They May Not Golf, but They Like the Lifestyle

When buying golf homes, the wealthy often turn to Sotheby’s International Realty. The firm has nearly 7,000 property listings at any given time in more than 30 countries and territories. “Golf homes have consistently been one of our top-selling categories,” said Philip A. White Jr., the company’s president and an avid golfer. (Sotheby’s International Realty…

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Seeing What the Fighting Is All About on Alaska’s Coastal Plain

Up in the right-hand corner of Alaska, like something freezer-burned and half-remembered in the back of the national icebox, lies a place called the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is the largest wildlife sanctuary in the United States. It is the size of South Carolina. It is also home to the country’s second-largest wilderness…

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Shopping for Candle Lanterns

Candle lanterns add ambience to any space, indoors or out. But they are perhaps most magical used for alfresco dining at dusk. “They’re wonderful, because people can sit outside even if they don’t have outdoor lighting, and see each other while they have dinner or drinks,” said Janice Parker, a landscape architect in Greenwich, Conn.…

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Are You Being Kind to Your Butt?

Butt skin care is definitely a thing now. The same way facial beauty routines have expanded to include cleansers, toners, serums, creams and masks, beauty brands have started releasing products specially tailored to your booty. There are now sheet masks for your rear end, along with special moisturizers, exfoliating scrubs, serums, and oils. And if…

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Which Health Policies Actually Work? We Rarely Find Out

A few years ago, Oregon found itself in a position that you’d think would be more commonplace: It was able to evaluate the impact of a substantial, expensive health policy change. In a collaboration by the state and researchers, Medicaid coverage was randomly extended to some low-income adults and not to others, and researchers have…

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Walking on Eggshells in Medical Schools

I trained to be a doctor in the bad old days — not the worst old days, but the bad old days. Humiliation was part of the deal, sometimes deliberately inflicted by certain grandstanding, sadistic attending physicians, sometimes more casually, because everyone could see that you didn’t know something you should have known. Now we…

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The Challenge of Identifying Sjogren’s Syndrome

Angelica Divinagracia, a 54-year-old fitness instructor in Los Angeles, woke one morning with her tongue literally stuck to the roof of her mouth. Though she normally drank lots of water, especially after strenuous workouts with clients, she thought her chronically dry mouth was due to dehydration. That is, until an even more troublesome symptom —…

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Japanese Golf Resorts Look to Foreigners to Sustain Growth

RUSUTSU, Japan — As a Japanese couple teed off on a sweltering summer morning here in Rusutsu, a mountainous village in northern Japan, construction workers were building a new luxury condominium complex overlooking the fairways and ski slopes in the distance. When it opens in December 2020, the 10-story complex, the Vale Rusutsu, will have…

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Jazz Age Glamour, a Sequin Polo Bear, and Janelle Monáe at Ralph Lauren

As more designers decamp to Paris or forgo shows and presentations all together, there’s general feeling among editors that New York Fashion Week has lost its luster. Ralph Lauren seems determined to change that. Last September, the designer presented his 50th anniversary collection over a lavish dinner and takeover of Central Park’s Bethesda Terrace. For…

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