These Brands Prove the Athleisure Movement Isn’t Going Anywhere

Reebok x Victoria Beckham Putting her posh spin on sportswear, Victoria Beckham and Reebok have teamed up to create a modern remix of sneakers, sweat sets, and minimalist-leaning separates that combine the relaxed demeanor of streetwear with technical performance. The elevated collection is unisex and sure to see a swift sell out, so run, don’t…

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The New Old Age: When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate?

In the fall of 2015, Dr. Herbert Dardik, chief of vascular surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey, nodded off in the operating room. Note that Dr. Dardik, then 80, was not performing the operation. He’d undergone a minor medical procedure himself a few days earlier, so he’d told his patient that…

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Work Friend: Everyone Dies

This is Choire Sicha’s final column as your Work Friend. You’ll have a new friend next week. Isn’t that just like you. Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to his successor workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Drunk at Work I…

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Up Next: Those Iron Scorch Marks Are by Design

Naomi Mishkin Age: 30 Hometowns: Manhattan and Tenafly, N.J. Now lives: In a garden apartment on a brownstone-lined block in Harlem. Claim to fame: Naomi Mishkin is an artist and budding fashion designer, whose work frequently takes everyday objects and subverts them with a clever, feminist-skewed twist. In a 2017 piece called “Pedestal (Dress Form),”…

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Medical News Today: Nanoparticles in food can alter the behavior of gut bacteria

New research on nanoparticles in food has yielded fresh insights about their impact on gut bacteria. Nanoparticles may influence gut bacteria (which are shown here under the electron microscope). Researchers from the University Medical Center of Mainz in Germany and colleagues from other centers in Germany, Austria, and the United States have discovered that the…

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A good Appetite: You’ll Want to Put This Chile-Garlic Oil on Everything

I collect chile condiments the way my grandmother collected miniature porcelain baskets of flowers, all lined up in perpetual bloom on every flat surface of her living room. Open my fridge, and you’ll see a similar display: this one, of jars and bottles vying to be smeared over avocado toast, roast chicken or buttered, jammy…

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Our Best Super Bowl Recipes

The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams kick off Super Bowl LIII on Sunday at 6:30 p.m., Eastern time. Whatever jersey you’re wearing, you’re going to need food to sustain you through the thrilling triumph or the agonizing defeat. And for those of you just showing up for the snacks, we’ve got you…

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Cruise Lines Use Technology to Add the Personal Touch

Global cruise lines are rolling out new technology to help servers deliver cocktails to passengers who have wandered off, address travelers by name on ships carrying thousands of passengers and shrink the boarding process to 10 minutes from one hour. The companies say they are using technology to reduce the most common passenger complaints and…

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