It’s Not Entertaining. It’s Having People Over.

“Roasting a nice chicken for people is such a good way to say ‘I love you.’” I recently found this note to myself scrawled on the back of an electric bill I had probably forgotten to pay, written one night after a dinner party. There was most likely a lot of wine that night (the…

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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Research on How Cells Manage Oxygen

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to three scientists — William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza — for their work on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. The Nobel Assembly announced the prize at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on Monday. Their work established…

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Cook Like It’s Still Summer

Good morning. It’s dark when I get up now and trudge toward the ferry, the scooter, the bus or the bicycle, and it’s dark again when I leave work for home. The season’s not quite right, but I long for caramelized citrus over yogurt after dinner, a reminder of summer or at any rate the…

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Hypertension in Pregnancy May Portend Cardiovascular Ills in Mothers

High blood pressure during pregnancy increases a mother’s risk for future cardiovascular disease and death, a new study has found. Hypertension in pregnancy, or pre-eclampsia, affects between 3 percent and 10 percent of pregnant women in the United States. Left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening complications in both mothers and infants. The British study,…

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Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time’s Up

Time’s Up, the advocacy organization founded by powerful women in Hollywood as the #MeToo movement roiled the nation, announced on Monday that it had appointed Tina Tchen, a lawyer and former chief of staff to Michelle Obama, as its new chief executive. Ms. Tchen was a founder of the organization’s signature initiative: a legal-defense fund…

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ELLE Editorial: Creature Feature

One of the season’s most talked-about extras?Bright, whimsical bags in the most unruly of faux fur. Clutch, Bottega Veneta. Mitch Feinberg Bucket bag, Tod’s. Mitch Feinberg Clutch, Dries Van Noten. Mitch Feinberg Clutch, Chloe. Mitch Feinberg Backpack, Prada. Mitch Feinberg Top: Handbag, Chanel. Throughout, Faux Fur Scrappy Collectibles, House of Fluff. This article originally appeared…

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The Chefs Reinventing the Midwestern Supper Club

THE LIGHTS ARE dim, set to eternal dusk. You enter and blink. If there are booths, they should be plush: Naugahyde or brocade limned in gold. Napkins are linen, tables likely cloaked. Maybe a Persian rug lies underfoot. Taxidermied animal heads peer from the walls. From your seat, you might see a living white-tailed deer…

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Shopping for Doormats

Does it matter which doormat you choose? Actually, it does — because a doormat does more than just scrub the bottom of your shoes. “It really sets the tone when you come to someone’s front door,” said Garrow Kedigian, an interior designer in New York. So style matters: “It’s a crucial first hint to the…

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Is Your Child Struggling in School? Talk to Your Pediatrician

The American Academy of Pediatrics has just issued a report on what pediatricians can — and should — do to help “school-aged children who are not progressing academically.” Dr. Arthur Lavin, one of the lead authors of the report and the chairman of the A.A.P. committee on the psychosocial aspects of child and family health,…

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Relief for Children’s Migraine Headaches

My grandson Stefan was about 8 years old when he began to get migraine headaches. As soon as he could after getting home from school, he would lie down and go to sleep, awakening an hour or two later, usually with the headache gone. But before the pain abated, he sometimes vomited, prompting him and…

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