Year of the Daddy

There’s a scene in the second season of “Riverdale” (stay with me, folks) that could serve as an imperfect metaphor for 2018. The telltale signs of a town in collapse are crammed into 42 bracing minutes: rioting, gun violence, families torn apart, political secrets and sabotage. It all culminates in a face-off between good and…

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Meet the Cozy Girls of Instagram

A few years ago, back when Nashville was the filter of choice, cozy season Instagram looked something like this: a bird’s-eye view photo of a woman dressed in the comfiest of knits, relaxing on a bed with a steaming cup of coffee in hand and a laptop resting in front of her with a low-light…

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My Space: A Tour of Rock Climber Tommy Caldwell’s Garage

Age: 40 Occupation: professional rock climber; star of the documentary “The Dawn Wall”; author of “The Push.” Location: Estes Park, Colo. His favorite room: His garage, which he converted into a climbing gym and office. The big open room with a lofted work space is a big step up from Mr. Caldwell’s first practice wall…

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Moderate Drinking May Benefit Heart Failure Patients

Image Patients with heart failure may live longer if they have a few alcoholic drinks a week, a new study suggests. Studies on the effect of alcohol on the risk of heart failure have had mixed results, with some suggesting an increased risk with more than about seven drinks a week. But this is the…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Our Favorite Weeknight Cookbooks

Hi, it’s Emily with Five Weeknight Dishes. I got a reader email last week from Hagar B., who asked what my favorite weeknight cookbooks are. I love talking cookbooks, so I made a little list, and asked a few of my colleagues for their favorites, too. This turned out to be an ideal exercise for…

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Mixing Great Cocktails at Home Is Easier Than You Think

Making cocktails at home isn’t a difficult as “building your own bar” sounds. Success is all but guaranteed if you use a good recipe and the right equipment. There are plenty of recipes in this extensive catalog of tried-and-true drinks, but you’ll also need the barware to make the drinks you choose. We have a…

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A Good Appetite: A New Way to Spaghetti and Meatballs

Of all the things to make in an electric pressure cooker, pasta seems low on the list. Neither dense nor tough, it doesn’t require the kind of cartilage-melting tenderization you get under pressure. And since pasta cooks so quickly in a regular pot, you’re not going to save any time. But nothing beats an electric…

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gender letter: 2018: Year of the Woman, in 5 Powerful Quotes

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk It has been called the Year of the Woman, and rightly so — defined by historic political victories in the United States, #MeToo-fueled uprisings around the world, and women, like Christine Blasey-Ford, who pushed fear aside to be heard. It can be hard to quantify a year in a few stories or…

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Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Addiction and recovery

Growing up, I had the picture-perfect family. I lived in a beautiful home in the suburbs of Detroit with my parents and younger brother. I had every opportunity in the world, attended private schools, and even made it onto the honor roll. I was involved in dance, theater, and many of the school sports teams.…

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