These Recipes Will Save the Day

Hi, guys! I’m Margaux, an editor here at NYT Cooking, and I’m filling in for Emily while she’s making paella on the beach in Martha’s Vineyard (#lifegoals). My littles start school on Tuesday, and while I’m excited for all of the things they’ll learn and the friends they’ll make, I am not looking forward to…

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Bengali Snacks, Concentrated on a Jackson Heights Block

Two Bengali snack carts face off on this corner of Jackson Heights, Queens. Each claims one side of a 24-hour Duane Reade, a rare bland spot in the throng of storefronts promising South Asian sweets and back-room lunch buffets basking in steam. Tong was the first to open, a year and a half ago, followed…

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Can Genetics Explain Why Some People Thrive on Less Sleep?

For as long as Brad Johnson can remember, he has never been able to sleep more than six hours a night. Most nights, he sleeps even less. Mr. Johnson, 63, always wakes without an alarm clock, feeling rested and ready for the day. “If you paid me $100,000 to sleep eight hours tonight, I couldn’t…

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Ratatouille, Simplified and Just as Satisfying

Breaking from Julia Child isn’t easy — except when it comes to ratatouille. For most other French classics, I’ll do whatever Julia, the doyenne of French cuisine, commands, down to blanching, peeling and seeding that very last tomato. But after spending one too many August afternoons glued to the stove, patiently ministering to each separate…

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J.Crew Is Selling Its Classic One-Piece Swimsuit for $5

Smart shoppers know that you can often find really good discounted items during those end-of-the-season sales. There is always the chance that what you like is sold out, but that won’t be the case today. J.Crew is having a summer sale with an extra 50 percent off sale pieces (and 40 percent off regular-priced items)!…

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A Country House That’s Just Big Enough

When Daniel Heighes Wismer and Travis Wismer began looking for a weekend house in Sharon, Conn., as an escape from their weekday lives in Manhattan, they ruled out many homes simply because Daniel barely fit inside. “A lot of houses just didn’t have the ceiling height for Daniel, who’s 6-foot-3,” said Travis, 38, an estate…

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This ’90s-Inspired Trend is Backed by Chanel, Versace, and Cardi B

Courtesy Clip-on Earrings Chanel chanel.com $800.00 Say goodbye to dainty, barely there jewelry, because the next big thing in baubles is exactly that: Big. Like every other cyclical fashion trend (see: the Princess Di biker shorts revival, our current obsession with square-toe shoes, and those tiny Matrix sunglasses we already regret), we’re seeing the return…

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Trial

A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ruled that Johnson & Johnson had intentionally played down the dangers and oversold the benefits of opioids, and ordered it to pay the state $572 million in the first trial of a drug manufacturer for the destruction wrought by prescription painkillers. The amount fell far short of the $17…

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India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps

MUMBAI, India — Aakanksha Porwal, the owner of a small retro diner called Vahnilla & Company, recently signed up for the Zomato food delivery app to make dishes like her veggie cheeseburgers and Kit Kat cakesicles available to a wider audience. She also joined Zomato’s Gold program, where she would offer two dishes for the…

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