How Chaos at Chain Pharmacies Is Putting Patients at Risk

For Alyssa Watrous, the medication mix-up meant a pounding headache, nausea and dizziness. In September, Ms. Watrous, a 17-year-old from Connecticut, was about to take another asthma pill when she realized CVS had mistakenly given her blood pressure medication intended for someone else. Edward Walker, 38, landed in an emergency room, his eyes swollen and…

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In Praise of American Cheese

Welcome back to Five Weeknight Dishes. For some recipes, American cheese is a gift from the gods. Take macaroni and cheese, for one; queso, for another. And it’s the key to from-scratch Hamburger Helper, which I stirred together at the last minute on a blustery evening this week. (I knew my kids would like it…

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Love Letter: For Romance, Just Add Water

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] Dating fatigue is a real thing, and in this week’s Modern Love essay, Colleen Kinder, who had grown disenchanted with searching for love online, flees the Brooklyn dating scene to teach a Semester at…

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Bound by Their Boston Neighborhood

When Bill Walczak called Meg Campbell to ask her for a date in 2016, he hung up happy. The yes he had received wasn’t particularly enthusiastic, but her hesitant acceptance gave him a lift anyway. Spending time with Ms. Campbell, he knew, would be good for him. His wife had told him so. Mr. Walczak,…

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Teens Find a Big Loophole in the New Flavored Vaping Ban

The Food and Drug Administration is banning most flavored e-cigarettes, but that isn’t keeping banana ice, sour gummy or cool mint out of the hands of McCracken County High School students. Blame a policy loophole. When the Trump administration decided to prohibit fruit, mint and dessert flavors in refillable cartridge-based e-cigarettes like Juul, it carved…

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Suzanne Somers Gets Flirty in a Pink Salt Room

“I’d love to say it was because I had too much sex,” Suzanne Somers said. But the truth behind her crutch would hardly make Chrissy Snow blush: a stress fracture, made worse by a tumble from the private tram to her 93-acre compound in Palm Springs, Calif, while partying with friends. Surgery ensued, followed by…

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How Ulla Johnson, Fashion Designer, Spends Her Sundays

During the week, the fashion designer Ulla Johnson spends most of her time in her SoHo studio or traveling to countries like Kenya, Peru, or India for materials and inspiration. On weekends, however, she tends to stay within a tight radius of her Fort Greene brownstone. “My vision and the actual logistics of my life…

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Anchovies in the Pantry, Pleasure in the Pan

Most anchovy pastas are minimalist things, born out of desperation with ingredients from the pantry. The assumption is that if you had anything else in the house, you’d surely cook that instead. But true anchovy lovers beg to differ. For us, when anchovies are the starting point of a dish, they’re also the star, making…

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Why the 49ers Coach Wears that Red Trucker Hat on the Sidelines

Maybe you’ve noticed the red trucker hat that Kyle Shanahan, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, has been wearing on the sidelines. Twitter certainly has. “Kyle Shanahan’s hat might as well say ‘I Vape,’” one user tweeted in November. Another wrote that the retro snapback, with its mesh back, flat brim and tiny…

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