4 Looks That Get Us Excited for Boot Season

Anthony Xavier There are some boots that will never go out of style. This reason in itself justifies the investment—if it’s something you can wear for years, it’s absolutely worth the splurge. But how do you make something so timeless feel fresh? We asked style influencer Brittany Xavier to style four classic boot silhouettes in…

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Freshness in a Changed Climate: High Altitudes, Old Grapes

This is the third of a four-part series on winemaking and climate change. TREMP, Spain — High in the foothills of the Pyrenees, outside this small city in northwestern Catalonia, one of the most unusual vineyards in the world can be found on a plateau and descending along stony slopes. The more than 200-acre Sant…

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Your Job Will Never Love You Back

This is Megan Greenwell’s last week as your Work Friend. A newer, shinier Work Friend will debut in two weeks. Send questions to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. When Your Crappy Job Is Not the Real Problem I’m a litigation attorney and am absolutely…

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Fiber and Yogurt Tied to Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Eating yogurt and fiber may lower the risk for lung cancer. Fiber is the main source of prebiotics, the nondigestible foods that promote the growth of probiotics, and yogurt is a probiotic food. Scientists suspect that a healthy microbiome may explain the link. The study, in JAMA Oncology, pooled data from 10 studies of diet…

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Let’s Double Date. But Maybe Your Wife Could Stay Home?

My husband has become close friends with a man he met through work. He and his wife live nearby, and we’ve gone out with them as a couple a few times. I like my husband’s friend, but my husband and I really dislike his wife. We’ve tried, but she’s cold, rude and a Debbie Downer.…

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He Sailed the Longest Ocean Voyage in History and Turned It Into Art

Along a Hudson River pier in 2010, a sailor docked his battered schooner as a crowd watched in quiet anticipation. When he wearily stepped onto land, he had finished a remarkable human journey: Reid Stowe been at sea for 1,152 days, the longest nonstop ocean voyage in recorded history. A decade later, Mr. Stowe is…

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Why Isn’t There a Diet That Works for Everyone?

In the United States and other Western countries, diet and nutrition researchers face an urgent imperative: Figure out how to solve the crisis of obesity. About 40 percent of the adults and 19 percent of the children and adolescents in the United States have obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More…

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A Lafite From China? This $300 Wine Is the Real Thing

PENGLAI, China — In China, the stories about Château Lafite Rothschild are as notorious as the Bordeaux wine estate is legendary. There are the tales — often repeated, never confirmed — of wealthy Chinese businessmen chugging Lafite mixed with Sprite. Or the time a Chinese official reportedly said at least half the Lafite sold in…

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Using Technology to Close the Autism Job Gap

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. Byran Dai was 24 when he promised his mother, who passed away less than two months later, that he would look out for his younger brother Brandon, who is autistic. Brandon, 15…

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36 Hours in Rijeka, Croatia

If Croatia’s seaside locales have become tourism starlets, then Rijeka, a working-class port city on the Adriatic, is the country’s gritty understudy. So, it came as some surprise when this town, whose skyline merges Hapsburgian decadence with shipyard cranes, was named European Capital of Culture for 2020 over other Croatian candidates like Dubrovnik and Split.…

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