11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

ImageCredit…Pete Marovich for The New York Times Video transcript Back transcript ‘It’s Mutilation’: The Police in Chile Are Blinding Protesters Our correspondent goes inside an eye trauma unit in Chile that’s responding to “an epidemic” of protesters who have been shot in the eye by police pellet guns. Since mid-October, this has been the scene…

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How can your period affect bowel movements?

Many people notice that their bowel habits change predictably throughout their monthly menstrual cycle. This shift in pattern is because the bowel is affected by period-related hormone changes. During each menstrual cycle, the body goes through many hormonal shifts. These changes affect the whole body, leading to familiar premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as mood…

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Rice at Its Finest

A recent trip to Indonesia, where I was surrounded by rice paddies and had rice for every single meal, has made me think about rice. This isn’t as obvious as it may sound. When you visit a culture in which rice is the staple, you can, paradoxically, become oblivious to it. It simply shows up…

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At Howard University, Homecoming Is a Pilgrimage

Surfacing ‘Coming to Howard for the first time was seeing the beauty of blackness,’ one alumnus said. Written by Bianca Ladipo Photographs by Andre Wagner ImageThere’s no limit to how many people can join the celebration — the campus gates never close during the weekend.Credit…Andre D. Wagner for The New York Times “Have you ever…

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A Brilliant Thanksgiving Strategy: Make Sides Quickly, or Ahead

At the Thanksgiving table, the turkey is sacred. The stuffing is imperative, the gravy essential and the mashed potatoes a lumpy rite of passage. But when it comes to any other side dishes, the cook is free to play. As long as it tastes good, is made of vegetables and fits on the table, pretty…

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The Work Diary of an Audio Erotica C.E.O.

Gina Gutierrez gets a lot of blank stares when explaining her start-up to people: It’s called Dipsea, and it sells subscriptions to immersive, short-form audio erotica. Venture capitalists, though, get it. They want to capitalize on dual booms in digital audio and sexual wellness, and some view Dipsea as the next Calm or Headspace. The…

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To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care

The Trump administration on Friday said it would begin forcing hospitals to publicly disclose the discounted prices they negotiate with insurance companies, aiming to help people shop for better deals on a range of medical services, from hip replacements to brain scans. The federal rule, part of a broader push to make health care markets…

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Can FaZe Clan Build a Billion-Dollar Business?

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. LOS ANGELES — FaZe Clan could be called a media company, or an esports team, or an influencer marketing agency, or all of the above. “Something like who we are has never…

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The Weekend’s Best Beef Stew

Good morning. Big autumn energy along the Eastern Seaboard these days, air scented with smoke where I stay, and a bite to the breeze off the water. It leaves me wanting stew for dinner, and specifically David Tanis’s braised beef stew with Vietnamese flavors (above). I might make that tonight and let it cure into…

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Can a Company Be Virtuous and Profitable? Nestlé Says Yes

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Mark Schneider, the chief executive of the Swiss food giant Nestlé, gripped a bun-clad concoction that looked like a bacon cheeseburger but contained no actual bacon, cheese or beef. He took a bite. It was a faux-meat, dairy-free mouthful symbolizing what may be the future of the food industry. It was also…

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