Deaths From Drugs and Suicide Reach a Record in the U.S.

The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since the collection of federal mortality data started in 1999, according to an analysis by two public health nonprofits, the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust. To reach their conclusion, the two groups parsed the latest available…

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Thousands of New Millionaires Are About to Eat San Francisco Alive

Jack Sachs, illustration; Shutterstock, crowd.Credit As Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Pinterest plan to go public, California’s newly minted rich will be hungry for parties, houses, boats, bikes — and ice sculptures. March 7, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Big wealth doesn’t come in monthly paychecks. It comes when a start-up goes public, transforming hypothetical money into…

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Efforts to Contain Ebola Epidemic Are Faltering, Aid Leader Warns

Efforts to end the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the second largest such epidemic ever, are failing because outside organizations have alienated the communities, leading residents to avoid medical care and even to attack treatment centers, Dr. Joanne Liu, the international president of Doctors Without Borders, said on Thursday. She included her…

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Faraway Style: Inspiration: Morocco

Not long ago, interiors were expected to be chill. But as more decorators lay on color and pattern with the giddiness of paintball enthusiasts, they are borrowing from places where lush, layered and crazy combinations are standard operating aesthetics. Places like Morocco. What is Moroccan style, exactly? According to Stephanie Rudloe, the owner of Marrakech…

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Finding Art Beyond Darkness

Designers’ attempts to fix the hot mess that fossil fuels and reckless waste have made of this planet are the theme of a new exhibition in Milan. “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival” (through Sept. 1) displays about 100 objects and four commissioned projects tackling the strained or ruptured ties between humankind and the…

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On the Runway: Calvin Klein Says Designer Fashion Is Over

Calvin Klein is getting out of fashion. At least the trendsetting, wardrobe-shaping kind. On Thursday, the brand whose combination of sex appeal and minimal sportswear helped define American style for an international audience, and which was once a tent pole of the New York Fashion Week schedule, said that it would be closing its luxury…

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A Tour of Movieland With the Women of Rodarte

LOS ANGELES — It’s lunchtime, and Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte, are at Pink’s Hot Dogs, a historic restaurant in Los Angeles. This fast-food treasure at 709 North La Brea Avenue has grown from a single pushcart in 1939 to its current location, a sprawling indoor-outdoor picnic-table setup marked…

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Trilobites: Squid Share a Colorful Trick With Peacocks

Squid are chameleons of the ocean, shifting effortlessly from hue to hue as they cross sand, coral and grass. Scientists have long studied the peculiar structures in their skin that interact with light, trying to understand how the animals change color so swiftly and with such precision. Now, a paper published last week in Nature…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in St. Augustine

If you think the Sunshine State is all about theme parks and frying on the beaches, you probably haven’t been to St. Augustine. In the oldest, continuously occupied European settlement in North America, visitors get the glorious beaches along with a healthy dose of unexpected delights: Spanish colonial and Moorish-style architecture, interesting museums and history…

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