Malaysia’s Coffee and Tea Culture Take Root in Chinatown

In Malaysia, a kopitiam is an informal cafe serving coffee, tea, breakfast, snacks and classic dishes. Newly relocated to East Broadway, Kopitiam is a Manhattan restaurant that does all those things, with certain all-day dishes such as pan mee, a noodle soup, served from morning through evening.

10 Frequently Asked Wedding Etiquette Questions

If you’re planning a big, fancy wedding — or even a more modest affair — you need to know how to put it all together properly. This is where wedding-etiquette preparation may help. “Protocol, respect and behavior are still crucial,” said Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, a consultancy firm in New York. “But…

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Shingles Vaccine Shortages Result From High Demand

Shingrix, the vaccine approved last year to prevent shingles, has proved so popular that its maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has not been able to produce it quickly enough to keep up with the demand. The vaccine is recommended for most people over 50. But many are having trouble getting it. The company says there are no manufacturing…

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The Royal Family Is Now Selling $40 Replicas of Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Getty ImagesMax Mumby/Indigo The Royal Family is making Meghan Markle’s one-of-a-kind engagement ring—or at least replicas of it—available to the general, not-super-rich public via its The Royal Collection shop. Fans noticed that the shop online is now selling a Buckingham Palace ring, which looks exactly like the yellow-gold triple-diamond ring that Prince Harry designed for…

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Medical News Today: Could poor protein trafficking be a factor in autism?

A protein whose mutations are found in people with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions helps keep connections between neurons in the brain running smoothly. People with autism have a mutated protein that disrupts the connections between neurons. Newly published research — led by Rockefeller University in New York City, NY — reveals that the protein…

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Fashion Review: The United Nation of Gucci, and Liberation by Dior

Advertisement Fashion Review Image Gucci, spring 2019.CreditCreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times Sept. 25, 2018 PARIS — Just as the United Nations General Assembly’s session began in New York, and President Trump met up with President Emmanuel Macron of France, Gucci convened its own international summit of sorts in a nightclub-turned-theater in Paris, under…

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Yves Saint Laurent and ‘Dreams of the Orient’

PARIS — Yves Saint Laurent was fascinated by Asian art and culture all his life. But, as a new exhibition scheduled to open next at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris will reveal, he rarely — if ever — traveled to the region, or visited the countries that inspired him the most. “All I have…

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Offering Manicures With Your Hot Pot, China’s Haidilao Plans a Global Push

Sometimes, Shang Feifei goes to a restaurant just for the manicures. On a recent Wednesday night, Ms. Shang, 40, sat patiently at a downtown Beijing branch of Haidilao, a restaurant chain that defies China’s well-earned reputation for lousy customer service. A Haidilao employee buffed and painted her nails, free. The aroma from bubbling broth-filled pots…

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Fish Oil Drug May Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke Risks for Some

Cardiologists may one day have a new tool to help prevent heart attacks and strokes in some high-risk patients: a prescription drug that contains large doses of EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid contained in fish oil. A large clinical trial found that the drug, called Vascepa, sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people…

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After a Pause, the Chef Joseph Ogrodnek Tries His Hand in a Hotel

In 2010, Joseph Ogrodnek turned a sleepy Greenpoint restaurant, Anella, into one of Brooklyn’s most talked-about spots — a destination for tightly focused, vegetable-driven cooking. A year later, he and his business partner, Walker Stern, opened Battersby in Carroll Gardens, followed by Dover in 2013; both restaurants helped foster the kale-laden, Provençal-esque cuisine that still…

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