An Almost-Perfect House in New Haven

Like many architects, Aurora Farewell relishes stripping spaces down to the studs, and rebuilding from scratch. “I have an obsession with change,” said Ms. Farewell, 36, a Yale-trained architect who worked at Richard Meier & Partners Architects and Shelton Mindel & Associates before establishing her own firm in New Haven last year. “I look at…

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Letter of Recommendation: Double Boilers

Four to five times a week, I reach into the cabinet to the left of my stove and pull out my ugliest, least-pedigreed pan. Actually, it’s two pans: a double boiler. The bottom is scuffed and darkened from decades of use; the insert, which is never meant to come directly in contact with heat, has…

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Would You Want a Computer to Judge Your Risk of H.I.V. Infection?

Image CreditJames Steinberg A few years ago, researchers at Harvard and Kaiser Permanente Northern California had an inspired idea: Perhaps they could use the wealth of personal data in electronic health records to identify patients at high risk of getting infected with H.I.V. Doctors could use an algorithm to pinpoint these patients and then steer…

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What to know about a loose vagina

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How a Medicare Buy-In or Public Option Could Threaten Obamacare

It seems a simple enough proposition: Give people the choice to buy into Medicare, the popular federal insurance program for those over 65. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is one of the Democratic presidential contenders who favor this kind of buy-in, often called the public option. They view it as a more gradual,…

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The Owners of Eleven Madison Park Are Ending Their Partnership

New York’s most powerful restaurant marriage has come to an end. The chef Daniel Humm and his business partner, Will Guidara, who in 2011 bought the elegant restaurant Eleven Madison Park from their mentor, the restaurateur Danny Meyer, and transformed it into one of the world’s most lauded dining destinations and the crown jewel of…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Is Linked to Sheraton in Atlanta

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Atlanta has been linked to a Sheraton hotel downtown, and officials said dozens of people had likely been infected. The Georgia Department of Public Health said Monday that in addition to 11 confirmed cases of people who contracted the disease, 55 more cases were “probable.” There have been no…

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Is it possible to get pregnant from anal sex?

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The Microhotel, a Category Seeing a Growth Spurt, Makes Small Stylish

They appeal to senior citizens and millennials, business travelers and backpackers. And they’re particularly attractive to hotel developers, who can pack in more guest rooms than in a typical hotel. They’re known as microhotels, inspired by the Japanese capsule or pod hotels of 40 years ago that offered cheap, tiny accommodations to businessmen. The new…

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