Off the Menu: Soup Shop, From Owners of Hanoi House, Opens in East Village

Headliner Hanoi Soup Shop Just a couple of doors from their popular Vietnamese restaurant, Hanoi House, Sara Leveen and Ben Lowell are opening a compact all-day cafe serving classic noodle soups, sandwiches, salads and summer rolls. Ms. Leveen and Mr. Lowell took advantage of the new space, a former Mr Bing, to better accommodate customers…

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The Case for Marsala

Marsala isn’t having a comeback. The fortified Sicilian wine hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s probably sitting in your pantry, where you left it, if you even left it there at all. You may be aware that it’s a wine, or not. You might just as easily have taken it for a sauce, because of the dish…

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in her words: Pretty Hurts (Women’s Careers)

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “Let me tell you something — being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble.” — Halle Berry Beautiful…

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5 Apps That Will Make Shopping Way Easier

If your phone has basically become another appendage, you know the beauty of shopping from apps. After all, there’s nothing better than the endless scroll and easy-to-use experience many of them can offer. Now that spring has finally sprung and summer is on the horizon, we’re guessing you’re in need of a wardrobe update. Use…

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Restaurant Review: Tapping a Family Connection to Indonesian Food

If you ate at Spice Market before it closed two years ago, you may experience low-key but persistent flashbacks at Wayan, which set up shop in February on the east end of Spring Street in NoLIta. Again the flavors come from Asia and the methods, generally, from France. Again the far-off tropics are evoked through…

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She’s a Ring Concierge. We Asked Her Questions.

Michelle Demaree is a little like a global adventurer when it comes to engagement rings. Four years ago, she founded Miss Diamond Ring, a boutique concierge service in Beverly Hills, Calif., that sources diamonds and gemstones and creates custom settings for clients whose budgets typically average between $35,000 and $60,000. (Her most expensive purchase to…

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How Gay Are You?

On a scale of one to 10, with one being “completely straight” and 10 being “completely gay,” what number are you? The answer might seem obvious to some. “I’m a one, absolutely!” “I’m a 10, of course!” But “Between the Shades,” a documentary released Tuesday on iTunes, suggests that human sexuality is far more nuanced…

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The Best Looks From the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Los Angeles Premiere

When Avengers: End Game finally hits theaters this week, we’ll see our favorite superheroes go toe-to-toe to save the universe in an epic battle. But on Monday night in Los Angeles, the stars of the upcoming film united, dressed in their finest threads to celebrate the film’s premiere. Brie Larson gave a nod to Thanos…

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Medical News Today: Study identifies a hormone that may hinder weight loss

A series of experiments in mice demonstrates that a well-known hormone might have a previously unidentified role in the metabolic response to energy restriction during weight loss. A recent study finds a new role for an old hormone. Scientists have known about growth hormone (GH) for several decades. It plays a role in bone growth…

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