Lifestyle

This man discovered a dirty little secret that reinvented medicine

The only place you’d expect to encounter the “unmistakable smell of rotting flesh” these days would be at a slaughterhouse.<p>In Victorian London, you’d …

Medicine

This is how many spiders we actually swallow in our sleep

It’s a thought that strikes fear into arachnophobes everywhere – swallowing spiders in your sleep.<p>The idea that we eat eight spiders a year has been …

Sleep

Carolyn Hax: She’s ready for a baby, but after mom’s stroke, parents asked her to wait

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: Recently you gave advice about how it’s “never the perfect time to have a baby,” and that’s true, but does the calculation change any if you’re planning to be a single mom?</i><p><i>I’m 36, and a year ago I broke up with a guy who still needed more time</i> …

Parenting

You can count on getting squat when your parents die

When Ira Antelis graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 1980 as an aspiring composer, his parents helped him financially as he found his way …

Retirement

Miss Manners: Extracting oneself from a neighbor’s monologue

<i>Dear Miss Manners: On three occasions in the past month, my husband and I have come across somewhat elderly gentlemen who have been eager to share their life experiences. Two of these were volunteers at historical sites, and one was a neighbor who approached us in the driveway.</i><p><i>In each instance, it</i> …

Medicine

AHHHH: Common Fears That You Might Need to Help Your Children Overcome

Everyone has a certain animal or thing that they are deathly afraid of. Some of these fears like that of heights is normal while others like those …

InterAct

Ask Amy: Baby might not bring troubled siblings together

<i>Dear Amy: My only brother and I have always had a difficult relationship. About two years ago, we stopped talking completely.</i><p><i>When my husband and I found out that we were expecting our first child, I reached out to my brother to share the news. He was overjoyed, and we had a long conversation in</i> …

My poisonous marriage inspired my book

Galt Niederhoffer’s new novel “Poison” is a fast-paced, sophisticated thriller about a family that seems perfect: marital bliss achieved, lunches …

Andrew Cuomo Getting Small-Screen Treatment in Prison Break Miniseries

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a reputation as a guarded chief executive. But actor Michael Imperioli wants to show a deeper side of the New York Democrat.<p>“I’m trying to capture more of his essential nature,” Mr. Imperioli said in a phone interview, “the internal truth.”<p>Mr. Imperioli, a New York native …

News (U.S.)

After customers found glass, hard silica in this food, over 36,000 pounds of it got recalled

No known recipes for chicken salad or turkey salad include glass fragments or hard silica. Hearing from customers who found those items in their …

Business

A Creative Marching Band Demands a Creative Workout

The popular image of band camp invokes a group of socially awkward students fumbling around in the hopes of creating a cohesive unit.<p>That’s not how LaDonte Lotts does band camp. The 22-year-old senior at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., has been spreading his version of marching-band …

News (U.S.)

Could getting a furry friend actually alleviate your pet allergies?

Having a pet is great for both your mental and physical health (score!). But when you throw allergies into the mix—cue sneezing, watery eyes, or even …

Advice

Azzedine Alaïa designed bold clothes for complicated women who wanted to make a statement

The world learned of designer Azzedine Alaïa’s death in Paris on Saturday, when it was announced by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. He was believed to be 77, although there is some disagreement about his age. Even if you don’t follow fashion, or consider yourself only modestly …

This week’s must-read books

<b>The People Vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson</b><br>(fiction, St. Martin’s)<p>The prolific Patterson is back with book 23 in the hugely popular Alex Cross …

Books

Air travel is such a pain that this woman started her own airline

Artist Qinmin Liu thinks flying is a pain in the easel.<p>So she’s created her own airline for artists that will only fly to art events — like Art Basel …

Airlines

Inside the summer camp for celebrity sex addicts

If the starry list of past clientele led Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein to expect four-star accommodations in the all-male sex-addict facility, …

Entertainment

Save Money For The Holidays With These Tactics

Many families vow to save money on a yearly basis but do not fare well year after year. Not having a set plan is usually the reason for the failure …

Budgeting

Bake like the pros for the holidays

When it comes to baking — be it for Thanksgiving or every day — <b>Gail Simmons</b> says it’s crucial to have an enthusiastic sous chef. The “Top Chef” judge …

Baking

4 ways wellness pros deal with stress during holiday travel

The holidays are one of the most joyous times of the year thanks to QT with family and friends and seasonal fare (spiced chai cocktail, anyone?).<p>But …

Travel

I was was an ISIS slave — and now I’m fighting back

Nadia Murad grew up dreaming of owning a beauty salon. The youngest of 11 children in a Yazidi family in northwest Iraq, she took photographs of all …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Skip the bodega flowers and pick up these chic hostess gifts instead

Hints From Heloise: See the light on replacing bulbs

<i>Dear Heloise: I’d like to suggest a weekend project for your readers. This one will take only a short time: replacing your incandescent lightbulbs with LED ones.</i><p><i>LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs have a bright-white light. They are more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, if you can even</i> …

Americans worry that talking about Trump talk will ruin Thanksgiving dinner: poll

Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning …

News (U.S.)

This Unexpected Country Is Apparently The World’s Safest Place To Travel

With unforeseeable natural disasters, security threats and even the idea of hazardous roadways (hello, potholes), traveling solo can often be a more …

Travel

This Medicine-Free Stuffy Nose Remedy is About to Become Your Go-To

It's November, and that doesn't just mean Thanksgiving is around the corner. It's also cold and flu season, the time of year when it seems inevitable …

Alternative Medicine

The most common source of stress in relationships isn’t what you think

Healthy romantic relationships can be challenging to maintain. But, hey, if Michelle and Barack can navigate life’s stresses and keep their …

Advice

Ready your bread baskets: Our best roll, muffin and corn bread recipes for Thanksgiving

Pull out your bread baskets for one of these options from our archives. Extras are perfect for — what else? — leftover-filled sandwiches.<p>Grandma Webster’s Dinner Rolls. Soft, tender, pull-apart rolls that are perfect for sandwiches.<p>Challah for a Crowd. The appealing tenderness of challah, but baked …

Breakfast

How To Make Your Own Fresh Cheese At Home—It's Easier Than You Think

Fresh cheeses are a cinch to make using little more than yoghurt, milk and lemon juice.<p>If you're trying to live a <b>plastic-free life</b>, no place can be …

Recipes

Serena Williams Tied the Knot In a New Orleans Art Complex

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian tried their best to keep their wedding weekend in New Orleans under wraps, but somehow, word spread fast about the …

Serena Williams

4 things you should (and shouldn’t) do on an airplane to stay healthy, according to flight attendants

Healthy travel isn’t just about the destination. It’s about the journey, too. After all, no one wants to start a week-long wellness retreat in Bali …

Travel