A January Dinner Party That Doesn’t Deprive

I manage to have a pretty good diet throughout the year, eating lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, with moderate (mostly) wine consumption. But from late November until the last gasp at the end of the December, we all are bombarded with richness and excess at every turn. Who can resist? Once the new year…

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Older People Need Geriatricians. Where Will They Come From?

Linda Poskanzer was having a tough time in her late 60s. “I was not doing well emotionally,” she recalled. “Physically, I didn’t have any stamina. I was sleeping a lot. I wasn’t getting to work.” A therapist in Hackensack, N.J., Ms. Poskanzer was severely overweight and grew short of breath after walking even short distances.…

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Five Places to Dine in Paris With the Author of ‘Let’s Eat France’

Among the most dense and affluent districts in Paris, the 16th arrondissement has long been considered a sleepy, stuffy, gastronomic desert on the French capital’s vast culinary landscape. François-Régis Gaudry, the 44-year-old food critic, radio and television host, and best-selling author of Let’s Eat France!, knows the area’s limitations firsthand: Every week for the last…

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I Do. Take 2.

When Donna Adelsberg ran into her best friend’s ex-husband at the supermarket a few years ago, she intended to leave him standing by the deli with his pastrami and her cold shoulder. “I hadn’t seen him in years, and I had pictured all these things I would say to him if I ever saw him,”…

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Hype House and the Los Angeles TikTok Mansion Gold Rush

LOS ANGELES — Hype House, the physical location of a new content creator collective, is a Spanish-style mansion perched at the top of a hill on a gated street in Los Angeles. It has a palatial backyard, a pool and enormous kitchen, dining and living quarters. Four of the group’s 19 members live in the…

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What if Children Ran the School Lunchroom?

On a recent Tuesday, the cafeteria at KairosPDX charter school in Portland, Ore., was buzzing as students lined up to taste two freshly made butternut squash recipes. On one side of the table was roasted butternut squash. On the other side, a creamy butternut squash soup. “This one is the best,” said Mari, a fifth…

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Office Treats Bring Out the Worst of Humanity

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Sugar Hating My manager is a nightmare. Name anything that exhibits the worst of bad management and she’s done it, including presenting my ideas brazenly as her own.…

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A Speech About Love for My Father’s Third Wedding

My father was married twice before I was born, once to a woman I met much later and once to my mother. When he asked me to speak in August at the reception of his third wedding, I believed it something I was incapable of doing: What could a son say about marriage to a…

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Trying to Keep Up With Grandma’s Love Life

Three years ago, my mother sent me a text that read, “Gramma Gert: 3, Jake: 0” — the joke being that her 80-year-old mother, Gert, was getting married for a third time while I, at 28, was still single. But the odder twist — too strange to joke about, perhaps — was that Gert’s soon-to-be-husband…

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‘Molecular missing link’ may explain allergic reactions to personal care products

Boston, MA — Chemical compounds found in skin creams and other personal care products can cause an allergic reaction in the skin, a common condition known as allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). While ACD is on the rise, particularly in industrialized countries, exactly how personal care chemical compounds trigger a reaction remains unknown. Most allergic reactions…

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