The Best Biscuits? There Are a Few Tricks

I did not grow up in biscuit country. The totality of my pre-20s biscuit experience in the Northeast came in the form of Popeyes sides, Pillsbury Grands and McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches. (I still have a soft spot for those odd folded egg patties.) Since then, I’ve been schooled on all manner of biscuits, ranging from…

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Is Palo Santo Endangered?

Palo santo — the aromatic wood that has been used for traditional healing and in spiritual ceremonies in indigenous and mestizo Latin American cultures for centuries — has seen a growth in commercial popularity alongside concerns about its conservation status. Its popularity within the mainstream self-care community is driven by its warm scent when burned…

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How to Cook Brisket Like a ‘Jewish Grandma Fashion Designer’

In One Good Meal, we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. The fashion designer Batsheva Hay used to be a horrendous cook. A vegetarian since high school, she could…

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Fashion Nova’s Secret: Underpaid Workers in Los Angeles Factories

LOS ANGELES — Fashion Nova has perfected fast fashion for the Instagram era. The mostly online retailer leans on a vast network of celebrities, influencers, and random selfie takers who post about the brand relentlessly on social media. It is built to satisfy a very online clientele, mass producing cheap clothes that look expensive. “They…

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A Doctor’s Diary: The Overnight Shift in the E.R.

My choices as a doctor in the emergency room are up or out. Up, for the very sick. I stabilize things that are broken, infected or infarcted, until those patients can be whisked upstairs for their definitive surgeries or stents in the hospital. Out, for everyone else. I stitch up the simple cuts, reassure those…

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Shopping for Serving Dishes

Plates, bowls and other serving dishes are critical to the success of any dinner party — whether they’re lined up neatly along a buffet or scattered around the dining room. “I always, always, always try to have some family-style dining going on,” said Bronson van Wyck, a New York event planner whose book “Born to…

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How to Help a Teenager Handle the Death of an Idol

In June, the YouTube star Etika was found dead in the East River, a suicide. My 15-year-old son was a fan, and I watched him process the loss without saying much. A few weeks later, the Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce died at age 20. “People can just die so young?” my son asked. I…

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The Hidden Drug Epidemic Among Older People

While news reports focus on an epidemic of opioid abuse among young adults, another totally legal and usually hidden drug epidemic is occurring at the other end of the age spectrum: the fistfuls of remedies — both prescription and over-the-counter — taken by older adults. According to the American Association of Consultant Pharmacists, people aged…

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Advice for College Students Studying Abroad, and Their Parents

As our children grow up, we learn the shifting mix of emotions that accompanies sending them off on their own — to camp, to college, on a variety of adventures. Study abroad for American college students has become more common — it’s about one in 10 college students now — and common in Europe as…

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5 Hair Mask Mistakes You Make

A hair mask is one of the most popular hair care products. But do you treat it with due respect? Below you will read about 5 mistakes in using hair masks. Check if you do not make them! Making a mask immediately after dyeing Of course, dyed hair requires special care (so that the hair…

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