Weeknight Delicious

Good morning. I had a funny conversation with Melissa Clark and Julia Moskin last week, about weeknight cooking. Melissa was going on merrily about how she gathers her family around her after work, listens to music, drinks wine, cuts up a bunch of vegetables and roasts them, has dinner on the table with a big…

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Forever 21 Has Officially Filed For Bankruptcy

Forever 21’s financial woes have entered a new chapter. On Sunday, the fast fashion retailer issued a letter to its customers announcing that the company would officially file for bankruptcy. Reports that the brand would file began in late August when rumors loomed that the company was contemplating a debtor-in-possession loan. Forever 21 did end…

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Kara Walker Takes a Monumental Jab at Britannia

LONDON — The Queen Victoria Memorial, centerpiece of the plaza that fronts Buckingham Palace, is possibly the most bombastic of this city’s monuments to British grandeur. Beside Victoria, queen and empress, glowering toward the Mall, is a cascade of allegorical statuary representing Courage and Constancy, Truth and Justice, Manufacture and Agriculture, Peace and Progress, and…

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Menopause symptom may trigger brain fog in breast cancer survivors

A new study suggests that night sweats could have a negative impact on cognitive function in women who sleep for longer periods and who have a history of breast cancer. New research suggests that night sweats can impact cognition in menopausal women who have had breast cancer. Lead study author John Bark and colleagues from…

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Intensive Care: What Makes a ‘Good’ Parent?

Last year when Patrick Ishizuka published a parenting study, he set off another round of discussion about what we call good parenting, and who is able to do it. The study looked at the results of a nationally representative survey in which parents were presented with fictional vignettes about elementary school-aged children; alternate responses suggested…

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Keeping an Older Dog Vibrant

As Max the First neared his 17th birthday, we knew his days were numbered. He approached the wrong side of the door to go out and often started to pee in the vestibule, a common sign of cognitive impairment. Long walks — and sometimes any walks — were now out of the question. But not…

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What Really Happened at Sonia Rykiel

PARIS — This should have been Sonia Rykiel’s moment. It was, after all, a brand founded by a woman half a century ago. A brand practically synonymous with female liberation and empowerment through clothes. A brand so embedded in the history of French women that a year ago Mayor Anne Hidalgo inaugurated the Allée Sonia…

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Forever 21, Which Helped Popularize Fast Fashion, to File for Bankruptcy

Forever 21, the California retailer that helped popularize fast fashion in the United States with its bustling stores and $5 tops, said on Sunday night that it would file for bankruptcy, a sign of the eroding power of shopping malls and the shifting tastes of young consumers. The private, family-held company capped months of speculation…

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In the Age of the Yellow Vests, Designer Jeans. Really?

PARIS — The Yellow Vests are back in France — albeit not quite in the same numbers as the social and economic inequality protesters once rallied. The world’s oldest travel company just closed in Britain, putting about 21,000 people out of work. There’s so much nervousness about a looming recession, the ’70s seem to be…

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