A Three-Day Cruise to the Bahamas for $210? There Must be a Catch

The offer seemed too good to be true: a three-day cruise to the Bahamas for $129. At a minimum, that’s room, meals and transit abroad for about the price of an average hotel room. Budget cruises abound in the ever-growing industry, where some 18 new ships are expected to launch this year, according to the…

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Our 47 Best Zucchini Recipes

It’s everywhere. We’re ready to make zucchini pancakes, a tart with eggs and fresh herbs (above), and all the recipes in the collection below.

Team Players in Politics and Love

Alessandra Rose Biaggi and Nathaniel Smith Koloc were married July 22 at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, N.Y. Yuh-Line Niou, a friend of the couple who is a New York State assemblywoman, officiated, with Hillary Clinton leading the couple in their vows. Ms. Biaggi, 33, is a first-term New York State senator, a…

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Heat Hacks for Summer Running

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Hello from the smack dab middle of summer. Have you made it so far? I retreated to the air-conditioned safety of the…

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Sausage King and Queen Take Stock

ERWINNA, Pa. — Five and a half years ago, Stephen McDonnell, the founder of Applegate Farms, the company that made cured meats seem like health food, collapsed on a street in Florence, Italy. It was Christmas Eve, and he and his wife, Jill Kearney, their three daughters and other family members were on their way…

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Denise Richards, the Un-Housewife

MALIBU, Calif. — When Denise Richards first met with the producers of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” she wore a Guns N’ Roses T-shirt and ripped denim. “They said I was the first one ever to come in not all dolled up,” Ms. Richards, 48, said as she melted into a plush gray chair…

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Medical News Today: Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease

According to new research, both high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke. New research suggests that both blood pressure readings are equally important. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year.…

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Why It Paid to Follow an Elder’s Request

Crystal Renée Sanders and Uwemedimo Okon Umoumoh were married July 27 at the Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C. The Rev. Dr. Sterling E. Freeman, a Baptist minister, performed the ceremony. The bride, 35, is an associate professor of history and the director of the Africana Research Center at Penn State. She graduated cum laude…

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Hotel Review: Blique by Nobis, Stockholm

Rates From 890 Swedish kronor, or about $96. The Basics The Blique by Nobis is the third Stockholm hotel designed by Gert Wingardh, a pre-eminent Swedish architect, for the NobisCQ hotel group. Opened in April, this industrial property spans two buildings, a former warehouse designed in the 1930s by another renowned architect, Sigurd Lewerentz, and…

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Can masturbation impact your workout?

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