Front Burner: Your Goblins Can Make These Treats

You supply the chocolate, and the children (under adult supervision) can use the mold in this new holiday set to make edible little ghosts, bats, cats, pumpkins and so forth for Halloween. The kit, from a company that specializes in cooking gear for children, comes with recipes for different flavors of chocolate. Chocolate Making Set,…

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Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist

A prominent cardiologist formerly at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston fabricated or falsified data in 31 published studies that should be retracted, officials at the institutions have concluded. The cardiologist, Dr. Piero Anversa, produced research suggesting that damaged heart muscle could be regenerated with stem cells, a type of cell…

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Finding Lost Apples and Reviving a Beloved Cider

Advertisement George Washington was among the many fans of Newark cider, a long-missing treat now being recreated by a former ad man on a mission. Image The Harrison apple tree that Thomas Vilardi found near Newark in the fall of 2015. “I knew I had seen apples on a tree,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting…

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Front Burner: Culinary Tales From the Hudson Valley

Richard Erickson, a chef, and his wife, Mary Anne Erickson — the owners of Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go, a prepared food shop in Kingston, N.Y. — have published a cookbook. Despite the title “Feel Good Food,” the book is not plugged into the ubiquitous “wellness” trend. It’s simply a solid collection of reliable recipes closely tied…

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Skin Deep: Why You Have Adult Acne, and How to Get Rid of It

The typical customer of the “clean” cosmetics company Beautycounter is in her 30s, and historically anti-aging has been her biggest concern. But when the nearly 6-year-old company introduced a set of acne-control products in August, the line quickly became Beautycounter’s top skin care seller. Michael McGeever, the company’s chief merchandising and product officer, wasn’t surprised.…

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Out of This World

Ten-course tasting menus exploring Korean flavors and traditions are offered by Atomix, a new restaurant in Murray Hill. Roasted duck is served with a Mexican-inspired mole to which the Korean condiment gochujang has been added. The smaller dish in the background holds fermented brussels sprouts, a reference to the Korean tradition of side dishes known…

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Frank Bruni Tries on a New Role: Fashion Writer

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. Magazine editors often talk about “casting.” It works pretty much the way it does in movies. The editors have a role, which is the authorship of a story they’re putting into the works, and they want to…

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Field Notes: Married a Thousand Times (He’s the Rabbi)

Rabbi Scott Colbert has married more than 1,000 couples over the last 45 years in many states and countries, including Costa Rica and Israel. “I’m at the point where I’m marrying the children of the parents I married three or four decades ago,” said Rabbi Colbert, who is 71 and recently retired. Both a rabbi…

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Pursuits: Stalking the Trump Family’s Roots

Most Americans come from somewhere else. That is as true of presidents as it is of newcomers reciting naturalization oaths across the United States today. Donald Trump, the 45th president, is a second generation German-Scot — two nationalities that happen to be the first and tenth most common in the United States. Trump’s mother and…

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How to Harness Your Anxiety

Nervous you may have upset someone? Reframe worry into care about a person who matters. Terrified about going out on that first date? Consider that your heart is beating fast at the possibility of it going well. How you label your experience is 100 percent in your control. You can then channel anxiety into a…

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