‘After His Death, I Didn’t Cook Anymore’: Widows on the Pain of Dining Alone

Routine grocery shopping brought tears, widows said. Some had started eating on the couch, overwhelmed by the now-empty chair at the dining table. And one woman recalled tender evening dances in the kitchen. After The Times published a Food article about how mealtimes can be difficult for widows (a gender-neutral term that bereavement counselors now…

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The Work Diary of the Genius of Jam, Sqirl’s Jessica Koslow

Can you build an empire out of jam? If you’re Jessica Koslow, the answer is yes. At 38, she is the chef and owner of Sqirl, a rough-hewed restaurant in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles that, eight years after opening, routinely has a line of people three dozen deep on Saturday morning. Ms.…

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My Mother’s Opus, Built Over Four Decades

When I find the notes, tucked in a drawer or hiding on a shelf where I’m looking for a book, I feel a little thrill. I might set one aside to savor later, hoping the words will once again bring her close. The notes, dozens and dozens of them, including cards and letters, are from…

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Why Was My Doctor Visit Suddenly So Expensive?

Q. I was recently charged a “facility fee” for seeing my doctor, doubling the cost of my visit. What is the facility fee? A. A facility fee is an additional charge that some medical practices can add to the cost of each doctor visit. The additional charge usually comes as a surprise because, unlike an…

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A Gender Divide on Microaggressions in Medicine

“Is this seat taken?” I heard a student ask another student, who was holding a seat in the front row of a class I was about to teach. “Yep — that one’s taken!” He laughingly gestured to his lap. “Want to sit here instead?” he asked softly. She paused and looked at him silently for…

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Medical News Today: What to know about CT head scans

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Winter Coats Don’t Need to Be Boring. This Season, Embrace Color

The monochrome colors. The minimal trim. The shapeless styles. The benchmarks of typical winter wear have to be practical—but not boring! Cold weather apparel has gone through a tremendous transformation over the years, making it easier than ever to keep warm and look fresh off the runway. Outerwear, especially, can be equal parts functional and…

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Medical News Today: Does apple cider vinegar help with bloating?

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Studies Yield ‘Impressive’ Results in Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

A pair of new studies report “impressive” benefits from a drug therapy for cystic fibrosis, a deadly and devastating disease that affects tens of thousands of people worldwide, the director of the National Institutes of Health wrote in an editorial published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. “These findings indicate that it…

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10 Non-Basic Ways to Wear a Denim Jacket

Fact: the denim jacket makes every outfit look pulled together. As one of the most versatile pieces in your closet, it works from day to night and legitimately matches everything. Because it’s such a closet staple, brands rework the classic in every way imaginable: light or dark washes, rhinestone embellishments, distressed, collarless, the list goes…

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