Front Burner: A Guide to Everyday Vietnamese Cooking

Here’s a guide to Vietnamese flavors and cooking. Andrea Nguyen, the author of this new cookbook, recalls that, in the 1970s, her mother, newly arrived from Vietnam, struggled to find the ingredients she needed for traditional home cooking. Today, that has changed as items like coconut milk and fish sauce have become available widely, even…

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On the Runway: At the Grammys, Sisters Dressing for Themselves

It’s possible that the most out-there moment of fashion week took place Sunday night thousands of miles away from the New York catwalks — sorry, red carpet — at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. I am speaking, of course, of Cardi B’s Grammys entrance as Venus emerging from her clam in vintage Thierry Mugler…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Week, Day 5

Is «happy Monday» an oxymoron? Definitely before coffee. And probably before scrolling down. You’ll see a roundup of yesterday’s Fashion Week wins, including a literal truckload of crystals, a puffy coat for party dresses, and also Batman. Rebecca Minkoff Double Bags It Iskra Lawrence, double bags, and flower power at Rebecca Minkoff Getty Images “My…

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10 Ways to Be Just Friends with a Guy

Whatever people may say, the friendship between the sexes is possible. After all, we are not primitive people, who are guided by their instincts and the harsh realities of evolution. We are granted with feelings, reason, and social norms of behavior. If you’re lucky enough to have a friend of the opposite sex, let this…

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How to Use Mineral Water for Beauty?

You must have heard the universal tip that you need to drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Especially to maintain beauty. The advice is wonderful, of course, but the kidneys may not be able to cope with it. More and more specialists are inclined to believe that this is just a myth.…

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6 Simple Ways to Treat Insomnia

Chronic insomnia is a condition that is manifested by difficulty falling asleep, frequent night or early morning awakenings, daytime sleepiness despite keeping regular hours. Everyone suffers from insomnia from time to time – it is caused by stress. When the provoking factor is eliminated, sleep is restored. If stress is not the reason, and problems…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Coat Trees

When your closet is bursting with winters coats — or you’re living in a small space without any closet at all — a few extra hooks can help relieve the pressure. That’s where a coat tree can prove invaluable. “In a tighter space, it’s about making space,” said Dan Mazzarini, the principal of BHDM Design,…

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The Checkup: Sometimes, Parenting Is Boring

Recently, one jet-lagged night, when I gave up on sleeping and couldn’t concentrate enough to read anything else, I found a stack of battered Agatha Christie paperbacks and read my way right through “Murder at the Vicarage.” The next night, I read “Death on the Nile.” A memory was nagging at me as I read,…

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Personal Health: A New Treatment for a Painful Penis Curvature

Sometimes it takes the licensing and advertising of a treatment to get patients to seek help, even for a medical problem that is often painful and psychologically devastating. Such is the case with Peyronie’s disease, a scarring and bending or curving of the penis that can make sexual intercourse difficult or impossible for both straight…

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Deck Ovens: A More Sustainable Bread Baking Option

Bread baking is certainly not new in the modern day. People have been baking bread for thousands of years, and through these years, different types of bread have been developed and also perfected so that we can today enjoy them in many ways. The preparation process is considered a crucial component to ensuring bread can…

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