Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of saffron?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Saffron is a spice with a strong fragrance and distinctive color. The spice is also rich in antioxidants, which may have many health benefits. Early evidence suggests that saffron may boost mood, increase libido, and fight…

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Medical News Today: Are sulfates in shampoo dangerous?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Sulfates are a class of chemicals that manufacturers use as cleansing or foaming agents. Many household products, such as foaming cleansers, toothpaste, and shampoos, contain sulfates. Sulfates provide the foamy texture that occurs when a person…

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The Shortcut to Crisp, Tender Pie Crust

When I first started to grate and press out short-crust pastry, rather than roll it, I’d show up to any breakfast or birthday with a pie in hand. I’d lurk near my dessert so I could read lips after people took their bites. “She’s a chef,” they’d say, to explain my dangerously tender, crisp crust.…

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Meatballs! Squash! Pasta!

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. So, as you may know, my day job is being a food editor, and one thing food editors love is a sexy ingredient: lots of chiles, turmeric, torn herbs. And yet lately I’m drawn to distinctly unsexy ingredients: lots of beans, egg noodles, celery. I’ve been eating even…

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Love Letter: A Wife’s Silent War Against Clutter

Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday. A messy home can be maddening, especially for a stay-at-home parent. Add two small children and an occasionally unheeding spouse and you have this week’s Modern Love essay, which chronicles the tale of a…

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Art and Wild Salmon

The Museum of Modern Art and Chanel held a benefit for MoMA’s film collection on Nov. 12; Laura Dern was honored. The Studio Museum in Harlem held a gala at the Javits Convention Center on Nov. 13. And the Atlantic Salmon Federation, which seeks to conserve wild salmon, held a fund-raising dinner at the Plaza…

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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

ImageCredit…Pete Marovich for The New York Times Video transcript Back transcript ‘It’s Mutilation’: The Police in Chile Are Blinding Protesters Our correspondent goes inside an eye trauma unit in Chile that’s responding to “an epidemic” of protesters who have been shot in the eye by police pellet guns. Since mid-October, this has been the scene…

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How can your period affect bowel movements?

Many people notice that their bowel habits change predictably throughout their monthly menstrual cycle. This shift in pattern is because the bowel is affected by period-related hormone changes. During each menstrual cycle, the body goes through many hormonal shifts. These changes affect the whole body, leading to familiar premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as mood…

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Rice at Its Finest

A recent trip to Indonesia, where I was surrounded by rice paddies and had rice for every single meal, has made me think about rice. This isn’t as obvious as it may sound. When you visit a culture in which rice is the staple, you can, paradoxically, become oblivious to it. It simply shows up…

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