A Perfect Recipe That Took Time to Brew

When Patricia Park celebrated the publishing of her first novel at a Brooklyn bookstore in 2015, Brett Taylor’s gift to her did not come in a card or in a vase or in a gift-wrapped box. It came in a keg, filled with her favorite beer. “He brewed me a batch of India pale ale,…

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An Army Veteran Comes to Terms With Not Having PTSD

You’re reading this week’s At War newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Friday. Email us at atwar@nytimes.com. On Monday, the United States observed Memorial Day, a federal holiday that capped a three-day weekend of events honoring those who died in American military service. Each year, this weekend pushes into…

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Six Simple Barre Stretches to Try on Vacation

Traveling — even for fun — can be tough on our bodies. Hours spent in airline seats, heavy meals and long stretches of touristy walking or standing can leave muscles and joints stiff and achy. I asked two well-known fitness trainers, Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito, for some simple exercises that travelers of any age…

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25 Writers on Their Favorite Beach Vacations

Choose any beach vacation town, and you can expect to find a few things — water, sand, probably ice cream, possibly a Ferris wheel. But it takes a little more to make a spot the kind of place that people from the nearest big town and beyond return to summer after summer, sometimes for generations.…

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At Work, Everyone Is in Fact Talking About You All the Time

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. You Are Not the Snack Czar My workplace provides a variety of free snacks. These usually include bananas, and there is no problem with taking one or three…

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Cannabis Companies Push F.D.A. to Ease Rules on CBD Products

WASHINGTON — For weeks, the elite of the cannabis trade have been badgering the Food and Drug Administration for a coveted speaking slot on Friday at the agency’s summit on cannabis-derived consumer goods. Blue-chip lawyers were rejected. Scientists were spurned. The agency finally created a complex lottery system to whittle down the list from 400…

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Where the Who’s Who of Horse Racing Celebrate the Belmont Stakes

Last year, Justify, an American thoroughbred racehorse, ridden by jockey, Mike Smith, won the Belmont Stakes with a time of 2 minutes and 28.18 seconds, becoming only the 13th winner of the Triple Crown. It seemed like an unbeatable moment for Jack and Laurie Wolf, the co-owners of Justify. But more thrills came later that…

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A Nursing Home Chain’s Collapse Leaves the Government on the Hook

The cracks in the foundation of a Chicago nursing-home business began to appear almost immediately. The owners stopped making mortgage payments on their crown jewel, the Rosewood Care Centers, barely a year after buying it in 2013. Paperwork about the chain’s finances was never filed with the government. Some money meant for the 13 nursing…

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Theater of Dreams: A Tale of Boom and Bust at the Plaza Hotel

THE PLAZAThe Secret Life of America’s Most Famous HotelBy Julie Satow Donald Trump was feeling envious. New York’s foremost narcissist — whose Trump Tower, encased in fool’s gold and bogus bronze, was the very definition of ersatz — hankered for what he regarded as the real estate racket’s crown jewel of social status. There it…

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