Beatriz Williams at Home in Lyme, Conn.

Beatriz Williams, the best-selling author of historical novels including “The Golden Hour,” “Summer Wives” and “A Certain Age,” had not quite bargained for 11 years in Greenwich, Conn. But her husband, Sydney Williams, had grown up in Greenwich, and when the couple returned to America in 2004 after five years in London, it was a…

Details

A Historical Novelist’s Decorating Scheme: ‘Books and Dog Hair’

Beatriz Williams, the best-selling author of historical novels including “The Golden Hour,” “Summer Wives” and “A Certain Age,” had not quite bargained for 11 years in Greenwich, Conn. But her husband, Sydney Williams, had grown up in Greenwich, and when the couple returned to America in 2004 after five years in London, it was a…

Details

Todd Snyder on How to Add Patches to Your Jeans

DESIGNER D.I.Y. SERIES Image In this installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, Mr. Snyder stitches print boxers to blown-out denim to produce a whole greater than the holes in its parts. June 9, 2020 At a time when everyone is isolated at home, nervous about spending money and without an occasion to dress up, what…

Details

How to Contain Your Children’s Clutter

Any home can feel claustrophobic during a pandemic. But those with young children may feel especially hemmed in, if their living space is covered with toys, games and school supplies. If that’s your reality, there is a way to hold back the deluge of clutter, or at least make cleanup easier at the end of…

Details

5 Rules to Live By During a Pandemic

While it might feel as if the coronavirus crisis is over, it’s not. The virus is still out there. But some things have changed. To start, lockdowns are ending because cases are low or falling in some areas or because state leaders have decided to move ahead despite the risk. Testing has increased, giving us…

Details

Bon Appétit Editor Adam Rapoport Resigns

Adam Rapoport, the editor in chief of Bon Appétit magazine, resigned on Monday, hours after a 2004 photo of him and his wife, Simone Shubuck, resurfaced on Twitter. In a statement on Instagram, he said he would “reflect on the work that I need to do as a human being and to allow Bon Appétit…

Details

Medical interventions and diversity: A multidisciplinary issue

Multidisciplinary Interventions for People with Diverse Needs is a book written from an interdisciplinary perspective with the objective of helping readers to understand the problems faced by people with special needs. Key Features: * Provides an updated theoretical and contextual foundation of medical issues * Provides information about the meaning, evaluation and intervention of the…

Details

The neurobiology of social distance

Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. A new paper published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences explores the wide-ranging, negative consequences that social isolation has on our psychological well-being and physical health, including decreased life span. The paper was co-authored by…

Details

Study reveals birth defects caused by flame retardant

A new study from the University of Georgia has shown that exposure to a now-banned flame retardant can alter the genetic code in sperm, leading to major health defects in children of exposed parents. Published recently in Scientific Reports, the study is the first to investigate how polybrominated biphenyl-153 (PBB153), the primary chemical component of…

Details