Efforts to Contain Ebola Epidemic Are Faltering, Aid Leader Warns

Efforts to end the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the second largest such epidemic ever, are failing because outside organizations have alienated the communities, leading residents to avoid medical care and even to attack treatment centers, Dr. Joanne Liu, the international president of Doctors Without Borders, said on Thursday. She included her…

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Faraway Style: Inspiration: Morocco

Not long ago, interiors were expected to be chill. But as more decorators lay on color and pattern with the giddiness of paintball enthusiasts, they are borrowing from places where lush, layered and crazy combinations are standard operating aesthetics. Places like Morocco. What is Moroccan style, exactly? According to Stephanie Rudloe, the owner of Marrakech…

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Finding Art Beyond Darkness

Designers’ attempts to fix the hot mess that fossil fuels and reckless waste have made of this planet are the theme of a new exhibition in Milan. “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival” (through Sept. 1) displays about 100 objects and four commissioned projects tackling the strained or ruptured ties between humankind and the…

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On the Runway: Calvin Klein Says Designer Fashion Is Over

Calvin Klein is getting out of fashion. At least the trendsetting, wardrobe-shaping kind. On Thursday, the brand whose combination of sex appeal and minimal sportswear helped define American style for an international audience, and which was once a tent pole of the New York Fashion Week schedule, said that it would be closing its luxury…

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A Tour of Movieland With the Women of Rodarte

LOS ANGELES — It’s lunchtime, and Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte, are at Pink’s Hot Dogs, a historic restaurant in Los Angeles. This fast-food treasure at 709 North La Brea Avenue has grown from a single pushcart in 1939 to its current location, a sprawling indoor-outdoor picnic-table setup marked…

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Trilobites: Squid Share a Colorful Trick With Peacocks

Squid are chameleons of the ocean, shifting effortlessly from hue to hue as they cross sand, coral and grass. Scientists have long studied the peculiar structures in their skin that interact with light, trying to understand how the animals change color so swiftly and with such precision. Now, a paper published last week in Nature…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in St. Augustine

If you think the Sunshine State is all about theme parks and frying on the beaches, you probably haven’t been to St. Augustine. In the oldest, continuously occupied European settlement in North America, visitors get the glorious beaches along with a healthy dose of unexpected delights: Spanish colonial and Moorish-style architecture, interesting museums and history…

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You asked: What Is Considered ‘Early’ for Menopause?

What is considered «early» to experience menopause? — Dr. Alicia Hendley (@AliciaMHendley) October 25, 2018 Short Take Before the age of 40. [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Tell Me More The defining phenomenon of menopause is cessation of ovulation (producing an egg), which results in a drastic reduction in the…

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With Streaks of Gray Hair, Xi Jinping of China Breaks with Tradition

HONG KONG — President Xi Jinping is known for breaking the rules of Chinese politics, amassing more power than any leader since Mao. His latest attempt to shake things up may be one of his boldest moves yet: Mr. Xi is going slightly — though unabashedly — gray, in defiance of longstanding Communist Party tradition.…

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