Hungry City: Nigerian Soups and Jollof Rice at Hills Kitchen in Brooklyn

The stew arrives in a jumble: irregular pieces of bone-in goat meat coated with a brilliant fire-engine-red sauce. Thick like a blanket in February, the sauce is a blend of fresh tomatoes, peppers and tomato paste that’s cooked down until nearly burly, just shy of smooth. It clings lazily to the goat, the meat soft…

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Thank God This Styling Trick is Trending, Because I Head-Sweat

While there are an infinite number of ways to wear a scarf (trust me, I’ve tried them all), one easy-to-wear look is going to dominate your Instagram feed this summer. Forget Dad style, I’m ready for Grandma style, starting with my scarves. Many of our faves have tied their scarf in this way: Queen Elizabeth…

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The Pour: In Texas, Winemakers Find Room to Roam

FREDERICKSBURG, Tex. — From a porch swing at the Southold Farm & Cellar tasting room outside this small city in Texas Hill Country, a vista of scrubby ranchland stretches to the horizon. A house on a hill looms invitingly nearby, constructed by the Southold proprietors, Regan and Carey Meador, after they moved here in 2017…

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Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long shelf life and irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. These foods tend to make people overeat because they are full of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and fat that…

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36 Hours in Dakar

The westernmost point of continental Africa, Dakar is a cosmopolitan desert landscape that juts into the emerald Atlantic. With its brightly painted minibuses, wooden boats and a flair for colorful fashion, the capital of Senegal is a paradise of cool. Men waddle down the road in wetsuits pulled to their waists and surfboards tucked under…

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Notes on the Culture: At Restaurants, Thank You for Not Sharing

In 2011, upon visiting Taavo Somer’s erstwhile Brooklyn restaurant Isa, the New York Times critic Eric Asimov wrote that he “couldn’t help noticing many people eating a few small plates, or sharing a main course.” He wondered, “Is this really how people want to eat nowadays?” Sharing food has been both a boon and a…

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Medical News Today: How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

Research in mice now shows that a specific cell death mechanism can lead to rheumatoid arthritis. Stopping this mechanism could help prevent this condition from developing, the authors argue. Researchers uncover a key cellular mechanism involved in RA that has potential therapeutic implications. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized mainly by pain…

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Studies Show: How Much Alcohol Can You Drink Safely?

Humans have been drinking fermented concoctions since the beginning of recorded time. But despite that long relationship with alcohol, we still don’t know what exactly the molecule does to our brains to create a feeling of intoxication. Likewise, though the health harms of heavy drinking are fairly obvious, scientists have struggled to identify what negative…

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