Lamb Even Haters Can Love

For years, I convinced myself that I didn’t care for lamb. I found that I could only ever describe it as “lamby,” which is not exactly a compliment. But now, the way I am constantly trying to persuade people to cook more lamb, you would think I was secretly working for the American Lamb Board.…

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Vows: ‘Perfect Strangers’ Drawn to Each Other’s Worlds

When Assaf Kedem and Erika Woods exchanged messages on the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel in May 2017, which ended with Ms. Woods giving him her number after some cajoling, they were “worlds apart,” as she put it. Entering each other’s orbit would indeed be difficult for Mr. Kedem, an Israeli-American living in Brooklyn, and…

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Bites: In Mexico City, a Restaurant Draws Locally and From 10,000 Miles Away

Despite being almost 10,000 miles apart, Mexico and India have surprising similarities when it comes to food. The chefs Norma Listman and Saqib Keval discovered exactly that one night in Mexico City, when they created a menu for a friend’s dinner party. The result is what may be the capital’s most inventive new restaurant, Masala…

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Ask Well: Are Calcium Supplements Safe?

Q. Are calcium supplements safe? A. The short answer is probably yes. Many people, especially women, take calcium supplements in the hope of building stronger bones, but whether calcium supplements prevent fractures remains uncertain. The United States Preventive Services Task Force advises postmenopausal women against taking 1,000 milligrams a day or less for preventing fractures…

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Ties: A Handbook for Grieving

Before: Text your friends to tell them that your mother has entered hospice. Tell them that it’s just to get the equipment she needs (a hospital bed, a better wheelchair) and not a sign of her impending death. Pretend you believe it. Brace yourself for the SWAT team of hospice services and providers that descends…

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Modern Love: Talking to My Fiancé About My New Girlfriend

Luke came to my front door in New Orleans on a sunny day several years ago with a sparsely decorated cassette tape and said, “I made this for you.” I could tell this was a move he had used with other women, but I had to hand it to him: It was a good one.…

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U.K. to Allow Prescriptions for Medicinal Cannabis

LONDON — Doctors in Britain will be able to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis from Nov. 1, after two highly publicized cases of young, epileptic patients dependent on marijuana-based treatments put pressure on the government to review its policy. The change was announced on Thursday by Home Secretary Sajid Javid, after he called for an urgent…

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