Does Influencer Grammar Matter?

Cindy Cendana, an Indonesian beauty influencer, just wanted to know if any of her followers had been to the Japanese city of Himeji. So she posted the question — “Hand’s up, who’s been to #Himeji, Japan?” — on Instagram, along with a photo of herself in a blue dress. Ms. Cendana could have anticipated a…

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Taking Up Running After 50? It’s Never Too Late to Shine

Men and women who start running competitively when they are in their 50s can be as swift, lean and well-muscled within a decade as competitive older runners who have trained lifelong, according to a buoying new study of the physiques and performances of a large group of older athletes. The findings suggest that middle age…

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What to Do When Your Tween Is Trash-Talking You

“I don’t want to hurt your feelings, Mom, but I don’t want you picking out my clothes anymore,” my very independent 10-year-old daughter announced recently. “We have different taste, and yours isn’t good for me.” Her in-your-face delivery has the tone of an athlete taunting someone on a rival sports team. When did I become…

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What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Sex?

Men have a far greater appetite for sex and are more attracted to pornography than women are. This is the timeworn stereotype that science has long reinforced. Alfred Kinsey, America’s first prominent sexologist, published in the late 1940s and early 1950s his survey results confirming that men are aroused more easily and often by sexual…

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My Mother’s Best (and Only) Recipe: Baked Apples

A few years ago, I got an email from the cookbook site Eat Your Books, saying that it had indexed more than 3,000 of my recipes. I had no idea I’d published so many. My husband’s quick comeback: “I had no idea I’d eaten so many.” My recipes are gathered from places too wide to…

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Le Grill de Joël Robuchon Becomes Le Club

Headliner Le Club Formerly Le Grill de Joël Robuchon, the elegant yet informal restaurant serving French classics in front of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, is now simply Le Club. The ownership remains the same, as does the chef, Christophe Bellanca. The décor has changed: A big bar facing the wraparound windows, a holdover from Le…

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Food & Wine Hires a Restaurant Editor Who Wants More Inclusivity

When Khushbu Shah gave her coffee order one morning last week, she spelled her last name, S-H-A-H for the barista. “It’s a sign of respect, getting someone’s name right,” said Ms. Shah, 28, who has posted a list on Twitter of the many ways people get her name wrong. “If you can spell Khaleesi, you…

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The Franks Are Closing Frankies 570 … to Open Anton’s

Frankies 570 Spuntino, the Manhattan annex of Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli’s Brooklyn restaurant empire, will close in about two weeks. But the corner restaurant in Greenwich Village shouldn’t be empty for long. Come November, the Franks, as they are known, plan to open a new restaurant. They are partnering with the chef Nick Anderer,…

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The Bahamas’ Big Need Is Tourists, It Says

The first sign that something is amiss at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island comes before even stepping inside: The Bahamian flag perched on the roof is flying at half-staff. The nation’s flags, even the one above the luxury 3,800-room water park and hotel, have been lowered in honor of the 51 people who died…

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States Rush to Limit Vaping, but Results Remain Uncertain

After a spate of illnesses linked to vaping, states are rushing to push through bans on e-cigarettes for anyone under 21. Governors are calling for prohibitions on flavors like bubble gum, cotton candy and banana split, which critics say are meant to entice young people into trying vaping. And in some states, lawmakers are contemplating…

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