In Milan, Fashion Tries to Go Back to Normal. What Does That Even Mean?

In 1975 Valentino Garavani, then the most feted couturier in Rome, moved his ready-to-wear show from Italy to Paris, the better to underscore his position as an equal of fashion’s luminaries rather than a lord of the outer regions. This weekend his heir, Pierpaolo Piccioli, moved it back — or at least to Milan, the…

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How to Read a Wine Label, in 12 Easy Lessons

Buying wine can be a paralyzing challenge. Facing a wall of unfamiliar bottles can frustrate even the most worldly consumer. Those bottles have labels, of course, often with loads of information about the character and nature of the wine within. But the more detail they offer to knowledgeable wine consumers, the more baffling they seem…

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Your Best Sandwiches

I ate ham and cheese sandwiches for two months of lunches, it felt like, until one day I lost the taste for them and had to make a switch. I had a little fist of duck breast left over from when I’d made a couple of them for dinner, cooked slowly on the stovetop under…

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Black Microbiologists Push for Visibility Amid a Pandemic

A few days before her fifth-grade science fair, Ariangela Kozik awoke to the overwhelming scent of poultry past its due. It was exactly what the young scientist had been hoping for. “Whew,” she recalled thinking at the time. “There is definitely something growing in here.” She rushed into her kitchen, where a neat stack of…

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A Potential Downside of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a trendy weight loss strategy. But a new study found that a popular form of intermittent fasting called time-restricted eating produced minimal weight loss and one potential downside: muscle loss. The new research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, is one of the most rigorous studies to examine time-restricted eating, which involves fasting…

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A Theory About Conspiracy Theories

More than 1 in 3 Americans believe that the Chinese government engineered the coronavirus as a weapon, and another third are convinced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has exaggerated the threat of Covid-19 to undermine President Trump. The numbers, from a survey released on Sept. 21 by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg…

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Glimpses of the Isolated Communities Along a Remote Siberian River

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Emile Ducke shares a collection of images from Siberia. Every night…

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Why Do Partners Want to Change Each Other?

Love inspires and gives strength. It seems to lovers that they can walk on water. The only thing they can’t do is change the person they love. Should one try to do this and what is the main condition for a happy marriage? Having read children’s fairy tales, we believe that love is magic that…

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Crazy Wedding Traditions from Around the World

There are different traditions in different countries of the world. While traveling, you may come across some that will cause culture shock. Let’s see what wedding traditions can really surprise you. Read below – traditions that look wild. China: the bride’s sobbing Do you think a wedding should be pure joy? Chinese girls will disagree…

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