Science Does Not Support Claims That Contraceptives Are ‘Abortion-Inducing’

During his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Thursday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh referred to some forms of birth control as “abortion-inducing drugs.” The phrase is a characterization that some anti-abortion religious groups use, but it is not supported by scientific evidence. Judge Kavanaugh used the phrase while answering questions by Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas,…

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A Good Appetite: A Bay Leaf Chicken to Prepare You for Fall

Advertisement A Good Appetite A glut of end-of-season fresh bay leaves inspires an easy weeknight chicken recipe. Image Boneless chicken thighs, marinated with bay leaf, mustard seeds, orange zest and Worcestershire sauce, are roasted, then paired with an orange-parsley salad.CreditCreditAndrew Scrivani for The New York Times Sept. 7, 2018 Herbs flourish under adverse conditions. I…

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Why Aren’t We Eating More Insects?

From a scientific standpoint, our rejection of bugs as food is illogical. Insects share many characteristics with crustaceans, which are coveted and esteemed; both are members of the phylum Arthropoda. David Foster Wallace, in his 2004 essay “Consider the Lobster,” noted that “lobsters are basically giant sea-insects,” with a footnote citing Maine slang for lobsters:…

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Elton John’s Farewell Tour Wardrobe, Explained

Advertisement After a 50-year career, the rocket man of pop is retiring from the road. This is the inside story of his finale style statement, designed by Gucci, and the secret power of a sequin. Image The Gucci outfits Alessandro Michele designed for Elton John’s farewell tour were an «18-month passion project» said the stylist…

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Off the Runway: New York Fashion Week

Advertisement Scenes from Jeremy Scott, Kith and more on Day 1. Image Kith, spring 2019.CreditCreditShawn Brackbill for The New York Times Sept. 7, 2018 The scorching heat on the first day of New York Fashion Week didn’t deter the front-row crowd. LeBron James and Justin Bieber attended both John Elliott and Kith, where a moving…

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One Good Meal: Jason Wu’s Untraditional (and Easy) Fried Rice

Advertisement One Good Meal The fashion designer returns to his mom’s staple dish, which contains an unexpected secret ingredient, again and again. Image Jason Wu in his TriBeCa apartment.CreditCreditPaul Quitoriano By Nick Marino Sept. 7, 2018 In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually…

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Carly Cushnie Is Ready to Launch (Again)

Forget the straight and narrow. Carly Cushnie is so down with curves, her new handbag clasps are shaped like an hourglass—“you know,” she smiles, “like a woman’s body.” They also resemble the infinity sign, which makes sense, Cushnie shrugs, “because I feel like I’ve been doing fashion forever.” Advertisement — Continue Reading Below Cushnie handbags…

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Can yoga improve your sex life?

The Internet abounds with wellness blogs that recommend yoga for a better sex life, as well as personal accounts of the practice improving sexual experience — often to an enviable degree. Does the research back up these claims, however? We investigate. Yoga can be a relaxing and enjoyable way to enhance our sex lives. Modern…

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