When Is the Best Time to Get Your Flu Shot?

Q. Does the flu vaccine become less effective over the course of the flu season? If yes, should I delay getting my flu shot until later in the season? A. Yes, immunity to the flu virus may wane over the course of the flu season, so you don’t want to get your flu shot too…

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Saudi Arabia Invites Tourists: What You Need to Know

For the first time, Saudi Arabia is officially opening its doors to tourists interested in visiting the kingdom for more than religious reasons. The ultraconservative Middle Eastern kingdom announced a new e-visa program on Friday that will allow people from 49 countries to enter the country for tourism, for stays as long as three months.…

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Medical News Today: What causes a period to start and stop?

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Creating the Super Avocado

In the early 1990s, a young Australian chef named Bill Granger had a bright idea: Why not spread avocado on toast? Nearly three decades after that successful experiment, the long and sometimes bizarre history of the avocado has reached a new and potentially controversial turning point — albeit without the Instagram potential of avocado toast.…

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Where Do We Stand on the Exclamation Point?

Meredith Golden says that finding your soulmate on Tinder is easy, as long as you swear off one vice. It isn’t cigarettes or cheese fries. It’s slimmer, sneakier. That cardinal sin: the exclamation point. “Punctuation should not be excessive, especially in an opening message,” said Ms. Golden, who ghostwrites for those struggling on the dating…

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Want to Avoid Babies on Flights? Japan Airlines Offers a Seating Map

Airlines often go (a little) out of their way to help parents with young children, offering them fruit juice, toys and baby seats. Now, a special accommodation may benefit another class of fussy traveler (usually less tearful, but no stranger to tantrums): people who are annoyed by babies. Or at least that’s the case on…

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Dank Vapes, TKO and Other THC Vaping Brands Linked to Illnesses, C.D.C. Says

Vaping cartridges containing THC and labeled “Dank Vapes,” as well as some other illicit brands, are linked to the severe lung disease that has recently emerged among people who use vaping devices and e-cigarettes to inhale THC or nicotine, or both, health officials said on Friday. But they also said Dank Vapes appeared to be…

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The Pantry Pasta You Need

[Sign up here to receive the Five Weeknight Dishes newsletter in your inbox every Friday.] Here are five dishes for the week: ImageCreditRyan Liebe for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Barrett Washburne. 1. Linguine With Clam Sauce My only goal here is to make sure you know how good pasta with clam sauce is…

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Medical News Today: Reasons for not losing weight on a keto diet

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