Myanmar Raids Reveal New Production of a Killer Drug

BANGKOK — The jungle-covered hills of Shan State in Myanmar might seem an unlikely outpost along global trade routes. But it is the remote region, wracked by ethnic conflict and undisturbed by normal policing, where much of the world’s synthetic drug trade originates. Now, two months of counternarcotics operations in Shan State, which the United…

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5 Hair Care Mistakes You Make

Is anything wrong with the hair? Is it dull, brittle, split? The reason is you take care of it incorrectly – and you make one (or several) mistakes in hair care at once. Hair does not grow, unless it is washed well enough in moderately warm water and combed with measure. Rinse your hair well…

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Locals Tell Us What Top Tourist Spots Feel Like Now

For the past two months, many of the world’s most popular destinations have been shuttered to visitors, leaving monuments, museums, shops, restaurants, bars and streets almost empty. As the world reopens and residents step out, they are faced with the reality that life today is different than it was before Covid-19, and will likely remain…

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Where Group Prayer Meets Group Fitness

At first glance, the streaming fitness class looks like any other: blue yoga mats against a neutral background, with ambient music and candles to set the mood. Two athleisure-clad instructors, flanked by hand weights, introduce themselves. The giveaway is the flash of a wooden crucifix. “Surrender all and prepare yourself to go on this journey…

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Suze Orman Is Back to Help You Ride Out the Storm

Although Suze Orman has written more than a dozen books over the last 25 years, her favorite thing to read is people. She reads millennials taking 30-year mortgages on properties they can’t afford, and she reads people in their 50s and 60s holding on to houses merely because their adult children come home a couple…

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A.C.L.U. Warns Against Fever-Screening Tools for Coronavirus

Airports, office buildings, warehouses and restaurant chains are rushing to install new safety measures like fever-scanning cameras and infrared temperature-sensing guns. But the American Civil Liberties Union warned on Tuesday against using the tools to screen people for possible coronavirus symptoms, saying the devices were often inaccurate, ineffective and intrusive. In a new report, “Temperature…

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How-To Books for an Age of Insecurity

Seed companies are struggling to keep up with demand, home bakers are testing the nation’s supply of flour and yeast, and the quickest way to get a face mask is to sew your own. As do-it-yourself activity surges during the pandemic, some of those seeking a guide to greater self-sufficiency may find their way to…

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Emily Bode on How to Make a ‘Sweetheart’ T-Shirt

DESIGNER D.I.Y. SERIES ImageCredit…Karsten Moran for The New York Times The latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series teaches you how to whip up a present for the significant other you may not have seen for a while. May 19, 2020 At a time when everyone is isolated at home, nervous about spending…

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The Foods That May Lower Dementia Risk

Eating foods high in flavonoids — a group of nutrients found in many fruits and vegetables — may lower your risk for dementia, researchers report. The study, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at 2,801 men and women who were 50 and older and free of dementia at the start. Over an average…

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How Bike Share Programs Might Make Cycling Safer

Could bike share programs lead to greater cycling safety? In April 2015, Philadelphia introduced a bike share program. By 2019, there were more than 1,300 bikes and 400 pedal-assisted electric bicycles available. People used them for about 50,000 trips a month. Before the introduction of the bike share program, the rate of bicycle-car accidents had…

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