The Real Heart of Thanksgiving

Every November, celery performs countless tasks: It perfumes the holiday turkey, lending moisture from the inside out; it’s the backbone of the stock in gravy; it adds bite and vegetal flavor to stuffing. But rarely does this tireless Thanksgiving staple get any thanks. “It’s hard to make it the center of the spectacle, but on…

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How to Wear This Season’s It-Coat

Louis Christopher It can be so easy to fall into a wardrobe rut as temperatures drop. But resist the urge to rely on safe staples and muted colors, and instead, swap out some of that black and gray for hues that are much brighter and a lot more playful. Max Mara’s Teddy Bear coat—reimagined this…

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Changing Chefs, Gotham Bar and Grill Starts a New Era

Until this year, Gotham Bar and Grill without Alfred Portale was as hard to imagine as Cuba without at least one Castro. Mr. Portale was not the first chef at Gotham, but he took the job so soon after the restaurant opened in 1984, and kept doing it for so long, that when he finally…

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The Bro-dal Shower. Good, Clean Fun for Grooms.

Man-showers or bro-dal showers, events that celebrate a man’s first step into marriage, are increasing in popularity. If the future bride can have a shower, why not the groom, too? But do not mistake these for bachelor parties. “The bachelor party is very different. It usually involves more money, a smaller, closer group of men,…

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12 Gifts for the Dog Who Has More Instagram Followers Than You Do

Embark Breed + Health Kit

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This DNA kit is great for those who adopt. It will help you discover your dog’s health conditions, ancestry, and relatives with a simple swab of their cheek.  

We Put Hong Kong on the 52 Places to Go List. Things Got Complicated.

The 52 Places Traveler The planned stops on the 52 Places Traveler’s trip around the world included a mainland China ski area — and Hong Kong. Neither was quite as expected. Nov. 19, 2019 ImageWith Hong Kong entering its fifth month of sustained protests, it was a strange time to visit the city.Credit…Sebastian Modak/The New…

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The Charleston You Haven’t Seen

After years of working in creative industries, Karen Baldwin was intent on engaging the artistic community of Charleston, S.C., when she began planning to make a home there. “There’s a whole creative side of Charleston that people aren’t even aware of,” said Ms. Baldwin, 59, who previously lived in New York, where she studied fine…

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She Takes a Hands-On Approach to Health Care

This article is part of our Women and Leadership special section, which focuses on approaches taken by women, minorities or other disadvantaged groups challenging traditional ways of thinking. In 2014, when Ebola was raging across West Africa and terrifying the world, Sheila Davis had a comfortable desk job in Boston. But Dr. Davis, who holds…

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Poverty Impacts Access to Health Care. These Women Are Trying to Change That.

This article is part of our Women and Leadership special section, which focuses on approaches taken by women, minorities or other disadvantaged groups challenging traditional ways of thinking. In the United States, wealth buys health. Consider: In 2000, in Boston’s upscale Back Bay community, a typical resident could expect to live nearly 92 years. But…

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For Some Children With Autism, Dance Is a Form of Expression

As soon as James Griffin gets off the school bus he tells his mom, “Go dance, go dance.” James is 14 and has autism, and his speech is limited. He’s a participant in a program for children on the autism spectrum at the University of Delaware that is studying how dance affects behavior and verbal,…

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