A Good Appetite: A Dish to Comfort on Those Cold, Dark Days

In a perfect French pommes aligot, it’s hard to know where the potatoes end and the cheese begins. A molten, creamy mass of potatoes permeated with mountain cheeses, aligot combines the stretchy pull of fondue with the silky suppleness of potato purée. Soft, gooey and eminently soothing, it’s just the thing to make on an…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Cozy and Clever

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I have something unsexy to discuss with you, and that is pilaf. And yet! Pilaf, versions of which are found the world over, is one of my recent favorites, adorably homely and the definition of comfort. It’s also a great way to use up chicken. My husband is…

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The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces

The spouses arriving for the Wednesday afternoon caregivers’ class at the Penn Memory Center in Philadelphia had something on their minds even before Alison Lynn, the social worker leading the session, could start the conversation. A few days before, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had released a letter announcing that she’d been diagnosed…

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Hungry City: Momos That Stand Out in a Crowd

A momo is a dumpling, and yet. The definition is technically correct but almost a diminishment. Momos may be plump as pincushions, swelling at the seams; or half-moons pleated so meticulously, they look carved; or hulks, furrowed and looming, small-scale analogues to the Himalayan peaks where they were born. Whatever the dumplings’ size, their skins…

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Scene City: Voting With Their Wallets

The Hetrick-Martin Institute, which creates a safe space for L.G.B.T.Q. youth, held its Emery Awards gala on Nov. 7 at Cipriani Wall Street. The Elton John AIDS Foundation raised $3.9 million at its fall gala on Nov. 5 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The International Rescue Committee, which responds to humanitarian crises, held a fund-raiser dinner…

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Medical News Today: What to know about focal (partial) seizures

Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, occur in only one part of the brain. There are two types of focal seizure: Partial and complex. In this article, we look at the types, causes, symptoms, and treatment of focal seizures. What is a focal seizure? Symptoms of a focal seizure can include abnormal head or eye…

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Soy Baby Formulas Tied to Menstrual Pain

Image Consuming soy-based formula during infancy may be linked to severe menstrual pain in adulthood, researchers report. A study published in Human Reproduction included 1,553 African-American women ages 23 to 35 with information on soy formula feeding gathered by questionnaires. To determine menstrual pain, they asked women whether they had ever taken prescription or over-the-counter…

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5 Steps to Closer Communication with Your Partner

Communication in a marriage is far more than just an interchange of everyday routine information. From an impersonal bandying of words, it becomes a vessel of feeling, loyalty, and respect, requiring a talent for avoiding squabbles and supporting when it’s necessary. Quality communication can make your union more intimate and durable. Consequently, you could always…

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My Space: A Tour of a Writer’s London Sitting Room

Ben Schott Age: 44 Occupation: Designer and writer; author of “Schott’s Miscellanies,” “Schott’s Almanac” and the new novel “Jeeves and the King of Clubs” (Little, Brown). Location: Highgate village, London His Favorite Room: Mr. Schott lives with his wife in the top half of a townhouse built around 1790 in the Georgian style, which he…

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