Has SoHo Become One Big Wellness Pop-Up?

Image Dina Auslander rides a slide at Showfields, which houses many pop-up stores in SoHo.CreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times Within a half-mile radius in downtown Manhattan, there are five different matcha stores: MatchaBar, Matchaful, Cha Cha Matcha, the other Cha Cha Matcha and Matcha n’ More, which are each less than five minutes…

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Medical News Today: What to know about severe asthma

Severe asthma refers to asthma that does not respond well to regular asthma treatments, such as inhaled corticosteroids and inhaled bronchodilator medications. More than 26 million people in the United States have asthma. Severe asthma is relatively uncommon, generally affecting 5–10% of people with asthma. Those with severe asthma usually find their symptoms difficult to…

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Nail Tips from ‘Claws’

The aesthetic direction of “Claws,” a show starring Niecy Nash and Karrueche Tran, is a lesson in maximalism. An example in just one outfit: In episode two, Desna Simms, played by Ms. Nash, wears a yellow-and-black cheetah print dress, thigh-high boots covered in black tassels and a cheetah print purse (which does not technically match…

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Zabar’s Baked Goods, Now Downtown

You’ll see “Owned by Eli Zabar & Sons” painted on the window of Broome Street Bakery, which Eli Zabar has opened with his twins, Sasha and Oliver. The Lower East Side bakery is producing excellent breads, breakfast pastries, loaf cakes, muffins, rolls and scones several times a day. Brioches and small baguettes are used for…

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Brooklyn Brings the Bitter

About a year ago, St. Agrestis, a spirits company based in Brooklyn, introduced a bottled Negroni cocktail. The bitter ruby-colored aperitif spirit in the mix was called Inferno, also made by St. Agrestis, but not sold separately until now. Inferno has all the bitter complexity of Bette Davis in “All About Eve.” Louis Catizone, a…

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Emma’s Torch Adds a Backyard Garden

Emma’s Torch, the nonprofit Brooklyn restaurant established by Kerry Brodie to train refugees in professional kitchen and management skills, is going farm to table. With a grant from Toast, a company that provides software for restaurant systems, the backyard has been planted with herbs and some lettuce for the cooks to tend and to use.…

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Billy Porter on the Tonys Red Carpet

“I want to flip the question of what it means to be a man,” Billy Porter said. “This question of masculinity, this sort of microscope of heteronormative masculinity that we are very often held up to, especially as leading men, needs to be shattered. You know, it’s toxic and I’m over it and I’ve lived…

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The Original Gangster Style Guy

There are trends in movies just as there are trends in fashion, and occasionally the twain shall meet — and not just on the runway. Such will probably be the case this summer, anyway, as the gangster movie, after a period of dormancy that followed the 2007 finale of “The Sopranos,” returns with a vengeance.…

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Insomnia Can Kill You

How did you sleep last night? If you’re over 65, I hope it was better than many others your age. In a study by the National Institute on Aging of over 9,000 Americans aged 65 and older, more than half said they had difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Many others who believe they spend…

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