How to Eat Alone (and Like It)

When the ancient Roman politician Lucius Lucullus noticed his night’s menu looking dull, he gave instructions to his cook to prepare a lavish, multiple-course feast. When the cook asked what type of guests to expect, he responded with indignation: “Dost thou not know that today Lucullus dines with Lucullus?” For Lucullus, meals were more than…

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‘Retail Mayhem’: The Fight for Barneys Goes to Court

It’s D-Day for Barneys New York — and, potentially, the entire high fashion retail world. On Thursday, a bankruptcy court judge in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is expected to rule on the fate of the famed retailer. It’s a decision that could have repercussions far from the corner of 61st and Madison in Manhattan — and not…

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Foie Gras, Served in 1,000 Restaurants in New York City, Is Banned

Lutèce served it seared, with dark chocolate sauce and bitter orange marmalade. Le Cirque offered it in classic terrine form, but also served it with rabbit and bacon and made it the scene-stealer in a ravioli dish. But Lutèce closed in New York in 2004. Le Cirque shut its last Manhattan location in 2017. And…

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Did Storming Area 51 Teach Us Anything?

When Bob Lazar, the original Area 51 “whistle-blower,” emailed me late last month to tell me his thoughts on the Storm Area 51 meme, he wrote that he was “glad my information has reached so many people.” The meme he was talking about grew out of a mock Facebook event called Storm Area 51, They…

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Regina King Reads ‘Let’s Meet Again in Five Years’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In love with her college boyfriend but worried that they were too young for lifelong love, Karen Kaplan came up with a plan: They would break up but agree to meet again 60 months later to…

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Lindsay Peoples Wagner on Her First Year as Editor of Teen Vogue

“Every day feels like: ‘Don’t mess this up,’” said Lindsay Peoples Wagner, the editor in chief of Teen Vogue, this past spring. She was in her 25th-floor office at One World Trade Center, where the walls were lined with photographs and a publicist hovered. This was not quite two years after she published an article…

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Medical News Today: Why are my forearms itching?

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Mediterranean Diet May Help Ease Some Symptoms of Depression

A healthy diet may help relieve the symptoms of depression. There is good evidence from observational studies that diet can affect mood, and now a randomized controlled trial suggests that healthy eating can modestly improve clinical levels of depression. The study, in PLOS One, randomized 76 college students with poor diet and depression symptoms to…

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Medical News Today: What to know about GABA

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Why Children (and Pregnant Women) May Want to Eat More Fish

Does fish make children smarter? There is some evidence that it might. In two reviews of data from 44 studies, researchers have concluded that eating seafood during pregnancy and childhood is associated with improved performance on tests of mental skills. The analyses, published in the journal PLEFA, included 29 studies with 102,944 mother-child pairs, and…

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