The Little Tastes of Normalcy on a Trip Around the World

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. “I could have sworn I was in Tunisia, but wait: It’s snowing and those are church bells and — oh, right. I’m in Russia now.” These conversations were regularly occurring in my head by the…

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Zegna’s Indian Ambitions

Raghavendra Rathore, the Indian designer known for his ability to translate his country’s traditional men’s wear for a global elite, was on top of a mountain in his native state of Rajasthan when his phone rang. Ermenegildo Zegna, the Italian men’s wear and manufacturing behemoth, wanted to purchase a minority stake in the business. “You…

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‘Techlash’ Hits College Campuses

In 2006, Google bought YouTube for more than $1 billion, Apple was preparing to announce the first iPhone, and the American housing bubble began to deflate. Claire Stapleton, then a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, faced the same question over and over: What did she plan to do with that English degree? She flirted,…

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Medical News Today: Could probiotics benefit cats?

Probiotic supplements have become increasingly popular in the United States, and a recent study asks whether cats could benefit from them. Though the results hint at certain benefits, the authors call for more work. Now available in a range of products, including drinks, breakfast cereals, and yogurts, probiotics promise improved digestive and overall health. However,…

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To Love, in Fitness and Health

Lyudmila Bouzinova and Jonathan Pearlman are to be married Jan. 12 at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami. Rabbi David Englander is to officiate. The bride, 33, and groom, 31, are co-founders of Mission Lean, a fitness and nutrition brand in Boca Raton, Fla., that focuses on functional training and lean body fitness, with…

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China Reports First Death From New Virus

HONG KONG — Chinese state media on Saturday reported the first known death from a new virus that has infected dozens of people across Asia. The Xinhua news agency cited the health commission in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the illness first appeared, in reporting the death. The health commission said the patient,…

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Georges Duboeuf, Creator of the Beaujolais Nouveau Craze, Dies at 86

Georges Duboeuf, who transformed a quaint Beaujolais harvest ritual celebrating the year’s first wine into the global phenomenon of Beaujolais Nouveau, in the process turning his family’s small business into a worldwide powerhouse, died on Jan. 4 at his home in Romanèche-Thorins, France. He was 86. His son, Franck, said the cause was a stroke.…

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Medical News Today: 7 causes of anal bumps

A variety of factors can cause one or more bumps to form on the anus. The anus is the endpoint of the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract. It is where stool exits the body. A person may wish to better understand their symptoms by touching the anus and surrounding area. It is crucial to wash the…

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Alcohol Deaths Have Risen Sharply, Particularly Among Women

The number of women drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol is rising sharply in the United States. That finding was among several troubling conclusions in an analysis of death certificates published Friday by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The analysis looked at deaths nationwide each year from 1999 through 2017 that were reported…

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Trump Administration Says Obamacare Lawsuit Can Wait Until After the Election

ImageA three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that the individual mandate was unconstitutional, but declined to say what should happen to the rest of the Affordable Care Act. Credit…Edmund D. Fountain for The New York Times The Trump administration came into office with its top legislative priority clear: Repeal the…

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