Nazis Killed Her Father. Then She Fell in Love With One.

1. Such appalling events Emilie Landecker was 19 when she went to work for Benckiser, a German company that made industrial cleaning products and also took pride in cleansing its staff of non-Aryan elements. It was 1941. Ms. Landecker was half Jewish and terrified of deportation. Her new boss, Albert Reimann Jr., was an early…

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Medical News Today: Low fruit and vegetable intake may account for millions of deaths

Findings from a new study suggest that inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables may be a major factor in heart disease death. Not eating enough fruits or vegetables may have dire consequences for cardiovascular health. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants. A diet that includes fruits and vegetables can…

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How Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Spend Their Sundays

As actors and the parents of eight-year-old twins, Neil Patrick Harris, and his husband, David Burtka, who is also a chef, know how to improvise. “There is no consistency to our routine except that we’re together and spending quality time with the kids,” Mr. Burtka, 44, said. Mr. Burtka’s first cookbook, “Life Is A Party,”…

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In San Francisco, the Revival of the Hotel Bar

San Francisco has long had an excellent bar scene, but, until a few years ago, many of the city’s hotel bars left something to be desired. Overpriced and outdated, they also had a noticeable lack of locals. Lately, though, San Francisco hotel bars are having a revival, with a wave of cocktail-centric spots featuring creative,…

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A Dad by Any Other Name

After the divorce, my daughter Marisa started calling me Bill. “It’s Dad,” I’d hiss through clenched teeth, smiling at the checkout clerk and miming a kids these days expression. “O.K., Bill,” she’d reply and walk off, coolly aloof, as only an offended 14-year-old girl can be. Initially, I attempted to ignore this change. One, I…

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Long Before ‘Drag Race,’ There Was Mr. Dan

LOS ANGELES — Even to introduce a stage show in which he does not appear, Mr. Dan sure knows how to make an entrance. Not long ago, to the sounds of “Fat Bottomed Girls,” by Queen, he hustled out from behind a tattered curtain onto a makeshift set made to look like the Miami living…

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Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — Lawmakers in New York, the epicenter of the nation’s measles outbreak, voted on Thursday to end religious exemptions for immunizations, overcoming opposition by vaccine skeptics and others who said the measure infringed on religious and constitutional rights.…

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Here Is What Jessica Biel Opposes in California’s Vaccine Bill

A contentious bill that would make it more difficult for Californians to avoid mandatory vaccinations for their children leapt into national headlines this week when two high-profile opponents of the bill, the actress Jessica Biel and the anti-vaccination advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., visited state lawmakers to lobby against it. Here’s what you need to…

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Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, Who Advanced Allergy Treatment, Dies at 92

Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, an immunologist whose joint research with her husband in the 1960s advanced the monitoring, treatment and prevention of asthma, hay fever and drug and food allergies, died on June 4 in Yamagata, Japan. She was 92. Her death was announced by the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in San Diego, where she…

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Fecal Transplant Is Linked to a Patient’s Death, the F.D.A. Warns

Two patients contracted severe infections, and one of them died, from fecal transplants that contained drug-resistant bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration reported on Thursday. As a result, the agency is halting a number of clinical trials until the researchers conducting them can demonstrate that they have procedures in place to screen donated stool for…

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