A Recipe for Juneteenth

Good morning. A happy Juneteenth to you, a holiday that celebrates the recognition of freedom for enslaved Africans in the United States while at the same time displaying its cost in blood-red food: crimson barbecue sauce for the chicken on the grill, for instance; watermelon lemonade; a strawberry slab pie (above), for dessert. Eat big…

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Rebirth of a Parisian Legend

Image The Parisian restaurant Lapérouse recently was renovated. It is known for its private dining rooms like this one, named the Salon Astrolabe. CreditRoberto Frankenberg for The New York Times PARIS — “This has always been a house of pleasures — of gastronomy, of the flesh, of drinking, smoking and seduction, of conversation, literature and the…

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Medical News Today: Are dogs better at detecting cancer ‘than advanced technology?’

Because dogs have an extremely sensitive sense of smell, researchers are increasingly interested in finding out whether they can detect disease. One new study working with beagles has found that they can successfully “sniff out” lung cancer with extremely high accuracy. Beagles are not just friendly and extremely cuddly; they can accurately detect cancer. Recent…

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An Anti-Aging Pill? Think Twice

A popular diabetes drug sometimes taken to slow aging may diminish some of the expected health benefits of aerobic exercise in healthy older adults, according to a new report. The drug, metformin, can blunt certain physical changes from exercise that normally help people to age well. The results raise questions about the relationship of pills…

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