Eat: Not Your Dickensian Bowl of Porridge

“How much time do you have?” Minh Phan wanted to know, when I showed up at her restaurant in Los Angeles after hours. I was hoping to learn how she cooked the delicious rice I ate there about a week before. It was covered with curls of see-through pickles and little scoops of sticky, savory…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Jaipur

Nearly 300 years ago, an enlightened maharajah with a penchant for jewels and an eye for architecture built a planned city amid the arid hills of northwest India. Called Jaipur after the city’s founder, Jai Singh II, it arose on a grid of urban sectors not just for royal palaces, but for the workshops of…

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It’s Almost 2019. Do You Know Where Your Photos Are?

In 2005, Yahoo acquired Flickr, the popular photo site. It already had a photo site, Yahoo! Photos, which was created in March 2000. But don’t worry, the company said: The two could happily coexist. In 2007, Yahoo announced it would discontinue that first photo service, and that users should move their photos to Flickr, which now…

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Nancy Cappello, Breast Cancer Activist, Is Dead at 66

When Nancy M. Cappello learned that she had breast cancer, and that mammography could not find it, she turned her misfortune into a tireless campaign that led 36 states to require fuller disclosure to women about their mammogram results and the limitations of the test. Her illness — breast cancer that was not diagnosed until…

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Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Crop yields are declining. Tropical diseases like dengue fever are showing up in unfamiliar places, including in the United States. Tens of millions of people are exposed to extreme heat. These are the stark findings of a wide-ranging scientific report…

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Medical News Today: What is the difference between MS and lupus?

Multiple sclerosis and lupus both involve the immune system, and they may cause similar symptoms at times. However, they are separate conditions with distinct characteristics. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) appear because the body attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This damage interferes with the way the body communicates with the brain.…

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What are the symptoms of HIV in women?

HIV can affect anyone, and some symptoms may be different in women. In late 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, more than 250,000 women in the United States were living with HIV. Below, we describe HIV symptoms in women, how doctors diagnose the condition and what treatment options are available. Image…

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You Are What You Wear

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is not an easy read. That’s not a comment on his literary output. Mr. Adjei-Brenyah, the author of “Friday Black,” a much-lauded collection of short stories exploring themes of violence, racism and the excesses of American consumer culture, arrived for an interview at The New York Times wearing an acid-washed jacket, a…

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Critical Shopper: The Amazon Warehouse Comes to SoHo

Image The new Amazon 4 Star store on Spring Street in Manhattan.CreditStefania Curto for The New York Times I have a faint memory of an article I read some years back detailing the grim life of a shelf picker in an Amazon warehouse. It described the arrangement of products on shelves — unlikely juxtapositions determined…

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