Louis Osteen, Chef Who Championed Southern Food, Dies at 77

Louis Osteen, a gregarious chef whose influential South Carolina restaurants helped elevate Southern cuisine to a new respectability in the 1980s and ’90s, died on Sunday at his home in Highlands, N.C. He was 77. His wife, Marlene Osteen, said the cause was liver cancer. In 1980, in the coastal vacation town of Pawleys Island,…

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Medical News Today: Bentonite clay: 11 benefits and uses

Bentonite clay is a natural clay with a fine, soft texture. It forms a paste when mixed with water. Some people use this paste for medical or cosmetic benefits, such as treating rashes and acne or as a hair mask. People have used bentonite clay to remove impurities on the skin, such as oils, and…

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Capitalism Camp for Kids

Summer camp: It’s is not just for campfires, crushes on counselors and crying alone in a bunk bed. Summer camp is also for capitalism. Or at least it is for a growing number of children whose parents enroll them in workshops and sleep-away trips that focus on stimulating the entrepreneurial mind-set, enlightening youth about the…

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Girls’ Side and Boys’ Side? Not at These Summer Camps

At the Laurel Foundation’s summer camp in California, kids swim, sail, hike and do crafts. They may also opt to take a Trans 101 workshop, a transgender history course and a transgender rights class. All of the campers in the program, which started in 2017, are transgender or gender nonconforming. At many traditional summer camps,…

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CBD Mogul Revives an Architectural Gem in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, where even houses get their proverbial close-ups as TV or movie locations, a property’s appeal can crest on its IMDB credits alone. But only the Sowden House in the Los Feliz neighborhood can claim film cameos, a pedigreed architect and a history as the possible sight of a grisly unsolved murder. Never…

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A Room Without Books Is Just Very Sad

Image The Library at the Vintry & Mercer hotel in London. LONDON — “This is really the money shot for this hotel,” said Philip Blackwell, gesturing at a marble fireplace, soft-lit lamps with printed shades, and books, books, books. He was showing off the library at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, for which Mr.…

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10 Experts Weigh In on the Best White T Shirts on the Market

Uniqlo uniqlo.com $14.90 «I buy almost all of my basics at Uniqlo and have multiple Uniqlo U Supima white crew neck t-shirts that are my favorite.The t-shirt is more fitted than a unisex style, but because it has a nice thickness, it skims the body instead of clinging like a lightweight t-shirt might. The length…

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Endometriosis: Are scientists making any headway?

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that causes debilitating pain and a heavy flow of one’s period, as well as many other symptoms that lower quality of life. This condition often requires regular surgical interventions, and it has no cure. Some researchers hope to find out more about it. Researchers hope that small steps will take…

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Is the Wedding Wow Factor Worth It?

The first real fight with my fiancé since we began wedding planning last November started with a faux tree — one adorned with tea lights dangling from its big, leafy green branches. If set in the middle of our cocktail-hour room, my florist assured me, it would most certainly bring the “wow factor” as she…

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Leaping Caimans and Tasty Piranha in the Wild Amazon

We’ve all read about the vast biodiversity and rich natural resources of the Amazon. But to fully appreciate its riches, nothing beats a hands-on demonstration. Or in this case, hand-on: My left hand, placed palm down (and with great trepidation) on a bulbous nest of tapiba ants, attached to an imbaubeira tree on a trail…

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