The Store Where Los Angeles Converges

The Look LA Fresh Poultry, a halal-style butchery in Koreatown, caters to a diverse clientele of home chefs and professionals who want to be reminded of home. ImageBetty Figueroa and her mother, Deborah Hernandez, left, spend every Saturday cooking with freshly butchered poultry from LA Fresh Poultry.Credit…Jake Michaels for The New York Times Betty Figueroa,…

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Can Recycled Rags Fix Fashion’s Waste Problem?

Tucked away in the bowels of the Brooklyn Army Terminal is a 4,000-square-foot warehouse filled from wall to wall and floor to ceiling with garbage bags. They contain castoffs from New York’s fashion studios: mock-up pockets ripped from sample jeans, swatches in next season’s paisley print. There is denim here in every wash, spandex in…

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Medical News Today: Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia

A new study has found a blood plasma linked to inflammation that could be a warning signal for certain dementias. Could it pave the way for low cost screening? Share on PinterestAn inflammation marker in the blood could help predict dementia. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, around…

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Kennedys Honor Nancy Pelosi

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights held an awards dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown on Dec. 12. The New York Botanical Garden held a winter ball on Dec. 13. And the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrated new acquisitions on Dec. 12.

A Modern-Day Christmas Market, Transylvania-Style

In the cobbled old town of Sibiu, an ancient Transylvanian city in the heart of Romania, a small Christmas market is in full swing, with the sweet scent of mulled wine filling the air and a tall spruce, a tiny ice rink and children’s attractions spreading the holiday spirit. While Germany’s Christmas markets — and…

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Trying to Reach the North Pole? Check Your Wi-Fi

When Alan Kerr’s daughters confessed that they no longer believed in Santa Claus, he shared a confession of his own. “I told them the truth,” he said. “I work for Santa.” Mr. Kerr, an economist by training who has worked for the Canadian government, is the man behind emailSanta.com, a website featuring giggling elves and…

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A Lighting Designer on Lighting Hotels

Brian Orter has always understood the importance of setting the mood and the power of lighting to transform a space or a moment. As a child, he would put colored bulbs into his lamps and read books with a variety of colored lights. “When I would read ‘101 Dalmatians,’ when Cruella de Vil came on,…

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Vacations: That’s What (Making) Friends Are For

Donnajean Pierson bought two souvenirs in Patagonia a few years ago: a scarf and a field guide. She also returned from that trip — a nine-day multisport adventure with Wild Women Expeditions — with something that couldn’t be contained in a suitcase: a new friendship with a Yukon woman named Tunde Fulop. “We connected right…

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Medical News Today: 2019 in medical research: What were the top findings?

Another busy year for clinical research has come and gone. What are the most important findings from 2019? Here is our overview of some of the most noteworthy studies of the year. Share on PinterestWhat happened in medical research in 2019? In this special feature, we summarize this year’s top findings. «Medicine is of all…

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Their Meeting Was Music to Her Ears

Amanda Lori Yesnowitz and Brendan Michael McGrady were married Dec. 16 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Zuleima Astol, a member of the New York City clerk’s office, officiated. The bride, 47, is a writing professor at N.Y.U. and a New York-based musical theater writer. She recently wrote “MAY/DECEMBER,” a musical that opened Dec. 15 at…

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