This ’90s-Inspired Trend is Backed by Chanel, Versace, and Cardi B

Courtesy Clip-on Earrings Chanel chanel.com $800.00 Say goodbye to dainty, barely there jewelry, because the next big thing in baubles is exactly that: Big. Like every other cyclical fashion trend (see: the Princess Di biker shorts revival, our current obsession with square-toe shoes, and those tiny Matrix sunglasses we already regret), we’re seeing the return…

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Trial

A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ruled that Johnson & Johnson had intentionally played down the dangers and oversold the benefits of opioids, and ordered it to pay the state $572 million in the first trial of a drug manufacturer for the destruction wrought by prescription painkillers. The amount fell far short of the $17…

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India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps

MUMBAI, India — Aakanksha Porwal, the owner of a small retro diner called Vahnilla & Company, recently signed up for the Zomato food delivery app to make dishes like her veggie cheeseburgers and Kit Kat cakesicles available to a wider audience. She also joined Zomato’s Gold program, where she would offer two dishes for the…

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Make a Pie This Weekend

Happy Friday! It’s still Melissa Clark here. And Sam Sifton is still away, I hope eating his weight in lobster and corn. Me, I’m acclimating to the workweek after my Greek vacation. But I am very glad it’s coming to a close so I can get ready for a long Labor Day weekend’s worth of…

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Tiffany & Co. Is Working to Save Coral Reefs in Mauritius

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Madagascar, lies the tiny island of Mauritius. Encircling it like a necklace is one of the world’s largest coral reefs, which, like coral reefs everywhere, is under threat from warming oceans. Over the last few decades, Mauritius’s beaches have shrunk by 65 feet, in…

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Life-Changing Drugs Almost Nobody Can Afford

Episode 11: ‘The Six Million Dollar Claim’ Producer/Director Suzanne Hillinger Patients suffering from rare diseases who had little hope for a treatment now have access to life-changing medicines, thanks to pharmaceutical companies’ investment in so-called orphan drugs, which treat diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people. But the increasing number of people who would benefit…

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Our Best Labor Day Recipes: Ribs, Potato Salad, Coleslaw and More

Summer isn’t officially over until late in September, but we all know that Labor Day weekend is its unofficial end, so make the most of it: Soak up the sun, wear flip-flops and grill all of the things before photos of apple-picking and pumpkin spice lattes take over your Instagram feed. Here are some of…

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Surfing With a Disability

Dylan Hronec has been in a wheelchair since he was 2 years old. Surfing is his favorite activity. “When you’re surfing you don’t really think about anything else — it’s the closest thing to an out of body experience,” said Mr. Hronec, 27, who has cerebral palsy and uses a special surf board retrofitted with…

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Hanging Out With Humans Makes This Bird Bad at Its Job

Humans can be a terrible influence on birds. Crows that live near us end up with high cholesterol, sparrows screech to be heard over oil pumps, and instead of migrating, some storks now just eat trash. At times, our habits and behaviors are contagious enough to change whole ecosystems. According to a study published in…

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Back to School With Narrow Escapes and a Mother’s Love

“You’re doing all the right things, everything is going to work out.” I’d been repeating this to Ezra over and over, like a mantra, but I’m not sure who I was trying harder to convince, me or them. Ezra, who identifies as nonbinary and prefers the pronouns they, them and theirs, was 19 at the…

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