The Defiance of Mariah’s Lambs

It’s that time of year again: The lights are strung, the pines are dying indoors under the weight of shiny balls, the Starbucks mint mocha is flowing, and Mariah Carey is on heavy rotation. No matter what is happening in her career — the tribulations, the tours, the headline-grabbing performance mishaps — Ms. Carey is…

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Medical News Today: Why do we love coffee when it is so bitter?

New findings show that people may be genetically predisposed to love the taste of certain beverages. Furthermore, this biological discovery could have far-reaching health consequences. Researchers are trying to get to grips with a complex coffee-based conundrum. Evolution is thought to have favored people who were able to sense bitterness. After all, sharp and unpleasant…

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Bites: A ‘Beautiful Thing Called Masa’ Stars at a Texas Restaurant

The first thing a visitor to Suerte might notice after opening the menu is a section cheekily titled “Vitamin T” — a collection of the restaurant’s takes on a variety of regional Mexican classics: tacos, tostadas, tamales, tlacoyos. But those dishes have something in common that could have resulted in a “Vitamin M” section: masa,…

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Medical News Today: Our ancestors were enjoying cocoa over 5,000 years ago

According to recent evidence, our ancestors might have started domesticating cacao trees, the beans of which we ground into cocoa, as many as 1,500 years earlier than we had previously thought. One recent study overturns assumptions about when and where we first consumed cocoa. It’s safe to say that most of us enjoy chocolate in…

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Raf Simons Out at Calvin Klein

Image Raf Simons in his office in Manhattan. CreditClement Pascal for The New York Times The most high-profile brand reinvention experiment in 21st-century American fashion came to a crashing halt on Friday when Calvin Klein announced it was parting ways with its chief creative officer, Raf Simons, “after Calvin Klein, Inc. decided on a new…

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Five Models Accuse Bruce Weber of Sexual Misconduct in New Lawsuit

Image Bruce Weber, center, with red carpet photographers at the Venice Film Festival’s screening of “My Brilliant Friend” in September.CreditAntony Jones/Getty Images Five male models have come forward to claim that the photographer Bruce Weber exploited or sexually assaulted them, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in New York. The five plaintiffs,…

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Raf Simons Is Out at Calvin Klein

After a few weeks of speculation, the news has been confirmed: Raf Simons is officially out at Calvin Klein. Announced late Friday evening, the chief creative officer will vacate his position effective immediately and the brand will not present during February fashion week, according to Business of Fashion. Getty ImagesVictor VIRGILE Though he was thought…

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Cancer Doctors See Encouraging Signs for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The news about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s operation for two cancerous lung nodules is encouraging but incomplete. The lower lobe of her left lung, which contained the two nodules, was removed in surgery on Friday, and scans before the operation showed no signs of cancer anywhere else in her body, according to a statement from…

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