The Annals of Flannel

Three years ago, Bayard Winthrop, the chief executive and founder of the clothing brand American Giant, started thinking about a flannel shirt he wore as a kid in the 1970s. It was blue plaid and bought for him by his grandmother, probably at Caldor, a discount department store popular in the northeast back then. The…

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Online Cancer Information Is Often Unreliable

Image Many YouTube videos about prostate cancer are unreliable sources of information. Researchers searched YouTube for “prostate cancer screening” and “prostate cancer treatment.” Then they scored the first 75 hits for each phrase, using validated scales to assess such measures as whether the video favored new technology, recommended unproven treatments, accurately described risks and benefits…

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Magical Gifts Inspired by the Elements but Shaped by the Hand

Image CreditPhotograph by Anthony Cotsifas. Styled by Jill Nicholls From left: Abigail Brown coati sculpture, $515, abigail-brown.co.uk. Asprey fox-head decanter, $3,300, (212) 688-1811. Louis Vuitton Les Petits Nomades flowers by Atelier Oï (scattered throughout), price on request, louisvuitton.com. Sam Tho Duong pearl and silver necklace, $26,400, gogotho.de. Kirk Maxson “Jack London Oak” sculpture, $3,000, eleanorharwood.com.…

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