The Pour: A New Golden Age for Cider Production in New York

WURTSBORO, N.Y. — Two hundred years ago, when the Catskill region was among the cider-making centers of the adolescent United States, more than 14,000 varieties of apples had been identified growing in the Northeast. But by the mid-20th century, that number had dwindled into the double digits. And in 2008, when Andy Crown Brennan and…

Details

13 Gifts for the Most Difficult Person on Your Shopping List

Constantly outfitted in sumptuous cashmere and Off-White x Nike sneakers, it might seem like your perfect friend already owns everything. She’s the most difficult person on your shopping list, but we’re pretty sure she doesn’t have a monthly subscription of designer handbags, a Louis Vuitton sleeping bag, or a fuzzy leopard hat. Give her the…

Details

Work Friend: Your Office Doesn’t Have Nap Time Because You Are Not a Child

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. A Man Asks the Obvious Obviously I want to ask out this woman at my company. She’s junior to me, but doesn’t report to me directly. Is there…

Details

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of witch hazel?

Witch hazel has a long history of medicinal use because of its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Witch hazel is a small tree native to the east coast of North America. Many people use it as a decorative outdoor plant. In this article, learn about the possible benefits of witch hazel, as well as how to…

Details

The Ecosystem in Immigrants’ Guts Is Shaped by the Place They Call Home

Bodies that migrate across borders undergo tremendous change. Immediately, feet alight on alien terrain, ears channel novel sounds and noses breathe in unfamiliar scents. More gradually, daily routines fall into new rhythms, cultural norms hybridize and dreams evolve. Another transformation occurs deep within the body, two recent studies from the Netherlands and United States find,…

Details

Vows: A Celebration Designed Specifically for the Groom, Each of Them

When Dr. Amit Patel and Martin Fulton met through Facebook almost eight years ago, neither of them had ever dated online. They didn’t live in the same state. Neither of them had ever said “I love you” to a boyfriend, and they had never introduced a significant other to their parents. Dr. Patel had not…

Details

Under 40 With High Blood Pressure? Be Wary of Heart Risks

Image Adults under 40 with high blood pressure are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life, researchers have found. A prospective study published in JAMA included 4,851 American adults whose average age was 36. They had their blood pressure measured on two occasions at the start and were followed for an average of…

Details

Before They Were Angels: 51 Victoria’s Secret Models as Adorably Awkward Kids

Today these leggy models will be stomping the catwalk at the Victoria’s Secret show in New York. But before they earned their wings, they grew up like the rest of us: with awkward haircuts and embarrassing ’80s/’90s outfits. OK, and they were all ridiculously cute. Take a look back at the Angels’ childhood pictures.