Here’s a Cheap Way to Fight Drug Misuse: Send Doctors a Sharp Letter

Of course, not every inappropriate medical practice has the same high stakes. Several researchers mentioned the overuse of M.R.I.s for lower back pain as the sort of thing that would be nice to change with a nudge. But no one dies of an M.R.I. overdose. There are also risks that the strategy’s success could become…

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What to Cook: What to Cook Right Now

Good morning. Time of wonder, Robert McCloskey called it: summer defined by place and weather and light. You might get a good peach out of it, some terrific corn, a few excellent tomatoes. I’ve had a lot of those, these last few weeks, and it’s made for maybe the best no-recipe cooking of the year.…

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the sweet spot: I’m Grieving My Husband. Do I Need to Grieve My In-Laws, Too?

Advertisement the sweet spot As she prepares to remarry, a reader wonders how her relationship with her late husband’s family will change. Image CreditCreditHeidi Younger By Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond Sept. 5, 2018 Dear Sugars, I’m a 41-year-old widow. Before my husband died unexpectedly a couple of years ago, he told his parents that…

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How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank

Carl Jensen experienced what he calls “the awakening” sometime around 2012. He was a software engineer in a suburb of Denver, writing code for a medical device. The job was high-pressure: He had to document every step for the Food and Drug Administration, and a coding error could lead to harm or death for patients.…

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Airport Security Trays Carry More Cold Germs Than Toilets, Study Finds

LONDON — Airport security is there to protect you, but it may also give you the sniffles — or worse. To all the places and surfaces we’ve been warned are teeming with germs or bacteria — your pets, the subway seat, airplane cabins, the A.T.M. — add the airport security tray. The plastic trays —…

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Unbuttoned: The Fashion Circus Is Coming. Here’s a Cheat’s Guide.

Advertisement The major designer debuts, the biggest bash and the questions to ask. Image Clockwise from top left, Riccardo Tisci; Victoria Beckham’s fall 2018 collection; Hedi Slimane; Ralph Lauren’s spring 2018 collection; a look from Mr. Slimane’s last collection for Saint Laurent; and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.CreditCreditClockwise from top left, Francois Mori/Associated Press;…

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Eat: The Dish That Will Make You Fall in Love With Chinese Food

It’s a joy to have a favorite dish at a favorite restaurant. I have them all over town. There’s a change in the weather, something clicks in my brain and I want to go, right now, to Chez Napoléon on 50th Street to eat leeks vinaigrette, or to carve into a mutton chop at Keens.…

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Phys Ed: The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis

Playing tennis and other sports that are social might add years to your life, according to a new epidemiological study of Danish men and women. The study found that adults who reported frequently participating in tennis or other racket and team sports lived longer than people who were sedentary. But they also lived longer than…

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5 Small Appliances You Need In Your First Kitchen

If you’re setting up home for the first time, equipping your kitchen is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face. Knowing which appliances to invest in can be difficult – which ones will you get plenty of use from and which will turn out to be a waste of money? If you’re going to buy…

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Off the Registry: Homemade Wedding Gifts

For 45 years, Christine and John Koziol, of Somers, N.Y., have appreciated the wedding gift they received from Ms. Koziol’s beloved aunt and uncle, Eloise and Charles Harmon. It is an untitled painting created by Ms. Harmon: vibrant flowers spewing from a cream-colored vase against a bold red background. Ms. Harmon was a painter, sculptor…

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