House Hunting in Switzerland: A 17th-Century Farm With Bauhaus Updates

Three Historic Houses Outside Zurich $10.6 MILLION (9.5 MILLION SWISS FRANCS) This 17th-century viticultural farmstead, comprising three renovated timber-frame buildings with lake views, sits on two-thirds of an acre in the town of Wädenswil, about 15 miles south of Zurich, in north-central Switzerland. Listed as a protected historical monument, the winemaking estate — including a…

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The Smart Way to Grow Roses

Roses have a reputation for being difficult to grow and disease-prone. But who’s really to blame? We are, said Peter E. Kukielski, a rosarian and the author of “Rosa: The Story of the Rose,” a new book about the flower’s place in human cultural history. After the genus Rosa had survived some 35 million years…

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How to Buy a Real N95 Mask Online

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, buying a heavy-duty medical mask online remains downright maddening. The most coveted mask to keep safe against Covid-19 has been the N95, the gold standard for pandemic protection because of its tight fit and 95 percent efficiency in filtering airborne particles. Then there’s the KN95 from China, a mask…

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The Rise of the Wellness App

Our dependency on technology has concentrated wealth in America, making San Francisco home to the most billionaires per capita than any other city. Nearly all of them are white, cisgender men. The pay disparities that have long existed in Silicon Valley are growing, reproducing race and class hierarchies that devalue domestic and menial labor and…

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