Luxury Giant LVMH to Buy Tiffany for $16.2 Billion

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury goods company, said on Monday that it had reached an agreement to buy the jeweler Tiffany & Company in a $16.2 billion deal, the largest ever in the luxury sector. Th acquisition will give LVMH a bigger foothold in the United States, as well as help…

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Hut Skiing in the Dolomites: Storybook Scenery and Grappa Included

Every mountain is unique, sure. But, the rhythm of most ski resorts is predictable. So, when I heard about a “ski safari” in the Italian Alps, that involved crisscrossing the scenic towns and valleys of places like Cortina, Civetta, Val Gardena and Arabba, then sleeping at a different alpine inn each night (sadly, no tiger…

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Kristin Scott Thomas on Playing a Different Kind of Part

Last week, Kristin Scott Thomas, the British actress, found herself in an enormous meeting room in the bowels of the Louvre museum, rubbing shoulders with Marlène Schiappa, the French Minister for Equality; François-Henri Pinault, the C.E.O. of Kering; and Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris. Ms. Scott Thomas was presiding over the 14th global meeting…

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‘I Have a Ph.D. in Not Having Money’

David Velasquez learned his first clinical lesson early on: The health care system wasn’t made to care for people like him. Mr. Velasquez, 24, never had a primary care physician, because his parents, immigrants from Nicaragua, couldn’t afford the bills. When he was 12, his undocumented godmother died of cancer, having avoided hospitals until it…

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New Scissors Reporting for Kitchen Duty

Joyce Chen kitchen shears have been my do-it-all utensil for decades. But now, Material, a direct-to-consumer kitchenware company, has come up with an improvement. These new shears with cushioned handles are similar in shape to mine but sturdier, with 3-inch-long stainless-steel blades. One of the blades has microscopic serrations, and the silicone handle cushions can…

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Suicides by K-Pop Stars Prompt Soul-Searching in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — When the K-pop star Sulli ended her own life last month, her fellow K-pop singer Goo Hara was heartbroken, bidding a farewell to her best friend in a live-streaming video. With tears running down her cheeks, Ms. Goo expressed hope that Sulli would live “as she pleases” in heaven. “I will…

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Learn to Make Vegan Sushi

For years, the New York company Beyond Sushi has been selling and serving dazzling vegan sushi, and now there’s a book on the subject. “Sushi Modoki: The Japanese Art and Craft of Vegan Sushi” by Iina, a Japanese chef working in Tokyo. Modoki means “to mimic” in Japanese, the book explains, and that’s precisely what…

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‘Make’ the Biscuits From the Grey in Savannah

Occupying a repurposed Greyhound bus terminal, the Grey in Savannah, Ga., is a highly regarded restaurant with New York roots. Its owners, John O. Morisano, and Mashama Bailey, the executive chef and partner, are both from the city, though Ms. Bailey’s family originally came from Georgia. Now, the ethereal biscuits for which she is known…

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A ‘Rare Case Where Racial Biases’ Protected African-Americans

When the opioid crisis began to escalate some 20 years ago, many African-Americans had a layer of protection against it. But that protection didn’t come from the effectiveness of the American medical system. Instead, researchers believe, it came from racial stereotypes embedded within that system. As unlikely as it may seem, these negative stereotypes appear…

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How Six Different Cooks Set Striking Thanksgiving Tables

Peter Shire, Los Angeles Color, form and playful provocation are Peter Shire’s visual language — even at the Thanksgiving table. The painter, sculptor, ceramist and furniture designer was one of the founding members of the Memphis design group, and his work is in museums around the world. Every year, he hosts 30 people in his…

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