Tiffany & Co. Reimagines 1939 With A New Acquisition: An 80-Carat Diamond

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co. It’s crystal clear that the opulence of the early 20th century is being revived with Tiffany & Co.’s latest acquisition: a D-color oval diamond surpassing 80 carats that was responsibly sourced in Botswana, Africa. The stone will set by Tiffany artisans in New York City in a necklace inspired by…

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Sadness Slips Quietly Out the Door’

A Warm Cup in Our Camper He brings me coffee in bed every morning. It’s far from the dreamy depiction of romantic comedies — not in an apartment with a city view or a house tucked in a cul-de-sac, but in the frigid cold of our tiny camper, where I sit, barely awake, swimming in…

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Julius Schachter, Leading Expert on Chlamydia, Dies at 84

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Most Americans became aware of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease more common than syphilis, gonorrhea and herpes, in the mid-1980s. But Julius Schachter, a microbiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, had already been…

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Nose-to-Tail Butcher Opens in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Headliner Prospect Butcher Co. Personal need often drives the establishment of small, specialized food companies. Corey Hammond, who works in e-commerce and consulting, moved to Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, four years ago and missed having a convenient butcher. Then, as restaurants like Faun, Oxalis and Olmsted began opening in the neighborhood, he thought a local butcher…

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A New Tool in Treating Mental Illness: Building Design

Residents of the Taube Pavilion in Mountain View, Calif., wake up in private rooms with views of the wooded Santa Cruz Mountains, have breakfast in airy communal spaces and can hang out in landscaped courtyards throughout the day. It may sound like a resort, but the Taube Pavilion is a $98 million mental health facility…

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We’ve Heard From Screaming Chefs, but What About Their Workers?

“I was worked to the bone, drained of my love for restaurants, convinced that I was bad at my job, that I wasn’t cool, that I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t a hard worker, that I wasn’t worthy,” she writes. Until recently, when we heard stories like this, they were told by chefs. Screaming and…

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5 Tech Tools That Can Enhance Your Wedding Day

Over the summer, Lucas Robinson sat on his couch in Los Angeles, popped on a pair of virtual reality glasses and prepared to watch his friend’s wedding. The couple set up an entire V.R. system so guests could feel like they were at the wedding. “We were escorted to a seat, and everyone had a…

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