New York’s Best Outdoor Food Fair? We May Have Found It

Yailyn Nuñez and Christian de Jesus love the Bronx. But one thing is missing, they said: accessibility to different kinds of food. “Jesus doesn’t eat meat, so there aren’t a lot of options,” Ms. Nuñez said. “You see a lot of Dominican food, fried fish,” she continued. “You have choices, but certain cuisines you don’t…

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How Marla Maples Spends Her Sundays

“I’d like to share a little secret with you,” said a sympathetic real estate agent, played by Marla Maples, in the 1998 movie “Happiness.” “Divorce was the best thing that ever happened to me.” Ms. Maples herself seems to be thriving since splitting from her ex, now the 45th president of the United States, some…

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The Zen of Weight Lifting

One of my favorite movements at the gym is called a farmer’s carry. You hold a heavy weight — for me, around 95 pounds — in each hand and attempt to walk with a solid, upright posture for between 30 and 60 seconds. Once, while my workout partners and I were carrying, as we say,…

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Practicing Gratitude, for a Change

At Thanksgiving, when the seedling phase of my divorce from the father of my three children was well underway, we agreed it was time for us to start spending holidays apart. I laid out the plan for that year, and my daughter protested. “But Mom,” she said, “What will we eat without you?” That afternoon,…

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Our Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Many desserts are vegetarian, but we’ll take this opportunity to plug some of our readers favorite dessert recipes anyway. David Tanis’s cranberry curd tart is jaw-droppingly beautiful, an Instagram-worthy crowd favorite that’s also gluten-free. (Pro tip: The secret to achieving that ruby red color every time is puréeing the cooked cranberries in a blender or…

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Colette’s Burgundy

With her wry sense of humor honed by a coquettish but self-doubting vanity, the French novelist Colette would doubtless have been flattered to see the painstakingly authentic renovation of her childhood home by the Paris decorator Jacques Grange in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye. Born Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in 1873 in this Burgundian village 115 miles south of Paris, she…

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Victoria’s Secret, Struggling on Many Fronts, Cancels Annual Fashion Show

A colorful spectacle of pop music, skimpy lingerie and some of the world’s most famous supermodels, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show had long been a ratings powerhouse and a prime-time marketing bonanza. But after years of plummeting viewership, L Brands, the parent company of the lingerie company, announced on Thursday that it would no longer…

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Face It, Mom and Dad: I’m Not Special

I come from a polite Midwestern family. We never argue. We acknowledge each other’s viewpoint and honor each other’s truth. But to the pantheon of complaints children lodge against their parents (affairs, abandonment, forgotten birthdays), I’m adding this: unbridled optimism. My parents believe in the power of positive thinking. Some fathers sing in the shower;…

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Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease

Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease according to a recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. The strongest associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi. The timing of antibiotic exposure also…

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Accelerating Medicines Partnership launches data knowledge portal for Parkinson’s disease

The Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) program for Parkinson’s disease (PD) has launched a data portal to provide de-identified information collected from 4,298 PD patients and healthy controls to researchers working to develop effective therapies for the disease. The portal enables researchers to study complex data sets and perform genome-wide analyses at a scale previously impossible.…

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