Wine Lessons From a Master

Few of the myriad wine books that fill the shelves give an illustrated, step-by-step guide to opening a bottle of wine with a standard waiter’s corkscrew, showing what to do if the cork breaks. “It happens,” says Aldo Sohm, the wine director at Le Bernardin, in his new, very practical book about wine. There’s information…

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The Nightjet: A Big Bet on Train Travelers Who Take It Slow

On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November sunshine, a group of travelers appeared on the steps of Santa Lucia Station. They stood in awe of the Grand Canal just opposite, rummaging for sunglasses in their bags. There were couples, like Natalia Goia, 28, and Maximiliano Amestoy, 33, from Uruguay. On a tour…

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Medical News Today: What are the differences between cage-free, free-range, and pasture-raised eggs?

«Cage-free,» «pasture-raised,» and «free-range» describe different methods of egg production. Essentially, these terms refer to the differing levels of animal welfare standards that farmers use on their farms. There are no solid definitions of what constitutes cage, cage-free, free-range, or pasture-raised eggs. Often, certification programs offer the best indication of how farmers keep their hens,…

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Cookies for the Sophisticated Set

These cookies are suited to a cocktail party. Top Shelf, by the Canadian company Real Treat, is a line of four cookies: Salted caramel shorties with fennel would go well with an aperitif; double dark chocolate, with candied lemon peel, is buttery and spiced — suitable for a dunk in milk. There’s also a savory…

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What We Learned in 2019: Health and Medicine

It’s not easy to say that any particular development in health or medicine was the most important in a given year. But if we had to choose some highlights, we would opt for these unforgettable events and findings. ImageAfter using a vaping device to inhale nicotine, THC or a combination of the two, otherwise healthy…

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The Ganges Brims With Dangerous Bacteria

GANGOTRI, India — High in the Himalayas, it’s easy to see why the Ganges River is considered sacred. According to Hindu legend, the Milky Way became this earthly body of water to wash away humanity’s sins. As it drains out of a glacier here, rock silt dyes the ice-cold torrent an opaque gray, but biologically,…

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Causes of heavy vaginal discharge

Regular vaginal discharge is a sign of a healthy female reproductive system. Normal vaginal discharge contains a mixture of cervical mucus, vaginal fluid, dead cells, and bacteria. Females may experience heavy vaginal discharge from arousal or during ovulation. However, excessive vaginal discharge that smells bad or looks unusual can indicate an underlying condition. This articles…

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Meredith Miller, Kimberly Duva

Kimberly Ann Duva and Meredith Reade Miller were married Dec. 16 at their apartment in Manhattan. Hilary Gingold, a civil court judge with chambers in Brooklyn, officiated. Ms. Duva (left), 48, is the global head of premium accounts in the advertising division of Amazon in Manhattan. She graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., and…

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Remembering Emanuel Ungaro, As French Fashion Designer Dies At 86

French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro has passed away, aged 86, and as we mourn the loss of another great artist, let’s look back at some of his greatest hits. Ungaro in 1971 Central PressGetty Images Obsessed with sensuality, with a keen eye for pattern-clashing, who knew the value of shirring, ruches and ruffles, Ungaro spent…

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How to Eat Dinner Like the Last Citizens of Pompeii

In A.D. 79, a baker in the Roman town of Pompeii placed some loaves of bread in his oven. While they were baking, Mount Vesuvius erupted, raining down layers of hot ash and stone that would both extinguish life from the town and enshrine its final moments. In excavations some two millenniums later, the loaves…

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