How a Medicare Buy-In or Public Option Could Threaten Obamacare

It seems a simple enough proposition: Give people the choice to buy into Medicare, the popular federal insurance program for those over 65. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is one of the Democratic presidential contenders who favor this kind of buy-in, often called the public option. They view it as a more gradual,…

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The Owners of Eleven Madison Park Are Ending Their Partnership

New York’s most powerful restaurant marriage has come to an end. The chef Daniel Humm and his business partner, Will Guidara, who in 2011 bought the elegant restaurant Eleven Madison Park from their mentor, the restaurateur Danny Meyer, and transformed it into one of the world’s most lauded dining destinations and the crown jewel of…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Is Linked to Sheraton in Atlanta

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Atlanta has been linked to a Sheraton hotel downtown, and officials said dozens of people had likely been infected. The Georgia Department of Public Health said Monday that in addition to 11 confirmed cases of people who contracted the disease, 55 more cases were “probable.” There have been no…

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Is it possible to get pregnant from anal sex?

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The Microhotel, a Category Seeing a Growth Spurt, Makes Small Stylish

They appeal to senior citizens and millennials, business travelers and backpackers. And they’re particularly attractive to hotel developers, who can pack in more guest rooms than in a typical hotel. They’re known as microhotels, inspired by the Japanese capsule or pod hotels of 40 years ago that offered cheap, tiny accommodations to businessmen. The new…

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New Pints From Pennsylvania

Art Cream is a new line of ice creams from a company in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, with containers splashed with designs by employees from the company working with artists. Luciano Vitali Alves, who founded the company last year and began selling pints this summer, developed a love for ice cream early, in his mother’s shop. His…

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A Leonard Cohen Cocktail

In addition to his multiple talents, it turns out that Leonard Cohen also knew how to mix a drink. He created a simple three-ingredient cocktail called the Red Needle back in 1975. It consisted of tequila, cranberry juice and lemon, not as sweet as a Cosmopolitan (which came along later) and served in a stem…

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A Leap Forward in Measure Technology

Flavored Salt Worthy of Your Pantry

Flavored salts, in my view, simply clutter the kitchen counter. If you have good sea salt and high-quality herbs or spices on hand, there’s no trick to creating your own. But there are exceptions, like this new one, new to our pantries, from Oaxaca, Mexico, which combines salt with pequín and arból chiles and dried,…

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