Home Cooking for Profit? Sure, Just Not in New Jersey

FRANKLIN, N.J. — With just a little white chocolate and some sprinkles, Heather Russinko can make a wedding gown in under seven minutes. Give her five minutes more, and she can dress a groom, too. Three buttons, a bow tie, and a tuxedo swell over a round white chest. Ms. Russinko uses dips and drips…

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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

A national panel of health experts recommended on Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups.…

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What’s Your Workplace Confession?

The office: Is there any setting more ripe for awkward encounters, embarrassing experiences or just plain weirdo behavior? We want your stories, big and small. For instance, did you accidentally send a message to your boss about … your boss? Did your friend’s deeply personal text message flash across your screen during a presentation? Did…

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Why Sexually Transmitted Infections Can’t Shake Their Stigma

As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I get a lot of panicked calls and direct messages on social media — sometimes from acquaintances, sometimes from complete strangers — about gynecological matters. Pap smear results, missed periods and hot flashes are my bread and butter. Also common: abortion complications, lost condoms and misadventures with food. I think…

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The Drink That’s a Party All on Its Own

The reasons we drink may vary, whether it’s to connect, to forget, to end a workday or to open an evening. With tiki cocktails, however, the reason bubbles straight to the surface: It’s to have fun. Mai tais, zombies and fog cutters do the trick. But the scorpion bowl, group-friendly and potent, takes tiki’s night…

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Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Improve Dental Health of Babies

Women who take large doses of vitamin D during pregnancy may be giving their children a lower risk of dental problems. In a double-blinded clinical trial, researchers randomized 623 women to two groups. Beginning in the 24th week of pregnancy, one group took two pills daily, one containing 400 units and the other 2,400 units…

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New York City’s Latest Restaurants and Chef Moves

Opening Sugar Monk With a seductive speakeasy vibe and a name nodding to Thelonious Monk, this plush lounge is a new addition to the Harlem nightlife scene. It’s a partnership between Ektoras Binikos, an artist and mixologist who makes beautifully inventive drinks and was most recently at Gabriel Kreuther, and Simon Jutras, a photographer and…

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The Latest Savage x Fenty Collection Benefits Rihanna’s Charity

Looking for an excuse to buy yourself new lingerie? Ahead of Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball, which benefits her Clara Lionel Foundation, Savage x Fenty released a special CLF collection, with all proceeds donated to support the organization’s mission work. For the CLF collection, Savage x Fenty takes a step back from its usual colorful, printed…

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Back to Pastis for a Second Helping of Nostalgia

In the fall of 1980, Patrick Clark, the first chef at Keith McNally’s first restaurant, the Odeon, helped introduce nouvelle cuisine to New York when it was all the rage in Europe. Nearly every place Mr. McNally has built since then has been a firm rejection of all that is fashionable in food, and each…

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