The Fastest Sesame Noodles

Welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. As fervently as I believe in the power of a well-stocked pantry, there’s almost never a weeknight when I already have every single ingredient I need for dinner. Keeping fresh herbs on hand is an eternal challenge, on par with keeping track of internet passwords. This week, even though I…

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Love Letter: When Roommates Fall in Love

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] Finding an apartment in New York is no easy feat, so when Phoebe Stonebraker saw an ad on Craigslist that read “3 Comedians Looking for A Roommate,” she found herself on the doorstep of…

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Billy Porter’s Stylist Flips Fashion on Its Head

Billy Porter is likely to sweep onto the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night, dazzling in a mélange of gilded feathers and a bouffant skirt, a pair of gold wings affixed to his head. It is all a bit extra, but he likes it that way, his tastes in tune with those of his stylist.…

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What They Paid to Make a Baby (or 2)

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She Had One Goal Before She Died: Finish That Last Marathon

When Renee Seman learned she had Stage 4 breast cancer in 2014, she set a goal for herself: to use her remaining time to run marathons. Six of them, in fact, in New York, Chicago, Boston, Berlin, Tokyo and London. Together, they constitute the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a collection of the most distinguished marathons…

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For a Better Cocktail, Reach for a Different Shaker

Often, the goal when making drinks at home is to, well, drink at home. It’s not to try a new technique, buy an obscure bottle you’ll use only a quarter ounce of, or wait 20-plus minutes for a cocktail — that’s what bars are for. There is, however, one major lesson to be learned from…

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Condoms With Extras? No Thanks

I am wondering how the spermicides on condoms affect my vagina. Is there a condom that is more vagina friendly? — Dominique McGrady, Comox, Canada [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Short Take Spermicide can have negative effects on the vagina, and — maybe surprisingly — it doesn’t increase how well…

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What to Cook (Grill!) This Weekend

Good morning. I hope you’ll be getting first tracks at Mt. Hood in Oregon this weekend, pushing out of Timberline to hit Thunder to Phlox to Wingle’s Wiggle, then back up Pucci, en route Magic Mile. I hope you’ll greet sunrise at the edge of the Everglades, push down toward the Lostmans River, Watson’s Place,…

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Best Practices to Ensure an Effective Food Traceability System

Food producers and manufacturers have the primary responsibility of ensuring that their products are safe. One incident of recall is enough to cause financial ruin and tarnish the reputation of a business. One way to prevent this issue is by deploying a food traceability system that can track and record the movement of ingredients during…

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Tired of Winter? Here’s How to Make Your Home a Haven

There comes a moment every winter when reality sinks in that the cold, dark days and long nights are nowhere near over. You can hardly remember a time when your apartment did not feel tropical, the unfortunate result of an overly ambitious radiator. And your relationship with that Amazon coat, which seemed so on-trend last…

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