Survival Tips for Couples When Moving in Together

Having a man in the house is very convenient. He can kill terrible insects, remove webs from the ceiling or take a 20-liter bottle of water to the seventh floor. If you plan to have a man in your apartment or move into his flat, be ready to learn a lot of new things about…

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ON LOCATION: The House the Dog Found

C.C. Hirsch and Vanessa Pappas spent three years looking for a house to buy in Brooklyn, where Park Slope meets Windsor Terrace. But it wasn’t their Trulia searches or open house visits that led them to the home they eventually bought. It was their miniature schnauzer, Ziggy Stardust. “We joke that Ziggy brokered this house,…

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Los Cabos, a Spring Break Hub, Gets a High-End Infusion

I heard about it years before I first made it there. A beach paradise framed by turquoise waters and hulking, golden desert rocks, a place for spring breaks and bachelorette parties, where, if the early ’00s MTV reality series “The Hills” was to be believed, tequila shots and “drama, drama, drama” ruled. Cabo. Those in…

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Travel Tips: Three New Year’s Resolutions for Better Travel in 2019

It’s not uncommon for people to set unrealistic expectations when making New Year’s resolutions, which likely contributes to most of them failing. Over 90 percent of them do, according to research by the University of Scranton. So this year, why not focus on improving just one area: your travels, and making sure you travel well.…

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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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