Trilobites: Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us?

Sleep — that absurd, amazing habit of losing consciousness for hours on end — is so universal across the animal kingdom that we usually assume it is essential to survival. Now, however, scientists who repeatedly disturbed the sleep of more than a thousand fruit flies are reporting that less slumber may be necessary for sustaining…

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How do baby flutters feel?

One of the most exciting moments of pregnancy for many women is feeling the baby move for the first time. Often, it can be difficult for a woman to distinguish these first movements from other sensations, such as indigestion or gas. However, when a woman is certain that she is feeling the fetus move, she…

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Uptown, Sackler Protests. Downtown, a Sackler Fashion Line.

Looks from the LBV Care of Joss Sackler line.CreditNick Ferrari Photography CreditNick Ferrari Photography Last week, at the tail end of New York Fashion Week, in a private suite at the Soho Grand Hotel, models with Day-Glo yellow eyelashes and matching parkas dotted the room. They held handbags with the initials LBV molded in gold,…

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Brown and Black Clothes Match Now

Do black and brown match? Ask the Google search bar. It’s been asked (typed?) the question so many millions of times, even its «related» searches are basically the same. Google.com Of course, you should wear what you want. But black and brown as a runway-approved trend, instead of an enigmatic choice or a UPS uniform,…

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Karl Lagerfeld Lived With No Regrets

Getty ImagesJohn van Hasselt — Corbis Karl Lagerfeld, the prodigious designer behind Chanel and Fendi, opens up about whose body he’d like to have, his greatest indulgence, what he really thinks about fashion, and much more. Other than yourself, who is your favorite designer? Difficult to give just one name. Miuccia, Nicolas, Stefano, Riccardo, Alber,…

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Work Friend: Everything Is Temporary

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Hi. My name is Katy, and I am your new Work Friend. When I tried out for this position last fall, I thought that I was applying for…

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The Revelations of Grace Wales Bonner

Image Wales Bonner, fall 2019CreditTom Jamieson for The New York Times LONDON — On the outside of the envelope that contained the invitation to Grace Wales Bonner’s fall show were stamped a few lines by the American writer Ishmael Reed: “I had no systematic way of learning but proceeded like a quilt maker, a patch…

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Front Burner: Babka Makes These Treats Better

With their new Babka Menschkins, Alicia and Daniel Mekelburg have faced off against Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins doughnut holes, down to the packaging. But the Mekelburgs form their treats with cinnamon babka, a delicious variation that stays fresher longer than the average doughnut hole. Babka Menschkins, six for $10, 13 for $18 at the store (online,…

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Do Writers Deserve Respect? Some Say Yes

Stonewall Was a Riot “I would like to see a Pen-Pal Club initiated?” That was question eleven on confidential survey sent to members of the Mattachine Society, a midcentury gay and lesbian rights group. Reflecting the risk of being openly L.G.B.T. in the 1960s, an anonymous respondent circled “no,” adding, by typewriter: “Could lead to…

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