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In Weekend Outage, Diabetes Monitors Fail to Send Crucial Alerts

For many parents of children with diabetes, the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor is a lifesaver. The device tracks their children’s glucose levels and sends them an alert when their blood sugar climbs too high or falls too low, allowing them to take quick action to correct it. But around midnight on Friday, Dexcom suffered…

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Lululemon’s Cult-Favorite Leggings Are 42% Off for Cyber Monday

Retailer Everyone has that one pair of leggings that they wear over and over again, and for most of us, that pair is from Lululemon. I’ve tried out plenty of workout tights, but none can quite match the luxury feel, major butt uplift, and unbeatable comfort of a classic pair of Lulus. But, as all…

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My 27-Hour Vacation in Singapore’s Changi Airport

Beneath a giant glass dome, where a waterfall plunges 130 feet through a forest, and a winding path leads past palms and fig trees, orchids and anthurium, a robot came rolling around a bend. It was about five feet tall, and cruising my way. In its frame were shelves of bottled water and, with a…

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Fire Blight Spreads Northward, Threatening Apple Orchards

GENEVA, N.Y. — Across the country, hundreds of kinds of apples were meticulously developed by orchardists over the last couple of centuries and then, as farms and groves were abandoned and commercial production greatly narrowed the number of varieties for sale, many were forgotten. Some of this horticultural biodiversity, though, has been nurtured by dedicated…

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A Newcomer to Christmas Creates a Very Old Eggnog

Growing up Jewish in Oklahoma City, Aaron Goldfarb encountered few opportunities to drink eggnog during the holiday season. But romance can change a person’s circumstances. “I married a woman who loves the holidays,” said Mr. Goldfarb, who writes about beer, whiskey and cocktails for publications like Esquire and Punch. His book “Gather Around Cocktails” (Dovetail,…

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6 Takeaways From Melania Trump’s Unauthorized Biography

Where the first lady, Melania Trump, is concerned, theories abound. From morning-show hosts to Twitter pundits to protest poster artists, everyone has an opinion: Mrs. Trump is a prisoner in her own home. Mrs. Trump rules the roost. Mrs. Trump is complicit, clueless, estranged from her husband, advises her husband, loves Washington, hates Washington, just…

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Permission Granted!

Good morning. I’ll keep this brief because last week was a doozy in the kitchen, and this weekend was all about leftovers (maybe it still is!). It may be hard, here at the top of December, to rally around big dinners and lots of cooking, when that’s all you’ve been doing, for what seems like…

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These Cocktails Are Garbage. Yum!

Iain Griffiths, 32, is constantly running in and out of bars, restaurants and bakeries, collecting food scraps and carrying leaking brown boxes. As one half of the bartending duo Trash Tiki, he has to do collection rounds frequently. The food scraps are ingredients for Mr. Griffiths’ upcycled craft cocktail company, which he started with his…

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Teaching Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Damariya Carlisle, age 9, jumped as an instructor hauled a crab pot onto the steel deck of the barge docked on the Elizabeth River, a Chesapeake tributary in Norfolk, Va. She marveled at the Atlantic blue crabs’ claws but worried they might pinch her. The visit was part of a fourth-grade class trip in October.…

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