A Brand That Keeps Trying for Cool

The Instagram posts began surfacing on a Thursday in November. The actress Lupita Nyong’o wore a knitted red and black midi-dress with a high neck and cap sleeves. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a full-length dress in black silk, with a plunging keyhole neckline and billowing sleeves slit down the sides. Both dresses came from the…

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How to Buy Wine: Five Questions to Ask

The act of buying wine can rank high among life’s unpleasant tasks. It’s not a physical or mental issue so much as a psychological one. We’re just talking about a bottle of wine, after all, first among first-world problems. But often the act of selecting that bottle is fraught with the fear of making a…

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In Queens, a Food Bazaar With the Vastness and Variety of Indonesia

Jengkol beans, as fat as silver dollars, bobbing in chile sauce. Jackfruit braised in sticky-sweet soy sauce until it falls apart like pulled pork. Tender slices of beef lung nestled among famously fragrant stink beans. Dishes like these bring Wendy Wong to the New York Indonesian Food Bazaar in Elmhurst, Queens, every month. On a…

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New Genomic Tests Aim to Diagnose Deadly Infections Faster

Ryan Springer’s mystery illness began last summer with a dull ache in his chest. Over the next few days, the symptoms grew more alarming: sharp pain with every breath, a rapid heartbeat and a spiking fever. Emergency room doctors at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., were stumped. They ordered up a lung biopsy and…

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In Los Angeles, a Hug That Seems to Never (Ever) End

I recently found myself trapped in the arms of a shaman. It was a hug — and a consensual hug, let me be clear — albeit an unexpected one. I had held out my hand to offer this person a shake, as we were meeting professionally for the first time. He rejected my hand and…

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Your New Favorite Fried Rice

Good morning. Tell me why, I don’t like Mondays, Bob Geldof wrote so many years ago, and the mournful sentiment echoes around the kombucha station at work to this day. People aren’t looking forward to cooking at the top of the week, to salmon in parchment or a layered vegetable torte. They want simplicity, ease,…

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Hong Kong Says It Will Begin Evacuating Residents From Wuhan

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government, which has faced growing demands to evacuate its residents from mainland China after one died of the coronavirus, said on Monday that it would begin bringing people back from Hubei Province, the center of the outbreak. Thousands of Hong Kong residents have been unable to return after much…

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How to Take Care of Your Skin If You Have No Time?

There are procedures and products for home care useful to those who are always on the run. No injections or surgeries are needed. Face masks If your skin is dry, sensitive and dull, use alginate masks. These masks are suitable for enhancing concentrates and serums. If the skin is oily and prone to inflammatory rashes,…

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