Roller Coasters 2019: What to Ride

Another summer, another dive, launch, twirl and loop. This roller coaster season brings record-breaking new thrills and state-of-the-art technology, but it also includes a bit of simple, enjoyable tradition. Below is a look at a few of the most interesting new rides now open for your enjoyment in the United States, along with one wild…

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Dominican Food, but Make it Vegan

Image Ysanet Batista, who started Woke Foods in 2016, teaches community members “about the ways that immigration has affected our eating habits and the ways that we interact with each other around food,” she said.CreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities.…

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Neutrogena Recalls Light Therapy Masks, Citing Risk of Eye Injury

Image The IlluMask, a light therapy mask pictured above, began to catch on as early as 2014. Neutrogena released its own product in October 2016.CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Over the last several years, light-emitting therapy masks intended to treat acne have streamed into the marketplace and onto Instagram, filling feeds with pictures of people…

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Henry at Life Hotel, a Pan-African Restaurant in Midtown, Has Closed

Henry at Life Hotel, the chef JJ Johnson’s pan-African restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, has closed, its parent company, Craveable Hospitality Group, said Thursday. The restaurant, which opened in late 2017 in the lobby of the hotel at 19 West 31st Street, had been under the control of Mr. Johnson since last August. Before that, the…

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The Ceramics That Alice Waters Collects Obsessively

In this series for T, Emily Spivack, the author of “Worn Stories,” interviews creative types about their most prized possessions. Here, the founder of Chez Panisse, pioneer of the slow-food movement and prolific author Alice Waters explains what has prompted her to collect café au lait bowls for nearly 50 years. Waters will be at…

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Why Are These Mice Hallucinating? Scientists Are in Their Heads

In a laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the mice are seeing things. And it’s not because they’ve been given drugs. With new laser technology, scientists have triggered specific hallucinations in mice by switching on a few neurons with beams of light. The researchers reported the results on Thursday in the journal Science.…

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Birkenstock Meets Italy’s Chicest Vacation Destination With a New Collab

Rick Owens. Valentino. Marc Jacobs. Some of fashion’s biggest names have collaborated with Birkenstock of late. And the latest linkup comes not from a designer, but from a fashion insider: Marie-Louise Sciò, the hotelier behind Il Pellicano. You might have glimpsed its signature yellow-and-white-striped towels on Instagram, but the property predates the era of the…

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This New Liquid is Magnetic, and Mesmerizing

Lodestone, a naturally-occurring iron oxide, was the first persistently magnetic material known to humans. The Han Chinese used it for divining boards 2,200 years ago; ancient Greeks puzzled over why iron was attracted to it; and, Arab merchants placed it in bowls of water to watch the magnet point the way to Mecca. In modern…

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Uterine Fibroids and Heavy Periods

What causes uterine fibroids, and why do they (sometimes) cause unusually heavy bleeding? — Kristin Estabrook from Boston [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Short Take Uterine fibroids, known medically as leiomyomas, are benign growths of uterine muscle. Genetics, race, hormones and previous pregnancies can all have a role in creating…

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Well, This Is Clearly Wrong

The summer day camp at our local Y.M.C.A. is in session. Recently, I saw a teenage counselor lead a line of preschool boys into the locker room to change for their swim lesson. They were like an adorable row of ducklings! Then I saw an older man — a friendly looking, grandfatherly type — take…

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