Lady Elizabeth Anson, Party Planner to the Royals, Dies at 79

She was born at Windsor, but unlike her royal relatives, she had to make a living and went to work at 19. Cripplingly shy, by her own account, she nonetheless became a professional hostess, organizing over-the-top events for, as she put it, “the very rich, the very idle, the very busy and the ones who…

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Three Ways to Use Up Stuffing, the Pinnacle of Thanksgiving Leftovers

Every year, I look forward to Thanksgiving as an opportunity to eat bread by the spoonful. That’s all stuffing is: bread, which is already delicious, made more perfect by being ripped into bite-size bits, tossed with seasonings and mix-ins, and baked until crisp on the outside but still squishy and soft on the inside. It’s…

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Everything That Happened During GucciFest

Fashion and entertainment collided last week with GucciFest, the Italian house’s latest venture. At the beginning of quarantine, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele penned several letter titled Notes from the Silence, which details his decision opt out of the «worn-out ritual of seasonalities and shows to regain a new cadence, closer to my expressive call.»…

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Four Walls, Three Kids and Two Parents

Andrew Mangum is a photographer in Baltimore, Md., who spent eight months documenting his home life during the pandemic with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, Fox, 8, Madeline, 6, and Bryson, 4. Finding the words to describe this time feels overwhelming, which is probably why I take photos. I’ve always navigated the world…

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Small Gatherings Spread the Virus, but Are They Causing the Surge?

As states struggle to contain the resurgent coronavirus, many officials are laying the blame on an unexpected source: people gathering with family and friends. Household get-togethers undoubtedly do contribute to community transmission of the virus. Canada’s recent Thanksgiving certainly added to its rising cases; such an increase may happen here, too, as the United States…

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A Filipino Kitchen Opened by Busy Nurses Who Wanted Breakfast

I am used to going to the East Village, the Lower East Side, Woodside in Queens and any number of other neighborhoods to eat Filipino food, but I was not quite prepared for the location of the new Filipino restaurant Bilao. It’s on a stretch of First Avenue on the Upper East Side where almost…

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Good Sleep Habits Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Failure

A combination of healthy sleep habits may help reduce the risk for heart failure, new research suggests. Scientists studied 408,802 generally healthy people aged 27 to 73 between 2006 and 2010, collecting information on their sleep habits. Each person got a zero-to-five “healthy sleep score,” based on five healthy sleep practices: being a “morning person”;…

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Vegetarian or Vegan? Watch Your Bone Health

Vegetarian diets are generally considered healthy, but new research suggests they may have a significant risk: an increased chance of bone fractures. Between 1993 and 2001, British researchers collected diet, health and behavioral data on 54,858 people, average age 50. They categorized them by diet: 29,380 meat eaters, 8,037 who ate fish but no meat,…

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Premature Birth Tied to Increased Depression Risk

Girls born extremely prematurely may have an increased risk of depression from childhood through young adulthood. Using Finnish birth and health registries, researchers studied 37,682 people diagnosed with mild, moderate or severe depression, comparing them with 148,795 healthy controls. The children were born between 1987 and 2007, and their average age at diagnosis was 16.…

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