These Creams Will Make Your Dry Skin Forget About Winter

Even if the last months have been comparatively mild in New York, winter still brings the inevitable — and inevitably rough — red and itchy dry skin. Generally we tackle it with a swipe of moisturizer on the hands and face, or a dab of dandruff shampoo on the scalp, but many of us skip…

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Nordstrom’s Winter Sale Is a Great Place to Stock Up on Spring Essentials

Design By Morgan McMullen If you’re looking for a way to cure the winter blues, look no further. Now through February 23, Nordstrom is taking up to 40 percent off its clothing, accessories, and home decor. While it’s technically Nordstrom’s winter sale, it’s actually a great opportunity to stock up on light leather jackets, breezy…

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Super Cushioned Running Shoes Are All the Rage, but Aren’t Foolproof

Anyone who runs or spectates at races has probably noticed that stacked, generously cushioned running shoes have become almost ubiquitous. But running in those thickly cushioned shoes could affect a runner’s form in sometimes surprising ways, according to a series of new studies of maximalist running shoes and recreational athletes. The studies, among the first…

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Cruise Giant Carnival Works to Manage Deepening Coronavirus Crisis

The arrival of the Westerdam cruise ship in Cambodia seemed like cause for celebration. After days of circling in the sea, hundreds of elated passengers disembarked in the Cambodian city of Sihanoukville on Feb. 14, amid assurances the ship was free of the coronavirus. President Trump broadcast the news on Twitter, thanking the Cambodian government…

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Vape Shops Face a Choice: Close or Rebrand?

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Adam Mitrani opened his first Darth Vapor e-cigarette shop six years ago after his carwash business collapsed. Before long, Mr. Mitrani, 48, had a second store in New Jersey and one in New York. Business was brisk, he said, and he was optimistic that offering smokers an alternative to tobacco would…

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Greece Has 227 Islands. Here’s How to Choose.

Greece receives approximately 30 million international visitors each year, with many heading to the country’s six main island regions. Choosing where to visit depends on your entry point — Greece has 15 international airports — and how much time you have. Ferries are an ideal way to get around, especially if you’re a first-time visitor.…

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Napping Away Winter in Montreal’s Nordic Spas

Right around the middle of winter, when the afternoon sun was hanging low and the weather forecasters were warning of an evening commute complicated by “wintry mix,” I found myself strategizing. How was I going to survive until spring? It surprised me. I always liked winter but somehow, this time around, the season seemed longer…

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Welcoming a Grandchild, Right in the Delivery Room

When my granddaughter was born, my own role was very clear: Keep a packed bag handy. Head for Brooklyn as soon as my daughter, Emma, called to say she was on the way to the hospital with her husband. Move into their apartment for the duration to walk and feed Pearl, their sweet ancient Labrador.…

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‘Like The Camera Wasn’t Even There’: Capturing Nude Cooks

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. On an 80-degree Saturday in early January, the photographer Jason Henry showed up at a home near Tampa, Fla., on an assignment for The Times’s Food section and found one of his subjects, Jayson McMullen,…

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In Coronavirus Fight, China Sidelines an Ally: Its Own People

Hospitals in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei Province have been making urgent pleas to the Chinese people for three weeks as the new coronavirus ripples through the country: Send more protective gear. Supplies are close — and yet frustratingly out of reach. Medical supplies donated to the Red Cross Society of China’s Wuhan branch sit in…

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