the 212: The Restaurant That Has Helped New Yorkers Feel Famous Since 1984

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. At Indochine on a cold night in December, Catherine Deneuve is in the booth next to mine, her big fur coat tossed with panache over her shoulders. “It’s probably so…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Salvador, Brazil

More than anywhere else in this multiethnic country, Salvador is steeped in Afro-Brazilian culture — from the worship of Yoruba deities (orixás), to the acrobatic practice of capoeira, to a cuisine tinged with deep orange dendê oil and smoldering with a stronger dose of hot peppers than the delicate-tongued rest of the country can handle.…

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Medical News Today: Researchers reveal new risk factor for poor mental health

A new study has found that some people exposed to a certain toxic metal as children may face poor mental health as adults. This finding may have far-reaching implications for all populations exposed to this risk factor. Lead exposure during childhood may influence mental health in adulthood, a new study suggests. Lead is a type…

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Fashion review: When a Fashion Statement Has Real Meaning

PARIS — In 1996 André Leon Talley, then a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and famously often the only black person on the front row at fashion shows, styled a shoot for the magazine titled “Scarlett ’in the Hood.” It reimagined “Gone With the Wind” with the races reversed: Naomi Campbell, then one of the…

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Calculator: New York’s Healthiest Neighborhoods

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easier in some neighborhoods than others. But which ones? To determine the healthiest places to live in New York City, StreetEasy recently analyzed data from its listings, along with information from Yelp and the city’s Open Data portal. For each neighborhood, the company considered the number and availability of bike…

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9 Reasons to Date a Writer

A writer is one of the sexiest images of an ideal man. He is often responsible, creative, and in need of love just like any other romantic guy. Surprisingly, a lot of women believe that a male writer absolutely does not know how to build a relationship, and this occupation does not seem attractive to…

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I Doozy: Now Kids Are Skipping School to Serenade Their Teachers

Joy Foraste and Margit Foley, both mothers of Hingham Middle School students, organized the surprise that has made local celebrities out of Christopher Landis and his now-husband, Joseph Michienzie, of Weymouth, Mass. “I still get choked up watching it,” said Mr. Michienzie, who helped Ms. Foraste and Ms. Foley execute their plan on Dec. 21…

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A Race Against Space

“He wouldn’t want to live like this.” The cardiology team consulted us that Sunday evening. A patient was getting sleepy, and weak on one side. The man was 68 years old, not a healthy man, but a strong man. He had suffered a heart attack, again, and had been transferred from another hospital. Because he’d…

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Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping.

Scientists warned osteoporosis patients on Thursday to avoid two common procedures used to shore up painful fractures in crumbling spines. The treatments, which involve injecting bone cement into broken vertebrae, relieve pain no better than a placebo does, according to an expert task force convened by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. The…

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