Eat: Delicious Doesn’t Always Mean Pretty

I’m still not sure precisely why, but a couple of months ago I decided I wanted to come up with a chicken recipe that would go viral on social media. O.K., fine. I do know why. I was just too embarrassed to admit it outright: I was jealous of the New Yorker food correspondent Helen…

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I Am (an Older) Woman. Hear Me Roar.

Image “Age is just a number,’’ said Representative Donna Shalala of Florida, center, who became the oldest freshman in her House class when she took office a little over a month before her 78th birthday.CreditErin Schaff for The New York Times When Susan Zirinsky takes over CBS News in March, she will be the first…

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Police Close Sexual Assault Investigations of Mario Batali

Three investigations into sexual assault allegations against the celebrity chef Mario Batali have been closed because detectives could not find enough evidence to make an arrest, a New York Police Department official said Tuesday. Three women had come forward to report that Mr. Batali sexually assaulted them years earlier at two Manhattan restaurants where he…

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Medical News Today: 20 ways to lose weight safely

Many people are unsure how to lose weight safely and naturally. It does not help that many websites and advertisements, particularly those belonging to companies that sell diet drugs or other weight-loss products, promote misinformation about losing weight. According to 2014 research, most people who search for tips on how to lose weight will come…

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6 Problems You’ll Encounter When Traveling as a Couple

You cannot say you know your boyfriend well until you do several things together: quarrel, drink alcohol and travel. The last item includes the first two, so we’ll dwell upon it in detail. Your first vacation as a couple can be more revealing than all the time you have already spent together. You decide whether…

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In Her words: 5 Reproductive Health Issues We Should Be Talking About

Image CreditPetra Eriksson Welcome to In Her Words, a twice-weekly column where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered as a newsletter to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “If someone speaks to you about your body with anything but kindness and concern, it is he who…

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Botox May Help Prevent Migraines

Image Credit Botox injections are approved to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches, but studies of their effectiveness have had mixed results. Now a review of studies has concluded that Botox has small but significant benefits, with few serious side effects. Researchers analyzed data from 17 studies, including 3,646 patients, that tested botulinum toxin injections…

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What to know about luteinizing hormone tests

A luteinizing hormone test measures how much luteinizing hormone a person has in their blood. This is a hormone with key roles in both male and female reproductive systems. Luteinizing hormone (LH) is involved in many bodily processes, including pregnancy, puberty, and ovulation. LH levels increase or decrease at various points during these cycles. This…

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10 ‘Ugly’ Sneakers That Might Make You Buy Into the Trend

We’ll preface this by saying yes, ugly sneakers may not be for you. But there are five stages to loving and accepting the divisive style. 1) Initial Denial: You’re confused as to why anyone would choose mutant dad kicks. 2) Deep Disgust: Their omnipresent existence makes your skin crawl. 3) Bargaining: «Maybe if they were…

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