Day Care Directors Are Playing Doctor, and Parents Suffer

ImageChild care can cost a typical family a third of its income. CreditAudra Melton for The New York Times Almost anyone with a child in day care or preschool has received the call. They say your child has a minor ailment like pink eye and must go to the doctor. Otherwise, they say, the child…

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Demna Gvaslia Is Leaving Vetements

Victor VIRGILEGetty Images Designer Demna Gvasalia is hitting the refresh button on his career and has announced that he will be stepping down as head designer at Vetements, the popular Parisian label he founded with his brother, Guram, in 2014. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTGetty Images “Vetements has always been a collective of creative minds. We…

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The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia

Late one morning in June, L.J.’s husband got a distressed call from one of his wife’s colleagues. “You’d better come here right away. Your wife is acting weird,” the colleague said. Ms. J., who had just returned from a doctor visit during which she underwent a minor painful procedure, kept asking her colleague for a…

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When Your Child Gets Sick on a Plane and Needs a Doctor

I’m on an airplane, and the announcement comes: If there are any physicians on the flight, please identify yourself to the flight attendant. I tense up, counting to 10, giving all the adult emergency room doctors and cardiologists who I am sure are snoozing around me a chance to ring their little call buttons or…

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Where Mexican Folk Ballads Meet Trap Music

LOS ANGELES — When Francisco Rodriguez, 31, was incarcerated in a federal prison near San Diego, he began writing songs. He had grown up in Santa Maria, Calif., listening to corridos, a form of traditional Mexican ballads that his parents and grandparents loved, so that is what he gravitated toward writing. Corridos are ballads born…

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Purdue Pharma Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday night, a move at the center of the company’s efforts to shield itself and its owners from more than 2,600 federal and state lawsuits. The terms of the filing, which include a proposed resolution…

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Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?

BRISTOL, Wis. — The drug bust shattered the early-morning stillness of this manicured subdivision in southeastern Wisconsin. The police pulled up outside a white-shuttered brick condo, jolting neighbors out of their beds with the thud of heavy banging on a door. What they found inside was not crystal meth or cocaine or fentanyl but slim…

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New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by Emergency Order

Amid a surge of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced on Sunday that he would pursue emergency regulations this week to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The governor’s action comes days after President Trump announced an effort to ban similar vaping products on a federal level. If…

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Counter Service Tipping: Who Gives?

It was 2015 when I first began to grapple with tipping when ordering at a counter-service restaurant. I had ordered a fried chicken sandwich at Pine State Biscuits in Portland, Ore., and a friend chided me for not tacking on a gratuity to my credit card payment. I hadn’t even considered it. “They’re working hard…

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How to Cook Every Day This Week

Good morning. “That old September feeling,” Wallace Stegner wrote in “Angle of Repose,” his 1971 novel about the myth of the American West, “…another fall, another turned page: There was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” Which is to say, it’s time…

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