In Search of Snoring Solutions

Like clockwork, the sound of the freight train came roaring through our bedroom in the middle of each night. Or at least what sounded like a freight train. In reality, it was me, snoring. And according to my wife, that freight train had gotten considerably louder over the years. Unfortunately, snoring frequency and volume is…

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Amazon’s Viral Orolay Winter Coat Is Back and on Sale

Orolay’s down jacket is basically the Pumpkin Spice Latte of cold weather apparel: the item that defines a season. Better known as «The Amazon Coat,» this ubiquitous style has been touted as the coat to wear come winter—and for good reason. Once the temperature begins to drop, it feels borderline impossible to find a jacket…

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Medical News Today: What to know about hemorrhoid banding

Hemorrhoid banding, also known as rubber band ligation, is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that treats hemorrhoids and helps prevent them from coming back. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower part of the anus and rectum. They can cause discomfort, anal pain, and itching and tend to be more common as people get older.…

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Food Stall at Urbanspace Helps Up-and-Coming Chefs

Among the scores of kiosks and stalls within the Urbanspace market halls, there’s a new one with a difference in the Vanderbilt location. Meryenda, from the chef Edie Ugot, serves Filipino dishes, like crisp and nicely spiced pork and shrimp lumpia; pancit, or glass noodles, with pork belly, sausage and vegetables; and chicken adobo over…

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Scotty Bowers, Who Wrote of Providing Sex to Stars, Dies at 96

Scotty Bowers, who challenged the genteel image of studio-system Hollywood with a startling 2012 book in which he claimed to have arranged sexual liaisons for a long list of gay and bisexual stars and other show business figures, died on Oct. 13 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96. Matt Tyrnauer, a documentarian…

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$260 Million Opioid Settlement Reached at Last Minute With Big Drug Companies

CLEVELAND — The three major drug distributors and an opioid manufacturer have reached a $260 million settlement with two Ohio counties to avoid the landmark first federal opioid trial that was set to begin here Monday. The deal, which is a combination of cash payouts and donations of addiction treatments, could become a model for…

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Poilâne Brings Its Parisian Bakery to New York

A pop-up of Poilâne, the Parisian bakery, will occupy the front of Lafayette restaurant in NoHo from Tuesday through Nov. 3. Sourdough loaves, walnut financiers, carrot and curry cake, cardamom-ginger-swirled brioche feuilletée and more will be sold, some baked on the spot, some shipped from Paris. The occasion is the publication of a cookbook for…

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A Celebration of Irish Whiskey

An event billed as the first Irish whiskey festival in New York will take place on Nov. 2 at Pier A Harbor House, featuring tastings, cocktails, seminars, food and music. It’s organized by Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, partners in the award-winning bar, the Dead Rabbit, along with Articulate Ventures, an event organizer. Tickets are…

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Chocolate Spiders, Oh My!

Here come these spiders, their eyes popping out at you. These spider confections, more than two-inches wide, are the work of Marc Aumont, the executive pastry chef of Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate. Their plump marshmallow bodies sit on cookie bases, with caramel ganache heads and eight spindly legs, all coated with chocolate. They are available in…

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Michelin Gives Blue Hill at Stone Barns Two Stars

When Michelin announced earlier this month that its 2020 New York City guide would include Westchester County, it led some Michelin-watchers to one conclusion: The guide wanted to award one or more stars to Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, N.Y. And that’s exactly what happened. In the star lineup announced on Monday afternoon,…

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