T.G.I. Summer

Summer is the scent of sunblock and the taste of soft serve and dinner at dusk. It is hot dogs with ketchup and corn gnawed off the cob. It is salty and sweet, and it is finally here. Some people love winter cooking and baking, the woolen hygge of it all, but to me this…

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Conquering More Than the Usual Worries at Summer Camp

For 8-year-old Ella Maners, the highlights of a week at summer camp were playing Pictionary by drawing in shaving cream with her toes and careening down a water slide. They sound like typical camp fare, but for Ella and other children who attend the Fear Facers Summer Camp in Gainesville, Fla., the activities are designed…

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Morning people may have lower breast cancer risk

Could being a morning or an evening person be a risk factor for breast cancer? A large study suggests that women who are morning people could be at lower risk. New research suggests that women who find it easier to wake up early in the morning may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.…

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When Is Being Together Worth $5.50 an Hour? Please Solve

After Will moved away last December, mornings were hardest. He had a habit of sleeping with one hand crossed over his chest, like an old woman clutching her pearls, and I missed the 10 minutes before he woke up that I often spent staring at him, wondering how he could be comfortable like that. Mornings…

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The Kitchen Counter Challenge

For such a basic element of the kitchen, why does the countertop cause so much consternation? It’s flat. Its job is simple: to provide a clean, even surface for food preparation and serving. Really, how difficult could it be to choose the right one? Fairly difficult, as it turns out. Start with the price: Depending…

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All About Pie

Good morning. American pie culture is, mostly, sweet. In Britain, the flavors often run savory — as in this delicious Guinness pie I once adapted from the cooking of Fergus Henderson and Jamie Oliver. Now comes Yotam Ottolenghi with a brilliant new recipe for fish pie with a crust of sourdough croutons (above). I think…

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Gay, Cuban and in Love

Image Cuban refugees aboard the Capt. Preston in 1980.CreditMiami Herald Collection, via HistoryMiami Museum El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo…

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Is a diabetes drug the key to aggressive breast cancer?

New research finds that the diabetes drug metformin changes stem cancer cells in a way that makes them easier to target with a new form of treatment. The findings could help treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is particularly aggressive. New research suggests that the drug metformin may be the key to tackling triple-negative breast cancer.…

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Medical News Today: Are our brains addicted to information?

According to new research, human brains really are hungry for information, and this hunger can devolve into unhealthful snacking-like behaviors now that we have unfettered access to random information. New research suggests that our brains can become addicted to information. Humans are naturally curious beings. We constantly seek to learn, explore, and understand. However, curiosity…

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