Let’s Talk Chocolate

But I hope as well that you’ll develop the confidence, through reading all these instructions and cooking some of them, to cook without a recipe, using only the muse and what’s in the refrigerator to guide your way. So, for instance: Spicy sausage pasta with lemony provolone sauce and wilted greens. Seriously! I roasted some…

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Lauren Graham’s Week: Background Binges and Books, Books, Books

Lately, Lauren Graham has been living a song-and-dance routine — belting out Katy Perry anthems and shimmying atop a bar in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” the musical new NBC series. But when she’s not acting she’s most likely writing, hunched over a computer in pajamas and existing on takeout during “these awful, wonderful kind of crunch…

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Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like Secondhand Roses

Roses on Valentine’s Day don’t seem like such a kind gesture when you think about them getting shipped to the city on cargo planes from Ecuador, or decomposing in landfills and converting to methane gas. So what’s a climate-conscious romantic to do? Consider the case of Leatal Cohen, an idealistic young florist and the owner…

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Combining Aerobics and Weights Tied to Optimal Weight Control

To stave off obesity, we might want to both stride and lift, according to an important, large-scale new study of how different types of exercise affect the incidence of obesity in America. The study, which involved health records for almost 1.7 million men and women, indicates that people who exercise in almost any way are…

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He Had Trouble Breathing, and Inhalers Didn’t Help. What Was Going On?

The 65-year-old man collapsed into the driver’s seat of his car in a small town outside Philadelphia. He could hear his breath: ragged, wheezy and fast, interrupted by a relentless cough. Winter was always bad for his breathing, but that year had been particularly hard, and that morning felt more difficult than usual. Just walking…

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How Cooking Dinner Can Change Your Life

For a number of years, I cooked dinners to serve a small church congregation after a short Sunday service of evening prayers. This was in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, my home borough, on a street that runs wide under towering plane trees, with a view of the East River to the west. We ate in the moldering…

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Component of human breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 12, 2020) — Maternal factors, such as breast milk, have been shown to affect a baby’s development, and previous animal studies have determined that a carbohydrate, the oligosaccharide 2’FL found in maternal milk, positively influences neurodevelopment. Now, in the first study done in humans, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration…

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ACC, Hearthero to advance out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treatment

The American College of Cardiology and HeartHero have formed an alliance to make a significant impact on survival rates after sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and further ACC’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health through HeartHero’s innovative portable automated external defibrillator (AED) technology. While ACC is involved in other innovation relationships, this is…

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