Sweet, Salty, Sour — and Part of Mexico’s Soul

It’s the dish Mexico craves every September. Chiles en nogada — stuffed poblano peppers topped with a creamy walnut sauce — makes a brief but grand appearance on Mexican tables starting in late August, and is eaten to celebrate Independence Day on Sept. 16. “It’s elegant and a part of our national soul,” said Josefina…

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Too Little Sleep, or Too Much, May Raise Heart Attack Risk

Getting less than six hours of sleep a night, or more than nine hours, might increase the risk for heart attack. Previous observational studies have found an association between sleep duration and heart attack. But for the current study, researchers had DNA data about study participants and knew who had a high or low genetic…

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Trump Spars With Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Over Criminal Justice

In the latest example of President Trump tangling with celebrity critics on social media, he called the musician John Legend “boring” and the model Chrissy Teigen “filthy mouthed” in tweets late Sunday trumpeting the president’s achievements in criminal justice reform. Ms. Teigen and Mr. Legend, a married couple who are both frequent critics of the…

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Pork and Plums Are Ready to Mingle

I am a person who loves to compartmentalize. I like to keep TVs out of bars, buildings away from beaches and sweet flavors away from savory food. I’m not opposed to a pinch of brown sugar in a rub or a drizzle of honey in dressing for balance, but I generally avoid ingredients like sweet…

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High Doses of Vitamin D Don’t Strengthen Bones

High doses of vitamin D do not increase bone density, and they may even lower it, researchers report. In a double-blinded, three-year clinical trial published in JAMA, scientists randomized 311 healthy adults without osteoporosis to daily doses of 400, 4,000 or 10,000 units of vitamin D. At the beginning and end of the study, they…

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Zendaya and Tommy Hilfiger Throw a Block Party at The Apollo

Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya Coleman’s first outing was a very big deal featuring none other than Grace Jones. Last night, they managed to top themselves presenting a cinematic ’70s-inspired collection at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. The show actually took place just outside the theater (the auditorium was used as a production staging area).…

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Enchiladas, Please!

Good morning. There are blue crabs running in the creeks near where I stay, fat and lively as they pinch the chicken backs we use as bait, swift and angry when they’re pinned by the net, drawn to the surface, banged down into the compound bucket, transformed from wildness, ready for the pot. So steamed…

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Who’s Missing From Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the F.D.A.

In recent years, health officials have pushed aggressively to include more women in clinical trials of new drugs. Gone is the ban that once excluded women of childbearing age from participating in studies. Even scientists who work with animals are now encouraged to include mice and rats of both sexes. But when it comes to…

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