On Again, Off Again, and With a Nudge, Now On Forever

Jessica Muscio and Doug Davis took a less traditional route to marriage. First came attraction and friendship — and then came love, children and a house. In between were a few breakups. “I wasn’t ready to be vulnerable,” said Mr. Davis, an entertainment and music lawyer who is a son of the venerable music executive…

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5 Stops on Germany’s Whiskey Trail

Among drinks enthusiasts, Germany is famous for producing some of the world’s best beers. And a few of the country’s valleys have attained cult status among wine lovers — in particular, Mosel, Rheingau and the Ahr. German schnapps are pretty much a known quantity, while the country’s herbal bitters have an even broader recognition, or…

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Medicare Shopping Season Is Almost Here

If you’re enrolled in Medicare but worry about the cost of health care, your chance to do something about it is right around the corner. Most people enroll in Medicare when they become eligible at age 65. But every fall, they have the opportunity to change their coverage during an enrollment season that runs from…

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Sasheer Zamata Finds Humor at the A.C.L.U.

Sasheer Zamata, the actress, stand-up comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” player, doesn’t think of herself as a political comedian. “I talk about my life, and being a woman, and being a black woman in America,” she said. But on a bright morning in early fall, she tucked her leopard-print high heels under the table…

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Regeneration: A Miracle, Against the Odds

“What should I be for Halloween when I’m bald?” I asked my 7-year-old, casually tossing a long, gray-streaked handful of my hair to the ground. Sitting across from me under the trees, my daughter took videos with my phone while I clipped and shaved and attempted silly banter. “How about a hairless cat?” she suggested…

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Going Back to China in Search of My Daughter’s Secret Past

Seven thousand miles was a long way to go for a tiny scrap of paper. The note was pinned to my daughter’s sweater when she was found at seven weeks old on a bridge in Yixing, China. That’s what I had been told by the adoption coordinator there who had placed her in my arms.…

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Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in Treating Severe Depression

For more than a decade, doctors have been using brain-stimulating implants to treat severe depression in people who do not benefit from medication, talk therapy or electroshock sessions. The treatment is controversial — any psychosurgery is, given its checkered history — and the results have been mixed. Two major trials testing stimulating implant for depression…

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What to Wear, According to the Spring 2020 Catwalks

PARIS — As the four-city fashion cavalcade comes to an end, here’s a look at some of the catwalk styles from New York, London, Milan and Paris that could sharpen your wardrobe next spring. Get Shorty Long shorts, a rare sight on women IRL, are a staple for street-style stars — so much so that…

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Interesting Facts About Ceramic Cookware

There is some controversy surrounding nonstick cookware since nonstick frypans and saucepans are frequently coated with a material known as Teflon. Teflon coatings break down when heated at high temperatures, which can release toxic fumes into the air. Many cooks are turning to alternative cookware. A popular trend at the moment is ceramic cookware. Ceramic…

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5 Latinx Superheroes to Inspire Your New York Comic Con Look

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). When we were growing up in Chicago, my older…

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