36 Hours in Zermatt

“Nature is built on a stupendous plan in that region,” Mark Twain once wrote of the valley leading into Zermatt. “There is nothing tame, or cheap, or trivial — it is all magnificent.” Much of today’s Zermatt would still be familiar to Twain. The high, stony pyramid of the Matterhorn — “lonely, conspicuous, and superb,”…

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Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Levels of Alzheimer’s Brain Protein

Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with reduced levels of beta amyloid, the protein that forms the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Korean researchers studied 414 men and women, average age 71, who were free of dementia or alcohol-related disorders. All underwent physical exams, tests of mental acuity, and PET and M.R.I.…

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Frequent Tooth Brushing Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

Brushing your teeth frequently may reduce your risk for diabetes, new research suggests. Using Korean government health records and self-reports, researchers gathered health and behavioral data on 188,013 men and women, average age 53, who were free from diabetes. More than 17 percent had periodontal disease. Over the course of the 10-year study, 31,545 developed…

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Japanese Snacks Inspired by Mom’s at Rice & Miso

At Rice & Miso in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, the most distinctive Japanese rice ball filling is a savory paste made from miso, garlic and onion that tastes electric, like a current rippling across your tongue. When the grip of salt subsides, the flavor takes a different shape: a fruity, almost floral, sweetness that reminded me…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Countries Intensify Efforts to Halt Outbreaks

Here’s what you need to know: Video We used satellite images to track the impact of the coronavirus on the economy and daily life around the world. Here’s what we found.CreditCredit…Satellite image © 2020 Maxar Technologies Around the world, there were more than 90,000 cases and 3,000 deaths, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and…

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How to Stop Touching Your Face

Now that we know that it’s bad to touch our faces, how do we break a habit that most of us didn’t know we had? Throughout the day, we touch a lot of surfaces — doorknobs, elevator buttons, subway poles — where viruses, including the new coronavirus, can linger for days. From there, microbes can…

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The T List: What to See, Buy and Eat This Week

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we’re sharing things we’re eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. Sign up here to find us in your inbox every Wednesday. You can always reach us at tlist@nytimes.com. Eat This For Californians, Extremely Delightful Turkish Delights ImageCredit…Courtesy of Rose…

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The Rich Are Preparing for Coronavirus Differently

The new coronavirus knows no national borders or social boundaries. That doesn’t mean that social boundaries don’t exist. “En route to Paris,” Gwyneth Paltrow wrote on Instagram last week, beneath a shot of herself on an airplane heading to Paris Fashion Week and wearing a black face mask. “I’ve already been in this movie,” she…

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My Quest for Pure Water

I live with my family in an almost 200-year-old house on the coast of Maine. Down a steep, wooded bank behind our house is an Audubon sanctuary and two vulnerable ecosystems: a saltwater marsh surrounding a tidal salt river, and a freshwater stream that travels through trees, over big granite rocks and finally through muddy…

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How the Internet Turned a Living Room Into a Karaoke Lounge

It was another typical Friday night in Brooklyn, as a middle-aged husband and wife, tired from the workweek, settled into their domestic routine. “Mic check, one, two,” Roberto Williams said from his office, while Zaida Soler-Williams cleared a refrigerator shelf in the kitchen and arranged microphones on a coffee table in the living room. A…

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