On a Dutch Island, Sunsets, Bike Rides and the Great Lamb Chase

The 52 Places Traveler On the island of Texel, part of the Frisian archipelago, the 52 Places Traveler finds a place of quiet charms and a meal that sparks an obsession. June 11, 2019 Image Flat topography and a long western coast dotted with wide open beaches mean every sunset on Texel is a show…

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Hacks for Fixing Unexpected Wedding Day Problems

Behind almost every good wedding and reception is an equally good backup plan. Ask any professional event planner. They typically know how to combat the most obvious possible interferences: weather forecasts, shoe-induced blisters or uncomfortable sweat, among other issues. But even with the strictest itineraries and obsessive, detailed planning, unexpected problems can still arise. Here…

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At Crown Shy, the Only False Step Is the Name

Good restaurants don’t rain down from nowhere, but Crown Shy came close. No doubt it went through the same birth pangs as all the others. As far as I can tell, though, it simply materialized one morning this March at 70 Pine Street, and was open for business that afternoon by the time the financial…

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A French Wine With a 900-Year-Old Vintage

Savagnin blanc — not to be confused with the sauvignon blanc the sommelier recommended with your cheese course — is a fruity, acidic grape from the vine-encrusted hills of Jura, near France’s border with Switzerland. And if you visit and sip the region’s white wines today, you’ll be tasting the exact same grape, down to…

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The Queen of Eating Shellfish Online

Image On her two YouTube channels, Bethany Gaskin chats up her audience while downing huge meals, often seafood, like king crab.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times CINCINNATI — Most of us can probably agree that eating food is more enjoyable than watching someone else eat food. For one, it’s a basic human need. It…

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Medical News Today: Undetected diabetes may double risk of heart attack, periodontitis

New research finds an intriguing link between undetected blood sugar disorders and the development of heart attacks and severe gum disease. Undetected blood sugar disorders may heighten the risk of heart attacks and periodontitis. Previous research has pointed to a connection between periodontitis — a chronic condition that affects the gums and bones that support…

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The Roots’ Guitarist on Finding Sanctuary in Brooklyn

Four years ago, when the Grammy Award-winning guitarist “Captain” Kirk Douglas began scouting new quarters for his family, he didn’t have to look long and he didn’t have to go far. There was a three-bedroom apartment a few floors up and several doors over from the one-bedroom rental he shared with his wife, Charlotte Holst…

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Suiting Up With Meghan Markle’s Designer

“That dress was quite a game changer for me,” Clare Waight Keller said recently by telephone from her family house in the remote English county of Cornwall. Naturally she was referring to the austerely simple white silk cady couture dress, and hand-embroidered veil, she designed for the 2018 wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry.…

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White Meat vs. Red Meat and Cholesterol Levels

Many people choose white meat over red in the belief that white meat is less likely to lead to high cholesterol levels. But when it comes to cholesterol, there may be little difference between the two. A new study, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, randomized 113 healthy adults, aged 21 to 65, to…

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Why Women, but Not Men, Are Judged for a Messy House

Image “The Smiths share the drudgery of housework, for they both have important war jobs,” the Office of War Information wrote about this photo circa 1944.CreditLibrary of Congress Even in 2019, messy men are given a pass and messy women are unforgiven. Three recently published studies confirm what many women instinctively know: Housework is still…

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