National Cancer Chief Named as Acting Head of the F.D.A.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will serve as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Alex M. Azar III, secretary of health and human services, announced on Tuesday. Dr. Sharpless temporarily will fill the post being vacated by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who stunned public health…

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Off the Menu: John Fraser’s 701West Opens in the Times Square Edition Hotel

Headliner 701West The name of this flagship restaurant reflects the Seventh Avenue address of the hotel it’s in, Ian Schrager’s latest New York venture, the Times Square Edition. A symphony in deep blue, 701West, on the 11th floor, is under the chef John Fraser’s charge. Vegetables figure importantly on his American menu, with dishes like…

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The Anxiety of Having a Famous Follower on Twitter

June 23, 2018, was a momentous day in the online life of Laura Pittenger, a New York playwright with roughly 1,200 Twitter followers. That was when the actor John Cusack, who has more than 1.6 million followers, retweeted her and followed her back. Ms. Pittenger was happy to have a celebrity follower. Then came the…

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The No-Nonsense Gospel of Rachel Hollis

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Tex. — Before 8 a.m. each day, Rachel Hollis, the motivational speaker and best-selling author of “Girl, Wash Your Face,” works out, feeds her four children (ages 2, 6, 10 and 12) and writes in her gratitude journal. Then, it’s time for her “morning show,” a live broadcast on Instagram and Facebook for…

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For Larger Customers, Eating Out Is Still a Daunting Experience

Rebecca Alexander’s worst experience dining while large happened just after she nailed a promotion at a nonprofit organization. She took her staff, and her new boss, to lunch at a promising downtown restaurant in Portland, Ore., where she lives. As the hostess led the group to a booth, Ms. Alexander, a 31-year-old who wears a…

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Pillsbury Flour Cases Are Recalled Over Salmonella Trace

The producers of Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, used by many home bakers, have voluntarily recalled 12,245 cases sold to retailers, after a random inspection revealed traces of salmonella in one bag. The cases, each of which contain about eight five-pound bags, were mostly sold to the Publix supermarket chain, and also to the Winn-Dixie markets,…

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Rebecca Taylor’s New Collection Will Help You Battle Your Office AC

Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor Last summer, Rebecca Taylor chucked up the deuces to her beloved New York City to set up shop in Paris and unveil a City of Light-inspired lineup for her Fall 2019 ready to wear collection. Complete with flouncy dresses and skirts, polished suiting, and slick leather in earthy hues and floral…

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Thinking Outside the Triangle

Hamantaschen, as essential to Purim as matzo is to Passover, are typically sweet, the triangular cookies filled with a jam that’s often made from poppy seeds. During Purim, which begins this year on the evening of March 20, Jews are encouraged to indulge in playful revelry, eating rich pastries, drinking to excess and dancing in…

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