Equity Is Furious Over a Paper in a Dermatology Journal

Early this month, a respected medical journal published a research paper on its website that analyzed the effects of a business trend roiling the field of dermatology: the rapid entrance of private equity firms into the specialty by buying and running practices around the country. Eight days later, after an outcry from private equity executives…

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The New Old Age: Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Sign Up for Medicare Part B

Twenty years ago, George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero left his job as a hospital administrator in New York to open a one-person health care consulting firm. Since he was losing his employee medical coverage, he shopped around and bought a private health insurance plan through Aetna. It was expensive, with premiums starting at about $1,000 a month, but…

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Meet the Resourceful New Talents Placing a Premium on Upcycling

Patrick McDowell Jelly Luise Advertisement — Continue Reading Below “Just because you use fabric that someone else has thrown away, it doesn’t mean you can do shit designs,” McDowell has said. Indeed, the recent Central Saint Martins grad’s sporty, directional looks crafted from discarded textiles (some donated by Burberry) have excited the industry and attracted…

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Why Hollywood and Royals Alike Rely on Zimmermann for the Perfect Photo Finish

Taylor Hill struts through a light-flooded photo studio, wearing a patchwork minidress with a ruffle that hits high on the thigh—very Annie Oakley goes to St. Tropez—while Nicky Zimmermann sits, watching approvingly. The Sydney-based designer cops to being a bit jet-lagged as she preps for her New York Fashion Week show, but she’s very much…

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Hungry City: At Ajo y Orégano, Big Flavors Flow From a Small Space

If it’s Friday, there will be rabo encendido, oxtails dark as ink from a simmer in Presidente beer and Brugal rum. This is lunch and event at once, and may explain the crowd that forms before noon on the rainbow-planked porch outside Ajo y Orégano, a tiny gasp of a restaurant in Parkchester, the Bronx,…

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Crazy Tender Chicken in Only an Hour

Many people assume, based on what I do for a living, that I must have an extraordinary kitchen full of the latest tools and appliances. The reality here is that I have cooked with the same beat-up Dutch ovens for years, have a stove that is basically an Easy Bake Oven, and only last year…

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The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

The parents in Overland Park, Kan., were fed up. They wanted their children off screens, but they needed strength in numbers. First, because no one wants their kid to be the lone weird one without a phone. And second, because taking the phone away from a middle schooler is actually very, very tough. “We start…

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Medical News Today: What can cause a change in bowel habits?

Bowel habits vary from person to person. Sudden changes are often harmless, but they can indicate an underlying health condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. For some people, one bowel movement per day is normal. For others, having several bowel movements a day or one every 2 days is normal. There…

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