A Writer’s Surprisingly Healthful Breakfast Cookies

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. While earning her M.F.A. in fiction at Brown earlier this decade, Mona Awad had an unexpected breakthrough: If…

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I Never Promised You an Herb Garden: 6 Green Scents for Summer

Sometime near the dawn of the 12th century, the German Benedictine abbess and all-around mystical soothsayer Hildegard of Bingen became obsessed with the concept of viriditas, a word she stole from the Latin root for greenery but twisted into her own ecstatic definition. For Hildegard, who was also, as of 2012, anointed by the pope…

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Medical News Today: Is decaf coffee harmful to health?

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What causes a lump on the areola

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Noted Rogue Oleg Cassini’s Estate Finally on the Block

Oleg Cassini seduced me. It wasn’t his thatch of thick white hair, trim frame or silky continental drawl that sent my imagination into overdrive, but his outsize gift for spinning tales. Cassini was 91 when we spoke in 2005: best known then as Jacqueline Kennedy’s designer, the silver-tongued bon vivant who helped shape her image…

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Americans’ Shifting Attitude on Gay Rights

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it’s now O.K. to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly…

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Our Best Fourth of July Recipes: Hamburgers, Coleslaw, Homemade Ice Cream and More

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July as most of us call it, commemorates the date in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, a written resolution announcing the United States’ freedom from British rule. (The legal separation actually happened two days before, on July 2.) In our founding fathers’ honor, let’s…

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Will Cool Clothes Make Young People Love Golf?

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Last Tuesday, as men in penny loafers descended on this golfers’ paradise, Stephen Malbon surveyed the backyard of a Spanish Colonial mansion and lit up a fat blunt. A hundred or so people had come to celebrate a collaboration between his apparel brand, Malbon Golf, and Beats, the headphone maker. “There’s…

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For Pride Month, Dinner and a Show of Marginalized Voices

Booming out of a small speaker in the corner of the cafeteria at Avenues, a private school in Chelsea in Manhattan, a recorded voice asked, “Can you hear me?” It belonged to Woldy Reyes, 32, a hearing-impaired Filipino-American chef who as a child pretended to be fully deaf and didn’t speak, afraid that he sounded…

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Lamia’s Fish Market Opens in the East Village

Headliner Lamia’s Fish Market Forget the typical seagoing décor often found in fish restaurants: running lights, ropes and nets, and taxidermied sailfish. Lamia Funti has taken an over-the-top approach, in the style of Farallon in San Francisco, to her restaurant’s dining areas. There’s a glittering mermaid amid gilded fish in relief, mirrors that look like…

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