The Evolution of E L James

LONDON — E L James does not like speaking to journalists, who often want to know deeply personal things, like how much money she makes and whether she has a sex dungeon in her basement. Her aversion to publicity can be inconvenient, and somewhat impractical. As one of the world’s most famous and in-demand authors,…

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Heads Up: For a Seattle Enclave, Isolation May Be Its Salvation

South Park, one of Seattle’s dwindling blue-collar pockets, is on the rise. Yet the scruffy, geographically isolated enclave has managed to transform itself without losing its soul to gentrification, causing outsiders — including other Seattleites — to take notice. Situated on the western shore of the Duwamish River in a hard-to-reach corner of the city,…

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Work Friend: Put Your Arms Around Your Cubicle and Hug

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Hear that? Cubicle Cacophony I lead a small team. I have an office with a door. My team sits outside my office, in a cube setting. Their noises…

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Zone 1 or Group E? Making Sense of the New Boarding Rules

For airlines, time on the ground is money. Financially speaking, planes only earn revenue for their companies when they are in the air, ferrying paying passengers. Which is one strong incentive to speed up boarding, deplaning and turnaround time. That is why airlines continue to tinker with boarding procedures. United Airlines remodeled its boarding processes…

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domains: How Much Hip Can the Desert Absorb?

BOMBAY BEACH, Calif. — On a blustery Thursday in late March, Stefan Ashkenazy, a hotelier and arts patron from Los Angeles, was bucketing through town in his dusty Chevy Tahoe, pointing out the sights while overseeing the finishing touches on a medley of unusual construction projects: a skeletal-looking Ferris wheel, which, he said, would soon…

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Modern Love: I Had to Do It Without Telling My Beloved

The idea never crossed my mind until the afternoon I stood folding laundry and heard a woman on the radio telling the story of donating a kidney to someone she didn’t know. I had turned 50 the week before. I didn’t think I cared about this milestone, but then I had an epiphany: At last…

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Plant protection products — more openness and transparency

No third party may fundamentally publish the work of another without their consent. The BfR is therefore exercising its rights as a scientific institute. This procedure is independent of the scientific assessment. Addendum I has been published for years on the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) website. All professionally qualified conclusions are therefore publicly accessible.…

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National Breastfeeding Committee switches to the Max Rubner-Institut

This switch has to do with the Institute of Child Nutrition which opened at MRI in February 2019. Research is to be conducted there, in the future, into the early influences which determine the risk of overweight and nutrition-related diseases. The scientists will also be examining the nutritional behaviour of children and adolescents from their…

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