On Location: Starting Fresh in a Familiar Place

Pam Williams didn’t love her loft in the Pearl District of Portland, Ore. Its orangy bamboo floors and cabinets didn’t speak to her, nor did the imposing steel ductwork from a previous renovation. To create a place that felt like her own, she figured she would have to move. Then she saw another apartment in…

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Taking Surprise Medical Bills to Court

Joaquin Lopez had emergency gallbladder surgery after rushing to an emergency room last year. He has been haggling with Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis over what he owes ever since. The 37-year-old college professor was hit with a nearly $8,000 bill from the out-of-network hospital — that was after the $11,000 he and his insurer…

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Julian Niccolini, Face of the Four Seasons Restaurant, Is Forced to Resign

Julian Niccolini, the face of the Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan who for years had weathered sexual misconduct allegations, was forced to resign on Monday, the restaurant said in a statement. Mr. Niccolini, 65, was told to resign by Alex von Bidder, a co-owner with whom he had operated the restaurant since the mid-1990s, according…

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Oribe Canales, Celebrity Hairdresser to Celebrities, Dies at 62

Oribe Canales, a celebrity hairdresser who worked, and palled around, with models like Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista in the era of big hair and fat shoulder pads, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 62. Mr. Canales, who lived in Miami, suffered liver and kidney failure in a hospital after going to…

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Front Burner: A Starter Kit for Bread

The bakery Bien Cuit, with locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, has assembled a make-your-own sourdough kit, good for yourself or for someone who is getting into bread baking. It contains a jar of the chef Zachary Golper’s own live starter, assorted tools for baking, a sack of organic whole wheat flour, a loaf of sourdough…

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Nebraska Petition Seeks Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure in 2020

As more and more surrounding states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, advocates in Nebraska say it’s time for their state to accept the reality and embrace the medicinal use of cannabis. And they want it written into the State Constitution. Two lawmakers started a petition drive last week hoping to build on legalization…

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6 Steps to Surviving Infidelity

Unfortunately or fortunately, living together does not always consist of joint visits to coffee houses, bouquets of roses, and romantic experiences. Sooner or later, we begin to live together. After a year, the passion goes away, and convenient habitual affection takes its place, life begins to get boring, and then it’s like a bolt from…

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