Medical News Today: How to avoid getting sick

Most people experience colds or the flu from time to time. However, there are some proven ways to reduce the chances of becoming infected. Although most cold and flu infections occur during the fall and winter seasons, the viruses responsible for these illnesses are present year-round. Fighting off a viral infection takes its toll on…

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This Fleece Is the Hottest Jacket at New York Fashion Week

In the hills and dales of Pradagonia — a terrain of the mind rather than the land, an urban aspiration for an out-of-reach wilderness — the fleece reigns supreme. Fashion in recent years has been captured by a wild yearning, if not to visit the great outdoors, at least to dress for it. The chunkier the…

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Critic’s Notebook: The Old-School Reasons to Love Los Angeles Restaurants

LOS ANGELES — It was Friday night in Cypress Park, and King Taco glowed with neon. Inside, teenagers in sweatshirts and shiny puffer coats tipped cups of salsa on beef-tongue tacos. Cooks hustled, calling out orders in Spanish. Angelenos don’t usually know where I live if I rattle off the cross streets, but add just…

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Me Time: A 20-Minute Exercise You Can Do Anywhere

Maybe it’s the winter, or maybe it’s my own reluctance to leave my apartment, but lately I’ve been intrigued by the idea of a home practice — something like yoga or meditation that I do on my own, for myself, wherever I am, whether I’m in the mood or not. I like the lack of…

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Eating Processed Foods Tied to Shorter Life

Eating highly processed foods could shorten your life, a new study suggests. The study, in JAMA Internal Medicine, tracked diet and health over eight years in more than 44,000 French men and women. Their average age was 58 at the start. About 29 percent of their energy intake was ultraprocessed foods. Such foods include instant…

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Off the Menu: Gabriel Kreuther Takes Over Grand Salon’s Kitchen

Headliner Grand Salon When it opened nearly four years ago, the Baccarat Hotel had a formal ground-floor restaurant, Chevalier. That room closed, but the hotel continued to serve food in its spacious silver-toned lounge, bedecked with opulent crystal chandeliers. Now, Grand Salon, and the adjacent Petit Salon, as the lounge areas are called, have more…

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A Jewish Bakery Adopts the Pork Roll, Egg and Cheese

It is a safe guess that the Eastern European Jews who brought the bialy from Bialystok to New York City, piecing back together the recipe for this plain but beguiling dimpled roll in their new world after fleeing their old one, did not do it so that one day it could be sliced open and…

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