Boite: A Pink Bar on the Bowery With a Fashionable Brunch

Short Stories has a few tales to tell. The multiuse space, which was formerly Wise Men, opened in March and wants to become a Parisian-style brunch spot and a pop-up for rotating restaurants, along with its current incarnation as a late-night bar. It draws an energetic crowd of creative 20-somethings in dressed-up stilettos and oversize…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘I. Was. So. Over. It.’

Salami in the Closet When we met, he was studying psychology. On our first date, we split a mushroom flatbread — my choice, because I’m a vegetarian. After three months, we moved in together and he started doing all the cooking. A few years and many vegetables later, he began curing his own meats. In…

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Medical News Today: What is a chocolate cyst?

A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with old blood. These cysts, which doctors call endometriomas, are not cancerous, though they usually mean that a person’s endometriosis is severe enough to complicate their fertility. Between 20 and 40 percent of people with endometriosis develop chocolate cysts. In this article, we explore the causes, symptoms,…

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Off the Menu: Soup Shop, From Owners of Hanoi House, Opens in East Village

Headliner Hanoi Soup Shop Just a couple of doors from their popular Vietnamese restaurant, Hanoi House, Sara Leveen and Ben Lowell are opening a compact all-day cafe serving classic noodle soups, sandwiches, salads and summer rolls. Ms. Leveen and Mr. Lowell took advantage of the new space, a former Mr Bing, to better accommodate customers…

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The Case for Marsala

Marsala isn’t having a comeback. The fortified Sicilian wine hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s probably sitting in your pantry, where you left it, if you even left it there at all. You may be aware that it’s a wine, or not. You might just as easily have taken it for a sauce, because of the dish…

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in her words: Pretty Hurts (Women’s Careers)

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “Let me tell you something — being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble.” — Halle Berry Beautiful…

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5 Apps That Will Make Shopping Way Easier

If your phone has basically become another appendage, you know the beauty of shopping from apps. After all, there’s nothing better than the endless scroll and easy-to-use experience many of them can offer. Now that spring has finally sprung and summer is on the horizon, we’re guessing you’re in need of a wardrobe update. Use…

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Restaurant Review: Tapping a Family Connection to Indonesian Food

If you ate at Spice Market before it closed two years ago, you may experience low-key but persistent flashbacks at Wayan, which set up shop in February on the east end of Spring Street in NoLIta. Again the flavors come from Asia and the methods, generally, from France. Again the far-off tropics are evoked through…

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She’s a Ring Concierge. We Asked Her Questions.

Michelle Demaree is a little like a global adventurer when it comes to engagement rings. Four years ago, she founded Miss Diamond Ring, a boutique concierge service in Beverly Hills, Calif., that sources diamonds and gemstones and creates custom settings for clients whose budgets typically average between $35,000 and $60,000. (Her most expensive purchase to…

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