One Day There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge the Brain. Who Should Get It?

In 2011, Dr. Dena Dubal was hired by the University of California, San Francisco, as an assistant professor of neurology. She set up a new lab with one chief goal: to understand a mysterious hormone called Klotho. Dr. Dubal wondered if it might be the key to finding effective treatments for dementia and other disorders…

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A City Full of Bauhaus Wonder

Ruti Broudo was facing a crumbling marriage and a deep homesickness for New York when she decided to make a change. So she did what she knew would make her happiest: She found a Bauhaus building to remodel. Bauhaus, the German art school that celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has had an indelible influence…

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Doctors: Rituals of Honor in Hospital Hallways

The double doors of the surgical intensive care unit opened into a hallway crowded with dozens of hospital employees. A hospital bed emerged, and we all fell silent. Most beds roll out of the I.C.U. briskly, en route to radiology or an operating room, whirring with the beeps and blinks of monitors and the quick…

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A California Hospital Filmed Women Without Their Knowledge, Lawsuit Says

Dozens of women were filmed without their knowledge while receiving medical attention — including having surgery and giving birth — at a California hospital, according to a lawsuit filed last week in a state superior court. A lawyer for the women said 1,800 patients may have been filmed. The lawsuit alleges that motion-activated cameras were…

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Skin Deep: Spring Gets Glossy

The insanely shiny lip products of the 1980s and early ’90s are back in a big way. And, happily, the new glosses have also been updated: reformulated to be less sticky, doused with reflective shimmers, infused with nourishing skin care ingredients and reimagined in hybrid formulas that deliver gloss and color in one wallop. “The…

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How to Be Famous Online, According to Rickey Thompson

Rickey Thompson, a 23-year-old who knows how to use social media to his benefit, posted a video captioned, “When someone flirts with me.” In the video, Mr. Thompson delivers a hysterical and relatable monologue about the confidence and awkwardness he feels when someone flirts with him. The video, one of his now famous 21st-century soliloquies,…

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