Teens Find a Big Loophole in the New Flavored Vaping Ban

The Food and Drug Administration is banning most flavored e-cigarettes, but that isn’t keeping banana ice, sour gummy or cool mint out of the hands of McCracken County High School students. Blame a policy loophole. When the Trump administration decided to prohibit fruit, mint and dessert flavors in refillable cartridge-based e-cigarettes like Juul, it carved…

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Suzanne Somers Gets Flirty in a Pink Salt Room

“I’d love to say it was because I had too much sex,” Suzanne Somers said. But the truth behind her crutch would hardly make Chrissy Snow blush: a stress fracture, made worse by a tumble from the private tram to her 93-acre compound in Palm Springs, Calif, while partying with friends. Surgery ensued, followed by…

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How Ulla Johnson, Fashion Designer, Spends Her Sundays

During the week, the fashion designer Ulla Johnson spends most of her time in her SoHo studio or traveling to countries like Kenya, Peru, or India for materials and inspiration. On weekends, however, she tends to stay within a tight radius of her Fort Greene brownstone. “My vision and the actual logistics of my life…

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Anchovies in the Pantry, Pleasure in the Pan

Most anchovy pastas are minimalist things, born out of desperation with ingredients from the pantry. The assumption is that if you had anything else in the house, you’d surely cook that instead. But true anchovy lovers beg to differ. For us, when anchovies are the starting point of a dish, they’re also the star, making…

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Why the 49ers Coach Wears that Red Trucker Hat on the Sidelines

Maybe you’ve noticed the red trucker hat that Kyle Shanahan, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, has been wearing on the sidelines. Twitter certainly has. “Kyle Shanahan’s hat might as well say ‘I Vape,’” one user tweeted in November. Another wrote that the retro snapback, with its mesh back, flat brim and tiny…

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Sichuan That Moves Beyond Spiciness at Chuan Tian Xia

Yu xiang qie zi is fish-fragrant eggplant, which has no fish. It is simply, grandly, eggplant treated like fish, cooked with paojiao — chiles pickled but still bright — and doubanjiang, a paste of broad beans left to ferment for months, then dosed with chiles and fermented some more. Ginger brings sweetness, vinegar the sourness…

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Doctors on TikTok Try to Go Viral

For decades, sex education in the classroom could be pretty cringey. For some adolescents, it meant a pitch for abstinence; others watched their teachers put condoms on bananas and attempt sketches of fallopian tubes that looked more like modern art. On TikTok, sex ed is being flipped on its head. Teenagers who load the app…

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Louis Vuitton Is Opening a Japanese Restaurant Inside This Store

Louis Vuitton/Stephane Muratet If you’re a fan of the finer things in life, there’s a whole new way to combine your love for designer items and delicious food…but you’ll have to book a flight. The first-ever Louis Vuitton café and restaurant is opening in Japan. The new luxe dining options will be a part of…

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My Father the Heartbreaker

On the day after Christmas in 1996, my brother, Michael, called to say that our father had tried to kill himself. This was not his first suicide attempt, but the way he went about it left us stunned. He had dressed for work that morning, driven to a quarry near his house, parked his car,…

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