Thai Flavors Without Shortcuts at Boran in Carroll Gardens

The fermented shrimp paste known in Thailand as kapi is notoriously funky, an exaggerated expression of just two ingredients: shrimp and salt. It is also an essential ingredient in the fried rice dish khao kluk kapi. At Boran in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, kapi-stained jasmine rice has a diverse cast of mix-ins. Palm sugar-stewed pork, juicy…

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Rock Star Patti Smith, Making Paris Swoon

PARIS — The more Patti Smith rips her French audience, the more they love her. She tells the crowd at the Olympia music hall, the scene of concerts by Édith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich and the Beatles, that they should show more appreciation for their beleaguered president because at least he cares about the environment. Five…

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India Plans to Ban E-Cigarettes, as Global Backlash Intensifies

NEW DELHI — India on Wednesday moved a step closer to a nationwide ban on electronic cigarettes, part of a global backlash amid growing concern about the health risks posed by vaping. The ban could shut the door to a lucrative market for e-cigarette manufacturers such as Juul at a time when they are facing…

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Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease

MANILA — The Philippines on Thursday announced an outbreak of polio, 19 years after the World Health Organization declared the Southeast Asian country free of the infectious disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said government scientists have confirmed the “re-emergence of polio” after one case in the southern province of Lanao del Sur and another suspected…

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A Powerful Lure: Owning a Guesthouse in Morocco

ESSAOUIRA, Morocco — This Moroccan town offers a tempting formula to visitors: Buy a low-priced guesthouse in the old quarter, settle into an exotic paradise of souks and spice markets and then watch the tourists and money roll in like the hazy waves of the nearby Atlantic. The real estate offices in Essaouira’s walled old…

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Over 70% of US adults unaware of HPV-related cancer risks

Researchers at the University of Texas have found that generally, both men and women in the United States have a limited awareness of the fact that untreated human papillomavirus (HPV) infections can lead to anal, genital, and oral cancers. Many people in the U.S. are unaware of the cancer risks associated with HPV. According to…

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Does Your Dog Need Swim Lessons?

In June, I took my cattle dog mix, Annie Oakley Tater Tot, to the Durango Off Leash Dog Park in Colorado, through which the Animas River runs. She had never shown much interest in water, and whenever she’d be near a lake or stream, stood just deep enough to get her paws wet. But she…

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Cancer Patients Tell Us About Finding Clothing to Adapt to Changing Bodies

Susan Gubar’s column, Living With Cancer, recently addressed the challenges of finding clothes to accommodate a body altered by cancer surgery and treatment. “Every time doctors reshaped my anatomy, I found myself flummoxed in my closet,” she wrote. “I was confounded about attire, so I resorted to sweatpants and rarely left the house.” We asked…

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What Will My Grandchild Remember?

As we celebrated my granddaughter’s third birthday this summer, I made the following rough calculation: I’d trekked from my home in New Jersey to her Brooklyn apartment roughly 150 times to provide once-a-week day care, plus other times as needed. I had taken Bartola (a family nickname borrowed from former Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon) to…

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Todo lo que necesita saber acerca de los fibromas

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