How Outdoor Voices, a Start-Up Darling, Imploded

Last summer, Tyler Haney, the founder and chief executive of Outdoor Voices, appeared to be golden. In just five years, the Instagram-friendly athletic apparel company that she created in her 20s had become a sensation. There was more than $50 million in funding, nine stores and appearances on the business conference circuit. A glowing profile…

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Last Meals on Death Row, a Peculiarly American Fascination

At some point last Oct. 1, Russell Bucklew was served a gyro, a smoked brisket sandwich, two portions of fries, a cola and a banana split. We know this because, shortly after he was executed at 6:23 p.m. that day, the Missouri Department of Corrections gave details of the condemned man’s final meal request to…

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A Chicken Biryani Recipe That Brings People Together

In One Good Meal, we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Late last year, in the Shaheen Bagh plaza of New Delhi, a protest broke out. It was a…

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F.D.A. Halts Overseas Inspections of Drugs and Devices, Citing Coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that it would stop routine inspections of food, drugs and medical devices overseas through April, citing the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. The agency had already pulled back its inspectors from China, which is the largest source of raw ingredients for many drugs, like aspirin, ibuprofen and…

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California Cracks Down on Alternative Health Plans

California state officials said on Tuesday they were ordering a major Christian group to stop offering an alternative to health insurance, joining several states scrutinizing these cost-sharing programs that provide limited coverage. The plans, which have become increasingly popular, rely on pooling members’ contributions to cover their medical expenses, but they are not required to…

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Celine Dion’s Best Outfits

The five-time Grammy winner first captured our hearts in the ’90s with her glittery couture gowns and signature scrunchy curls, but lately, Celine Dion has been stepping out in more sophisticated yet edgy looks. (Dion has famously worked with Zendaya’s stylist, Law Roach.) Her decades-long fashion evolution has spanned from white pantsuits to floral trench…

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Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

I’m writing this from the makeshift quarantine bunker in my dining room — sweatpants on, hand sanitizer nearby, snacking my way through my emergency rations. I’m getting plenty of work done, but I’m starting to get unnerved by the lack of stimulation. It’s been hours (days?) since I interacted face to face with a human…

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The Handshake Is on Hold due to Coronavirus

[This article is part of the developing coronavirus coverage, and may be outdated. Go here for the latest on the coronavirus.] Myka Meier is an etiquette expert with more than 61,000 followers on Instagram. Strangers regularly approach her with questions about social and business protocol. But last Tuesday was something else. Ms. Meier, 37, said…

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A Vintage Bash for All Things Burgundy

The party was well underway and, for a gathering of hundreds of people last Saturday, it was not proceeding according to recent public health recommendations. The wine was flowing, the music was thumping, and the crowd, between courses of a gala dinner prepared by all-star chefs, was milling about the cavernous room on Pier 60…

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