Global Health: A Virus Even More Dangerous Than Zika to Pregnant Woman

The mosquito-borne virus that causes Rift Valley fever may severely injure human fetuses if contracted by mothers during pregnancy, according to new research. In a study published last month in the journal Science Advances, researchers used infected rats and human fetal tissue to discover how the virus targets the placenta. Results showed that the virus…

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The Perfect Crossbody Bag Exists, and It’s Only $98

As much as I want to be the type of person that experiments with a ladylike top handle by day or a sequined clutch the next, I’m lazy. I don’t want to switch handbags like underwear. I need the Keanu Reeves of bags: the one. A purse that can make the schlubbiest of outfits look…

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How We Pick the 52 Places

The 52 Places to Go list is one of Travel’s biggest efforts of the year, for which The Times enlists writers and photographers around the globe, as well as a cadre of editors, designers and interactive specialists who work to produce it. Until the list is published early on Wednesday morning, I can’t reveal what…

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When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives

They are patients with diseases that mystify doctors, people whose symptoms are dismissed as psychosomatic, who have been given misdiagnosis upon misdiagnosis. They have confounded experts and have exhausted every hope save one. And so they wind up in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, a federally funded project that now includes 12 clinical centers, including one…

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There Is a Free Lunch, After All. It’s at the Office.

Everyone who works at Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Burlington, Vt., is entitled to three free pints of ice cream for each day of work. At the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, employees are treated daily to an elaborate buffet with appropriately white-shoe fare like prime rib, crab cakes and housemade…

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Trilobites: Free Trees? Many Detroit Residents Say No Thanks

Deborah Westbrook, a lifelong resident of Detroit, would love a tree in front of her home. “With a green tree in front of my house,” she said, “and me looking at the green leaves, knowing that the tree and sun were mixing together to give off the oxygen we breathe? I would be proud. A…

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The Best Sports Bras for Every Chest Size and Workout

Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective Whether you’re an AA or D+ cup size, a good (no, great!) sports bra is essential when breaking a sweat. Fashun is an obvious part of the equation, but more important is a comfortable fit that supports your girls. When shopping for the perfect bra it’s important to figure out what…

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Front Burner: Taiwanese Favorites in Chelsea

Alonso Guzman Arellano says his Taiwanese cooking is very traditional. Still this chef, who left the Mexican state of Michoacán for New York when he was 15 (and most recently was cooking at a Chinese restaurant in New Jersey, after a stint at Vitae in Manhattan), puts a burrito spin on his parchment-thin scallion pancakes,…

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Nonfiction: Could Immunotherapy Offer a Cure for Cancer?

THE BREAKTHROUGHImmunotherapy and the Race to Cure CancerBy Charles GraeberIllustrated. 302 pp. Twelve. $28. If someone were to give cancer a human face, it would probably be that of an archvillain in a comic book series — a master of evil who can adapt at will to any attack, lurking lethally in the shadows, shifting…

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A Cocktail Writer’s Life: The Pentagon by Day, a Barstool by Night

WASHINGTON — It was the perfect Philip Greene anecdote, equal parts military and mixology. “John Philip Sousa was the director of the Marine Band,” Mr. Greene began, nursing a rye manhattan in a far corner of the Round Robin Bar, a historic lounge just a stone’s throw from the White House. “His successor was a…

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