Cocktails the Lazy Way, at the End of the Day

Clean, bright lemons and fat green olives rest in wooden bowls beside a paring knife and cutting board. A mixing glass and coupe have chilled for hours. There’s an unlimited supply of fresh, unblemished ice. With an almost contemplative intensity of focus, I make myself a martini. Someone else will do the cleaning up. Oh,…

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Appendicitis? Antibiotics May Be All You Need

Image Antibiotics may be a good option for many cases of appendicitis. Several randomized trials have shown that treating appendicitis with antibiotics rather than surgery may be safe and effective, but the long-term effects of avoiding an appendectomy have been unclear. Now in a new study, published in JAMA, researchers did a five-year follow-up of…

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Malaysia’s Coffee and Tea Culture Take Root in Chinatown

In Malaysia, a kopitiam is an informal cafe serving coffee, tea, breakfast, snacks and classic dishes. Newly relocated to East Broadway, Kopitiam is a Manhattan restaurant that does all those things, with certain all-day dishes such as pan mee, a noodle soup, served from morning through evening.

10 Frequently Asked Wedding Etiquette Questions

If you’re planning a big, fancy wedding — or even a more modest affair — you need to know how to put it all together properly. This is where wedding-etiquette preparation may help. “Protocol, respect and behavior are still crucial,” said Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, a consultancy firm in New York. “But…

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Shingles Vaccine Shortages Result From High Demand

Shingrix, the vaccine approved last year to prevent shingles, has proved so popular that its maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has not been able to produce it quickly enough to keep up with the demand. The vaccine is recommended for most people over 50. But many are having trouble getting it. The company says there are no manufacturing…

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The Royal Family Is Now Selling $40 Replicas of Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Getty ImagesMax Mumby/Indigo The Royal Family is making Meghan Markle’s one-of-a-kind engagement ring—or at least replicas of it—available to the general, not-super-rich public via its The Royal Collection shop. Fans noticed that the shop online is now selling a Buckingham Palace ring, which looks exactly like the yellow-gold triple-diamond ring that Prince Harry designed for…

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Medical News Today: Could poor protein trafficking be a factor in autism?

A protein whose mutations are found in people with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions helps keep connections between neurons in the brain running smoothly. People with autism have a mutated protein that disrupts the connections between neurons. Newly published research — led by Rockefeller University in New York City, NY — reveals that the protein…

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Fashion Review: The United Nation of Gucci, and Liberation by Dior

Advertisement Fashion Review Image Gucci, spring 2019.CreditCreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times Sept. 25, 2018 PARIS — Just as the United Nations General Assembly’s session began in New York, and President Trump met up with President Emmanuel Macron of France, Gucci convened its own international summit of sorts in a nightclub-turned-theater in Paris, under…

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Yves Saint Laurent and ‘Dreams of the Orient’

PARIS — Yves Saint Laurent was fascinated by Asian art and culture all his life. But, as a new exhibition scheduled to open next at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris will reveal, he rarely — if ever — traveled to the region, or visited the countries that inspired him the most. “All I have…

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Offering Manicures With Your Hot Pot, China’s Haidilao Plans a Global Push

Sometimes, Shang Feifei goes to a restaurant just for the manicures. On a recent Wednesday night, Ms. Shang, 40, sat patiently at a downtown Beijing branch of Haidilao, a restaurant chain that defies China’s well-earned reputation for lousy customer service. A Haidilao employee buffed and painted her nails, free. The aroma from bubbling broth-filled pots…

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