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    ‘The Hare With Amber Eyes’ Comes Home

    VIENNA — Last Monday in the imposing Ephrussi Palace, Edmund de Waal presided over a family reunion. For the first time since World War II, 41 relatives from around Europe, the United States and Mexico toured the neo-Renaissance building that had been home to the Ephrussi family, European Jews whose wealth once rivaled that of […]

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    The Week in Business: A Brexit Battering, and Mark Zuckerberg Plays Defense

    Need a break from impeachment season? Here’s a quick catch-up on what happened this week on the business and tech fronts, and the news to know heading into Monday. ImageCredit…Giacomo Bagnara What’s Up? (Oct. 13-19) Brexit Whiplash, Yet Again Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally managed to cobble together a new Brexit deal with the European […]

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    The Weekly | In Yoga, Blurry Lines Easily Crossed

    Episode 19: ‘Hands On’ Producer Jamila Wignot When sweaty, barely covered bodies bend and twist in tight space in a yoga class, boundaries can get blurry. What one person may consider a well-intentioned hands-on adjustment to a yoga pose can seem inappropriate to someone else. The combination of physical touch, spirituality and power dynamics have […]

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    This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like

    Earth’s climate is changing around us. From the frequent wildfires in California to the increasingly severe cyclones in the Indian Ocean, evidence of human-caused global warming is becoming clear. But even as polls indicate a growing acceptance of the reality of global warming, many people are still not motivated enough to act; it feels too […]

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    Joel Kim Booster Jokes About Grindr and Asian Stereotypes

    Name: Joel Kim Booster Age: 31 Hometown: Born in South Korea and raised in Plainfield, Ill., by adoptive parents. Now lives: In a sparsely decorated one-bedroom apartment in the Thai Town area of Los Angeles. Claim to fame: Mr. Kim Booster is a stand-up comedian and actor who currently stars in “Sunnyside,” a sitcom created […]

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    The Matisse Name Lives On

    PARIS — Almost 150 years after his birth, Henri Matisse is getting a second life of sorts. Maison Matisse, a business that the artist’s descendants quietly introduced in mid-October in Paris, invites contemporary designers to turn Matisse’s aesthetic into home décor objects. It is billed as the first time the Matisse name has appeared on […]

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    Marie Laforêt, French Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 80

    Marie Laforêt, the French actress and singer known in Europe as “the girl with the golden eyes” (“la fille aux yeux d’or”), died on Saturday in Genolier, Switzerland, a small town in the Nyon district north of Geneva. She was 80. The death was announced by her family. Ms. Laforêt appeared in some 35 feature […]

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    The Latest in Translation Devices

    To see how advanced the ear pieces are, we compared them to two translation tools on the market, Google Translate’s conversation mode and the hand-held CM Translator ($117 retail) from Cheetah Mobile. A preproduction model of the Ambassador ($150 retail) was tested at company headquarters in Brooklyn, while the WT2 Plus earbuds ($230 retail), were […]

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    Happy Friday! What if You Always Had It Off? Why Don’t You?

    Corporate experiments, on the other hand, have yielded clearer — and often more positive — results. Last year, for example, a New Zealand estate planning advisory firm with about 240 employees earned headlines around the world after finding that a trial four-day week had boosted performance. The two-month experiment was so successful that the business, […]