10 Essential Nigerian Recipes

Good morning. We sailed a terrific print edition of The New York Times onto front steps and newsstand shelves this morning, with the Food section dominated by a beautiful essay and set of recipes by Yewande Komolafe that are meant to serve as an introduction to some of the essential dishes of Nigeria, the country…

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A Right Whale Grandmother Dies

A second North Atlantic right whale has been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The whale, named Punctuation, was a breeding female who had mothered eight calves and then gone on to have several grandchildren, making her death a significant loss for a dwindling population. No cause of death has been determined for…

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How ‘Jane the Virgin’ Made a Better Man of Justin Baldoni

For five seasons, fans of “Jane the Virgin” have swooned over the transformation of Rafael Solano from playboy hotelier to doting baby daddy and the wokest bae in Miami. But for Justin Baldoni, who plays him, that evolution wasn’t just an act. “What’s interesting about the journey of Rafael as a character is it in…

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The Joy of Queer Parties: ‘We Breathe, We Dip, We Flex’

On a recent night on the dance floor at Elsewhere Bar in Brooklyn, the air was heavy with sweat, joy and sorrow. I’d seen someone bury their face in their hands, shoulders shaking with silent sobs, and then, in what felt like seconds later, drop to the floor, behind bouncing, hands blurry with the tight…

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Medical News Today: Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes

New research finds an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes among people who take statins in an effort to lower their cholesterol levels and keep heart disease at bay. Among statins’ unwanted effects may be an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Many people take statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the…

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Something Borrowed, Something Green

Kira Meskin and her fiancé, Yaniv Schiff, both of Chicago, are so committed to gardening, composting, cycling and recycling they are incorporating these sustainable elements into their Sept. 15 wedding. “We try to live a more conscious lifestyle in our daily lives,” said Ms. Meskin, 35, an occupational therapist. “In terms of our wedding, we’re…

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Could a Gut Bacteria Supplement Make Us Run Faster?

Could an infusion of bacteria from the guts of athletes help inactive people to exercise more easily? A new study of marathoners, mice and their respective intestines toys with that possibility. It finds that strenuous endurance exercise by human athletes increases the numbers of certain bugs in their microbiomes and that giving those bacteria to…

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A Mystery Disease Is Killing Children, and Questions Linger About Lychees

MUZAFFARPUR, India — Every year, a mysterious disease stalks the area around the eastern Indian city of Muzaffarpur, killing children seemingly at random — there, and nowhere else. It mostly afflicts poor children younger than 10. They go to sleep apparently healthy, and wake up with a high fever and brain swelling that leads to…

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