Conversations Toward Romance

Shortly after Rachel Sutton texted Meredith Mechanik and asked her on a third date, Ms. Mechanik texted back and said she no longer wanted a romantic relationship with Ms. Sutton, and hoped instead that they could remain friends. Ms. Sutton (left), who is now 29 and an assistant director of graduate admissions at the University…

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Modern women with heart disease need flexible lifestyle programs

Sophia Antipolis, 8 March 2020: Women with heart disease today need flexible options for lifestyle programmes that fit their busy schedules. That’s the finding of a study published today, International Women’s Day, in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “Women tend to prioritise others before themselves,”…

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How to Quarantine Yourself

Stay home unless you must see a doctor. No work, school or shopping. If you must come out of your room, wear a mask. And don’t share towels. If you are among the thousands of Americans now self-quarantined because of possible infection with the coronavirus, these are a few of the new house rules, courtesy…

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How I Came to Cook in French

I can’t really speak French, but I cook in French. For years, I studied conjugations and the passé simple, practiced pronouncing yaourt and grenouille, but try as I might I just couldn’t seem to master it beyond the essentials like “deux pains au chocolat, s’il vous plaît.” In the kitchen, however, I am fluent. The…

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