Medicare’s Part D Doughnut Hole Has Closed! Mostly. Sorta.

With the new decade comes this long-awaited milestone: the Medicare Part D doughnut hole has closed. Two cheers. More than 61 million Americans are Medicare beneficiaries, and about 46 million of those are enrolled in Part D. The doughnut hole, more formally called the coverage gap, has been one of Part D’s more detested features…

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You Hate to See It—Wide Belts Are Back With a Vengeance

Have you ever met an accessory that peaked in high school, felt so purposeless that it had an existential crisis, took out a loan for grad school, and now the only time you think about it is when it resurfaces in a questionable Facebook meme? That was the life and death of of the wide…

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Life’s Best Dinners

Hello, Five Weeknight Dishes readers! I’m honored that Emily asked me to show up for her in this space. (She’s on leave for the next few months.) I take the responsibility of choosing weeknight-friendly recipes seriously. Years of food writing, and cooking for my own family after work, have taught me a lot of brilliant…

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Love Letter: Learning to Love While Blind

In this week’s Vows column, the writer T Kira Madden finds forever with Hannah Beresford, a former professional equestrian and a poet. The couple, who married earlier this month in Kaneohe, Hawaii, first bonded over horses and later solidified their connection after swapping books they wrote. Sometimes you have relationship questions that you just don’t…

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Medical News Today: What to know about dry mouth at night

The following are some potential causes of dry mouth at night. Natural variation in saliva production According to an article in the journal Compendium, a person’s salivary glands typically produce less saliva at night. As a result, some people may notice that their mouths feel drier in the evening. Treatment: A doctor may prescribe special…

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Medical News Today: Eye exercises: Some tips and techniques

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Yesterday’s Bread, Today’s Lush Fatteh

LONDON — In the process of making sure that bread, one of the most popular but also most perishable staples, doesn’t end up in the trash heap, cuisines the world over have used every tool at their disposal to find delicious recycling options. The famous British love of desserts, to mention an example close to…

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Fish Oil Supplements Tied to Sperm Health

Taking fish oil supplements may improve sperm quality in healthy young men, a new analysis suggests. Researchers studied 1,679 Danish men taking physical examinations for compulsory military service. Their average age was 19, and 98 of them reported taking fish oil supplements during the previous three months. Compared with those who took none, men who…

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Medical News Today: Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise

Gut bacteria produce an appetite suppressant than can strengthen the effect of an exercise-based weight loss program. Share on PinterestA supplement may boost the fat-burning effects of exercise long after it has finished. The many health benefits of regular exercise are well known. However, its impact on weight loss is less clear, as exercise increases…

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A Milky Cake Where More Is More

There are those who think that less is more. But I like to think that more is more, at least when it comes to the milky syrup of a tres leches cake. I sampled my first pastel de tres leches at a Cuban restaurant in Miami. The spongy yellow square began oozing at the slightest…

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