Here’s What Being a Witch Really Means

You could say I was primed to be a witch from an early age. My grandma Trudy used to tell us that she had “healing hands.” According to family lore, she once saved the life of a dying horse that, after she pressed her palms to its flank, stood up and trotted happily away. While…

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Dutch Teenager’s Death Sets Off Debate, and Media Corrections

LONDON — By the time she was 17, the Dutch teenager had written a harrowing memoir recounting repeated sexual assaults and her subsequent experience with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anorexia. Last year, when she was 16, she approached an end-of-life clinic in the Netherlands seeking euthanasia or assisted suicide, but was rejected because her…

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Soave Classico Makes a Second Impression

So much of what we think we know about wine is probably wrong. That’s just a fact. And it has a lot to do with how we learn about wine. Much of what we think we know comes from reading something somewhere, or extrapolating generalities from a single bottle, or remembering something somebody said, or…

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Rosés Beyond Provence: In Search of Different Expressions

June is here, and in wine shops and on restaurant wine lists that can only mean one thing: The rosés have arrived. For the next three months, the world will be awash in rosés. When the summer ends, they will disappear, consigned to dusty back shelves until the calendar again grants permission to sip pink.…

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Fixing Your Work Environment Will Not Fix Your Life

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. An Office Will Not Save You I work remotely from my home, and the isolation and loneliness are really getting me down. I’m also fairly new to my…

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An Australian Doctor’s Dream: Curing America’s Opioid Curse

SUBIACO, Australia — The hazy-eyed sheep shearer was shifting in his seat in a clinic in Western Australia, unsure if he could do what the doctor said would save his life. A heroin user for 20 years, he was now in the depths of a detoxification treatment. “I’m all alone,” he said. In a soft…

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Medical News Today: What to know about executive function disorder

Executive function is a broad group of mental skills that enable people to complete tasks and interact with others. An executive function disorder can impair a person’s ability to organize themselves and control their behavior. However, executive function disorder is not a specific, standalone diagnosis or condition. Instead, neurological, mental health, and behavioral disorders, such…

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Anthony Mangieri Will Take His Prized Pizza to New Jersey

Anthony Mangieri, one of New York City’s premier pizza makers, will return to his New Jersey roots, opening a branch of his Una Pizza Napoletana this summer in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. “It’s definitely happening,” Mr. Mangieri said in an interview on Thursday, confirming rumors that he was considering the move. He has run four locations…

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English Village Seeks a Doctor, Using a Hashtag and a Video

LONDON — The picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey in southwestern England has a problem: This spring, the local doctor announced that she would quit, leaving 5,300 area residents facing a future without easy access to medical care. While many small towns might have bemoaned the decline of rural life and wailed about funding cuts, villagers…

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