What You Need to Know About Traveling to Australia During This Fire Season

As one of the worst fire seasons in Australia’s history continues to engulf parts of the country, authorities asked thousands of residents and tourists to evacuate affected areas, and the government announced the large-scale use of military assets to try and tame the fires, leaving some people stranded and those with upcoming trips to the…

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Medical News Today: How to treat or get rid of a stye

A stye, which a doctor might call a hordeolum, is a bump that develops on the eyelid or at the base of the eyelashes. A bacterial infection is the cause of most styes. The majority of styes will disappear on their own, with or without treatment, within 1 or 2 weeks. However, there are a…

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While We Weren’t Looking, The VSCO Girl Took Over High Fashion

The VSCO girls are killing again. According to a story in Fortune, contouring is their latest victim: The financial magazine reports that they’ve “traded in heavy makeup for Carmex lip balm, Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray and single-item, multi-use products from Glossier.” It’s just the latest evidence of the fashion and beauty industries bowing before…

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Flavorful Bites in a Virtual Reality

One rainy afternoon, I floated over a galaxy of egg yolks and spiky gumball tree seeds, and plucked a fork-shaped constellation from the asteroids. In this constructed world, my hands looked red as I reached out to grasp at a small ball: a piece of real food, rendered in the digital cosmos. As I chewed,…

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China Grapples With Mystery Pneumonia-Like Illness

BEIJING — For days, Li Bin had what felt like a cold, with a high fever of between 102 and 105, and he could not understand why he wasn’t getting better. After four days, he went to a hospital, and a doctor told him he had a form of viral pneumonia, without offering specifics. Mr.…

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A Food Historian Discusses Italy’s Motor Valley

Modena, and its surroundings in north-central Italy, are known as the home of balsamic vinegar and Massimo Bottura’s highly esteemed Osteria Francescana. But in some circles, the region is famous as “Motor Valley,” where high-end cars, like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati and others, are manufactured. The food historian Francine Segan will discuss dining and driving…

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Wine Business Fears a Possible Disaster in Potential Trump Tariffs

Most years, January is a time for the wine trade to pause and congratulate itself. It has weathered the lucrative deluge of the holidays, and should be well into the planning for the next six months, having placed orders for the summer’s supply of rosé and whatever else it expects will be in demand. Instead,…

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Inside the Golden Globes After-Parties

Michelle Williams knows how to time an exit. Ms. Williams, who is pregnant, won her second Golden Globe on Sunday night for her performance in “Fosse/Verdon.” But she ducked out 20 minutes before the end of the ceremony, heading to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s viewing party down the hall at the Beverly Hilton hotel,…

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India’s ‘Pickle Queen’ Preserves Everything, Including the Past

CHENNAI, India — Usha Prabakaran was at home, talking on the phone with a college friend, when she stopped making sense. Her speech scrambled. Her vision blurred. She dropped the receiver and fell to the floor. It was 1998 and Ms. Prabakaran, a former lawyer living in Chennai, a major city on India’s southeastern coast, had…

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