Rosé Champagne Brings the Holiday Joy

Champagne used to be such a simple thing. You popped a cork, and the gushing fountain of wine cued celebratory joy. You might have had a preference among the house styles of the big Champagne producers, or grand marques. Or maybe you simply chose a brand as your own, as if it were cigarettes or…

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3 Legal Experts on What the Obamacare Ruling Really Means

Ever since Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas ruled a year ago that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, the country has been waiting for the next arbiter — a federal appeals court — to weigh in on the fate of the landmark health law. On Wednesday, that ruling finally came. But…

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Medical News Today: What to know about alcohol and the keto diet

The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet that offers the potential benefit of losing weight while maintaining muscle. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. When a person consumes fewer food sources containing carbs, the liver breaks down fat reserves in the body into chemicals called ketones. When the…

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A Lonely Plea: ‘Anybody Need a Grandma for Christmas?’

This month on Craigslist, tucked among ads for worn couches and dusty pianos, was an odd and poignant offer from a woman in Tulsa. “Anybody need a grandma for Christmas?” she wrote. “I’ll even bring food and gifts for the kids! I have nobody and it really hurts.” The response to the Oklahoma woman was…

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Who Made Your Clothes?

Rumsinah, 44 Role: Zipper operator at PT. Fajarindo Faliman Zipper, which focuses largely on in-house brands Where: Tangerang, Indonesia “Most of my co-workers and I are all old-timers,” said Ms. Rumsinah, who has been working at the same factory for 26 years. “It’s a good factory, so no one really quits. There’s seldom any job…

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Utah’s Latest Ski Destination: Woodward Park City

Woodward Park City, an action-sports destination and ski resort, opened in Park City, Utah, on Dec. 14. The 125-acre property includes indoor and outdoor facilities designed for year-round use, with camps and programs dedicated to skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding and more. Woodward has been operating athletics-driven summer camps for 50 years; the first location was a…

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The T List: What to Eat, See and Wear This Week

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we’re sharing things we’re eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. We hope you’ll join us for the ride. (Sign up here, if you haven’t already, and you can reach us at tlist@nytimes.com.) A programming note: The T List is…

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How About No Gifts This Year?

My husband’s mother and her sister share a home. Recently, they asked us for money for a necessary repair. Without it, they said they would have to take a bank loan. I was surprised that their finances are so tight. During the year (and especially at Christmas), they spend money on unnecessary purchases without hesitation:…

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‘Why My Baby?’ How Measles Robbed Samoa of Its Young

UPOLU, Samoa — From the beginning, Nuu Lameko’s baby daughter radiated happiness. She clapped and danced to the songs of praise at church. Often, Ms. Lameko would roll a coconut across the floor of their home to hear her giggle. “Whenever I’m having a bad day, she would have that smile to cheer me up,”…

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Obamacare Ruling May Spare Republicans Some Political Pain

ImageThe public lined up in July to watch oral arguments in Texas v. U.S. at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Credit…Annie Flanagan for The New York Times A federal appeals court in New Orleans handed Republicans a Christmas present. The court had been considering a case with the…

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