Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ Comes Out

Jonathan Van Ness was having a late breakfast at the Empire Diner, around the corner from his one-bedroom apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Seated in a window booth, he was serving what he calls his “16th-century Jesus” look: Hollywood-starlet tresses, a mustache à la a Super Mario villain and fingernails painted with cartoon…

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‘I Would Have Been Your Best Friend Growing Up’

George Birman and Philip Alexander Gubert were married Sept. 21 at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, N.Y. Mary Burchart, Mr. Gubert’s aunt and a Universal Life minister, officiated. Mr. Birman (left), 31, is a private equity investor specializing in consumer and retail brands in the Manhattan office of Eurazeo, an investment company based in Paris.…

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27 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes

Don’t let that slow cooker languish in a cabinet. Make chicken tortellini tomato soup (above), BBQ pulled pork, white bean-Parmesan soup or any of the recipes in the collection below.

Is the New Meat Any Better Than the Old Meat?

The Impossible Whopper sold at Burger King — with the tagline “100% Whopper, 0% beef” — looks just like a juicy beef burger. It is made of 21 ingredients, according to its website, including genetically modified soy protein concentrate, coconut oil, sunflower oil and other items most people have never heard of, such as cultured…

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In a Race Against the Sun, Growers Try to Outsmart Climate Change

It was a long, hot summer, like most in the San Joaquin Valley. The pistachio trees planted in orderly rows — and the growers who nurture them — are accustomed to harsh conditions. With their deep roots and tough, gnarly branches, pistachio trees are hardy, tolerant of salty soils and brutal heat waves. Some can…

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The Future of Wine: Very, Very Dry

MITZPE RAMON, Israel — In the Negev Desert, the sun beats down on a parched landscape of brown, undulating hills. But on a parcel of land here in southern Israel, trees grow in green rows, and fat bunches of grapes dangle amid lush leaves. This is not a desert apparition. It is a research vineyard,…

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Where’s the Waste? A ‘Circular’ Food Economy Could Combat Climate Change

A gigantic steel cylinder shines in the afternoon sun outside The Plant, a 93,500-square-foot “living food laboratory” here. To the untrained eye, it looks like a space rocket. But it’s not. It’s an anaerobic digester. Bubbly Dynamics, the organization that nine years ago converted this former meatpacking facility into a hub for local food businesses,…

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You Might Not Want to Eat Bugs. But Would You Eat Meat That Ate Bugs?

At an insect farm in Cape Town, the bugs are hungry. More than 8 billion flies being raised in South Africa by the start-up company AgriProtein gobble 250 metric tons of food and farm waste, like corn stalks, potato peelings and damaged vegetables, every day. “There’s actually no such thing as waste. It’s just stuff…

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Running With My Mom: Nowhere to Go but Up

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Dear Readers, When my mom called me last Saturday morning, she was a jangle of nerves. We were taking the train from…

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Medical News Today: 4 gold molecules point to the future of cancer treatment

Newly engineered gold based molecules look to be safer and more effective at fighting cancer than prominent platinum based therapies. New research zooms in on four gold molecules that may change cancer treatment. For the past few decades, platinum based cisplatin has been a compound of choice in the treatment of many cancers. It is…

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