The Pit Bull Gets a Rebrand

Gaby Savransky was walking his new puppy in Coffey Park, in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. She was a silvery gray shade that dog breeders call “blue fawn.” Mr. Savransky announced to the onlookers cooing over his pet that her name was Esme, she was 11 weeks old, and the breed? Pit bull. Was…

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City Kitchen: When Shepherd’s Pie Loses the Lamb

For most Americans, the word “pie” brings up images of apples (or some other fruit) encased in pastry and baked, cut into wedges and served for dessert, sometimes with a scoop of ice cream or a bit of whipped cream. But in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth, dessert pies are more often called tarts, and…

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A Good Appetite: A Purposeful Grain Bowl, Full of Delights

Most of the grain bowls that happen in my house are serendipitous. Leftovers (last night’s sautéed greens, Thursday’s brown rice, a hunk of poached salmon) scooped into a bowl and garnished with various salty condiments (pickles, kimchi, fermented red chiles) and a sliced vegetable (radishes, carrots or cucumber) make a dish that is easier than…

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One in 10 Adults Have a Food Allergy. Many More Say They Have One.

Image Many more Americans say they have a food allergy than actually have one. Researchers surveyed 40,000 adults about food allergies, carefully eliciting details about which foods produced the allergies and what specific symptoms they had. To be considered a true allergy, the person had to report at least one of the known symptoms of…

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Vows: They Married at City Hall (But Didn’t Toss the Bouquet)

Latasha McMickle, 41, dressed in a black shirt and black jeans, strutted down the two-block length of the Manhattan Marriage Bureau in New York as if she were in a fashion show. The stone-tiled floor was her runway. Brides, grooms and their family and friends, who sat on the faux lime green leather banquettes, became…

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Medical News Today: Would you deactivate Facebook for $1,000?

Through a series of auctions, three economists and one social media researcher found how much Facebook users would require to walk away from the platform. How valuable is Facebook to you? With over 2 billion monthly users worldwide, Facebook has gained the title of the most popular social network. Social media has changed the way…

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6 Ideas for a Home Date

A film, beer, and takeaway food. Is this a simple picture of your usual weekend with a guy? Welcome to the club “We have been living together for a long time, so good-bye romance”. It seems that you can only shake you up and create a special atmosphere by going to a restaurant or a…

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Mountain for Rent: $4,500 a Day

Plattekill Mountain, a family-owned ski resort in Roxbury, N.Y., has 38 runs and two rustic chair lifts. Nicknamed Platty by locals, the mountain has a three-level utilitarian lodge with a wraparound porch and wood-burning stoves from the 1970s. Little about the building has changed, except the floor is now made of wood instead of hay,…

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5 Places: Five Places to Visit in Beverly Hills

Image Wally’s Beverly Hills is a bistro with a comprehensive wine list. It’s also a favorite neighborhood spot for Cash Black, head bartender at £10, a Scotch bar three blocks away.CreditBeth Coller for The New York Times 5 Places By Alex Schechter Beverly Hills is an expensive place with a village-like charm, but it pays…

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Update: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Queen Victoria

She was a sprightly girl of 18 when she ascended to the throne of the British Empire in 1837, and a revered global presence — a grandmotherly figure to her millions of subjects — when she died in 1901 at 81. In 2019, the Victorian Era will be again celebrated throughout Britain as the country…

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