Meet the Designers from Project Runway’s New Season

Gary «Garo Sparo» Spampinato Hometown: Bay Shore, New York Currently: New York City and the Catskills Instagram: @garosparo The Look: Taking elements from three eras: the distant past, the recent past, and envisioning the future. Trend I can’t stand: Slingbacks covered in marabou feathers or any type of shoe covered in fur. The idea of…

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Harvard Law School’s Class of 1979: The ‘Love Section’

After our article on Jan. 19 about three marriages from a Harvard Law School section, Richard J. Lazarus wrote The Times. Professor Lazarus, who also teaches first-year law students at Harvard, applauded the newlyweds and his friend and colleague Jon Hanson, the head of that featured section (1L, Section 6). Image Jeannette Austin and Richard…

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The Key to a Singular Soup: Multiple Won Tons

For an operation that essentially serves one dish, Maxi’s Noodle has a dauntingly long menu. The dish is Hong Kong-style won-ton noodle soup, though, which requires Maxi Lau, the chef and proprietor, to keep a large number of items on hand to be added to or subtracted from the soup at the customer’s whim: the…

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Fashion Review: Karl Lagerfeld’s Final Chanel Show

PARIS — They came for Karl Lagerfeld’s final Chanel show — his final grand act — in tweeds and pearls, camellias and diamanté double Cs. They came wearing Chanel sneakers and sci-fi silver Chanel bootees, Chanel belts and Chanel bags. Anna Wintour came in a long blush pink Chanel suit, and Janelle Monáe came in…

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Medical News Today: Can mouthwash raise your blood pressure?

New research, published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, shows that an antiseptic compound found in mouthwash destroys «friendly» oral bacteria that help maintain normal blood pressure levels. New research finds that mouthwash could destroy ‘friendly’ oral bacteria, which may have important consequences for a person’s cardiovascular health. Scientists know that the…

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Karl Lagerfeld’s Final Collection for Chanel

Getty Images Karl Lagerfeld famously said many things, and one of them was that he did not like funerals. “I do not want anyone to come to mine. Do what you want with the ashes,” he told Vanessa Gregoriadis in a 2002 profile in New York. “Send them down the garbage chute.” If guests at…

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The 52 Places Traveler: Where Nature Sculpts Beauty From Cold and Ice

The 52 Places Traveler Image A number of bays along the shore of Lake Superior provide prime conditions for the formation of ice caves. In early February, they are still small, like this freshly created cave in Flour Bay, about 70 miles north of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times The 52 Places…

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The Fix: Making a Big Impact on a Small Budget

When you’re designing a home, it’s easy to get carried away dreaming about pricey sofas, rugs and art. But big-ticket items aren’t as important as they seem, and plunking down the money to buy them is no guarantee you’ll end up with a home you love. Often it’s the small touches that make a space…

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Reducing Maternal Mortality

Women in the United States face a far greater risk of dying from childbirth complications than in many other wealthy countries. Now the federal government has taken a step toward addressing the problem with the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, signed in December, which will provide federal grants to states to investigate the deaths of women…

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