Where Do We Stand on the Exclamation Point?

Meredith Golden says that finding your soulmate on Tinder is easy, as long as you swear off one vice. It isn’t cigarettes or cheese fries. It’s slimmer, sneakier. That cardinal sin: the exclamation point. “Punctuation should not be excessive, especially in an opening message,” said Ms. Golden, who ghostwrites for those struggling on the dating…

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Want to Avoid Babies on Flights? Japan Airlines Offers a Seating Map

Airlines often go (a little) out of their way to help parents with young children, offering them fruit juice, toys and baby seats. Now, a special accommodation may benefit another class of fussy traveler (usually less tearful, but no stranger to tantrums): people who are annoyed by babies. Or at least that’s the case on…

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Dank Vapes, TKO and Other THC Vaping Brands Linked to Illnesses, C.D.C. Says

Vaping cartridges containing THC and labeled “Dank Vapes,” as well as some other illicit brands, are linked to the severe lung disease that has recently emerged among people who use vaping devices and e-cigarettes to inhale THC or nicotine, or both, health officials said on Friday. But they also said Dank Vapes appeared to be…

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The Pantry Pasta You Need

[Sign up here to receive the Five Weeknight Dishes newsletter in your inbox every Friday.] Here are five dishes for the week: ImageCreditRyan Liebe for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Barrett Washburne. 1. Linguine With Clam Sauce My only goal here is to make sure you know how good pasta with clam sauce is…

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Medical News Today: Reasons for not losing weight on a keto diet

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6 Go-To Trends for the Season Ahead

The days of back-to-school may be well behind us, but that doesn’t mean the fashion flock no longer relishes in the thrill of some seasonal shopping come September. After all, letting go of summer and all that it entails (short work weeks, shorter hemlines…) is easier with a wardrobe filled with fresh new wares. But…

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Finn Wittrock of ‘Judy’ Visits His Old Juilliard Haunts

Finn Wittrock stood outside Francesco’s, a hole-in-the-wall pizza joint on the corner of Columbus Avenue and West 69th Street, and peered forlornly through the window. A sign addressed to “our most valuable customers” announced that improvements were on the way, but not fast enough for this particular rendezvous. Mr. Wittrock, 34, looked sheepish. As a…

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‘We Need Each Other’: Seniors Are Drawn to New Housing Arrangements

After her husband died, Freda Schaeffer was left on her own in a three-bedroom house in Brooklyn. “I was lonely,” she confessed. And she worried about finances, because “there’s a lot of expenses in a house.” Tom Logan, who had moved east from California, found that his disability payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs…

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A Gucci Name Comes with Baggage

ImagePatricia Gucci with one of her new Aviteur bags. Imagine having one of the most famous last names in fashion. Then imagine not being able to use it when introducing your own business. That has been the situation facing Patricia Gucci — granddaughter of Gucci’s founder, Guccio Gucci, and the daughter of Aldo Gucci, the…

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How a Salon Host Spends Her Sundays

“There’s a huge hunger among people to connect in real time and to look in people’s eyes,” said Susan MacTavish Best, the founder of Posthoc, a salon series with notable speakers, home-cooked meals and music presented in the SoHo loft where she also lives. “The city can be lonely,” she said. “There’s such a sense…

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