Book Clubs Get Especially Clubby

Four or five years ago, if you asked someone about her book group, your ears were likely to be singed with anecdotes about the overconsumption of Pinot Grigio or various club members’ floundering marriages. Half the group didn’t even finish reading Donna Tartt’s book, your interlocutor would grouse; the other half kept referring to it…

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Gucci Is Facing Backlash for Selling an $790 Turban

Gucci is under fire again after selling a blue turban on Nordstrom for $790, one that was first shown at Gucci’s fall 2018 show. Understandably so, the Gucci Indy Turban didn’t sit well with many people, including Twitter user, @SinghLions, who called out the brand for allowing white models to wear the traditional headpiece. «Dear…

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Our Best Memorial Day Recipes: Grilling, Desserts, Side Dishes and More

Summer may officially begin on the solstice, the longest day of the year, but the unofficial start to the season is the long Memorial Day weekend, when many home cooks dust off their grills, hose off their picnic tables and declare that cookout season begun. Here are our best Memorial Day recipes, from side dishes…

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you asked: Of Age and Pleasure

I used to be able to orgasm easily, but now it is very difficult. I have to hit the exact spot in exactly the right way. Is there anything I can do to improve this? I can orgasm when I masturbate, but not usually with my partner. I’m 60+. Help! — Anonymous, Dallas [Have a…

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A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers

At least six million obese teenagers in the United States are candidates for weight-loss surgery, experts estimate. Fewer than 1,000 of them get it each year. Many of these adolescents already have complications of obesity, like diabetes or high blood pressure. But doctors have been uncertain just how well surgery works for young patients, and…

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Work Friend: When a Dream Job Means Less Money

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Fish/Pond Arbitrage What is the protocol for negotiating salary in a market with a dramatically lower cost of living? I’ve been putting off a potentially amazing position in…

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Hungry City: Nigerian Soups and Jollof Rice at Hills Kitchen in Brooklyn

The stew arrives in a jumble: irregular pieces of bone-in goat meat coated with a brilliant fire-engine-red sauce. Thick like a blanket in February, the sauce is a blend of fresh tomatoes, peppers and tomato paste that’s cooked down until nearly burly, just shy of smooth. It clings lazily to the goat, the meat soft…

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Thank God This Styling Trick is Trending, Because I Head-Sweat

While there are an infinite number of ways to wear a scarf (trust me, I’ve tried them all), one easy-to-wear look is going to dominate your Instagram feed this summer. Forget Dad style, I’m ready for Grandma style, starting with my scarves. Many of our faves have tied their scarf in this way: Queen Elizabeth…

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The Pour: In Texas, Winemakers Find Room to Roam

FREDERICKSBURG, Tex. — From a porch swing at the Southold Farm & Cellar tasting room outside this small city in Texas Hill Country, a vista of scrubby ranchland stretches to the horizon. A house on a hill looms invitingly nearby, constructed by the Southold proprietors, Regan and Carey Meador, after they moved here in 2017…

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Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat

In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long shelf life and irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. These foods tend to make people overeat because they are full of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and fat that…

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