Advice to My College Freshman

Any parent with an ounce of self-knowledge will agree that parenting is a multi-decade exercise in recalibration. In our house we are either grossly overreacting or, just as unsettling, underreacting. Here’s my question, as another class of kids get very close to leaving home: What if they remember only the worst parts? What version of…

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What to Do With All That Summer Fruit

The word “ambivalent” doesn’t really exist in my vocabulary, but there is no other word to describe my feelings for August. On the one hand, August is objectively flawless: long, lazy days of abundant sunshine, spontaneous trips to the beach, endless streams of extremely cold wine and a constant parade of flawless produce. Many people…

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What You Need to Know About the Hong Kong Airport Cancellations

Hong Kong International Airport on Monday abruptly grounded all departing flights and kept 70 flights from arriving after thousands of protesters filled the airport, stranding air passengers at one of the world’s most important transportation hubs. A statement on the airport’s website said that operations “have been seriously disrupted, all flights have been canceled,” and…

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Quality Canned Seafood, All in One Place

In Spain and Portugal, sardines, mackerel, cod, tuna, mussels and other seafood packed in cans aren’t emergency pantry items. They are highly valued for dining, and restaurants serve them. Now there’s a website selling Portuguese brands that has aggregated many of the tinned products, or conservas, from various producers to make shopping easier. The seafood…

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