Eat Natto, Live Longer?

Eating fermented soy products may reduce the risk of premature death, researchers report. Some soy products, like tofu, are not fermented. But others — miso, natto and tempeh, for example — are made using bacteria or mold in a fermentation process. Soy sauce, if made in the traditional way, is also fermented. The study, in…

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After All These Years, Barbie Is Still Reinventing Herself

One doll is bald. Another has a prosthetic limb. And another doll’s curly dark hair is swept away from her face to show she has vitiligo, a condition that causes patches of skin to lose melanin. They are among several new Barbie dolls that Mattel is hailing as its “most diverse doll line” that features…

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Talk of Milk Industry Merger Draws Justice Dept. Scrutiny

When the struggling milk giant Dean Foods filed for bankruptcy protection in November, it also announced a possible path forward — a takeover by Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing cooperative. But the news that Dean Foods was in “advanced discussions” with the co-op did little to alleviate the concerns of dairy farmers. Many argued…

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Everlane’s New Denim Is For the Skinny Jean Haters

As someone who hasn’t worn skinny jeans since 2016, my firstborn child belongs to vintage denim. I want a pair of no-stretch straight jeans that would make Kaia Gerber proud (and my gynecologist cringe). Sitting down should be a daily struggle, and the leg opening better not touch my ankles. Once again, Everlane answered my…

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As Other Democrats Feud, Bloomberg Hammers Trump on Health Care

It powered Democrats to recapture the House in the 2018 midterms: the fear that President Trump and Republicans would kill the Affordable Care Act and with it, protections for more than 50 million Americans with pre-existing medical conditions. Yet even as Mr. Trump and other Republicans continue to try to overturn the law in court,…

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You Remember Jessica Simpson, Right? Wrong

HIDDEN HILLS, Calif. — On a top shelf of a built-in bookcase in a dark and donnish study of a home here sit several copies — some first editions — of a story about chasing stardom. It’s also a story about love versus obsession. Or maybe, most simply, it’s a rags-to-riches tale about a country…

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This ’70s-Inspired Skirt is Going to Be Everywhere This Spring

Peter WhiteGetty Images Everything will eventually make its way back into style. At least that’s what I tell myself (and my boyfriend) when every inch of our apartment is bursting with clothes. The ruffle or tiered skirt, whether mini, midi, or maxi, is a prime example. The trend floated down the spring/summer 2020 runways, best…

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Kobe Bryant’s Many Moves to the Net

Mamba power — with its chessboard strategies, gravity-defying stealth moves, Marvel Comics-levels of proprioception — played a role in most aspects of Kobe Bryant’s existence, so it is hardly surprising to learn that this also included fashion. He understood fashion’s use as an instrument of image creation. Ever the student, Mr. Bryant applied that knowledge…

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Kenji, Alison and Jamie, Oh My!

Good morning. Our J. Kenji López-Alt gave us a fantastic new recipe this week for moo shu mushrooms (above), based on the pork version his parents were introduced to by the chef Joyce Chen, who died in 1994. It’s accompanied by instructions on how to make Mandarin pancakes for wrapping the moo shu, but no…

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