Bites: In London, a Restaurant Specializes in Indian Home Cooking

When she moved from India to England in 1991, Asma Khan studied British constitutional law — but she could barely boil an egg. “I struggled a lot because I didn’t know how to cook,” she said. “England was a foreign land. Nothing was in my control. But I realized I could infuse my house with…

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Carry On: What Debra Messing Can’t Travel Without

Debra Messing has starred in television shows and movies for decades, but the actress is best known for playing Grace Adler in “Will and Grace,” which ran on NBC from 1998 to 2006 and which the network brought back to TV screens last year. The sitcom’s new season had its premiere on Oct. 4. Ms.…

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Medical News Today: What to know about freckles

Freckles are small, harmless marks that appear on the skin. Genetics and sun exposure are the primary causes of freckles. Some people are more likely to get freckles than others, depending on their genes and skin type. If a person is genetically more likely to develop freckles, exposure to sunlight can make them appear. Freckles…

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Vows: They Saw a Sign and Didn’t Shake It Off

For much of the last three years, Mariano Rivera III and Alyssa Picinich were kept apart by Mr. Rivera’s first love. “I was very sad every time he left me,” said Ms. Picinich, 24, who met Mr. Rivera in November 2014, when they were students — she a junior and he a senior — at…

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Big City: How a Hugely Popular Pretzel Bun Became a Political Minefield

By virtue of its near constant appearance on Instagram, the pretzel bun on the burger at the Emily restaurants, as they are known, stands as a celebrity carbohydrate, and like all celebrities, it is both worshiped and detested. While it might seem that a bun would be the least politically contentious feature of a $26…

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Breast-Feeding Is Good for the Mother, and Not Just the Baby

Most women know breast-feeding is good for their babies’ health. But doctors and midwives rarely tell moms-to-be that it’s also good for nursing mothers. Nursing mothers reduce their relative risk of breast cancer by 4.3 percent for every 12 months they breast-feed, in addition to a relative decrease of 7 percent for each birth. Breast-feeding…

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Ties: Family History in Her Bones

I hold my 4-year-old daughter’s hand as she lies on the cold surface of the X-ray table, watching her brow furrow as she concentrates on holding her left ankle at the awkward angle in which the technician placed it. This is, for her, an exciting experience, something about which she feels only curiosity. She asks…

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Ask Well: Should I Get the High-Dose Flu Vaccine?

Q. If the high-dose flu vaccine is more potent, why do I have to wait until I’m 65 to get it? A. People younger than 65 can receive the high-dose vaccine, but there are caveats. Because older people have a weaker immune response to influenza vaccine than younger people do and are at increased risk…

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Modern Love: How I Fell for an ‘I’m the Man’ Man

My new guy and I were lying next to each other, half-covered by bedsheets, the afternoon sun warming my feet. We had been dating for about a month. “I’m the man,” he said. “I should be in charge of the money.” “Right,” I said, feeling a jolt of anxiety. As a partner at a financial…

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Trump Proposes to Lower Drug Prices by Basing Them on Other Countries’ Costs

WASHINGTON — President Trump proposed on Thursday that Medicare pay for certain prescription drugs based on the prices paid in other advanced industrial countries — a huge change that could save money for the government and for millions of Medicare beneficiaries. As part of a demonstration project covering half the country, Medicare would establish an…

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