A Family’s Christmas, Filled With the Tastes of Jamaica

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — On a nondescript block in this placid Long Island town sits a house that is perennially ready for Christmas. All year long, the couches, rugs, walls and even the upholstery on the dining-room chairs are a bright, festive shade of red. The pillows in the living room sport bears dressed in…

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Restaurant Review: What If Brexit Were a Restaurant?

Something seems to be going wrong at Bluebird London, the busily programmed 10,500-square-foot restaurant that the mall in the Time Warner Center imported from England in September. Maybe the people in charge have been taking management cues from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, which has approached its Brexit plan like a class of first graders…

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Field Notes: For Wedding Guests, a Touch-Up at the Glam Bar

The women’s bathrooms and lounges at wedding receptions are often filled with guests who are sweaty and sometimes disheveled from a long day and night of activities or a few spins on the dance floor. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a hair and makeup artist on hand to re-pin an updo, touch up eye…

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Jimmy Bradley Is Out of Here

Image CreditDaniel Krieger for The New York Times Jimmy Bradley and Danny Abrams opened the Red Cat in 1999, on the west side of 10th Avenue north of 23rd Street, just south of a carwash. The restaurant was meant to evoke, Mr. Bradley said, New England by way of Paris, and his cooking did the…

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Grace Elizabeth and Anok Yai Model Spring’s Most Dynamic Looks

Photographed by Max Papendieck and Styled by Charles Varenne Dec 18, 2018 Two of fashion’s brightest young stars, models Anok Yai and Grace Elizabeth, take the season’s most head-turning looks for a spin. Feather embroidered cady blouse, Oscar de la Renta, $4,990. Beauty Tip: Estée Lauder Brush-On Glow BB Highlighter ($32) subtly reflects light for…

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Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Nutrition experts have long debated whether there is an optimal diet that humans evolved to eat. But a study published this month adds a twist. It found that there is likely no single natural diet that is best for human health. The research, published in the journal Obesity Reviews, looked at the diets, habits and…

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On Location: Starting Fresh in a Familiar Place

Pam Williams didn’t love her loft in the Pearl District of Portland, Ore. Its orangy bamboo floors and cabinets didn’t speak to her, nor did the imposing steel ductwork from a previous renovation. To create a place that felt like her own, she figured she would have to move. Then she saw another apartment in…

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Taking Surprise Medical Bills to Court

Joaquin Lopez had emergency gallbladder surgery after rushing to an emergency room last year. He has been haggling with Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis over what he owes ever since. The 37-year-old college professor was hit with a nearly $8,000 bill from the out-of-network hospital — that was after the $11,000 he and his insurer…

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