Hungry City: Khao Man Gai, Rich, Heady and as Good as Its Rice

Their plates are full of dark meat, all thigh and drumsticks. Here the chicken is submerged and simmered in a broth steeped with cilantro, garlic, ginger and pandan leaves, which lend a flavor that’s half-fragrance, half-cloudy memory. Spongy panels of skin cling to the meat; the texture is intentionally slippery. I liked their grilled chicken…

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Medical News Today: Which foods are high in arginine?

Arginine, or L-arginine, is an amino acid that occurs in foods such as dairy, fish, poultry, and other meats. It is a building block of protein. Some research suggests that arginine may benefit health, for example by relieving chest pain, improving erectile dysfunction, and reducing high blood pressure. The human body produces arginine, and children…

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Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.

Within the Defense Department, one agency’s recent project sounds futuristic: millions of insects carrying viruses descend upon crops and then genetically modify them to withstand droughts, floods and foreign attacks, ensuring a permanently secure food supply. But in a warning published Thursday in the journal Science, a group of independent scientists and lawyers objected to…

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My Space: Paul Banks Tours His Bright East Village Apartment

Paul Banks Age 40 Occupation Musician; lead vocalist of the rock band Interpol Location Manhattan’s East Village His Favorite Room: When he’s not at his beach house in Panama, Mr. Banks lives in a one-bedroom apartment in a converted textile factory, with 10-foot-high iron-frame windows you’d expect to find in an artist’s loft (indeed, he…

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The Pour: The Sommelier Finds Room to Breathe

When Gilt closed in 2012, Mr. Cappiello was already planning Pearl & Ash, which opened in 2013. Rebelle opened two doors away in 2015. By then, however, he had already seen how his mentors had begun to diversify their careers, particularly as they reached their 40s, often with young families. “The diversity of the job…

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Matter: Deep in Human DNA, a Gift From the Neanderthals

People of Asian and European descent — almost anyone with origins outside of Africa — have inherited a sliver of DNA from some unusual ancestors: the Neanderthals. These genes are the result of repeated interbreeding long ago between Neanderthals and modern humans. But why are those genes still there 40,000 years after Neanderthals became extinct?…

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Social Q’s: Hey, My Tween Daughters Heard That

Because of distance, my tween daughters and I visit my parents once a year. The first few days are festive. My sister, who lives three miles away with her family, calls the attention to us “unfair” and “obnoxious.” During our last visit, she left my parents’ house exasperated. Later, she phoned my mom, and my…

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Lacoste Hires First Female Creative Director in Its 85 Year History

Since its creation 85 years ago Lacoste has never seen a female sit at the creative helm of the brand. But that changes today as the brand makes history by appointing British fashion designer Louise Trotter to take the reins as creative director. Trotter, who left her post as creative director at Joseph in July…

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Ovarian cancer: Taking regular low-dose aspirin can lower risk

An analysis of data from hundreds of thousands of women in the United States has found that regularly taking low-dose aspirin is linked to a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer. Taking aspirin on a regular basis can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. The team found a 23 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer…

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Medical News Today: Can eating eggs help you lose weight?

As part of a balanced diet, eggs can provide many health benefits. A growing body of research suggests that eating eggs can also support weight loss. Eggs are rich in protein, low in calories, and they may boost the metabolism. In this article, we describe how to use eggs to support weight loss, including when…

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