Front Burner: Babka Makes These Treats Better

With their new Babka Menschkins, Alicia and Daniel Mekelburg have faced off against Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins doughnut holes, down to the packaging. But the Mekelburgs form their treats with cinnamon babka, a delicious variation that stays fresher longer than the average doughnut hole. Babka Menschkins, six for $10, 13 for $18 at the store (online,…

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Do Writers Deserve Respect? Some Say Yes

Stonewall Was a Riot “I would like to see a Pen-Pal Club initiated?” That was question eleven on confidential survey sent to members of the Mattachine Society, a midcentury gay and lesbian rights group. Reflecting the risk of being openly L.G.B.T. in the 1960s, an anonymous respondent circled “no,” adding, by typewriter: “Could lead to…

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Wedding Album: Wedding Wisdom: Advice From Former Brides and Grooms

There are some lessons that can only be learned after your wedding day. We asked our readers to share some of what they had learned from their trips down the aisle. Here is a selection of tales of lost rings, ripped gowns and sweaty nuptials from former brides and grooms. Image Amelia Hoffman with her…

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ThirdLove Expands Its Bra Offering to 78 Sizes

The search to finding a well-fitting bra can be a sport in itself, and often times, ends with many women resigning themselves to a lifetime of discomfort by purchasing the wrong size or fit. But now ThirdLove, the female-led online bra retailer known for providing a wide range of bra sizes and options, is expanding…

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The Last Designer

Image The designer Karl Lagerfeld backstage with a model before his spring 1983 haute couture show for Chanel in Paris. It was his first for the fashion house.CreditPierre Guillaud/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images When most people think of the word “designer,” they think of Karl Lagerfeld. They think of his dark glasses and his weird…

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Medical News Today: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers found that practicing transcendental meditation can help reduce or even reverse these symptoms. New evidence indicates that some types of meditation can successfully tackle mental health issues. Studies have shown that meditation practices can have a significant, positive effect on mental…

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Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered

Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but scattered outbreaks have occurred in recent years. This year there have been five — in New York, Texas, and Washington State — for a total of more than 120 cases. Here’s what you need to know about the disease and the risk of getting…

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Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The push to legalize recreational marijuana is sweeping the Northeast: Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine have done it, and the governors of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey say they want their states to do it, too. But in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu and some other state leaders are opposed.…

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Well : Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health. An App May Help.

Loneliness is bad for your health. Social isolation is associated with a significantly increased risk of premature death. And the problem resists fixing; solitary people who participate in experiments meant to nudge them into joining groups tend to have high rates of recidivism. According to a study published this month in Proceedings of the National…

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