Restaurant Review: Tapping a Family Connection to Indonesian Food

If you ate at Spice Market before it closed two years ago, you may experience low-key but persistent flashbacks at Wayan, which set up shop in February on the east end of Spring Street in NoLIta. Again the flavors come from Asia and the methods, generally, from France. Again the far-off tropics are evoked through…

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She’s a Ring Concierge. We Asked Her Questions.

Michelle Demaree is a little like a global adventurer when it comes to engagement rings. Four years ago, she founded Miss Diamond Ring, a boutique concierge service in Beverly Hills, Calif., that sources diamonds and gemstones and creates custom settings for clients whose budgets typically average between $35,000 and $60,000. (Her most expensive purchase to…

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How Gay Are You?

On a scale of one to 10, with one being “completely straight” and 10 being “completely gay,” what number are you? The answer might seem obvious to some. “I’m a one, absolutely!” “I’m a 10, of course!” But “Between the Shades,” a documentary released Tuesday on iTunes, suggests that human sexuality is far more nuanced…

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The Best Looks From the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Los Angeles Premiere

When Avengers: End Game finally hits theaters this week, we’ll see our favorite superheroes go toe-to-toe to save the universe in an epic battle. But on Monday night in Los Angeles, the stars of the upcoming film united, dressed in their finest threads to celebrate the film’s premiere. Brie Larson gave a nod to Thanos…

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Medical News Today: Study identifies a hormone that may hinder weight loss

A series of experiments in mice demonstrates that a well-known hormone might have a previously unidentified role in the metabolic response to energy restriction during weight loss. A recent study finds a new role for an old hormone. Scientists have known about growth hormone (GH) for several decades. It plays a role in bone growth…

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ON LOCATION: In Maryland, Remaking the Family Manse

When Kim Hammond was a teenager in the late 1960s, his parents bought a proud stone house on a hill in Baltimore County, Md., and he immediately recognized it as remarkable. Built in 1920 by a prominent architect named Laurence Hall Fowler, it originally served as a stately guesthouse for an even grander home that…

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Times Insider: Testing an $800 Pizza Oven — for Journalism!

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. On a recent Friday afternoon, a team of writers huddled in a test kitchen with exposed brick, soft lighting and high ceilings on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The smell of fresh basil and the sound…

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Is Sex by Deception a Form of Rape?

Abigail Finney was in her freshman year at Purdue University in Indiana in February 2017 when she fell asleep in her boyfriend’s dorm room. During the night he snuggled up to her in bed in the pitch black, his hand grazing her breast, and they began having sex. She soon stopped to go to the…

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