Check In: Hotel Review: In Newport Beach, Calif., Bucking the Tide

Rates From $300 Basics The 135-room Lido House, which opened in April, flips the script of the standard, Southern California beach hotel. Instead of a hacienda-style sprawl of buildings or a glassy modern tower, the property is anchored by a newly constructed Cape Cod style mansion. That makes its fun, funky interior design accents all…

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Trilobites: Why Textbooks May Need to Update What They Say About Birth Canals

Look up the term “pelvic canal” in the typical anatomy or obstetric textbook, and you likely will find a description such as this: “Well-built healthy women, who had a good diet during their childhood growth period, usually have a broad pelvis.” Such a pelvis, the text continues, enables “the least difficulty during childbirth.” But such…

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Medical News Today: New drug kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in clinical trial

Antibiotic resistance is a major obstacle that modern medicine is currently grappling with. It has created crisis situations around the world, and researchers are trying to find solutions. One clinical trial is now breaking the superbug barrier. A new antibiotic has proved its worth in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. Bacteria can cause a range…

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Gilberto Benetton, 77, Dies; Expanded Family Clothing Company

ROME — Gilberto Benetton, who drove the expansion of the family clothing business known for its colorful sweaters and provocative advertisements into investments in agriculture, real estate, highways and other nonwoolen enterprises, died on Monday in Treviso, Italy. He was 77. A spokesman for the family’s holding company, Edizione, confirmed the death without specifying the…

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Why Private Equity Is Furious Over a Paper in a Dermatology Journal

Early this month, a respected medical journal published a research paper on its website that analyzed the effects of a business trend roiling the field of dermatology: the rapid entrance of private equity firms into the specialty by buying and running practices around the country. Eight days later, after an outcry from private equity executives…

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The New Old Age: Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Sign Up for Medicare Part B

Twenty years ago, George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero left his job as a hospital administrator in New York to open a one-person health care consulting firm. Since he was losing his employee medical coverage, he shopped around and bought a private health insurance plan through Aetna. It was expensive, with premiums starting at about $1,000 a month, but…

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Meet the Resourceful New Talents Placing a Premium on Upcycling

Patrick McDowell Jelly Luise Advertisement — Continue Reading Below “Just because you use fabric that someone else has thrown away, it doesn’t mean you can do shit designs,” McDowell has said. Indeed, the recent Central Saint Martins grad’s sporty, directional looks crafted from discarded textiles (some donated by Burberry) have excited the industry and attracted…

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Why Hollywood and Royals Alike Rely on Zimmermann for the Perfect Photo Finish

Taylor Hill struts through a light-flooded photo studio, wearing a patchwork minidress with a ruffle that hits high on the thigh—very Annie Oakley goes to St. Tropez—while Nicky Zimmermann sits, watching approvingly. The Sydney-based designer cops to being a bit jet-lagged as she preps for her New York Fashion Week show, but she’s very much…

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Hungry City: At Ajo y Orégano, Big Flavors Flow From a Small Space

If it’s Friday, there will be rabo encendido, oxtails dark as ink from a simmer in Presidente beer and Brugal rum. This is lunch and event at once, and may explain the crowd that forms before noon on the rainbow-planked porch outside Ajo y Orégano, a tiny gasp of a restaurant in Parkchester, the Bronx,…

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