The New Old Age: A New Rx for Diabetes: Lighten Up

Image CreditLeandro Castelao Visit after visit, Dr. Pei Chen hoped to persuade a patient with Type 2 diabetes to allow her blood sugar levels to rise. Yes, rise. The woman, who was 84 when she first came to the geriatric clinic at the University of California, San Francisco, had been coping with the disease for…

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City Kitchen: A Leg of Lamb for Any Special Occasion

No doubt, by now you have the menu planned for Easter and have bought what you need. If not, here’s a popular Gallic choice: gigot d’agneau, leg of lamb. It’s a firmly established French tradition, and there is rarely much deviation. But, to mangle the title of a nearly 100-year-old song, 50 million French carnivores…

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A Good Appetite: Matzo’s Next Life: Lasagna Noodle

I never got to know matzo lasagna when I was a kid, but I would have been supremely happy for an introduction. After the Passover Seder, the only thing we did with the leftover matzo (which is eaten during the holiday to commemorate the unleavened bread baked by the Jews as they fled slavery in…

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CBD Lures Stressed-Out Parents Looking to Unwind

Mother’s little helpers. Wine o’clock. Sleeping pills. Parents have long relied on a variety of chemicals to help them get through the day. But modern-day expectations — along with the pressures of balancing work and home — are breeding guilt and anxiety, leading some moms and dads to look for new ways to relax without…

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Native American Women Are Facing a Crisis

Image CreditDaiana Ruiz You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “It’s long past time the topic of missing and murdered indigenous women received this type of national attention.” — Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of…

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Escargot Dreams: The Only Legitimate Snail Farm in the U.S.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Taylor Knapp is a snail farmer. In fact, he is the snail farmer — at least the only one certified by the United States Department of Agriculture. The certification is crucial, he said. “Otherwise you’re just kind of a…

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Personal Chefs for Everyone: Bespoke House Calls in the Digital Age

Every Monday, the chef Daniela Mass shows up at Beth Fisher’s Upper East Side apartment with grocery bags full of ingredients like spaghetti squash, salmon, sweet potatoes and Swiss chard. In the Fishers’ kitchen, she prepares three four-person meals for Ms. Fisher and her husband, along with snacks. The weekly cost for a visit by…

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Vows: A Profile Photo Only a Nerd Would Understand

Shayla Nastasi had just reached the end of a two-and-a-half-year relationship when she joined the dating website OkCupid in 2015. “I went online basically for compliments,” said Ms. Nastasi, 31. “When you first start, all of a sudden you get a lot of people messaging you nice things. It’s a good way to kind of…

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Is the Hudson Valley Turning Into the Hamptons?

For Amelia Sandell, the Hudson Valley was appealing because it was nothing like the Hamptons. Although now, she admits, that argument is getting harder to make. “It feels like the amount of people from Brooklyn who are buying second homes here is growing exponentially by the day,” said Ms. Sandell, 43, who lives in a…

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