Turn Your Frozen Fruit Into the Simplest Soft Serve

When a balmy evening inspires an ice cream craving, it’s time for a 60-second soft serve. Unlike regular ice cream, which requires some combination of muscle, machinery and time, this soft serve whips frozen fruit and a little dairy into a dessert that can — and must — be eaten instantly. It’s light and lux…

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Florida State University Child Care Policy Draws Backlash

Florida State University appears to be walking back an announcement that suggested it would not allow employees to care for children while working from home during the coronavirus outbreak. “We want to be clear — our policy does allow employees to work from home while caring for children,” the university said in an email to…

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Moderate Drinking May Be Good for the Brain

Moderate alcohol consumption may lead to slower mental decline in middle-age and older people, a new study found. Some previous studies have suggested that moderate drinking has beneficial cognitive effects; others have found it harmful. In the new study, published in JAMA Network Open, researchers tracked the cognitive abilities of almost 20,000 people for an…

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TikTok Stars Tati and Devin Will Meet

On Saturday, Tatayanna Mitchell, 21, will fly from Michigan to Newark, N.J., to spend two days with a boy she met on TikTok. Ms. Mitchell’s TikTok videos have become a fixture of the app’s For You page over the last month. She traffics in a format known as the “duet,” a reaction or response video…

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Venice Tourism May Never Be the Same After Covid. That Might Be a Good Thing.

Long before Venice became the destination of choice for millions of international holidaymakers, locals had a tradition of flânerie, an aimless stroll through the city’s calli, or walkways. They would bump into acquaintances for a chat and the occasional drink, an ombra de vin, a “shadow of wine,” as it’s called in the lagoon. That…

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Think of Kimchi as a Verb

In 1904, the Japanese military authorities arrested the American novelist Jack London. Three times. He was covering the Russo-Japanese War for the San Francisco Examiner as a war correspondent in Korea, and drew from his time overseas in a 1915 novel, “The Star Rover.” “I know kimchi,” London writes, speaking through his characters. “Kimchi is…

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15 Designer Sunglasses On Sale Right Now

With their uncanny ability to make or break an entire outfit and completely alter how our faces look, the power of sunglasses is massive. Few, if any, accessories bring about more emotional attachment than a good pair of sunnies. (If you’ve ever lost a pair and ugly cried in public, you know exactly what I’m…

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Verdicchio di Matelica, to Discover or Revisit

As some of you might have noticed, I’ve been on an Italian white wine kick. I’ve been particularly interested in wines made from the verdicchio grape. “Verdicchio is arguably Italy’s greatest native white grape variety,” Ian D’Agata wrote in his authoritative book “Native Wine Grapes of Italy.” “That statement may come as a surprise to…

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