Los Cabos, a Spring Break Hub, Gets a High-End Infusion

I heard about it years before I first made it there. A beach paradise framed by turquoise waters and hulking, golden desert rocks, a place for spring breaks and bachelorette parties, where, if the early ’00s MTV reality series “The Hills” was to be believed, tequila shots and “drama, drama, drama” ruled. Cabo. Those in…

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Travel Tips: Three New Year’s Resolutions for Better Travel in 2019

It’s not uncommon for people to set unrealistic expectations when making New Year’s resolutions, which likely contributes to most of them failing. Over 90 percent of them do, according to research by the University of Scranton. So this year, why not focus on improving just one area: your travels, and making sure you travel well.…

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Medical News Today: Thinking of quitting smoking? Today’s the day

Quitting smoking is famously hard. However, according to recent findings, the sooner one stops, the better. Perhaps today is the day? A new study charts health improvements after stopping smoking. Smoking tobacco, as most of us are well aware, increases the risk of a wide range of serious health issues. Associated conditions include heart disease,…

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James Watson Won’t Stop Talking About Race

It has been more than a decade since James D. Watson, a founder of modern genetics, landed in a kind of professional exile by suggesting that black people are intrinsically less intelligent than whites. In 2007, Dr. Watson, who shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for describing the double-helix structure of DNA, told a British journalist…

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Front Burner: Made to Measure for Young Cooks

A new set of kitchen utensils designed for children (but useful for adults) ramps up the fun, while producing rewards like a well-tossed salad, eggs properly beaten to scramble or a correct measure of flour for a perfect batch of cookies. The handles on the spatulas, spoons and whisk colorfully replicate vegetables, while making the…

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Welcome to Peru

Imagine the world’s most glamorous 4-H fair crossed with Fashion Week, and you’ll have a sense of what Peru’s Alpaca Fiesta feels like. The event this past October in Arequipa, the country’s second-largest city, drew designers, farmers, and sustainability advocates from all over the world. The lure: the titular meme-friendly animal, whose fur (which is…

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Front Burner: A Celebration of Fats

For the dead of winter, “The Fat Kitchen” could not be more timely. It’s a guide to preparing and using animal fats, indulgently or sparingly, in all sorts of delectable ways. Not just any animal fats, though. The author, a food writer who lives in Vermont, insists on fats from pasture-raised creatures, preferably rendered at…

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How to Eat in 2019

I had always maintained that I’d be the kind of person who makes time for cooking, regardless of how busy I became. It is, after all, my job, my hobby, my creative outlet and how I connect with people. Fast forward to 2018, and it became painfully clear that while that was a nice thought…

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