Purdue Pharma’s Payments to Sacklers Soared Amid Opioid Crisis

As scrutiny of Purdue Pharma’s role in the opioid epidemic intensified during the past dozen years, its owners, members of the Sackler family, withdrew more than $10 billion from the company, distributing it among trusts and overseas holding companies, according to a new audit commissioned by Purdue. The amount is more than eight times what…

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What Does Being Best Dressed Mean?

This weekend, the International Best-Dressed List was released — its 79th iteration, but the first under its new caretaker, Airmail, the Graydon Carter newsletter/zine. Did you notice? Once upon a time the crowning of a new set of style royalty was so newsworthy that reporters from The Rocky Mountain News to The Daily Mail in…

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Medical News Today: Diabetes and anxiety: What is the link?

Many people with diabetes also experience anxiety, and they may wonder whether there is a link between the two conditions. Diabetes and anxiety are both among the leading causes of disability in developed countries around the world. In the United States alone, anxiety affects close to 40 million adults. Diabetes is also common, with about…

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3 Reasons to Purchase Bulk Drink Coasters as a Business

Although small and apparently trivial, drink coasters carry much more meaning and importance than you would have thought. Especially if you are a business. Of any kind. Although related to bars, restaurants, and hotels, drink coasters can be a lifesaver in any field of business. And this is because their versatility allows them to be…

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On a Bahamas Sail, 8 Friends Get a Taste of Robinson Crusoe

Thick emerald waves broke over a quarter-mile-long sandbar, blocking our way. A few hundred yards east, whitecaps crashed across Exuma Sound — a 6,000-foot-deep abyss of rolling swells and powerful trade winds that would likely flip our tiny sailboats. Beyond the sandbar, we could see the tranquil flats of the Exuma Bank and the protected…

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Instant Fish Stock, the Escoffier Way

For Feast of the Seven Fishes, you will surely need some fish stock. Here’s the easy answer, a powdered stock base made from fish (like cod or haddock), onions and parsley root. It is said to be based on a recipe from 1921 that was developed by Auguste Escoffier. A chef, Henry M. Summers, was…

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Hallmark Channel Apologizes for Pulling Ads With Brides Kissing

Hallmark apologized on Sunday after facing days of backlash for pulling four television ads that featured brides kissing each other. In a statement, Mike Perry, the president and chief executive of Hallmark Cards, said the team at Hallmark Channel’s parent company, Crown Media Family Networks, had “been agonizing over this decision as we’ve seen the…

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Hummus, the Book

The title of this lavish gift volume on hummus is rendered in Arabic, English and Hebrew. The book, written by a team of Israelis, tours cities in the Middle East, exploring how they use chickpeas, not just in hummus but also in falafel, stews and other dishes, and even fashioned in gold as a prize…

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Gift a Brick of Caviar

Calvisius, the Northern Italian farmed caviar company, sells an innovative and useful type of dried caviar. Made from California white sturgeon roe and shaped like an ingot, the caviar is firm and hard so it can easily be shaved with a grater or potato peeler over scrambled eggs, an omelet, mashed potatoes, pasta, cheese, seafood…

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This Space Is for the Baristas

Cafes that are serious about the coffees they prepare have become commonplace. But here’s a new one that’s also a school and a training ground for baristas, with rigorous courses leading to official certification by the Specialty Coffee Association, a global trade group. Chi Sum Ngai and Kaleena Teoh, who own Coffee Project NY cafes…

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