30 Times Justin Bieber Out-Biebered Himself

Getty Images Justin Bieber is famous (or infamous) for many things—one of those being his incredible personal style. Whether he’s sporting Drew House or mixing up his ensembles, the singer’s streetwear is must-see. In honor of his birthday and release of the documentary Justin Bieber: Seasons, scroll through some of the Biebs’ best looks. Advertisement…

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A Ramen Diner From a Master in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Headliner Karazishi Botan Billed as a ramen diner, this new vest-pocket spot with a mere 18 seats, 10 of which are at a counter, is the work of Foo Kanegae. A ramen master and native of Hakata, Japan, Mr. Kanegae has extensive international credentials, working elsewhere in Asia, as well as Paris, Los Angeles and…

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A Texas Border Town’s Booming Trade in Great Tacos

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Not far from the Rio Grande, this state’s border with Mexico, a tall barrier of thick steel slats rises over an open field. As you drive northwest along Southmost Boulevard, the terrain remains mostly vacant, dotted sparingly with houses. Suddenly the air starts to smell of smoke and cumin. The buildings ahead…

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Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Benefit Children’s Bones

Most experts recommend that pregnant women take a daily supplement of 400 units of vitamin D. Now a randomized clinical trial suggests that a much larger dose may be beneficial for children’s bone health. The study, in JAMA Pediatrics, randomized 517 women to take either a 2,400-unit vitamin D supplement or a placebo from 24…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Spanish Hotel Locked Down Amid Outbreak Fears

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA view of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, during a dust storm on Sunday. Credit…Ramon De La Rocha/EPA, via Shutterstock A large hotel in Tenerife, Spain, is on lockdown after a guest tested positive. A hotel on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife was placed under a…

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Mental-Health Researchers Ask: What Is ‘Recovery’?

For years, Claire Bien, a research associate at Yale, strained to manage the gossipy, mocking voices in her head and the ominous sense that other people were plotting against her. Told she had a psychotic disorder, she learned over time to manage her voices and fears with a lot of psychotherapy and, periodically, medication. But…

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​In Coronavirus Crisis, Korean City Tries Openness, a Contrast to China

DAEGU, South Korea — The usually crowded shopping and partying district in this city of 2.4 million is quieter these days after officials urged citizens to stay home to contain an explosive outbreak of the coronavirus. But many restaurants and bars remain open, waiting for customers who seldom come. A noodle restaurant put out the…

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‘I Felt Like Crying’: Coronavirus Shakes China’s Expecting Mothers

HONG KONG — The hospital waiting room was filled with dozens of women wearing homemade hazmat suits. Their hair was tucked tightly under shower caps. Their rain ponchos zipped taut over winter coats. All of the women, anxious and pregnant during the coronavirus outbreak, had been waiting hours to see the same doctor. “I don’t…

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Little House on the Highway

Like many couples renting in highly desirable and increasingly expensive parts of Brooklyn, Eric Mailaender and Emily Lowe Mailaender waited too long to buy. But with their children, Stella, 9, and Bo, 6, in school in their Cobble Hill neighborhood, they felt tethered to the area. It was their search for something affordable that landed…

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New Jersey May Raise Cigarette Taxes to Highest Level in Nation

UNION, N.J. — Zahir Shabazz smokes about three packs of cigarettes each week. Each time, he hands a cashier $10, give or take, and a slim pack of Newports appears, feeding a habit of nearly 30 years. He said he knows it is time to quit. “It’s too much,” he said. But Mr. Shabazz, 42,…

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