Melania Trump Reveals Christmas Décor but Stays Hidden

You know the holiday season has officially begun when the White House segues from pardoning the Thanksgiving turkeys to unveiling the Christmas decorations. If the bird is the responsibility of the commander in chief, the interior design is that of the first lady, and so, on Monday morning, Melania Trump’s office released the photos of…

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Finger Sandwiches Save the Day

If you’re a film buff, it’s impossible not to love the 1934 movie “The Thin Man,” which stars Myrna Loy, playing the part of Nora Charles, wife to William Powell’s Nick. Based on Dashiell Hammett’s crime novel of the same name, the movie follows the glamorous life of the couple as they pursue murder clues…

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In Weekend Outage, Diabetes Monitors Fail to Send Crucial Alerts

For many parents of children with diabetes, the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor is a lifesaver. The device tracks their children’s glucose levels and sends them an alert when their blood sugar climbs too high or falls too low, allowing them to take quick action to correct it. But around midnight on Friday, Dexcom suffered…

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Lululemon’s Cult-Favorite Leggings Are 42% Off for Cyber Monday

Retailer Everyone has that one pair of leggings that they wear over and over again, and for most of us, that pair is from Lululemon. I’ve tried out plenty of workout tights, but none can quite match the luxury feel, major butt uplift, and unbeatable comfort of a classic pair of Lulus. But, as all…

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My 27-Hour Vacation in Singapore’s Changi Airport

Beneath a giant glass dome, where a waterfall plunges 130 feet through a forest, and a winding path leads past palms and fig trees, orchids and anthurium, a robot came rolling around a bend. It was about five feet tall, and cruising my way. In its frame were shelves of bottled water and, with a…

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Fire Blight Spreads Northward, Threatening Apple Orchards

GENEVA, N.Y. — Across the country, hundreds of kinds of apples were meticulously developed by orchardists over the last couple of centuries and then, as farms and groves were abandoned and commercial production greatly narrowed the number of varieties for sale, many were forgotten. Some of this horticultural biodiversity, though, has been nurtured by dedicated…

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A Newcomer to Christmas Creates a Very Old Eggnog

Growing up Jewish in Oklahoma City, Aaron Goldfarb encountered few opportunities to drink eggnog during the holiday season. But romance can change a person’s circumstances. “I married a woman who loves the holidays,” said Mr. Goldfarb, who writes about beer, whiskey and cocktails for publications like Esquire and Punch. His book “Gather Around Cocktails” (Dovetail,…

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6 Takeaways From Melania Trump’s Unauthorized Biography

Where the first lady, Melania Trump, is concerned, theories abound. From morning-show hosts to Twitter pundits to protest poster artists, everyone has an opinion: Mrs. Trump is a prisoner in her own home. Mrs. Trump rules the roost. Mrs. Trump is complicit, clueless, estranged from her husband, advises her husband, loves Washington, hates Washington, just…

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Permission Granted!

Good morning. I’ll keep this brief because last week was a doozy in the kitchen, and this weekend was all about leftovers (maybe it still is!). It may be hard, here at the top of December, to rally around big dinners and lots of cooking, when that’s all you’ve been doing, for what seems like…

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