Make a Cake This Weekend

Good morning. It’s still Melissa here, taking over for Sam while he’s on vacation. I hope you were able to go on some kind of vacation this summer, too. Or maybe you’re there now, reading this on a breezy beach or under a green tree canopy with the sun dappled through the leaves. That’s where…

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At a Children’s Hospital, a Wave of Young Patients Struggling to Breathe

Seeing children in the rooms that she cleans suffer, she said, was “overwhelming.” Behind her, beeping screens monitoring the low blood oxygen levels and alarmingly high heart rates of the children told the story. Nearby, medical teams were watching over an intubated toddler. The patient eventually needed a rare treatment known as high-frequency oscillatory ventilation,…

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How Can I Make Shorts Chic?

I have shied away from shorts most of my life for anything except running or sports, yet have recently discovered high-waisted wide leg shorts, which are both comfortable and flattering, especially in the heat. However, I feel matronly if I pair a basic T-shirt or tank top with this style. How can I elevate my…

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A Retro Icebox Pie Gets a Vibrant Makeover

There are few two-ingredient desserts as transcendent as an icebox cake. When the unassuming combination of whipped cream and crisp wafer cookies are layered together and chilled overnight, they’re both reborn. The brittle, dry cookies absorb the moisture of the cream, softening into cake, while the whipped cream stiffens up into a plush snowdrift of…

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A Crunchy Late-Summer Salad

I’m off next week — my wonderful colleague Margaux Laskey will be writing to you instead — and as I chose recipes for you below, I realized that this was my last newsletter of the summer, and that there are so many more recipes I wanted to share before it’s over. (Yes, summer technically ends…

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