Melbourne’s Most Exciting Restaurants Are Wine Bars

MELBOURNE, Australia — On a mild October evening in Carlton North, the crowd outside Gerald’s Bar radiated early springtime exuberance. Like the residents of many cities with long dark winters, Melbournians tend to explode onto the streets in joyous droves, crowding parks and sidewalk cafes and even grassy median strips, once the scent of jasmine…

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J. Kenji López-Alt’s Secret Ingredient

Good morning. J. Kenji López-Alt is back in our pages this week with a smart look at his favorite secret ingredient: mayonnaise. You can smear it on fish to encourage browning in the pan; you have to try it on the exterior of a grilled cheese sandwich, for similar reasons. Kenji uses mayonnaise on steaks…

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Juul Knowingly Sold Tainted Nicotine Pods, Former Executive Says

A former top executive of Juul is alleging that the e-cigarette giant sold at least one million contaminated mint-flavored nicotine pods — and refused to recall them when told about the problem. In a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday, Siddharth Breja, who was senior…

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How Americans Split on Health Care: It’s a 3-Way Tie

When Americans are asked whether they support a “Medicare for all” system that would replace all current insurance with a generous government program, a majority often say yes. But when they’re asked follow-up questions, they often reveal that they’re not familiar with the details of that plan — or that they would also be happy…

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Found in Boston, Someone New

Though Marty Martinez has spent half his life in Boston and works as the city’s chief of health and human services, he wasn’t always sure finding total fulfillment in the city would be easy. “The gay community in Boston is pretty small,” said Mr. Martinez, 42. “There’s a lot of college students, but for people…

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An H.I.V. Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Pakistan’s Health Care System

A pediatrician accused of reusing syringes and infecting scores of Pakistani children with H.I.V. is now practicing in a government-run hospital after his private clinic was shuttered, in a case that is raising widespread questions about the integrity of Pakistan’s health care system. The pediatrician, Muzaffar Ghanghro, was initially the sole focus of blame in…

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The Parks That Made the Man Who Made Central Park

When Frederick Law Olmsted stepped off a ship in Liverpool in 1850, he was a gentleman farmer on Staten Island and intellectual, eager to embark on a walking tour of England. When he left, he had the makings of perhaps the greatest American landscape architect of all time. Several years later, he would take an…

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How Walking Might Affect Our Sleep

Taking more steps during the day may be related to better sleep at night, according to an encouraging new study of lifestyle and sleep patterns. The study, which delved into the links between walking and snoozing, suggests that being active can influence how well we sleep, whether we actually exercise or not. Sleep and exercise…

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Why Did the Young Mother Have Searing Head Pain and a Racing Heart?

“Please find something wrong with me,” the 28-year-old woman pleaded. For nearly a year, she’d been looking for a reason for the strange symptoms that now dominated her life. Dr. Raphael Sung, a cardiologist specializing in finding and fixing abnormal heart rhythms at National Jewish Health hospital in Denver, was surprised by her reaction to…

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The Chocolate Cake That Saved My Vacation

I don’t see how it’s possible to rack up frequent-flier points without racking up mishaps too. There will inevitably be delayed flights, bad meals, drivers who take the long way around town, lost scarves or hours spent wandering in a jet-lagged daze because your room’s not ready. Despite these annoyances — all of which I…

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