In Paris, a New Fashion Nexus Comes With a Canteen

PARIS — Forget Avenue Montaigne. The Les Halles neighborhood — the area in the First Arrondissement once nicknamed “the Belly of Paris” for its sprawling food market — is about to become a magnet for French fashion. In April, La Samaritaine, once one of the oldest department stores in the city, is to reopen as…

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Natural vs Added Sugar: Which is Healthier?

With ever-increasing attention paid to the dangers of sugar, it is easy to believe that consuming any amount, and any type, of this substance, damages your health. Experts say sugar promotes weight gain and increases the likelihood of type 2 diabetes. Sugar consumption leads to high blood pressure and heart disease. But the fact is,…

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After 7 Weeks of ‘No,’ an Opening in Her Datebook

The first words Alexandra Hagan said to Raphael Haro when he tried to introduce himself were, “Sorry, I’m on a call, I’m busy.” At the time, in June 2017, both were at a vacation home in the Hamptons shared by mutual friends. Though Mr. Haro was successful in getting Ms. Hagan’s phone number that weekend,…

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52 Books for 52 Places

The Times’s 52 places to go in 2020 spans the globe, from Washington, D.C., to Mount Kenya to Sabah, Malaysia. Maybe you’re already buying your plane tickets, or maybe you can’t get away anytime soon — but either way, we recommend the books below, which will help you explore on the ground or from your…

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When an Epidemic Looms, Gagging Scientists Is a Terrible Idea

Many times in many countries, political leaders have tried to censor health officials and play down the risks of infection just as epidemics approached. This strategy has almost never worked, historians and former health officials said. And ultimately, if there are more deaths than leaders blithely predict, it destroys the reputations of the…

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Coronavirus Fears Reverberate Across Global Economy

Investors, fearing that the spread of the coronavirus is tipping the global economy into a recession, handed the stock market its largest weekly loss since the 2008 financial crisis on Friday amid worries that one of the longest economic expansions in history may be coming to an end. With the virus now detected…

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Coronavirus: Live Coverage and Updates

Here’s what you need to know: New case in California raises prospect of local, person-to-person spread. A second person in Northern California has been infected with the coronavirus without having any known risk factors, such as travel to China or exposure to somebody known to be infected. The findings hints that the coronavirus may already…

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First Drug Shortage Caused by Coronavirus, F.D.A. Says

For weeks, public health experts have been watching to see whether factory shutdowns and shipping problems in China caused by the coronavirus epidemic will cause drug shortages in the United States. Late Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement noting that one drug is now in short supply because of problems related to…

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30 Bridal Shower Gifts That Don’t All Have ‘Mrs.’ All Over Them

Take the Cake Picture Frame

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$40.00

You’re intimately aware of the fact that she’s blowing the wedding budget on her photographer and you fully support her scheme. 

Love Letter: A Rom-Com IRL

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] Life imitates art in this week’s Modern Love essay, as Nancy Meyers, a screenwriter and director known for romantic comedies about divorced women (“It’s Complicated,” “Something’s Gotta Give”), finds herself on a three-hour drive…

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