Enslaved People Lived Here. These Museums Want You to Know.

A few years ago, people touring the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters in Savannah, Ga., would have heard a lot about George Owens, the lawyer, farmer and Congressional representative who lived in the massive neoclassical home in 1833. And about banker and slave trader Richard Richardson, for whom the house was built in 1816. They…

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Instagram Therapists Are the New Instagram Poets

Scroll through Lisa A. Olivera’s Instagram grid and you’ll find a distinctly 2019 tableau: a desert palette of blush, mauve and slate backgrounds with cream sans serif text. Her logo, a line drawing of a hand grasping desert poppies and wild grass, appears on many of the squares. These colors and icons are trademarks of…

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10 Essential Nigerian Recipes

Good morning. We sailed a terrific print edition of The New York Times onto front steps and newsstand shelves this morning, with the Food section dominated by a beautiful essay and set of recipes by Yewande Komolafe that are meant to serve as an introduction to some of the essential dishes of Nigeria, the country…

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A Right Whale Grandmother Dies

A second North Atlantic right whale has been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The whale, named Punctuation, was a breeding female who had mothered eight calves and then gone on to have several grandchildren, making her death a significant loss for a dwindling population. No cause of death has been determined for…

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How ‘Jane the Virgin’ Made a Better Man of Justin Baldoni

For five seasons, fans of “Jane the Virgin” have swooned over the transformation of Rafael Solano from playboy hotelier to doting baby daddy and the wokest bae in Miami. But for Justin Baldoni, who plays him, that evolution wasn’t just an act. “What’s interesting about the journey of Rafael as a character is it in…

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The Joy of Queer Parties: ‘We Breathe, We Dip, We Flex’

On a recent night on the dance floor at Elsewhere Bar in Brooklyn, the air was heavy with sweat, joy and sorrow. I’d seen someone bury their face in their hands, shoulders shaking with silent sobs, and then, in what felt like seconds later, drop to the floor, behind bouncing, hands blurry with the tight…

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Medical News Today: Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes

New research finds an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes among people who take statins in an effort to lower their cholesterol levels and keep heart disease at bay. Among statins’ unwanted effects may be an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Many people take statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the…

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Something Borrowed, Something Green

Kira Meskin and her fiancé, Yaniv Schiff, both of Chicago, are so committed to gardening, composting, cycling and recycling they are incorporating these sustainable elements into their Sept. 15 wedding. “We try to live a more conscious lifestyle in our daily lives,” said Ms. Meskin, 35, an occupational therapist. “In terms of our wedding, we’re…

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