New & Noteworthy

A team of psychiatrists at the Massachusetts General Hospital Depression Clinical and Research Program will examine the effect of Bikram Yoga on depression, quality of life, and functioning, in...
Massachusetts General Hospital now offers the MitraClip system for patients with severe mitral regurgitation. This new, minimally invasive mitral valve repair approach is a potential treatment option...
A new clinical trial is now underway at the MGH to investigate whether combining two catheter-based procedures will improve the long-term outcome in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most...
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have identified and validated two rare gene mutations that appear to cause the common form of Alzheimer's disease (AD) that strikes after the age of...
Three years ago, Ann Donato was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The mitral valve that controls the flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle of her heart was leaking badly,...
Track cheetahs and giraffes within Abu Dhabi’s bona fide safari experience via the new Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort. Why Go: Find Al Sahel Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island, one of Abu Dhabi’s...
One of the most festive sounds in the world is the pop of a Champagne cork. It signals the start of a celebration, a prelude to laughter, and most of all, the beginning of a new year. And this...
Eagle-eyed observers traveling through duty-free shops around the world recently may have noticed an eye-catching gold metallic bottle displayed among the other Johnnie Walker Scotch brands. This was...
Following the success of the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone , which was one of the best-selling items at Harrods last year, the German carmaker and the Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry...
At least one item to be offered at Barrett-Jackson’s 43rd annual car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., taking place January 12 to 19, will not have four wheels. The auction will include a restored 1958...
The German megayacht builder has delivered Azzam, which, at 590 feet, is the largest privately owned yacht in the world…
Gstaad’s oldest palace hotel reemerges as Le Grand Bellevue for a new generation of luxury travelers...
AB Yachts , one of the shipyards of Italy’s Fipa Group, recently delivered a pair of sporty vessels that further solidify the company’s position as a leading builder of stylish, high-performance...
For all their glamour and prestige, cultured pearls were first created under unexpectedly modest circumstances. Kokichi Mikimoto, the son of a noodle-shop owner, developed an early fascination with...
To produce the G90XT, Nextant essentially remanufactures existing King Air C90 aircraft, which Beechcraft introduced in the early 1970s…
The 2014 Maserati Ghibli is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 built by Ferrari, which produces 404 hp when equipped with the all-wheel-drive...
BMW ’s all-new i3 electric car may look something like a science project, but a short test-drive reveals it to be a well-thought-out alternative to the conventional gasoline-powered automobile. The...
The bowtie division is back in the rear-drive-performance-sedan market with the new 2014 Chevrolet SS four-door, offering V-8 power for under $50,000. Built by GM’s Holden unit in Australia, the...
For Robert Young, whose family has farmed the same acreage in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley for five generations, one of the highlights of agricultural life was apparently lighting his burn pile—a...
The French luxury-goods house Hermès , with roots as a saddlemaker that date back more than century, is applying its leather craft to a set of carbon-fiber bicycles. Released this month in select...
Boating and yachting enthusiasts from around the world descended on Fort Lauderdale last month for the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show , the largest in-water boat show in the world. This...
Just in time for the harsh Northeastern winter, the Irvine, Calif.–based charter provider JetSuite has expanded its service to include nonstop routes to the Caribbean. Departing from the East Coast,...
Condos at One Riverside Park on the Upper West Side range from one to seven bedrooms and are priced between $1 million to $25 million…
For the first time, Roger Dubuis has created its Tourbillon Skeleton timepiece in a 42 mm case. Roughly 35 percent slimmer than previous models and lighter in weight...
Since opening its first showroom in Chicago in 1983, Holly Hunt has added a number of other U.S. locations and a few international outposts. Now the company has landed in Brazil, opening a store in...
Cape Town boldly looks to its future as the 2014 World Design Capital with ambitious furnishings from local designers. Haldane Martin At a former church in the Woodstock neighborhood, the...
Century-old furniture and interior design studio Poltrona Frau collaborated with the Audi Concept Design Studio and the Volkswagen Group’s design director, Walter de Silva, to create Luft, an...
Built by the Ritz-Carlton Development Co. in 2009 and recently added to the portfolio of Vail Resorts subsidiary RockResorts, Constellation Residences at Northstar is a collection of 17 turnkey homes...
This month, contemporary furniture manufacturer Mash Studios has added a pop of color and texture to its minimalistic, natural wooden pieces, replacing its characteristic white aluminum accents with...
If anyone is still clinging to the notion that Berluti makes only leather goods—albeit luxuriously handcrafted ones—the label’s new Paris flagship on the rue de Sèvres will leave no doubt that it is...

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