Do They Give Out Pulitzers for Chicken Recipes?

As a young (overworked, maybe arrogant) restaurant cook, I took “weeknight cooking” to mean the sort of lazy, phoned-in dishes you ate after work, the things you made just to stay alive when you were too exhausted to cook anything else. Limp spaghetti tossed with the dregs from a jar of sauce, two-day-old rice with…

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Hologram Lip Trend for Fall 2019

Fashion does not stand still. Every season, designers and make-up artists come up with more and more trends that sometimes amaze even the most determined fashion fans. So, in contrast to the maximum naturalness, the leading make-up artists of the world dictate another trend – futurism, the main feature of which is hologram make-up. Lipsticks…

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Exploring a Possible Link Between C-Sections and Autism

Cesarean delivery can save a baby — or a mother — at a moment of medical danger. However, cesarean births have been linked to an increased risk of various long-term health issues for both women and children, and a recent study shows an association between cesarean birth and the risk of developing autism or attention…

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These Are the Best Boiled Eggs

Good morning. Welcome to fall. I’m delighted to introduce you today to a new contributor to The New York Times and NYT Cooking, J. Kenji López-Alt. Kenji’s a mad scientist chef and home cook and restaurateur who has for years championed a style of developing recipes that is rooted in testing, testing and yet more…

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What to Do With Boiled Eggs

With a toddler at home, I look for any way I can to save time during meal prep. When I boil eggs, I boil a dozen at a time, storing whatever we don’t immediately eat in the refrigerator. By using a slotted spoon to remove eggs from the pot at different times, I can catch…

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Paul Theroux’s Mexican Journey

In the casual opinion of most Americans, I am an old man, and therefore of little account, past my best, fading in a pathetic diminuendo while flashing his AARP card, a gringo in his degringolade. Naturally, I am insulted by this, but out of pride I don’t let my indignation show. My work is my…

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Seeing What Bill Cunningham Saw

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Bill Cunningham did not operate the same way other Times photographers did. He marched to his own drummer, which made gathering and sorting through images for a new book covering five decades of his iconic…

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Shopping for Swivel Chairs

There are many good reasons to buy a swivel chair — in particular, the ease of movement. But Ghislaine Viñas, an interior designer in New York who frequently uses them in her projects, thinks one of the best is the sense of play they create. “They’re fun,” she said. “I’ve put them in family lofts…

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‘Value’ of Care Was a Big Goal. How Did It Work Out?

“It doesn’t mean that the vast majority of the care Medicare purchases is linked to actual value,” said Sherry Glied, a health economist, and dean and professor at the Wagner School of Public Service at N.Y.U. “We don’t even know what we mean by value. How do you pay for something when you don’t know…

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Why Can’t We Stop Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer, which will be diagnosed in about 56,770 people in the United States this year, is the only cancer with a rising mortality rate through 2014, although five-year survival has begun to inch up, from 8 percent to 9 percent by 2016. It remains the nation’s third leading cause of cancer deaths, after cancers…

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