Nonfiction: Ruth Reichl Dishes on the Last Days of Gourmet Magazine

SAVE ME THE PLUMSMy Gourmet MemoirBy Ruth Reichl Spoiled for choice, Ruth Reichl frets over a major career choice. Should she accept her dream job as editor in chief of a magazine she has loved since childhood and risk becoming a corporate creature? Or stay put in her imperial post as restaurant critic for The…

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Could this protein explain why migraine is more common in women?

For reasons that scientists do not fully understand, women are three times more likely to experience migraine headaches than men. Now, new research into the activity of a protein could start to explain why. Women tend to develop migraine more often than men, and new research may explain why. Research going back more than 30…

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Fluffy Japanese Soufflé Pancakes Have American Fans Waiting in Line

The Japanese soufflé pancake seems to defy pastry physics: An airy vanilla batter is cooked in a pan, which leaves it lightly toasted on each side and cloudlike in the center. As wobbly as fresh silken tofu and served in tall stacks, each cake manages to maintain its structure, even after it’s dressed with toppings…

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What Does ‘Business Casual’ Even Mean Anymore?

As a write this, to one side I see ELLE.com’s style director, Nikki Ogunnaike, wearing a cardigan buttoned all the way up, conservatively tucked into khakis. She’s a staunch «no belly buttons at the office» kind of dresser. In front of me, writer Chloe Hall is wearing Cool Person sweat pants and sneakers. I share…

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footnotes: How to Create the Perfect Green Space

Have you heard? Millennials are obsessed with plants. In the last couple of years many publications, including this one, have analyzed the generation’s sudden interest in greenery. If you can’t afford a home, buy a philodendron. If you aren’t planning to get married anytime soon, that’s O.K. — buy a cactus. Can’t afford to have kids?…

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Looking for a Place in the Sun? How About an Abandoned Spanish Village

RÁBADE, Spain — After a decade of working on luxury cruise ships in the Bahamas, Jeff King, 60, and Claudia Weber, 50, decided they’d had enough of Caribbean sun, tourism and mosquitoes. A former ship’s captain and a cook, they decided to drive around northern Spain in search of a quiet place to settle down…

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On Location: Reinventing a Life, and a House, in Massachusetts

When Robin Brown bought an oceanfront property in Prides Crossing, a neighborhood in Beverly, Mass., in 2011, her life was in transition. She had been living in Manhattan for more than two decades, during which time she had founded and sold Clay, a boutique gym and spa near Union Square. She had also married and…

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Medical News Today: Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

A new study finds that capsaicin, the pungent compound in chili peppers, can successfully stop lung cancer metastasis. New research adds to the mounting evidence that capsaicin, a compound found in chili peppers, has anti-cancer properties. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is «by far the leading cause of cancer death among both…

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