New Tax Will Help Washington Residents Pay for Long-Term Care

Eligible residents who live in Washington State will have a new benefit available to them starting in 2025: a $100-per-day allowance for a variety of long-term care services, which will last up to a year. The money will come from a payroll tax that begins in 2022, according to rules in a bill that the…

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The edit: Meet the Winner of the Modern Love College Essay Contest

When Kyleigh Leddy, a senior at Boston College, wrote the piece that won this year’s Modern Love College Essay Contest, she didn’t intend on it reaching a wide readership. Ms. Leddy wrote it simply to write it. But afterward, she realized it presented a unique perspective on love today. One day after Ms. Leddy finished…

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How to Revisit the Ghosts of Your Past

We all have moments from our past that gnaw at us — a regret, an unanswered question, an old tragedy. We obsess over these moments when we can’t sleep, or when we need a good cry. But most days, we try to ignore these unwelcome memories, pushing them aside so we can buy groceries or…

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$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is Third to Find Roundup Caused Cancer

A jury in Oakland, Calif., ordered Monsanto on Monday to pay a couple more than $2 billion in damages after finding that its Roundup weed killer caused their cancer — the third jury to conclude that the company failed to warn consumers of its flagship product’s dangers. Thousands of additional lawsuits against Monsanto, which Bayer…

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Medical News Today: What to know about cluster A personality disorders

People define personality disorders in many different ways. According to one definition, a personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects how a person thinks and feels and how they relate to other people. Cluster A disorders usually involve awkwardness in social situations, distorted thinking, and distance from society and relationships. There are 10…

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Front Burner: Make the Corn Fritters From Wayan

They’re listed on the menu as a side dish, but the corn fritters at Wayan, the new Indonesian restaurant co-owned by Cédric Vongerichten, deserve marquee billing. Crunchy, sweet, spicy and irresistible, this side dish is a typical Indonesian snack, according to Ochi Vongerichten, Mr. Vongerichten’s wife and a partner in the restaurant, who is from…

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Front Burner: More Flavor From a Cottage Cheese

With cottage cheese no longer sidelined as a diet food, there are now many examples that are better quality, without gums and additives, made from milk from small farms and often organic. Good Culture is a brand that fits that description. The four-year-old California company uses milk from pastured animals in the Midwest and has…

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Front Burner: A Better Cocktail Glass

Drink-specific cocktail glasses are nothing new — who doesn’t recognize a rocks glass? — but the Austrian glassware company Riedel has taken it a step further, consulting with Zane Harris, a cocktail specialist, to fine-tune the details for each of the six shapes in a new line. The glasses follow classic contours, yet also take…

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Front Burner: Sketches of New York Restaurants

John Donohue, a former editor at The New Yorker, has a talent for the visual image, not just the written word. He has been sketching New York restaurants for several years, and selling the drawings. Now he has assembled more than 100 of them in a book covering all five boroughs, with places like Cafe…

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A Clam Pizza Worth Waiting For

How clam pizza, with all its charms, remained trapped in New Haven for most of a century is a mystery that may never be unraveled. At least it has escaped now. For the past decade or so, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, the 93-year-old establishment said to have invented the regional delicacy, has been exporting it…

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