C.D.C. Investigates Rare Type of Paralysis in Children

Last year, health officials confronted a record number of cases of a rare, mysterious neurological condition that caused limb weakness and paralysis in more than 200 children across the country. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that they were still trying to understand the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis,…

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How a Meal Planning Service Made Me a Better Cook

I used to hate cooking. I’d avoid it at all costs, sustaining myself on frozen pizzas, simple burritos, and, when I wanted to get fancy, a Caesar salad. Fed up with myself, I finally tried a subscription meal planning service — where I pay an app to send me handpicked recipes every week — and…

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18 On-Sale Summer Dresses You Can Justify Buying From Shopbop

Whether it’s a boho maxi, a sculptural mini, or a floral frock, we know you love a summer dress. Unfortunately, your bank accounts may not. But Shopbop is here to soothe both your addiction and your wallet with their annual clearance sale, knocking down already-discounted designer goods with an additional 25 percent off. Shop 18…

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Alber Elbaz Makes a Happy Return

Image Tod’s Happy Moments collection, a collaboration with Alber Elbaz. “I wanted to make people happy, and make myself happy, because I have not been very happy the last four years.” So said Alber Elbaz, the prince who kissed awake the sleeping beauty of Lanvin only to be jilted at the altar 14 years later;…

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This Cockatoo Thinks He Can Dance

Watching Snowball the cockatoo dance to Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” has long been one of the joys of the internet. The four-minute video has been viewed more than seven million times, and it’s probably generated at least that many grins. But when a small group of scientists first saw it a decade ago,…

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JJ Johnson’s Rice-Focused Restaurant, FieldTrip, Opens

Headliner FieldTrip Rice is the feature at the chef JJ Johnson’s entry into the counter-service restaurant world. Heirloom rices, like Chinese black and Carolina Gold, along with sticky Laotian rice, basmati and Texas brown, make up the bases for bowls. Salmon or crispy chicken, among the choices, can be added, along with greens, toppings and…

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9 Great Theater District Restaurants for Before or After Your Show

New York City is full of top-tier theater and restaurants, just not necessarily in the same area. Even before soaring rents killed off beloved locals like Cafe Edison and Azuri Kitchen, the average restaurant in the theater district generally prioritized expediency and atmosphere over quality food. But if you’re looking for a bite before or…

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Voyage to the Center of the World

The peaks of Mount Parnassus shimmered on a warm spring afternoon above the temples of ancient Delphi. In a verdant valley below, silver-tipped olive trees stretched to the sea. The sun traced a golden arc in the azure sky. On a flat plateau surrounded by this natural theater, I looked up to find myself standing…

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What if Being a YouTube Celebrity Is Actually Backbreaking Work?

Image Emma Chamberlain, 18, has in two years amassed 8 million YouTube followers who admire her humor and relatability. What they don’t see, though, is how much work goes into her videos.CreditKaleb Marshall for The New York Times Emma Chamberlain, 18, is the funniest person on YouTube. What does she do? So far the content…

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