39 Gifts for Your Sisters, Biological and 36

Your sisters—biological and otherwise—are your everything, and they deserve the world. But what do you give the girl who shared her toys with you, humors your weird Riverdale fan theories, and took you to get your eyebrows waxed for the very first time (something you eventually forgave her for)? Something that shows you know and…

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Front Burner: Dominique Ansel Shares His Secrets

MasterClass is a series of online courses, from a company that has assembled an impressive roster of experts on a host of topics, including Bob Woodward, Spike Lee, Margaret Atwood, Frank Gehry, Serena Williams, Steve Martin, and, for food, Thomas Keller and Alice Waters. This week the pastry chef Dominique Ansel joins the list. His…

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EXCLUSIVE: Beyonce’s New Holiday Collection Is Merry and Very Bright

Sure, a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the Christmas season bright—but what about an assortment of neon holiday-themed merchandise from Beyonce? That’s right, just in time for the holiday season, Queen B is releasing her yearly collection of hoodies and t-shirts perfect for the Yoncé stan in your circle. Advertisement — Continue Reading…

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A Far Cry From Overcooked Turkey

My mother-in-law passed away suddenly over the summer. Greta Allen, my husband Karl’s mum, was Irish through and through. Warm and unapologetically herself, she was wise and funny, and she could take a joke just as happily as she could dish it out. “You cook your broccoli like it was brisket,” I remember mocking her…

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The New Health Care: Why Standing Desks Are Overrated

We know that physical activity is good for us, and that being sedentary is not. Some have extrapolated this to mean that sitting, in general, is something to be avoided, even at work. Perhaps as a result, standing desks have become trendy and are promoted by some health officials as well as some countries. Research,…

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Omega-3s May Lower the Risk of Preterm Birth

Image Taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy may lower the risk for preterm birth, a review of studies has found. The analysis, in the Cochrane Reviews, considered 70 randomized trials that included almost 20,000 women. A few studied fish consumption, but most tested supplements of omega-3 fatty acids, the fats found in fish. The researchers found…

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Finding the Perfect Cocktail in Buenos Aires

To get a general idea of how the people of Buenos Aires drink, you need only go inside any grocery or convenience store. It won’t be too many steps before you’re confronted with an end-of-aisle liquor display. But it won’t be vodka or rum on sale. It will be Campari, Fernet Branca, Cynar, Cinzano vermouth…

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Personal Health: The Case Against Appendectomies

Pity the poor appendix, a 2- to 4-inch-long wormlike pouch dangling from the head of the cecum, where the large and small intestines meet. For most of its medical history — anatomists have known about it for well over five centuries — it was maligned as a mysterious, vestigial and seemingly useless organ that could…

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Libraries, Gardens, Museums. Oh, and a Clothing Store.

Shhh. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of wind whistling through the abandoned malls of America as the Cassandras of contemporary retail cry their doom through corridors lined by fronds of lonely greenery: the end of a way of shopping, and all that. But train your ears toward another direction. In Asia, an entirely…

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