Like a Boss: Megan Abbott’s Work Diary: ‘My Psychiatrist Notes How Tired I Look, Which Is Great’

The villains in Megan Abbott’s twisted crime novels are often combative, hypercompetitive women and girls: elite cheerleaders; perfectionist gymnasts and their drill-sergeant moms; a cunning crime boss and her back-stabbing, power-hungry underling. Ms. Abbott’s most recent novel, “Give Me Your Hand,” features rival postdoctoral researchers who are studying “premenstrual dysphoric disorder,” a particularly nasty form…

Details

For a Buck and Sometimes a Buzz, Brewers Are Putting Cannabis Into Cans

For more than two decades, SweetWater Brewing Company’s best-seller has been its floral 420 Extra Pale Ale, the numerals slyly nodding to the beer’s April 20 birth date and the brewery’s fondness for marijuana: 420 is drug-subculture slang for cannabis. “We’ve had to hide these things,” said Freddy Bensch, who helped found the Atlanta brewery…

Details

The Pour: Thanksgiving Wines: A Last-Minute Checklist

It’s that time again — practically the last minute before the Thanksgiving guests arrive, and you’ve got everything under control. Except the wine. Perhaps you planned it that way. Leaving the wine until the very end eliminates the agonizing. You must act, and act swiftly. And we are here to help. What follows is a…

Details

Couples and Wedding Planners Seek New Sites During California Wildfires

It was 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, and Hilary Wagner was getting choked up. She and her fiancé, Tyler Train, were driving to Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach, Calif., where they’d be scouting the oceanside resort for their upcoming nuptials. Ms. Wagner’s tears might have been happy ones if she and Mr.…

Details

Medical News Today: Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes?

Almonds and almond milk may provide several health benefits for people with diabetes. As these nuts are high in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates, they may increase satiety and aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects how the body regulates blood sugar levels. Although…

Details

Dressing Michelle Obama, Then and Now

On Tuesday evening, when Michelle Obama appeared on stage at the United Center in Chicago for the beginning of her 10-city, 11-stadium rock concert — oops, sorry, book tour, in an off-the-shoulder white sequined shirt that echoed the shirt in her cover photograph, plus high-waist white pants (both by Sally LaPointe), the reaction was unfettered…

Details

Everything on Amazon Is Amazon!

In 1618, an aspiring alchemist in Constantinople named Avedis created his first copper alloy cymbals. In 2018, a few hundred products from his brand, Zildjian, one of the oldest companies in the world, are eligible for Amazon Prime shipping, just like Hanes underwear or Xerox copiers or Bounty paper towels or Chanel perfume or an…

Details

Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made

PUTIAN, China — Chen Deliang, wearing an orange tunic, a gold watch and fluffy bedroom slippers decorated with snowflakes and the word “Love,” stood proudly in the 130,000-square-foot temple he had built. He had filled it with pagodas, Buddhas and a towering statue of a local goddess. There were several wings, with bedrooms and an…

Details