For a Festive Sip, Turn to Blackberry Liqueur

In place of cassis for a kir, turn to a blackberry liqueur from Heimat New York to add sultry richness to a glass of white or sparkling wine. (It’s also good for trifles.) It’s the latest flavor from the year-old company in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Ute Londrigan, who makes the liqueurs, has plumbed her German grandmother’s…

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Six Steps to Mentally Survive the Holidays

The so-called holiday blues do, in fact, exist, and according to a study by the American Psychological Association the most common symptoms are fatigue, stress, irritability, bloating and sadness. Healthy habits can be hard to maintain, because holidays often involve a respite from routine, a time to ignore our budgets, schedules, tolerance for alcohol, allergies…

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Medical News Today: What to know about peeing after sex

People may have heard that peeing after sex is beneficial, especially for women. This is because peeing flushes bacteria out of the body, which may help prevent a urinary tract from developing. Here, we look at how peeing after sex may help to prevent urinary tract infections. We also discuss whether there are any other…

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Singer Charlotte Lawrence’s Style Approach? Just Be Chill

If you haven’t heard the name Charlotte Lawrence, you’ve probably heard Charlotte Lawrence. Her 2018 EP YOUNG has been streamed millions of times and «Falling Skies», the YUNGBLOOD track on which she’s featured, was a sonic highlight of 13 Reasons Why second season. Lawrence’s latest single, the dreamy «God Must Be doing Cocaine» was released…

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Anthropologie Is Having A Major Holiday Sale for Last-Minute Shoppers

Courtesy Just when you thought you finished all of your holiday shopping, you suddenly remember that you left your brother’s new girlfriend off the list. It’s fine, we’ve all been there. Fortunately, Anthropologie is offering up to 30 percent off site-wide today. Thanks to overnight shipping, your gifts will arrive right before Christmas. Anthropologie has…

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Wine Lessons From a Master

Few of the myriad wine books that fill the shelves give an illustrated, step-by-step guide to opening a bottle of wine with a standard waiter’s corkscrew, showing what to do if the cork breaks. “It happens,” says Aldo Sohm, the wine director at Le Bernardin, in his new, very practical book about wine. There’s information…

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The Nightjet: A Big Bet on Train Travelers Who Take It Slow

On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November sunshine, a group of travelers appeared on the steps of Santa Lucia Station. They stood in awe of the Grand Canal just opposite, rummaging for sunglasses in their bags. There were couples, like Natalia Goia, 28, and Maximiliano Amestoy, 33, from Uruguay. On a tour…

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Medical News Today: What are the differences between cage-free, free-range, and pasture-raised eggs?

«Cage-free,» «pasture-raised,» and «free-range» describe different methods of egg production. Essentially, these terms refer to the differing levels of animal welfare standards that farmers use on their farms. There are no solid definitions of what constitutes cage, cage-free, free-range, or pasture-raised eggs. Often, certification programs offer the best indication of how farmers keep their hens,…

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Cookies for the Sophisticated Set

These cookies are suited to a cocktail party. Top Shelf, by the Canadian company Real Treat, is a line of four cookies: Salted caramel shorties with fennel would go well with an aperitif; double dark chocolate, with candied lemon peel, is buttery and spiced — suitable for a dunk in milk. There’s also a savory…

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