Cat Marnell Is Back From the Brink

These days, Cat Marnell wakes up at 9 a.m. — “early for me,” she said. She had been providing examples of her reformed life, including that she does Pilates videos on YouTube and sleeps every night, “for, like, a long time.” She was sitting atop a picnic table in an empty private courtyard in Alphabet…

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Yoga, Then an Ice Bath

“Yoga and an ice bath in the Hamptons,” the email from Danielle McCallum read. I enjoy two of those three things and kept reading. Ms. McCallum has developed her own practice, called Five, which is a combination of yoga, breath work, meditation and cold exposure. (“The center of Five is you,” her website reads.) She…

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How to Think About Shrimp

Good morning. What are we supposed to think about shrimp? That’s the question we asked Melissa Clark a few months ago, wondering which shrimp we ought to buy for our pla goong, our jambalaya, our favorite pizza. We were worried about the farming practices that brought some shrimp to market, the labor of enslaved people,…

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Psoriasis Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

Having psoriasis is associated with an increased risk of cancer, a new review of studies concludes. Researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, combined data from 58 studies and found that, over all, compared with people without the condition, psoriasis of any degree of severity was associated with an 18 percent increased risk for cancer, and severe…

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Tom Steyer’s Tie: They’ll Never Take His Freedom!

Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager and Democratic presidential candidate who made his first debate appearance in Ohio on Tuesday evening, failed, by most accounts, to break through with his discussion of climate change and a wealth tax. But he did definitely stand out from the crowd in one way at least: his tie.…

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A Bride Meets the Girl Whose Life She Saved

All weddings hold special meaning for the newlyweds. But for Sarah Aiken, her wedding meant finally meeting Kinley Strohl, a 14-year-old cancer survivor whose life she saved by donating her bone marrow seven years earlier. When it was time to plan the guest list for her wedding, Ms. Aiken didn’t hesitate to add the Strohl…

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What Are the Benefits of Turmeric?

Have you noticed lattes, ice cream and smoothies with a tawny hue? That could be a sign of a not-so-secret ingredient: turmeric. The botanical is omnipresent in health food aisles, in the form of pills and powders. Turmeric, native to South Asia, is one of the fastest-growing dietary supplements. In 2018 products racked up an…

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41 Days, 26 Shows, 10 Countries: A Rock Tour Diary

We are sitting having complimentary breakfast on the roofdeck of the Sofitel overlooking the Vieux Porte de Marseille and bitching. The sun glints off the morning swells and the aluminum masts of the sailboats, which bob like a vast paddling of sleeping ducks along the quay. Below us lies the Palais de Pharo, and, just…

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Reinventing Afternoon Tea, With Deliciousness and Delight

Ladies in dresses and gentlemen in suits. Gilded cornices and crystal chandeliers. The clinking of silverware and the din of laughter. On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Astor Court, the soaring dining room at the St. Regis New York, was humming, just as it did a century ago. Almost. Afternoon tea, traditionally a small, sociable meal…

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