Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself. The report, prepared by more…

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Ancient Egyptian Yeast Is This Bread’s Secret Ingredient

In a modern oven in Pasadena, Calif., this week, yeast that could be as old as ancient Egypt was used to bake an especially aromatic loaf of sourdough bread. The baker, Seamus Blackley, was experimenting with yeast he had extracted from a 4,000-year-old Egyptian loaf. He was trying to make his own bread using the…

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Renewed Life and Joy After Tragedy

When it came to romance, Karen Soltero adhered to two strict guidelines: “Don’t get involved with someone whose hair is nicer or longer than yours, and don’t date anyone you could have potentially given birth to.” So in April 2018, when Ms. Soltero found herself chatting with Andres Peña, whose hair was twisted into a…

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This Is Your New Biscuit Recipe

Good morning. Tejal Rao introduced a radical new biscuit technique in The New York Times Magazine this week, and delivered a recipe to go along with it for a tomato cobbler (above) that you should absolutely make as soon as you can. It comes from the gifted mind of Nicole Rucker, the Los Angeles pastry…

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Traveling in Hurricane Season: Is it Worth the Risk?

Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean — and that includes the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and destinations in the Bahamas and Florida — runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Hurricanes can strike at any time, but peak season runs August through October, when the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration says 96 percent of…

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A Star Swedish Designer Ventures Into Real Estate Projects

Stockholm — There is a lack of color but not warmth inside the design studio of Lotta Agaton, a high-profile Stockholm stylist and interior designer who is currently in a period of pale gray, beige and greige. Every detail in the cozy studio is styled in the same calm palette with only black and white…

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Could Your House Be an Instagram Star?

Erin Vogelpohl has tried mixing darker blues and greens into the décor of her five-bedroom house in Dallas, but they don’t play well with her 447,000 Instagram followers. So she sticks with a soft blush palette, the millennial pink that is ubiquitous on Instagram, and in her living room. For home-décor Instagram influencers like Ms.…

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Sex and the Subway Ad

There is so much sex on the New York City subway now. Have you noticed? If you’re here, you must have. It’s inescapable. Sometimes, train stations are just coated in phallic cactuses. They jut out in every direction, advertising a company called Hims that sells not plants, but pills to help treat hair loss and…

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How I Came to Own My Name

Lauren is my name, and always has been — or so I thought until one afternoon just before I turned 30. Over turkey sandwiches, my oldest sister, Missy, and I discussed what our names might have been. “Mom was going to name you Amy Beth,” I said. Missy nodded. “And how crazy is it that…

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What Questions Do You Have for the 52 Places Traveler?

Sebastian Modak is near the midpoint of his yearlong trek to visit all the locations on our list of 52 Places to Go in 2019, and the time feels ripe for a crowdsourced debriefing. Curious about the high points and low points of his time on the road? Wondering if he has any advice for…

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