Urban-Farming Camps Have Kids Asking, Where’s the Healthy Food?

Standing between two buildings on 127th Street, a group of campers on the cusp of adolescence mulled over a change in schedule. Normally, they would spend the morning planting and gardening as part of Harlem Grown, a youth development nonprofit that uses gardening and cooking to teach and empower children in Harlem. But on this…

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Make Pasta Alla Norma Sorta

This update on a Sicilian recipe adds prosciutto, which is fried until golden. Make that for dinner this week, along with Melissa Clark’s lemon custards, or any of the recipes in the collection below.

Where to Show Off Your $5 Million Horse

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — They look innocent enough, the $6 pony rides near the entrance to the Hampton Classic, the splashy outdoor horse show that is the Burning Man of the boots-and-spurs set. Around and around go the toddlers on Jazz, the long-maned roan pony, as their parents snap smartphone candids. Little do they imagine that…

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After Countless Proposals, She Finally Said Yes. Again.

Last summer a very handsome man kept proposing to me over and over again. “I really like you and I want to move this relationship along. So the question is: Will you marry me?” I’ve been crazy about this guy for nearly 30 years, but I just couldn’t bring myself to say yes. Each time…

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What I Didn’t Do This Summer

So I missed the eclipse. It turned out that in early July something equally cosmic would be happening — likewise accompanied by crying, laughing, drinking and a last-minute, nail-biting weather watch — albeit something more local and hopefully far more lasting. I performed a wedding. In all, I’ve witnessed eight total solar eclipses, from 35…

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Where Summer Never Changes

One summer, when my twin boys were three, we loaded up the car with pull-ups, crayons, plastic toys and, oh yes, clothing and swimsuits, and headed north on a seven-hour drive to Maine. Our destination was a lakeside resort, called Quisisana, in Southern Maine, where I’d worked one summer as a chambermaid when I was…

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How to Manage Your Mental Illness at Work

I dropped my freshly cooked lunch all over the carpet. It wasn’t the reason I broke down just outside my office, but it was all the excuse I needed. I fell to my knees, screamed at the carpet, and cried as I shakily cleaned up my food. Then I sat down to write this paragraph.…

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6 Tips for a Regret-Free Wedding Registry

Over the course of our 10-year marriage, my husband and I have had good times and bad, fun times with friends, and quiet times cocooning. None of those times, though, were spent with the 14,000 rpm “cyclonic” juicer a dear friend sent from our wedding registry. We are sorry. Our registry was full of perfect…

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Kits for Kids’ Sleepovers. Parents’ Ambien Not Included.

When Liz Sender’s daughter turned 8 in October, she requested a sleepover party. So Ms. Sender, a makeup artist in Los Angeles, did what any modern parent does: She looked on Instagram at slumber-party photos. It was there that she spotted WonderTent Parties, which provides a professionalized sleepover experience. Instead of mismatched sleeping bags cluttering…

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Medical News Today: ‘Wasabi receptor’ may advance treatments for chronic pain

Scorpion toxin targets the «wasabi receptor,» a specific receptor in nerve cells that helps humans react to wasabi, cigarette smoke, and environmental pollutants. According to new research, the toxin’s unusual mechanism of action means that it could help scientists learn more about chronic pain. New research furthers scientists’ understanding of chronic pain. Researchers from the…

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