Lessons That Go Beyond the Coronavirus Outbreak

News of coronavirus infections is causing many people to panic. It’s unclear how widespread or deadly this illness is going to be, but for once, instead of telling you not to worry, I’m going to suggest riding that wave. Channel that fear into useful action — and find the lessons that go beyond this outbreak.…

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Actual Decadence!

Good morning. Valentine’s Day is Friday, a Hallmark holiday for some, with cards and chocolates and roses of questionable provenance, dinners in candlelight, public displays of affection set to stun. If you’re celebrating, I hope you have your reservations made or your caviar order in. You don’t want to be scrambling around on Thursday or…

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A Job Overseas, but Stranded by Coronavirus Travel Bans

HONG KONG — Jade Doringo arrived at Manila’s international airport more than five hours ahead of her scheduled departure to Hong Kong, where she worked as a software engineer. But instead of getting on her flight, she was asked to surrender her boarding pass. That morning, on Feb. 2, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines…

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The Oscars Red Carpet: Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

Old Hollywood — and the way it is represented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its award nominations — has been under the microscope for a while now, whether because of #OscarsSoWhite or #MeToo or the lack of recognition of female directors (and the lack of recognition of Jennifer Lopez in…

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The Next Crop of It-Bags Carried at NYFW

It’s no surprise that one great bag can be the star of any outfit. It can make or break a look. Thankfully, New York Fashion Week fall-winter 2020 is coming through with the latest hits, where designers are embracing all of the patterns, textures, and shapes we’re dying to test out next season. At Longchamp,…

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On Broadway, the Art of Adornment

Given the scarcity of space in Manhattan, New Yorkers often imagine vast possibilities for places that others would consider suitable for a walk-in closet. That was what happened two years ago, when Karen Davidov found a one-room office on the eighth floor at 1239 Broadway, downstairs from the studio where she works with her architect…

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Shopping for Accessory Storage

If you don’t wear all of your jewelry and accessories round the clock — and all at the same time — you need somewhere to store them. But not all storage methods are equally kind to treasured pieces. “We definitely see people who will just throw a chain into a bag, and it turns into…

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Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show

Climate change is not the only source of dire projections for the coming decade. Perhaps just as terrifying from both a health and an economic perspective is a predicted continued rise in obesity, including severe obesity, among American adults. A prestigious team of medical scientists has projected that by 2030, nearly one in two adults…

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The Marketing of Stimulants for Children With A.D.H.D.

Whenever I write about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — whether I’m writing generally about the struggles facing these children and their families or dealing more specifically with medications — I know that some readers will write in to say that A.D.H.D. is not a real disorder. They say that the rising numbers of children taking…

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Coronavirus Epidemic Reaches Bleak Milestone, Exceeding SARS Toll

BEIJING — The coronavirus epidemic in China surpassed a grim milestone on Sunday with a death toll that exceeds that of the SARS outbreak 17 years ago, a development that coincided with news that World Health Organization experts might soon be in the country to help stanch the crisis. The outbreak has killed at least…

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