What I Learned in a Year of Weeknight Cooking

In August, my husband and I rented a cottage in the woods near a beach for a week, a place where our toddler could barrel around and where we would cook most of our meals. The road up to the house was full of magic, as was the house itself, which dated to the 1700s.…

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Behind a Hidden Door, a Sleek Lair for Escaping New York

Last month I had dinner with a friend who lives a thousand miles away and doesn’t get to Manhattan as often as he once did. When I asked where he wanted to eat, he answered, a bit wistfully, “Somewhere that speaks of New York, a city I have lost touch with.” At first, I looked…

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Onions and garlic may protect against breast cancer

New research examines the consumption of onion and garlic among women in Puerto Rico and suggests that the vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating more onions and garlic could keep breast cancer at bay. Onions and garlic are part of the allium genus, along with leeks, chives, and hundreds of other…

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Coffee May Lower Risk of Gallstones

Drinking coffee has been tied to a range of health benefits. Here’s another to add to the list: It may reduce the risk for gallstones. Danish researchers did a two-part study. In the first, the observational part of the study, they followed 104,493 men and women for eight years. They had data on their coffee…

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6 Signs You’re Too Dependent on your Partner

Psychologists warn that you can very quickly cross the line between “I” and “we”, get dissolved in a relationship completely and forget about your own ambitions, dreams and desires. “What’s wrong with that?” you may ask. Unfortunately, most of these stories end in tears – at some point, a man just gets bored with such…

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Jameela Jamil Does Her Own Makeup — Sometimes in a Car

If the actress Jameela Jamil seems to be all over your feed lately, it’s because she is not content with just being a pretty face. A star of “The Good Place,” which is back for its final season on Sept. 26, Ms. Jamil, 33, has also become an advocate for “body neutrality,” even taking on…

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For Sale: Elegant Country Homes, Downton Abbey-Adjacent

LONDON — As “Downton Abbey” moves from the television screen to movie theaters, the real-life setting of the period drama is bracing for a renewed surge of interest. Highclere Castle, the grand English country house in Hampshire that is used as the fictional home of the Crawley family, has drawn hundreds of thousands of paying…

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Is Everyone Doing Chemo Without Me?

By the time most of the women at the breast cancer support group meeting had introduced themselves, I realized mine was far from the saddest story in the room. Of the dozen women, four wore colorful scarves or cute slouchy knitted hats to cover their bald heads. “Hi everyone. My name is Jen. I’m 45,…

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Kraft Heinz: Two Food Giants That Haven’t Gone So Well Together

The 2015 merger between Kraft and Heinz created one of the largest food companies in the world. It had $28 billion in combined annual revenues and controlled dozens of food and beverage brands that for generations were staples of American households, including Heinz ketchup, Kraft cheese, Oscar Mayer meats and Planters nuts. These days, however,…

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