‘The Island Always Brings You Back’: Finding a Caribbean Home

Here is everything I knew about Mafolie before I went to the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in January: It was one of the original hilltop estates, given to my grandparents by my great-grandfather as a wedding present in 1936. The views, of Magens Bay to the north and Charlotte Amalie harbor to the south,…

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Instant Pot Maker Bought by Pyrex’s Parent as Old Kitchen Meets New

The maker of kitchen classics like Pyrex and CorningWare is adding a new culinary darling, the Instant Pot, to its cupboard. Corelle Brands, which owns Pyrex and other brands, said on Monday that it planned to merge with Instant Brands, the Canadian producer of electric multicookers that have taken the public, and the internet, by…

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Trending: Trips Led by and for Women, to Celebrate Women’s History Month

What better way to commemorate Women’s History Month, in March, than by taking a trip for women, led by women? As an another motivation to book such a getaway, International Women’s Day falls on March 8. The popularity of such trips seem to have increased since the #MeToo movement. Annette Youngbauer, a travel agent from…

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Fashion Review: What You See Is Not What You Think

PARIS — So there we were, up early on a Sunday morning as the fashion season entered its final few days, caravaning out yet again to an echoing space in the banlieues of Paris, entering a room scented by the nausea-inducing aroma of freshly laid tar and cast in a blood-red glow, assaulted by strobe…

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Eli Lilly Will Sell Half-Price Version of Humalog, Its Popular Insulin

The drugmaker Eli Lilly will begin selling a cheaper version of its most popular insulin, Humalog, in an effort to head off criticism about the rising costs of prescription drugs, the company said Monday. Lilly will begin selling an “authorized generic” of Humalog 100 for $137.35 per vial, a 50 percent discount off the list…

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Working long hours increases depression risk in women

Women who clock 55 working hours or more every week might have a higher risk of depression. Also, working weekends can increase depression risk for both men and women. Working longer hours may impact mental health, especially for women. A new study that now appears in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that…

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wirecutter: Fitness Gear to Go

Traveling can wreak havoc on your fitness. If you are lucky, all the sightseeing you do on foot will cancel out the nighttime eating and drinking. But what if you are at a convention or stuck in meetings all day? Welcome to your fitness nightmare. Here are six things you can bring along to help…

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The Checkup: Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick

In “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” Betty Smith’s 1943 autobiographical novel about growing up poor in the early 20th century, the public school that the heroine attends is a pretty bleak place. But “there was a great golden glory lasting a half-hour each week when Mr. Morton came to Francie’s room to teach music.” He…

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