Juul’s New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor

WASHINGTON — Juul Labs has soared to the top of the United States e-cigarette market in just three years with its high-nicotine products that give off just a wisp of vapor. Now, facing public backlash and overseas restrictions, the company is working on a way to lower the nicotine in its pods — but still…

Details

Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: A Terrible Idea That Works

Image My son, that night. “I Miss Daddy” My longhaired 5-year-old came back from the weekend at his father’s house wearing his father’s hat. He wouldn’t take it off. “I miss daddy,” he said. There were no tears. No tantrums. No whining. He stated the facts. It just was, and he accepted it. I wondered…

Details

Why I Buy Myself a Birthday Dress Every Year

First, there was the Romance Was Born silk sheath, printed with fantastical jeweled animals in electric shades. Then there was the sheer red Lover mini, sleeveless and prettily ruffled. A Willow silk halterneck with a black-and-white bird motif that I wore to every wedding I went to. The hectic multi-print Kenzo x H&M frock, whose…

Details

The Sweet Spot: We Can’t Hide This Relationship Forever

Dear Sugars, I’ve been dating my boyfriend for more than two years. We’re in our early 20s and head over heels in love with each other. We plan to live together and eventually get married. He’s from a Middle Eastern Islamic family; I’m white and Christian. Although we have no issues with our differing religions…

Details

A New Destination for Chinese Food: Not Flushing, but Forest Hills

Xueling Zhang arrives in the kitchen by 7 a.m. to make the day’s soup dumplings. On a good day his restaurant, Memories of Shanghai, goes through 50 orders of xiao long bao, each one swirled into a hypnotic brocade in Mr. Zhang’s hands. Then he turns to other dim sum items under his purview: tender…

Details

Restaurant Review: Seafood From Two Tapas Masters at Saint Julivert Fisherie

Alex Raij and Eder Montero met while working in the kitchen of a sprawling, impersonal, gloomy modern-Spanish restaurant that lasted about two years. They went on to get married and, as joint chefs and owners, opened a string of compact, intimate, slinky modern-Spanish restaurants that are still in business. Their one misfire was a small,…

Details

Medical News Today: Study finds 5 types of alcohol use disorder that vary with age

New research reveals five types of excessive drinking and shows which type is more prevalent at certain ages. According to new research, there are five types of problematic drinking. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 16 million individuals living in the United States have alcohol use disorder (AUD). Experts describe AUD as…

Details

A Huppah Just for You (Your Style, Personality and Budget)

When they married last March, Melisa and Justin Monempour stood under an elaborate huppah, which included a 10-by-12-foot flower wall drenched in white roses, hydrangeas and orchids. “I didn’t want to have a basic cookie-cutter wedding,” said Ms. Monempour, 34, who owns Links Translating Services, a language interpreting company in Los Angeles. “I tried coming…

Details