Who Will Be the Next F.D.A. Chief?

Early in the coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Sharfstein urged public health officials to focus on protecting racial and ethnic minorities, poor people and others who face social inequities. He has called for expanding housing to hold people with mild symptoms in quarantine; protecting tenants from eviction and offering incentives to food providers to deliver food to…

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Love Letter: The Kissing Cure

Relationships are challenging for just about anyone, but for someone battling a health condition, illness can complicate things even more. Adam Barrows, the author of this week’s Modern Love essay, first talked to his wife Darla as she was recuperating from a fainting spell brought on by an eating disorder. As their relationship grew, she…

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Annie’s Pledges to Purge a Class of Chemicals From Its Mac and Cheese

Nearly four years after traces of chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets, Annie’s Homegrown has begun working with its suppliers to eliminate the offending material from their food processing equipment. The presence of the chemicals, called ortho-phthalates, rattled consumers who…

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Just Desserts

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. This week we are doing something new: desserts. Last Friday I asked if this was something that would interest you, and I have never gotten so many emails. (If you’re feeling cheated and want your dinner recipes, take a look at these suggestions for some superb weeknight options…

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No Boys Allowed

The Case of the Extremely Online Colleagues I work for a social media agency where everyone is extremely online and curious. I’ve worked at the agency for roughly a half-year, and it’s been great. But there’s now a pressure as people are getting to know me better: There are requests to follow and follow back…

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