The American Citizen’s Guide to Clean Air

Image A man on the streets of Sacramento in November.CreditRich Pedroncelli/Associated Press The hottest new apocalypse preparation choice for 2019 is not a bunker or a gun or a lifeboat. And it’s not moving to New Zealand. It’s a small gadget that measures the air pollution around you. As climate change reports become increasingly dire,…

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Did You Know Dieter Rams Designed a Handbag?

Image Dieter Rams’s 931 bag. The design, first conceived in 1963, was intended as a gift for his wife. Now the handbag company Tsatsas is bringing it to the public. Apple is hardly the only consumer products company to assert that elegant design can elevate the most ordinary of functional objects. Before there was the…

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Medical News Today: What causes abdominal pain and diarrhea?

Diarrhea affects almost everyone at some point. Abdominal pain or cramping may accompany diarrhea. Some of the most common causes include food sensitivities, bacterial or viral infections, and medication or alcohol use. It may also result from stress or chronic conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Here we describe some common causes of abdominal…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: What Are You Craving?

Hello! It’s Five Weeknight Dishes, recipes for busy people who still want something good to eat. I’m all business today. Last week, I asked you what you wanted to see in December, and the answers were so helpful that I’m putting the call out again: What do you want to have for dinner next month?…

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Finally, New York Has a Cocktail Library

Twenty years ago, Greg Boehm was drawn to a small, ornate book, “Drinks: How to Mix and How to Serve,” while visiting an antiquarian bookstore in London. “It had a stamped burgundy leather cover with gold-foil printing,” Mr. Boehm said. “It was a really beautiful little book.” He bought it for about $75 and it…

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A Good Appetite: Leave Your Fondue Pot Behind (but Keep the Fondue)

Fondue is not something you serve at a party; fondue is something that defines the party. Invited in as a part of the meal, that alluring attention-grabber will always dominate, demanding its own pot and forks and elbowing all other dishes out of the way. A classic fondue needs to shine alone. But if you…

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