How Candace Bushnell, Writer, Spends Her Sundays

Candace Bushnell is the author of nine books, but she is best known as the creative force behind “Sex and the City,” the hit HBO series that was based on her New York Observer column from the 1990s. The writer moved to New York City in 1978 at age 19, and didn’t leave until her…


What the Parrots Taught Me

When I married my husband in 2014 he came with children and birds — two boys and three African Grey parrots. There are pet people and bird people and on the Venn diagram of those groups I am nowhere. “What if I can’t stand living with the birds?” I asked him. “Will you choose them…


North Carolina Hospital Found Compliant but ‘Significantly Different’ After Complaints

Regulators have determined that North Carolina Children’s Hospital is in compliance with federal rules but markedly changed since doctors, department heads and a top administrator expressed concerns three years ago about patients undergoing heart surgery there. Inspection records released on Thursday cited no deficiencies with the hospital’s operations. But a spokesman for the Centers for…


Saudi Arabia Frees Doctor With U.S. Citizenship After 21 Months

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia has freed a doctor with dual Saudi-American citizenship after he was detained for 21 months and reportedly tortured, two friends of the family said on Thursday. The Saudis first detained Dr. Walid Fitaihi in November 2017 amid what the government called a crackdown on corruption. Despite Dr. Fitaihi’s lengthy detention,…


After an Injury, Stay Comfortable and Productive With This Gear

I’m lucky enough to have made it well into adulthood without ever breaking a major bone or having serious surgery, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I realized I’d be kicking off the summer of 2019 on crutches. At the beginning of May, I had a minor surgical treatment intended to put an…


Should Board Gamers Play the Roles of Racists, Slavers and Nazis?

In the continuing explosion of tabletop board gaming, there are numerous World War II games in which players get to be Nazis. There are American Civil War games in which players take the role of the Confederacy. Some of these games confront the victims of the Holocaust and enslaved people head on; most don’t, though…


Mixer Lures Ninja From Twitch. (What? We Explain.)

Tyler Blevins, the 28-year-old multimillionaire and a popular face of Fortnite, announced on Thursday that he would be leaving Twitch, a popular streaming platform for gamers, for the Microsoft-owned platform Mixer. Mr. Blevins, better known to millions of gamers as Ninja, posted a video announcement on Twitter just four days after a 16-year-old won $3…


A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s? It’s Coming, Scientists Report

For decades, researchers have sought a blood test for beta amyloid, the protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Several groups and companies have made progress, and onThursday, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis reported that they had devised the most sensitive blood test yet. The test will not be available for clinical…


14 Fashion Insiders on the Best Strapless Bras on the Market

Natori Feathers Strapless Bra



“Strapless bras are a wardrobe staple, and it’s no surprise that this breathable style from Natori is getting strong reviews from our customers. The plunging, multi-way silhouette is comfortable and functional, and the lace adds a touch of chic!” — Carmen Nestares, Chief Marketing Officer, Amazon Fashion