Robert Kraft Awaits Your Judgment

When you find yourself at 77 a billionaire six times over and an N.F.L. team owner practically running out of fingers for Super Bowl rings, there aren’t a ton of opportunities you haven’t already enjoyed. Private jets are your subways. Weekends with pals at $2,000-a-night island resorts are your backyard barbecues. The question “what to…

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Nonfiction: Drug Epidemics, Past and Present

TEN DRUGSHow Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of MedicineBy Thomas Hager Synthetic opioids — drugs far more potent than anything that’s come before — are flooding America’s streets. New users start up daily, while old users fall deeper into cycles of despair. And as officials bicker about whether addiction is a medical…

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Medical News Today: What causes pain in the testicles?

Testicular pain can have several causes, from infections to traumatic injuries. Sometimes, testicular pain can be a medical emergency. In this article, learn about the possible causes of testicular pain, as well as when to see a doctor. Epididymitis An infection such as epididymitis can cause testicular pain. Epididymitis is an infection of the epididymis,…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: In Praise of Sauce

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. By now have we all read this amazing article on “snowplow parenting”? It’s about parents who go to sometimes-extreme lengths to remove obstacles from their kids’ lives. The part I can’t get over is about a girl who didn’t like sauce: “Her whole life, her parents had helped…

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Jason Wu’s Second Collection for Eloquii Is The Ideal Spring Wardrobe

Jason Wu and Eloquii are back at it. The prominent fashion designer and retailer for women sizes 14 and up just released their second line together: the Spring 2019 collection. While their Holiday 2018 collaboration was all about glam and formal statement dresses, their spring line embodies the season with whimsical vibes and inspiration drawn…

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Adapted, Adjusted, but Always (Kind of) Paella

LONDON — Every dish has a story to tell, but that story often isn’t what you expect or, indeed, want it to be. Take paella as an example, arguably the most famous of Spanish dishes around the world and the inspiration behind my recipe here. I thought, naïvely, that I would start my preamble with some…

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Mind: Can We Get Better at Forgetting?

Whatever its other properties, memory is a reliable troublemaker, especially when navigating its stockpile of embarrassments and moral stumbles. Ten minutes into an important job interview and here come screenshots from a past disaster: the spilled latte, the painful attempt at humor. Two dates into a warming relationship and up come flashbacks of an earlier,…

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An Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Gave Me Hope, and Then It Ended

I knew that participating in a clinical trial for an Alzheimer’s drug was unlikely to help me. But it gave me hope. So when the news broke this week that the drug company Biogen had canceled its once-promising trial because of “disappointing results,” I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. It had been…

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A Bite-Size Square of Canada’s History, Culture and Craving

The Canadian city of Nanaimo, in British Columbia, has been a scrappy outpost of the Hudson’s Bay Company, a coal mining center and a timber town. But its place in history may be forever entwined with its culinary namesake, one of the world’s sweetest treats. The Nanaimo bar (pronounced nuh-NYE-mo) is a three-layer no-bake square…

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City Kitchen: A Ragoût to Remember

Is “ragoût” just a five-dollar word for stew, or is there a difference? To me, the French word sounds more elegant and painstaking. (To be clear, we’re not talking about ragù, an Italian pasta sauce.) And though a ragoût can take many forms, one made entirely of vegetables is something quite special. A good vegetable…

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