List of Five: Ryan Reynolds Keeps a Bare Closet

Ryan Reynolds, 42, is known for comedic leading-man roles like the Marvel superhero Deadpool, who wears a full bodysuit. Turns out, Mr. Reynolds wears a uniform in real life, too. When he’s not on set, or being the face of the Armani Code Absolu fragrance, he can be found at home in Westchester County, N.Y.,…

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City Kitchen: A Taste of Thailand, With a Hint of France

My first taste of Thailand, many moons ago, left me with vivid memories. Arriving in Bangkok around midnight, after a seemingly interminable flight, the temperature was unbelievably hot, and the air was cloying and steamy. I was happy to be there, despite feeling somewhat wilted, and very hungry. A recommended restaurant near the hotel looked…

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Our Best Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Guacamole, Margaritas, Tacos and More

If you think Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain, you’re not alone, but you’re also wrong. The holiday, which isn’t widely celebrated in Mexico, marks the country’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. No one expected Mexico to win, but win they did, and the people of…

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It’s Layaway, But for a Post-Recession Economy

Remember layaway? That old-fashioned system of shopping, which allowed customers to pay for items over the course of several installments, has gotten a digital makeover for the modern age. Services — from the companies Afterpay, Quadpay, Sezzle, Affirm and Klarna — are popping up at the checkout of more and more online stores, offering to…

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On This Cooking Show, the Ingredients Make You High

AMSTERDAM — Edibles is the word most often used for foods that make marijuana and other hallucinogens go down easy. Think pot brownies and space cakes — not exactly famous for pleasing the palate. But for two Amsterdam-based chefs, it was high time to go beyond simply edible, and to use mind-altering ingredients to create…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: What You Eat Matters!

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Have you seen our special climate change issue? I’m so proud of it, especially this Q. and A., which answers all the questions we hear about how to cook, shop and eat in our changing world. There are some real revelations in there. For starters, cheese has higher…

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Don’t Resist It: Tevas Are Finally Cool

Courtesy Women’s Hurricane XLT2 Outdoor Voices outdoorvoices.com $85.00 When Birkenstocks were called chic by Eva Chen back in 2014, the dark ages of constrictive heels ended and the Ugly Shoe Era began. The acceptance of comfort footwear is arguably the best thing to happen to women since we started wearing pants, and we will forever…

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in her words: How Larry Nassar ‘Flourished Unafraid’ for So Long

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “How much is a little girl worth?” — Rachael Denhollander, the first former gymnast to go public about abuse by Larry Nassar Early last year, Larry Nassar,…

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Half of People Miss Benefits of Statins

Statin drugs like Lipitor and Crestor significantly reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, rigorous studies have shown. But a “real-world” analysis published in Heart suggests that in practice about half of patients do not benefit from them. British researchers studied 165,411 patients free of cardiovascular disease who started statin therapy between 1990 and 2016. They…

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