The Leopard-Print Midi Skirt Is the Summer Trend That Won’t Die

You’ve seen it on Instagram, the racks of your favorite department store and your morning commute. The silky, sultry leopard-print midi skirt is everywhere these days and has become a seemingly tailor-made wardrobe staple for “hot girl summer,” Megan Thee Stallion’s seasonal mantra of unabashed self-confidence. The trend’s origins have been widely attributed to the…

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Cake Maven Spills Her Secrets

Sylvia Weinstock, the Fabergé of wedding cakes, is 89 and still at it, fashioning stupendous special-occasion confections. She will be at the Museum at Eldridge Street to talk about her life and loves and help celebrate Tu B’Av, a holiday that’s like a Jewish Valentine’s Day. There will be music, food, drinks and readings of…

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You Say Tomato, Garden Says Fun

The Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden will offer a celebration of tomatoes on Saturday and Sunday. Tastings, cooking demonstrations, hands-on preparation of herb blends, gardening, a puppet show and several other activities for children will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Totally Tomatoes Weekend, included with all-day garden…

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A Dish Towel for Your Instagrammer

With this new line of aprons and dish towels, you could coordinate your kitchen linens with your menu. Drape a towel covered with sleek eggplants over your arm as you serve moussaka, or wear a tomato apron for pizza supper. Renée Comet, a photographer in Washington, D.C., developed a line of cotton dish towels covered…

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Statins Provide Heart Benefits Past Age 75

Statins are proven effective in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, but some studies suggests that after age 75, the risks outweigh the benefits. Now new research has found that stopping the drugs may be a bad idea. The retrospective study, published in the European Heart Journal, included 120,173 people who turned 75 while taking…

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States Clash with Cities Over Potential Opioids Settlement Payouts

Over the last 18 months, progress toward a settlement in the massive federal opioid litigation has stalled, even as the costs of the crisis continue to mount. Now, an inventive plan to jump-start negotiations, recently put forth by lawyers for the nearly 2,000 cities and counties that have brought cases, is facing attacks from an…

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In Search of the Real Bouillabaisse, Marseille’s Gift to the Fish Lover

MARSEILLE, France — In this ancient port city on the Mediterranean, there is no escaping the dark, hot, earthy fish concoction known as bouillabaisse. All around the Vieux Port, restaurants with multilingual menus lure tourists with the promise of an authentic taste of the city’s signature dish. One advertises in bright white lights a “bouillabaisse…

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The Best Dessert of the Summer (So Far)

Good morning. I’d like to be writing today from the bridge of a tuna boat, crouched over the keyboard in shorts and deck boots, the cuffs of my shirt absorbing the sweat on my wrists. It’d be a quiet time, waiting on the tide, far out to sea, high sun rising and maybe fish with…

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Sickle Cell Disease Still Tends to Be Overlooked

Image Some researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., have been using gene therapy to try to treat sickle cell anemia. CreditErin Scott/Reuters Sickle cell disease affects about 100,000 Americans, most of them African-Americans. There are few treatments for it, and experts say not enough is being done to prevent complications. Just recently,…

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