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    Doctors are recommending smell training for patients with lingering olfactory problems.

    By Christina Caron

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    Medical privacy has become the latest casualty of vaccination efforts, as friends, co-workers and even total strangers ask intrusive questions about personal health conditions.

    By Tara Parker-Pope

  3. PhotoA view from the Kadikoy waterfront in Istanbul. Turkey is one of the few European countries that is open to American tourists.
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    For American travelers hoping to head abroad, answers to questions about which countries they can visit and what the future might hold.

    By Ceylan Yeginsu

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    Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

    By Toby Bilanow

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    I loved the strenuous labor, the smell of the upturned soil as I planted a seed, and learning from her how to shepherd a plant through its life cycle.

    By Gabrielle Selz

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  1. PhotoEscarole salad with smoky halloumi croutons.
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    Halloumi, seared until golden, is perfect on a salad of crisp, bitter greens.

    By Melissa Clark

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    Put Naoko Takei Moore’s recipe for tsukune miso nabe, a gingery chicken-meatball hot pot, on your must-make list.

    By Sam Sifton

  3. PhotoWhile bee populations have waned throughout rural America, urban hives are thriving in cities such as Detroit, producing honey that's reminiscent of mint, clover or goldenrod.
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    Long celebrated in France, the concept of place-specific tastes is spurring the revitalization of neighborhoods and communities.

    By Ligaya Mishan

  4. PhotoThe Gold Rush, which substitutes simple syrup with honey, was created in the early aughts at Milk & Honey, the famed Lower East Side speakeasy in New York.
    CreditLinda Xiao for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Monica Pierini.

    This sometimes overlooked pantry staple has been in the mixologist’s arsenal for generations.

    By Robert Simonson

  5. PhotoNora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski visited dozens of distilleries before founding Lost Lantern, an American independent bottler.
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    Independent bottlers and blenders are helping small distillers reach a wider audience, and helping consumers discover new flavors.

    By Clay Risen


More in What to Watch >
  1. PhotoCaitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan in “Outlander.”

    New shows come to the streaming giant all the time — too many to ever watch them all. We’re here to help.

    By Noel Murray

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    The Disney streaming platform has hundreds of movie and TV titles, drawing from its own deep reservoir classics and from Star Wars, Marvel and more. These are our favorites.

    By Scott Tobias

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    Movies upon movies await, and you don’t even have to drill down to find them.

    By Jason Bailey

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    New films, and classics, just keep coming, but you don’t have to drill down to find the finest selections to stream. We’ll do the heavy lifting. You press play.

    By Jason Bailey

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    We’ve handpicked the finest movies and television shows currently streaming on Hulu in the United States. Take a look.

    By Jason Bailey

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    When a 60-second video can make you famous, is it any surprise that young creators would bypass art school? But what’s left of their careers when fans move on and copycats encroach?

    By Zachary Small

  2. PhotoThe 1947 patent for Salvatore Ferragamo's Invisible Sandal, which employed nylon, a then-novel material in shoemaking, and an F-shaped wedge heel to create the illusion of a woman walking on air.
    CreditCentral State Archives, MICA, Italian Patent and Trademark Office, Inventions, N. 426001

    Salvatore Ferragamo’s Invisible Sandal was a marvel when it was introduced in 1947. This season, its signature heel is back.

    By Lindsay Talbot

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    This March, closed arenas mean the madness and the intensity of the N.C.A.A. basketball tournaments is on the court, and not in the stands.

    By Gillian R. Brassil

  4. Photo“People say that it will be like the Roaring Twenties when the pandemic is over,“ said Alina Cho, seen here at the 2018 Literacy Partners gala at Cipriani Wall Street.
    CreditKrista Schlueter for The New York Times

    How Alina Cho, Colby Mugrabi and Dustin Yellin are navigating the pandemic.

    By Ruth La Ferla

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    A scholar dared to complete violin sonata fragments left by the great composer. They’re featured on a new album.

    By Zachary Woolfe


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  1. PhotoLarry McMurtry
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    The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter explored the myths and legacies of the West in his work.

    By Tina Jordan

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    “Children Under Fire,” by the Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox, homes in on the often overlooked suffering of children who have witnessed a shooting or lost a loved one to it.

    By Gary Younge

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    In Donna Leon’s 30th Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery, “Transient Desires,” the setting — Venice — is the most important character of all.

    By Marilyn Stasio

  4. Photo“Look what a palace I built you!” a husband says to his wife in “Red Island House.” Unfortunately, there are strings attached.

    In her new novel, “Red Island House,” Andrea Lee gives readers a grand tour of Madagascar — and reminds us to be careful what we wish for.

    By Elisabeth Egan

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    In “Rock Me on the Water,” Ronald Brownstein explores one momentous year that brings together Archie Bunker and Joni Mitchell in a narrative of cultural ferment.

    By Madeleine Brand

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    Books, drinks, white noise.

    By Melissa Kirsch

  2. PhotoSpring in the Adirondacks, 2013.
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    Looking ahead, with mixed emotions.

    By Melissa Kirsch

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    Make ham, listen to Lana Del Rey.

    By Melissa Kirsch

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    Live music, bookstores, and more.

    By Melissa Kirsch

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    Saving daylight and dreaming of travel.

    By Melissa Kirsch




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