Chocolate Chip Cookies for Everyone

In July 2009, The Times ran an article by David Leite, a cookbook author and food writer, that chronicled his quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. The recipe he developed as a result of his deep dive into flour types, hydration periods, chocolate percentages and salt ratios is loosely adapted from Jacques Torres, the…

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‘At Least I Got You a Gift’

I am a female college student in my first year. My boyfriend is a classmate. We’ve been going out for six months. (Yay!) He’s great. But for Valentine’s Day, he gave me a $50 gift certificate to Panera. (A sandwich shop — really? Where’s the romance?) I waited a few days before I told him…

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Gucci Declares the Death of the Fashion Show Greatly Exaggerated

MILAN — For the last few years the death of the fashion show — and fashion weeks in general — has been proclaimed with the same bated-breath relish as the end of the foie gras goose. First it was Instagram and the smartphone that would kill the show: the see now/buy now need for immediate…

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Women-Powered Weddings on Rise

For many couples who are planning a wedding, vendor selection is a key part of what brings their vision to life. They are searching for vendors who share their style, amicable personalities and work ethic. But for Maya Kachroo-Levine, 28, and Wyatt Cain, 29, who are getting married May 2, 2020 in San José del…

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Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Do I know I’m at risk for developing dementia? You bet. My father died of Alzheimer’s disease at age 72; my sister was felled by frontotemporal dementia at 58. And that’s not all: Two maternal uncles had Alzheimer’s, and my maternal grandfather may have had vascular dementia. (In his generation, it was called senility.) So…

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The Agriculture Queens of Louisiana

This year in Louisiana, more than 120 pageant queens will be crowned in honor of crops and commodities, as they have been for some 70 years. The queens are young women, ages 17 through 23, who have studied to compete at agricultural festivals for titles including Miss Shrimp and Petroleum, Miss Oyster, Miss Frog Festival,…

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What’s New in Ski Country This Season

It’s not just the snow that is plentiful in ski country this season, so, too, are the offerings from an industry that is hustling to attract millennials and Gen Xers who have proven to be less interested in skiing and snowboarding than their parents. Mid-way through the season, here are some of the newest developments…

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How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors

It’s tempting to believe that physicians are logical, meticulous thinkers who perfectly weigh the pros and cons of treatment options, acting as unbiased surrogates for their patients. In reality, this is often far from the case. Bias, which takes many forms, affects how doctors think and the treatment decisions they make. Racial biases in treatment…

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Marfa’s Answer to the Collapse of Local News: Coffee and Cocktails

MARFA, Texas — When Landrie Moore was looking for a venue for her destination wedding, she knew she wanted a space that really reflected life in this small, remote desert town. Her guests would be coming from as far as Ecuador and England, and Ms. Moore, 35, who works for a boutique hotel firm, hoped…

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How to Raise Siblings Who Get Along

It’s one thing to fend off sibling battles over a toy. It’s often a more elusive challenge to raise children who genuinely like each other and will choose to support each other throughout their lives. Laurie Kramer, a clinical psychologist and professor at Northeastern University and founder of the More Fun With Sisters and Brothers…

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