What to Cook This Weekend

Good morning. I wrote you last when I was en route to Miami for work, and it wasn’t until that evening when I was walking south on the beach, heading toward a sublime meal at 27, that I realized I neglected to give you a no-recipe recipe to cook on Wednesday, as is my usual…

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Heart Attack May Be Early Sign of Cancer

Image A heart attack or stroke may be an early sign of cancer. Researchers studied records of 374,331 Medicare beneficiaries, mean age 76, who were given cancer diagnoses from 2005 to 2013. They matched them with an equal number of controls without cancer. Then they retrospectively tracked heart attacks and strokes in the two groups…

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The Fight to Save the Traditional Tortilla

TLAXIACO, Mexico — Petra Cruz González wakes at 6 every morning to make some 400 tortillas by hand. Despite a few modern advancements, like an electric flour mill and a metal hand press, she still cooks them over a wood fire as she learned to do when she was 8 years old. Ms. González, 49,…

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Vows: Always in Search of Happy Endings

Though Skye Curtin loves fairy tales, she knew her wedding to Austin McCormick would have no pixie dust or fancy details. She knew she wouldn’t be fussing over cake icing or place-card fonts. Ms. Curtin, who works four jobs and has a long commute to classes at the University of North Georgia, simply had no…

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Check In: Hotel Review: The Source Hotel + Market Hall, Denver

Rates Doubles start at $249. The Basics When Zeppelin Development turned an 1880’s-vintage iron foundry into a food hall in 2013, it helped establish Denver’s River North Art District, or RiNo, as the city’s trendiest neighborhood, today a hub for street art, microbreweries and more food halls. Now, five years later, the group has followed…

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Ask Well: Does the Gut Microbiome Ever Fully Recover From Antibiotics?

Q. What are the consequences of taking antibiotics on your gut microbiome? Does the gut ever fully recover? A. Most gut bacteria recover quickly, but there can be long-lasting consequences from taking antibiotics. The changes, however, are not necessarily harmful. The gut microbiome, the roughly 10 trillion to 100 trillion bacteria and other microorganisms that…

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Modern Love: The Mystery of the Holiday Fruitcake, Solved!

A few years ago my father arranged to send me a mail-order fruitcake at Christmastime. Although I had a good job and owned an apartment in Manhattan, he feared my cupboards and refrigerator might be bare. I had recently moved from California, where my parents still lived in their suburban bungalow of 50 years, the…

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Juul Closes Deal with Tobacco Giant Altria

The tobacco giant Altria, maker of Marlboro and other top-selling brands of cigarettes, has agreed to pay nearly $13 billion for a 35 percent stake in Juul Labs, the wildly popular vaping company that burst on the scene in 2015 with a mission to render cigarettes obsolete. To sweeten the deal, part of Altria’s investment…

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12 People Hospitalized With Infections From Stem Cell Shots

Twelve patients became seriously ill after receiving injections that supposedly contained stem cells from umbilical cord blood, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which issued a warning to the California company, Genetech, that made the blood product they were given. (The company has no connection with Genentech, the biotechnology corporation.) The F.D.A. said on…

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