Nashville Hot Chicken Finds a New Home in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — At the bar, a man insisted on Hotville’s hottest level of hot chicken (“Nashville hot”), though he hadn’t tasted medium or even mild before. The cooks had seen this a hundred times, and when the chicken came out — a large, gleaming quarter of a bird — a teasing call came from…

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To the Contrary, Trump Has Tried to Weaken Protections for Pre-existing Conditions

President Trump was not in Washington when the Affordable Care Act passed and established a right to health insurance for Americans with pre-existing health conditions. His first legislative priority as president was a bill that would have repealed key parts of Obamacare and weakened such protections. His Justice Department is arguing in court that the…

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Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer

The threat of air pollution grabs our attention when we see it — for example, the tendrils of smoke of Australian brush fires, now visible from space, or the poisonous soup of smog that descends on cities like New Delhi in the winter. But polluted air also harms billions of people on a continuing basis.…

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Soup’s On!

Good morning. The air was soft this weekend in New York, balmy, leaving everyone blinking, a little stunned, caught between the pleasure of the weather and the calendar facts. One hundred years ago, the average temperature for this date in this city hovered below freezing. That average temperature, The Times reported on January 12, 1920,…

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Gucci’s Alessandro Michele on His Job Prospects

MILAN — Almost five years to the week since the lightning strike that was Alessandro Michele’s debut at Gucci — an event that business schools will study for a long time to come — the designer found himself reflecting on his own inevitable obsolescence. “Maybe one day I will not be relevant,’’ Mr. Michele said…

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The Cookbooks You Need for 2020, as Selected by Chefs

After sticking to an exercise routine, cooking more might be among the most commonly adopted New Year’s resolutions. But where do you start? This year, T wanted to come up with a new sort of cookbook list: one written by the cookbook authors themselves. What follows is a round robin of sorts, in which one…

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When Heavy Periods Disrupt a Teenager’s Life

Adolescents with heavy menstrual periods may find it impossible to get through the school day without getting blood on their clothes, or wake at night to find blood on the sheets. Beyond the inconveniences, those with heavy or prolonged menstrual periods can lose a lot of blood, month by month. In a review published in…

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Among the Sober and ‘Sober Curious’? Your Bartender

When Jade Golden, a bartender at 169 Bar in Manhattan’s Chinatown, was in Alcoholics Anonymous, her sponsor strongly recommended that she stay out of the bar business. “The mentality was that if you stay in the barbershop long enough, you’ll end up getting a haircut,” Ms. Golden said. “I don’t believe that. I believe I…

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Shopping for Coasters

No one wants be that anxious host who hovers over guests in the living room, trying to slip coasters under their drinks when they’re not looking. Then again, no one wants to see their furniture ruined by ring marks. The solution? Invest in interesting, well-designed coasters that you’ll be happy to leave lying around and…

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Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust

Racial discrimination has shaped so many American institutions that perhaps it should be no surprise that health care is among them. Put simply, people of color receive less care — and often worse care — than white Americans. Reasons includes lower rates of health coverage; communication barriers; and racial stereotyping based on false beliefs. Predictably,…

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