Gwyneth Goes Back to Her Day Job

Summer Fun 15 Photos View Slide Show › Image Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times A select group of “Hamptons influencers,” meaning people who Instagram their Aperol spritzes, gathered at a rented McMansion in East Hampton Friday evening for a screening of “The Politician,” a forthcoming Netflix series starring Gwyneth Paltrow and created by,…

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This Bread Recipe Starts With 4,000-Year-Old Yeast

In a modern oven in Pasadena, Calif., this week, yeast that could be as old as ancient Egypt was used to bake an especially aromatic loaf of sourdough bread. The baker, Seamus Blackley, was experimenting with yeast he had extracted from a 4,000-year-old Egyptian loaf. He was trying to make his own bread using the…

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Do Older People Have a Different Smell?

During an extended period of travel last year, my husband and I lent our house in the Ozarks to an older couple who were having work done on their own house. We returned after a month away to a spotless house and two hostess gifts. But there was also a distinctive smell in the air:…

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Another Baseball Mystery: Why Do Players Seem to Live Longer?

Major League Baseball has its problems. Attendance has slipped, fans complain the pace of play has slowed, players are convinced the baseballs are juiced and even the people running it admit its fusty rules could use an upgrade. Yet its players might take comfort in one promising bit of news: they appear to have longer…

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What to know about 3D mammograms

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Novartis C.E.O. Defends Company’s Decision to Withhold False Data From the F.D.A.

The chief executive of Novartis on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to delay telling the Food and Drug Administration about manipulated data involving its $2.1 million gene therapy treatment, saying that it “thoroughly, aggressively” investigated the issue and that patient safety was never threatened. Vas Narasimhan, the chief executive, also indicated in a call with…

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5 Cheap(ish) Things to Maximize a Small Bedroom

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every week we email readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. A small bedroom is a delicate ecosystem, often teetering on the edge of total chaos. After Ping-Ponging from coast to coast, and from one…

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The Hotel Historian Is at Your Service

Ken Price was hired 36 years ago as director of public relations at the Palmer House Hilton. But it’s his other gig at the renowned Chicago property that speaks more to him: That of hotel historian, an official title he has held for 11 years. Mr. Price is the go-to guy for anything relating to…

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Medical News Today: 5 ways to get rid of blisters

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After an Uproar, Fashioning a Fresh Start in Canada

Image Sophie Theallet on her runway in New York City in September, 2015.CreditFernanda Calfat/Getty Images In the fall of 2016, Sophie Theallet, a French designer who founded her namesake label in New York in 2007, was feeling a burst of momentum. She had been heralded as a champion of inclusivity after her graceful fall collection,…

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