Front Burner: Pot and Strainer All in One

This roomy new pot has rows of holes in the lid, which locks in place, so the cook can drain liquid while keeping the food, like vegetables or pasta, in the vessel. At five and a half quarts, it’s big enough to accommodate long pasta like linguine. The interior of the hard anodized aluminum pot…

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Front Burner: Soju, Straight From New York

Daniel Lee introduced soju, the popular Korean spirit, to his friend at George Washington University, Maxwell Fine, some time ago in New York. The two decided to make their own without artificial sweeteners and other additives, as a sideline to their day jobs in finance and law. Named for the Manhattan block known as Koreatown,…

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Get in Bed With Skynet

Advertisement Robot furniture is happening. This is the single greatest thing to happen to humanity ever, the robots told us to say. The Bumblebee Spaces “A.I. Butler” furniture system uses heavy duty straps to lower and raise the furniture from the ceiling. Video by Jason Henry for The New York TimesPublished OnSept. 21, 2018 By…

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Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Line Looks Like This In Real Life

Getty ImagesPaul Zimmerman If you’re familiar with Kate Hudson‘s Instagram, you’ll know she’s deep into Pilates. Seriously, have you seen all the insane videos she posts? So it came as no major surprise when the actress started her own brand of activewear, Fabletics. Advertisement — Continue Reading Below The company, which launched back in 2013,…

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Front Burner: Women Rule the New York City Wine & Food Festival

This is the 11th year for the New York City Wine & Food Festival, held from Oct. 11 to 14 and benefiting No Kid Hungry and the Food Bank for New York City. The events — around 80 dinners, brunches, demos, book signings, cooking classes and entertainment — will take place throughout the city, in…

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Front Burner: The Ultimate Facebook for Chile-Heads

This new guide to 100 chiles is organized according to heat, starting with bell peppers, the mildest, with no more than a hundred Scoville Heat Units, the scientific measure of spiciness. At the high end, with often more than 1 million units, are Dorset Naga, Naga Viper, Bhut Jolokia, Chocolate 7-Pot, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and,…

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Giving Malaria a Deadline

Kevin Esfelt, who studies the evolution of gene drives at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, indicated that the biological aspects of mosquito control may now be close to solution. “With this achievement, the major barriers to saving lives are arguably no longer mostly technical, but social and diplomatic,” he said. Launching a gene drive into the…

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3 Ways to Stay Sane When You Feel Insanely Busy

Keeping calm in a world that’s busy is a key factor for success for anyone, in any profession. This time of the year in style capitols around the globe—New York, London, Milan, and Paris—you’re almost guaranteed to find a whole pack of fashion people who are stressed out, sleep deprived, and probably not drinking enough…

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Trial by Fire: Critics Demand That a Huge Sepsis Study Be Stopped

A large government trial comparing treatments for a life-threatening condition called sepsis is putting participants at risk of organ failure and even death, critics charge, and should be immediately shut down. A detailed analysis of the trial design prepared by senior investigators at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., concluded that…

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Life After the Runway

Sometimes it can seem as if the designers at the top of the industry’s best-known brands are engaged in a never-ending game of musical chairs. For every Karl Lagerfeld, presiding over the design studios at Chanel and Fendi for decades, and Giorgio Armani (ditto), a dozen more have come and gone as creative directors at…

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