Sackler Testimony Appears to Conflict With Federal Investigation

A member of the family that owns the manufacturer of OxyContin repeatedly gave testimony in a lawsuit that conflicts with details in a report by federal prosecutors, newly disclosed court papers indicate. Dr. Richard Sackler, who was once president of the company, Purdue Pharma, and is the son of one of its founders, said under…

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Fendi Honors Karl Lagerfeld With a Heartfelt Tribute

Karl Lagerfeld died earlier this week at 85 and the fashion industry will never be the same. As the creative director of Fendi, Chanel, and his namesake label, this monumental loss will be felt across multiple brands, but especially Chanel and Fendi, the latter where he worked for 54 years. “The bond between Karl Lagerfeld…

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Moncler Continues to Make Puffer Gowns a Thing for Fall

Agostino Osio/ Courtesy of Moncler Puffer gowns are a thing I’ve never thought about, but now I can’t get them off my mind thanks to Milan Fashion Week and Moncler. The brand reimagined the down coat with the help of a few friends like Valentino, Alyx, and Simone Rocha. Sown at their newly christened Genius…

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How to Choose the Right Perfume or Cologne for You

Whether you’re a fragrance fanatic or you’re new to scents, finding a fragrance you love can be a daunting experience. When you approach a fragrance counter, the only information you can garner about any of the scents in front of you is how the bottle looks, which, of course, tells you nothing. You’re often left…

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Medical News Today: How to reduce your risk of asthma

Asthma makes people’s airways hyperreactive, causing them to get smaller and often resulting in difficulty breathing. While it is not always possible to prevent asthma, people can try to avoid risk factors such as smoking, being overweight, and having prolonged exposure to air pollution. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma…

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Social Q’s: Honey, That’s Not Why Your Dad Left

My husband, who is in his 30s, always told me that his mother threw his father out of the house — on my husband’s 12th birthday, no less — because she found marijuana in his bag. (They agreed to give it up after having kids.) But her current husband, a wonderful man who overshares, told…

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Wait —: Wait — What Is a Hole?

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered question in the news and pop culture. Allow me to ruin your life real quick. A few days into the new year, someone asked me, as a kind of puzzle: “What is a hole?” Right now, your brain is protecting you; human…

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China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise

BEIJING — The authorities called it a free health check. Tahir Imin had his doubts. They drew blood from the 38-year-old Muslim, scanned his face, recorded his voice and took his fingerprints. They didn’t bother to check his heart or kidneys, and they rebuffed his request to see the results. “They said, ‘You don’t have…

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Matter: DNA Gets a New — and Bigger — Genetic Alphabet

Animation by Millie Georgiadis/Indiana University School of MedicineCredit In 1985, the chemist Steven A. Benner sat down with some colleagues and a notebook and sketched out a way to expand the alphabet of DNA. He has been trying to make those sketches real ever since. On Thursday, Dr. Benner and a team of scientists reported…

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