4 Fashion Pieces That’ll Transport You to Paris

Nick Riley Bentham Paris has always been one of the ultimate sources of style inspiration. And now that we’re about to round the corner on a year of at-home obsessed fashion, it’s probably safe to say we’re all looking for a new way to spark our style. What better way to rediscover the thrill of…

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Falls Are Tied to Social Isolation

Living alone or being socially isolated may increase the risk for falls in older people, British researchers report. Their study, in Scientific Reports, included data on 4,013 men and women, most older than 60, who reported they had fallen, and on 9,285 who were hospitalized after a fall. The scientists used well-validated questionnaires to assign…

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Hearing Aids Could Use Some Help

But, Dr. Lin said, “most of what you see out there — ‘$50 miracle device!’ — is complete garbage. People can’t tell which to trust.” Once federal requirements are set for over-the-counter hearing aids, however, manufacturers of quality PSAPs can apply for approval. “All the other PSAPs will go by the wayside,” Dr. Lin said.…

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16 Delightful Cooking Projects to Brighten Up the Holidays

Unlike the frenzied holidays of seasons past, this one is quieter. With so many plans canceled and calendars cleared, escapist cooking can bring new holiday thrills for ambitious cooks. These festive, intricate recipes are a labor of love but a joy to create. Treat yourself while you have the time. Inspired by the desire to…

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Cook Through This

Good morning. How are you? It’s been nine months of this for a lot of us, and even if the vaccine news is good, it’s not like we’ll be crowding into Katz’s for pastrami any time soon. We’re exhausted. We’re exhausted by so much: anxiety, grief, employment worries, childcare issues, food insecurity, general uneasiness about…

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U.K. Blood Donation Rules for Gay and Bisexual Men Will Be Eased

Britain announced on Monday that it would loosen restrictions on blood donation by gay and bisexual men beginning next year, a shift in policy called “landmark” by the government and hailed by activists who have long fought rules they described as discriminatory. The change will take effect next summer after the recommendations of a health…

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Just When Restaurants Thought 2020 Couldn’t Get Any Worse …

Most New York City restaurants, if they followed the rules and adapted to the pandemic, have been able to serve seated customers for a total of about nine months this year. Francie got seven days. A polished brasserie near the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge hoping to make a name for itself with a…

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Leave It in ‘Early Quar’?

As the United States braces for a long Covid winter, many people have been reflecting on the early spring, when the first wave of shutdowns transformed work, leisure and social life overnight. Millions of Americans, stuck at home from mid-March through the spring, threw themselves into digital distractions and ancient hobbies, intermittently checking social media…

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In Indonesia, a Blurred Boundary Between the Living and the Dead

Editor’s note: This photo essay contains images of human remains that may disturb some readers. Sobbing beside her family’s grave in the mountainous subdistrict of Rindingalo, Odiya Sulu, 38, clutched a photograph of her mother and spoke haltingly about how much she missed her. Her mother, Elis Sulu, had died in 2015 at age 65.…

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Shopping for Firewood Holders

If you’re lucky enough to have a wood-burning fireplace, you can look forward to one of winter’s most enjoyable activities: spending cozy nights around the hearth. But a roaring fire requires plenty of wood, and somewhere to put it. That makes one accessory — the log holder — especially useful at this time of year.…

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