A 6-Pack of Beer for $26? Qatar Doubles the Price of Alcohol

Getting a beer has never been easy in Qatar. But buying a six-pack will now set you back at least $26, thanks to an alcohol tax that went into effect on Tuesday. Many countries have tried to regulate alcohol consumption by making drinking expensive. But Qatar, a predominantly Muslim country that has long had strict…

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The Shortlist: Hunger Games: Three Memoirs Where Food Takes Center Stage

THE BREAD AND THE KNIFEA Life in 26 BitesBy Dawn Drzal257 pp. Arcade. $19.99. Image Culinary memoirists often seem torn between telling a story and sharing their favorite dishes. As befits a former cookbook editor, Drzal centers the food, offering us an alphabet of 26 gastronomical essays ranging from “Al Dente” to “Zucchini Blossoms.” A…

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Brooklyn Bridal. It’s a Thing. And a Place to Find Your Dress.

New bridal boutiques and ateliers in Brooklyn, specifically Gowanus, Greenpoint, Boerum Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant, sell wedding dresses and accessories by young women designers who understand the needs of a bride seeking elegant, contemporary design with handmade embellishments, and, often a one-of-a-kind dress made just for her. Most of the gowns and accessories are made…

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Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: New evidence of immune role

Researchers recently investigated the immune system’s role in chronic fatigue system in unprecedented depth. The findings might help design future treatments. A new study approaches CFS from a new angle. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a mysterious condition. The main symptom of CFS is extreme and often unrelenting fatigue. Others include…

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Survival Tips for Couples When Moving in Together

Having a man in the house is very convenient. He can kill terrible insects, remove webs from the ceiling or take a 20-liter bottle of water to the seventh floor. If you plan to have a man in your apartment or move into his flat, be ready to learn a lot of new things about…

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ON LOCATION: The House the Dog Found

C.C. Hirsch and Vanessa Pappas spent three years looking for a house to buy in Brooklyn, where Park Slope meets Windsor Terrace. But it wasn’t their Trulia searches or open house visits that led them to the home they eventually bought. It was their miniature schnauzer, Ziggy Stardust. “We joke that Ziggy brokered this house,…

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Los Cabos, a Spring Break Hub, Gets a High-End Infusion

I heard about it years before I first made it there. A beach paradise framed by turquoise waters and hulking, golden desert rocks, a place for spring breaks and bachelorette parties, where, if the early ’00s MTV reality series “The Hills” was to be believed, tequila shots and “drama, drama, drama” ruled. Cabo. Those in…

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Travel Tips: Three New Year’s Resolutions for Better Travel in 2019

It’s not uncommon for people to set unrealistic expectations when making New Year’s resolutions, which likely contributes to most of them failing. Over 90 percent of them do, according to research by the University of Scranton. So this year, why not focus on improving just one area: your travels, and making sure you travel well.…

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Medical News Today: Thinking of quitting smoking? Today’s the day

Quitting smoking is famously hard. However, according to recent findings, the sooner one stops, the better. Perhaps today is the day? A new study charts health improvements after stopping smoking. Smoking tobacco, as most of us are well aware, increases the risk of a wide range of serious health issues. Associated conditions include heart disease,…

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James Watson Won’t Stop Talking About Race

It has been more than a decade since James D. Watson, a founder of modern genetics, landed in a kind of professional exile by suggesting that black people are intrinsically less intelligent than whites. In 2007, Dr. Watson, who shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for describing the double-helix structure of DNA, told a British journalist…

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