Iris van Herpen Designs for Nature

ImageFriezes created by the Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen wrap the newly renovated Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands.CreditDmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times LEIDEN, the Netherlands — The imposing red stone edifice rises from an otherwise empty area in this old Dutch city like a mesa in the American West, bound —…

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That Perplexing Red Meat Controversy: 5 Things to Know

Dietary guidelines from groups as diverse as the Department of Agriculture to the World Health Organization urge all of us to eat less red meat — much less. But the authors of four new studies, published on Wednesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, report there is no compelling evidence that reducing consumption of red…

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Asthma 3-in-1 Therapy May Improve Lung Function, Study Shows

Many people with asthma use inhalers to control the chronic inflammation in their lungs. But for those with more severe forms of the disease, the standard inhaled medication may not be enough to keep the wheezing, chest tightness and attacks at bay. Now, a new combination-therapy — using three drugs in a single inhaler —…

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Andrew Tarlow Opens a Wine Shop

Andrew Tarlow, the Brooklyn restaurateur, should think about making or selling cheese to go with his bread company, She Wolf, and his newly opened Williamsburg wine shop, Stranger Wines. As with most small niche wine shops these days, the terms “natural” and “organic” are front and center, along with orange wines from many countries. “We…

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Own the Dishes From Masa’s Table

Favor, a company that specializes in items for home and apparel, carries pieces that were selected for the restaurants owned by the chef Masayoshi Takayama, and now several of those items are available to the public through Favor’s sibling brand, Industry West. Handsome yet utilitarian, some dishes are glazed white, others are in matte-finish black…

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Autumn Chocolates From Maine

Kate McAleer, a chocolate maker, opened Maine’s first bean-to-bar chocolate company two years ago in a former ice factory in Rockland; she is now selling her often seasonal confections online. The fall collection features bonbons with fillings like Maine maple-vanilla, pecan pie truffle, cranberry-orange, Maine blueberry jam and Maine apple cider caramel, all made with…

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Fuchsia Dunlop Discusses Sichuan Cuisine

Fuchsia Dunlop, a British cookbook author who specializes in the Sichuan Province of China, now has an updated version of her original “Land of Plenty” (2001), titled “The Food of Sichuan.” As part of the 92nd Street Y’s Kitchen Arts & Letters series, Ms. Dunlop will discuss the evolution of the cuisine, its increased popularity,…

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The Happiest Hour Has Free Cocktail Classes

Jeff Bell, director of bars at Legacy Records and Charlie Bird, teaches free one-hour cocktail lessons every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ada’s Place, the bright bar upstairs at Legacy Records. Mr. Bell features a different spirit each week and demonstrates two cocktails made with it, all served for tasting. Cocktail School, reservations open on…

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Three Outfits to Wear When You WANT to Show Your Bra

You’ve seen it on celebs, on the street, and on the runways—the bra as a top is officially a thing. But before you throw on any old bra with any old look, you need to master these important tricks: 1). It’s all about how you style it. Layering is a must, whether it’s a blazer…

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