Medical News Today: Thinking of quitting smoking? Today’s the day

Quitting smoking is famously hard. However, according to recent findings, the sooner one stops, the better. Perhaps today is the day? A new study charts health improvements after stopping smoking. Smoking tobacco, as most of us are well aware, increases the risk of a wide range of serious health issues. Associated conditions include heart disease,…

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James Watson Won’t Stop Talking About Race

It has been more than a decade since James D. Watson, a founder of modern genetics, landed in a kind of professional exile by suggesting that black people are intrinsically less intelligent than whites. In 2007, Dr. Watson, who shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for describing the double-helix structure of DNA, told a British journalist…

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Front Burner: Made to Measure for Young Cooks

A new set of kitchen utensils designed for children (but useful for adults) ramps up the fun, while producing rewards like a well-tossed salad, eggs properly beaten to scramble or a correct measure of flour for a perfect batch of cookies. The handles on the spatulas, spoons and whisk colorfully replicate vegetables, while making the…

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Welcome to Peru

Imagine the world’s most glamorous 4-H fair crossed with Fashion Week, and you’ll have a sense of what Peru’s Alpaca Fiesta feels like. The event this past October in Arequipa, the country’s second-largest city, drew designers, farmers, and sustainability advocates from all over the world. The lure: the titular meme-friendly animal, whose fur (which is…

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Front Burner: A Celebration of Fats

For the dead of winter, “The Fat Kitchen” could not be more timely. It’s a guide to preparing and using animal fats, indulgently or sparingly, in all sorts of delectable ways. Not just any animal fats, though. The author, a food writer who lives in Vermont, insists on fats from pasture-raised creatures, preferably rendered at…

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How to Eat in 2019

I had always maintained that I’d be the kind of person who makes time for cooking, regardless of how busy I became. It is, after all, my job, my hobby, my creative outlet and how I connect with people. Fast forward to 2018, and it became painfully clear that while that was a nice thought…

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Off the Menu: Seafood With Korean Touches Comes to Park Slope, Brooklyn

Headliner Haenyeo The turnaround was barely a month: By the time Jenny Kwak knew she wouldn’t renew the lease on Do Hwa, her 20-year-old Korean restaurant in the West Village, she and her husband, Terrence Segura, already had a new place in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in the works. The restaurant, named for the intrepid women…

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