France Defines Natural Wine, but Is That Enough?

Natural wine is healthy and pure; natural wine is wretched and horrible. It’s the future of wine; it’s the death of wine. For 15 years, natural wine has been a contentious time bomb that has divided many in the wine community, creating conflicts fought with the sort of anger that stems only from extreme defensiveness.…

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A Frank Talk About Fat

Marisa Meltzer will spare you the euphemisms. She’s not curvy or plus-size. Nor is she, as one of her dates genteelly put it, “carrying extra weight.” She is fat, she says plainly, a state she describes with a mixture of resignation and grit. Ms. Meltzer, who has dieted for most of her life, sometimes rigorously…

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How Does a New Yawker Tawk?

Surfacing The #BestNYAccent challenge on Instagram brought out the sound of an unflappable city. For a city whose residents have been cooped inside for weeks, taking to pot-and-pan clanging, conch-shell blowing and clapping out of windows to express themselves publicly, the arrival last week of the #BestNYAccent challenge on Instagram was a chance for catharsis.…

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Asthma Is Absent Among Top Covid-19 Risk Factors, Early Data Shows

For people with asthma, the outbreak of a pandemic that can lead to respiratory failure has not been a welcome event. Many health organizations have cautioned that asthmatics are most likely at higher risk for severe illness if they get the coronavirus. There’s been a run on inhalers, and coronavirus patients like the actor Idris…

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W.H.O. Warned Trump About Coronavirus Early and Often

On Jan. 22, two days after Chinese officials first publicized the serious threat posed by the new virus ravaging the city of Wuhan, the chief of the World Health Organization held the first of what would be months of almost daily media briefings, sounding the alarm, telling the world to take the outbreak seriously. But…

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Did You Get Married During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Although many couples have postponed their weddings because of the coronavirus, others across America are still finding ways to get married, even with stay-at-home orders and countrywide lockdowns. We recently shared the stories of several couples married, against the odds. Did the coronavirus postpone your big wedding plans and you had to plan a last-minute,…

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Benefits of Eating Keto Breakfast Cereals

Nowadays, people are obsessed with living a healthier lifestyle. This includes incorporating regular exercising as well as following a healthy balanced diet. One of the diets that are increasing in popularity, is the keto (ketogenic) diet. It’s basically a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet similar to the Atkins diet. A reduction in carbohydrates puts the body into…

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Coronavirus and Booking Travel: Considering the Risk

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s Covid-19 coverage here. On March 12, the day after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, Sery Kim, an attorney in Coppell, Texas, noticed that the number of American Airlines…

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The Galette Recipe One French Creative Director Grew Up On

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Pierre-Alexis Delaplace can still remember the anticipation: He’d be on holiday, having decamped from Paris to his grandmother’s…

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Art Recreation Is the Only Good Instagram Challenge

A woman with a roll of toilet paper around her neck. A man with lettuce on his head, bare-chested in a sheet, delicately holding a large goblet of red wine. A child with small lilac angel wings posed atop a mound of — again — toilet paper, with siblings and parents looking on in the…

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