Decoding Secret Florence

Image Beatrice Albrici at her home in Florence, Italy. Her antique store next door, which opened in 1961, features home furnishings to fashion.CreditClara Vannucci for The New York Times Florence is accustomed to invaders. The French, the Spanish, the Austrians, the British on the Grand Tour and the international tourist hordes in their cargo shorts…

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The Dessert to Make Right Now

Good morning. Maida Heatter died last week at 102 and our Margaux Laskey jumped into the archives to find all the recipes she developed and wrote for The Times. Chief among them was this chocolate mousse torte (above), which in 1972 was the newspaper’s most popular recipe for dessert. You could knock that out tonight…

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Medical News Today: Insomnia: ‘Long-distance’ CBT as effective as in-person therapy

Thousands of people around the world experience insomnia, which affects their quality of life, health, and productivity. One effective way of managing insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy, but many individuals may not have the time or money to visit a therapist’s office. So, what is the solution? New technologies can effectively deliver the therapy that…

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When Britney Spears Posts on Instagram, a Thousand Conspiracies Flower

However meager our lives, celebrity Instagram accounts offer certain reliable comforts: front-facing studio-quality portraits of our favorite stars standing or sitting alone in careful outfits; a high percentage of photos taken from the manubrium up, so that our entire phone screen is dominated by their proportional features. And, if the celebrity is Beyoncé-level famous, a…

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