Your New Breakfast Plan

How’s your breakfast game going? Once, when everyone went to offices and shops for work, there was bolted coffee and Advil, a muffin from the kindly man with the cart on the corner, the occasional croissant, a bacon-egg-and-cheese. No more. Now we’re at home, so many of us, and falling into ruts: the same-old buttered…

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When the World Opens Up

Welcome. As people around the world begin to receive the coronavirus vaccine, our thoughts may turn — tentatively, still, but more frequently — to hopes for the time when quarantine restrictions are lifted. “The important thing about imagination is that it gives you optimism,” the psychology professor Martin Seligman told the reporter Tariro Mzezewa. Imagining…

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Hahn Resigns as F.D.A. Commissioner; Woodcock Named Interim Chief

Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, who became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration just weeks before the coronavirus pandemic began, resigned on Wednesday as the administration of President Biden began. Dr. Janet Woodcock, the longtime head of the F.D.A.’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Review, will serve as acting commissioner, according to an agency official.…

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Just One Drink a Day May Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Even one alcoholic drink a day may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an intermittently irregular and rapid heart rate that can increase the risk for heart failure, stroke and other cardiovascular problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the condition accounts for 450,000 hospitalizations and contributes to about…

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Hypertension During Pregnancy Tied to Later Cognitive Decline

Women who develop gestational hypertension — high blood pressure during pregnancy — may have reduced cognitive abilities later in life, a recent report suggests. The study, in Neurology, included 115 women with a history of gestational hypertension between 2002 and 2006. They measured their mental agility an average of 15 years later using well-validated tests…

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Review: ‘Painting With John’ Teaches the Art of Living

The title of HBO’s “Painting With John” is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, there is painting. And there is John — John Lurie, the multi-hyphenate creator and performer who moved on to visual art from music and acting years ago, after, he says, contracting Lyme disease. But “with”? In the six-episode series, which begins…

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Manifesting, for the Rest of Us

That doctrine was echoed in the mid-20th-century teachings of Norman Vincent Peale, an American clergyman widely known as “God’s salesman,” whose 1952 best seller, “The Power of Positive Thinking,” urged followers: “expect great things and great things will come.” Among Peale’s cheery bromides, reportedly embraced by Donald Trump’s father, Fred, and later by Mr. Trump…

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Twitter Is Obsessed With Ella Emhoff’s Inauguration Coat

We gathered today to witness the historical inauguration of President Joe Biden and our first female, South Asian, and Black Vice President Kamala Harris. And through sobbing tears of relief, Ella Emhoff’s sparkly coat offered yet another bright spot from today’s events. While most attendees chose solid colors and monochromatic outfits—purple, in particular, being significant—Emhoff…

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John Lurie Doesn’t Paint Happy Trees

So, when do we learn how to paint? In the HBO series “Painting With John,” the actor, musician and artist John Lurie talks about that time he did cocaine for three hours in a broom closet with Rick James and Steve Rubell, and that other time when he set himself on fire and wound up…

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House Hunting in Gibraltar: A Corner Townhouse on Main Street for $1.9 Million

Five Bedrooms and Two Retail Spaces in Gibraltar $1.9 MILLION (1.4 MILLION BRITISH POUNDS) This three-story rowhouse sits on a bustling corner of Main Street in the heart of Gibraltar, the 2.6-square-mile British Overseas Territory hanging off the southern tip of Spain. The building includes a 3,300-square-foot duplex residence with five bedrooms and two bathrooms,…

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