Front Burner: A New Sweet for Day of the Dead

Sweets decorated like skulls are typical of the Mexican celebration Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. This year, the Doughnut Project has collaborated with Miguel Gómez, the executive chef of Andaz Mayakoba, a resort on the Riviera Maya, to offer doughnuts flavored with orange…

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Front Burner: The Dish on Fishs Eddy

The story of Fishs Eddy — the shop that specializes in vintage tableware — is the subject of a revealing graphic memoir by Julie Gaines, who founded the store and runs it with her husband, Dave Lenovitz. Their son, Ben, drew the illustrations. Named for an upstate New York town the owners happened through, Fishs…

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Front Burner: Pie Skills at Your Fingertips

Fear of pie-ing is a common affliction, even among experienced home cooks. As Thanksgiving — and its demand for apple, pecan and pumpkin pie — approaches, there is a remedy for those who don’t think they can handle the dough (yet do not want to rely on a bakery). Hands-on apple pie classes at the…

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Front Burner: Harrods, Now Available at Williams Sonoma

Last year Harrods, the London department store, began selling some Williams Sonoma products in its renowned food halls. Now Harrods is returning the favor, shipping some of its goods to Williams Sonoma. It’s the first time Harrods has made its products available in American. Gift hampers, priced from $195.95 to $999.95, and biscuits, teas and…

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A Gamble That Bourbon Can Grow Old Gracefully

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Bourbon has been on a winning streak for years now. The quintessential American whiskey enjoys a global reputation for quality, with demand outstripping supply and prices steadily rising. But in one arena, it can’t complete with world’s other great whiskeys: age. Most celebrated bourbons made in Kentucky are between four and 12…

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What to know about endometriosis and infertility

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the uterine lining grows elsewhere in the body. Pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis, but some women with the condition may also experience infertility. Research has found that infertility affects around 30–50 percent of people with endometriosis. Endometriosis lesions can cause inflammation in…

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What to know about cervical mucus and fertile discharge

Throughout the menstrual cycle, cervical mucus changes. This type of discharge is healthy and a sign of regular ovulation. One method of fertility monitoring uses changes in cervical mucus to predict ovulation. When a person is fertile, the cervical fluid is watery, thin, and slippery, and it may appear similar to an egg white. What…

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Medical News Today: Do people inherit rheumatoid arthritis?

While doctors do not fully understand what causes rheumatoid arthritis, they do know that having a family history of the disease increases a person’s risk of developing it. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which a person’s immune system attacks the fluid-filled linings of their joints. The result is inflammation and swelling that…

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13 Ridiculously Opulent Gifts That Really Show You Care

Courtesy Nothing says ‘I appreciate you’ like silk pajamas, crystal wine glasses, or an Hermes skateboard, am I right? And if you’re feeling extra generous, throw in an iPhone X—you know, as a stocking stuffer. Gloss over those price tags and go straight to our roundup of the most lavish gifts out right now. View…

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