Record-low fertility rates linked to decline in stable manufacturing jobs

IMAGE: Three measures of the level of manufacturing business activity show a long-term decline over the last few decades. A change in 1998 in how businesses are classified creates a jump… view more  Credit: Nathan Seltzer MADISON — As the Great Recession wiped out nearly 9 million jobs and 19 trillion dollars in wealth from U.S.…

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Molly O’Neill, Writer Who Explored and Celebrated Food, Is Dead at 66

Molly O’Neill, a freewheeling writer born into a family bent on raising baseball players who would transform herself from a chef into one of America’s leading chroniclers of food, died on Sunday in Manhattan. She was 66. Her family said the cause was cancer; her long and public bout with the disease and with an…

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UNC Children’s Hospital Suspends Most Complex Heart Surgeries

North Carolina Children’s Hospital announced it would suspend heart surgeries for the most complex cases, some of which had a mortality rate approaching 50 percent in recent years, pending investigations by state and federal regulators and a group of outside experts. In a statement on Monday, UNC Health Care, which runs the hospital and is…

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Gloria Vanderbilt, Jeans Queen

Gloria Vanderbilt, who died Monday at age 95, was many things in her long life: an artist, author, actress, socialite, designer, pawn, tragic story, triumphant survivor, eternal optimist, mother and wife (multiple times), but for many in the late 1970s and early 1980s, she was also the name that helped changed denim forever. “Gloria Vanderbilt”…

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Medical News Today: What to expect during a physical exam

A physical exam, or a physical, is a routine test wherein a healthcare professional inspects, feels, or listens to different parts a person’s body. Other names for a physical include a complete physical exam, a routine physical, and a checkup. A doctor or nurse may recommend a physical to: check for possible diseases or medical…

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Masala Mac and Cheese and More

Catering to brick-and-mortar store is a common trajectory for chefs, one that Shalini Vaswani followed this year. She grew up in Flushing, Queens, and now has a shop in Industry City, Brooklyn, where she sells her inventive Indian home cooking, mostly to take away. A best seller is gently spiced Masala mac and cheese. Other…

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Skal! Scandinavian Spirits From New York

For a Nordic take on summer drinks like the Southside, try aquavit. A pair of new aquavits from Svol reflect different Scandinavian styles: Danish and Swedish. Both have flavors driven by caraway, as is typical, but the Danish version is more powerfully spiced. Herbs, notably dill, are evident in the Swedish one, which also has…

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Spanish Produce at Hudson Yards

There are some treasures to gather at Frutas y Verduras, the fruit and vegetable stand at Little Spain, the Spanish food hall at Hudson Yards. You can find artichokes, asparagus and ruffled lettuces in lots of places, but here they’re shown alongside beautifully arrayed ribbony romano beans, eight inches long, to simmer until tender ($3…

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The Art of Food

Any survey of food as art has to feature Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the 16th-century Italian painter whose portraits are montages of food. There is a take-off on one, by the photographer Klaus Enrique, on the cover of this lovely volume, “A Feast for the Eyes.” The book is an alphabetical compendium, with entries showing and explaining…

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