New York’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2019

It’s true, I couldn’t figure out how to allocate stars to the labyrinth of Spanish restaurants, bars, cafes, kiosks and shops that the chef José Andrés presides over in the Hudson Yards complex. But putting it in the No. 1 slot for the year isn’t a close call. Not that Mercado Little Spain is without…

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A Focus on the Children and Losing Each Other

In Unhitched, couples tell the stories of their relationships, from romance to vows to divorce to life afterward. Frank Smith and Katie Smith met in 1988 at a party and married in 2002. Both were young, he was still in college. They started a family almost immediately, and had three children in a period of…

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In Australia, Diving Right Into Summer

The 52 Places Traveler With just a few stops left on a yearlong trip, the 52 Places Traveler reveled in the sunny days in Perth and the Northern Rivers region, but there were ominous signs as well. Dec. 10, 2019 ImageElizabeth Quay is one of many new developments changing Perth.Credit…Sebastian Modak/The New York Times Our…

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The Golden Crunch of Churros for Hanukkah

For Hanukkah this year, Zak Stern — who has been called the “kosher king” of Miami — is frying up doughnuts at Zak the Baker, his bakery and cafe. But he’s also making churros, the sweet fritter of choice in much of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. “Miami is filled with Latin Jews,” he said. “It’s…

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What Happens When a Weddings Influencer Gets Divorced?

A woman who bought her wedding dress at Stone Fox Bride was probably going to wear a flower crown along with it. She most likely idolized the Olsen twins and had an active Instagram presence. Her wedding was not going to be religious, but it was going to be spiritual, and her vows might even…

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Homestays: Finding Comfort in a Stranger’s Home

While planning a trip to Peru last July, Brian Twite and his girlfriend, Constance Hansen, decided to skip hotels and stay with a host family. At $35 a night, the accommodation in the Santiago district of Cusco was a bargain. But the warmth of their host mother, a 65-year-old widow named Marie, won them over.…

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For the Holidays, the Gift of Self-Care

The Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim remembers the moment he discovered the power of self-care. He was a frustrated graduate student when a trusted friend told him the solution was to “be good to yourself first — then to others.” “I had never once thought properly of caring for myself or loving myself,” he writes in…

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C-Section Is Not Tied to Obesity in Children

Some recent reports have suggested that women who give birth by cesarean section are more likely to have obese children. But a large new study found no link between the method of birth and obesity. Swedish researchers tracked medical records of 97,291 men born between 1982 and 1987, following them to age 18. The study…

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Writing, and Cooking, Across Borders

OF MORSELS AND MARVELSBy Maryse Condé Some years ago, the Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé approached her French publisher about writing a cookbook. In the preface to her latest work, “Of Morsels and Marvels,” she conveys her surprise at his negative response. Implicit in his refusal was the notion that cooking, as a subject, couldn’t be…

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Can eating ice cream make you scream?

London: As opposed to making you happy, eating ice cream may cause you a headache. Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, published the article entitled «Prevalence and characteristics of headache attributed to ingestion or inhalation of a cold stimulus (HICS): A cross-sectional study», by Torsten Kraya and colleagues from the Department of…

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