Black Chefs Are Landing More Cookbook Deals. Is That Enough?

When Nicole Taylor’s agent suggested three years ago that she write a Juneteenth cookbook, Ms. Taylor, a food writer, shelved the idea. She didn’t think any publisher would buy it. But early this summer, after several months spent working on a proposal, Ms. Taylor had a deal worth many times what she was paid for…

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Honey May Ease Coughs and Other Respiratory Symptoms

Honey is a traditional home remedy for colds. Now a review of studies provides scientific evidence that honey does indeed have a modest but significant beneficial effect on coughs and other respiratory symptoms. British researchers pooled data from 14 randomized controlled trials testing honey for the relief of upper respiratory tract infections. The studies measured…

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Roaming Through Lanzarote’s Otherworldly Vineyards

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Mónica R. Goya shares a collection of images from the Spanish island…

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Why You Can’t Have a Serious Relationship with a Macho Man

A group of scientists from the University of Minnesota (USA) came to the conclusion that handsome men make a more beneficial and pleasant impression not only on women. They move up the career ladder faster and have more friends. Ladies, as it seems at first glance, consider handsome men more attractive for creating a family.…

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Summer in a Bowl

Good morning! This is Tejal, writing to you from Los Angeles, where the summer produce is nudging me toward this gorgeous succotash (above) from Vallery Lomas. It’s everything good about late August crammed together in one bowl: fresh corn, ripe tomatoes, shelled butter beans, slippery okra — and a little Andouille sausage and seasoned shrimp,…

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New Mentorship Program RAISEfashion Aims to Bolster Black Talent

Several months ago when I interviewed Harlem’s Fashion Row founder Brandice Daniel, the advocate for designers of color spoke frankly: «I learned pretty early on that press alone doesn’t pay the bills,» she told me. To Daniel, mentorship was just as crucial as access and funding. Now, thanks to a partnership with RAISEfashion, «We have…

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Shopping for Bar Tools

The time to toast the days of late summer is now. But with indoor bars still largely off limits, finding a well-crafted cocktail is more difficult than it used to be. That’s where a good wet bar comes in handy. “I have a lot of bar tools, and I like having a kit that’s pretty,”…

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Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

Yes, these are hard times, and everyone is stressed, but new data suggest that young adults — both those who are going back to college and those who are not — may be suffering particularly hard when it comes to mental health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released survey data on adult…

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Medication and Lifestyle May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Mammography is a valuable tool for finding breast cancer when it is still confined to the breast and highly amenable to cure. But no matter how good the odds for survival may be with early detection, I’m quite certain women would rather not develop breast cancer in the first place. Yet, even though one woman…

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The Fine Line Between Choice and Confusion in Health Care

American opponents of proposed government-run health systems have long used the word “choice” as a weapon. One reason “Medicare for all” met its end this year has been the decades-long priming of the public that a health system should preserve choice — of plans and doctors and hospitals. To have choice is to be free,…

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