Daily Archives: September 10, 2019

It’s a New Morning for Jennifer Aniston

To research her role, she went behind the scenes at “Good Morning America” and spent time with Diane Sawyer, studying everything from her clothing choices to her caffeine habits, which involved toggling between Coca-Cola, Red Bull and coffee. On set, Aniston handpicked her character’s books (“100 Years of Bauhaus” on …

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Who Could Replace John Bolton?

The acting Adviser Charles M. Kupperman Mr. Kupperman, a former Reagan administration official and defense contracting executive, is a longtime Bolton associate. Known by many national security officials by his nickname, “Kupperware,” for his blandness, Mr. Kupperman, 68, was appointed in January as deputy national security adviser under Mr. Bolton. …

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A Wheat Whiskey From Woodford Reserve

A bit of spirits occasionally involves a taste of history. With its new Kentucky straight wheat whiskey, the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky., gives the drinker something to think about. Back in 1935, the Federal government recognized four styles of American whiskeys based on the dominant grain: corn (bourbon), …

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Like Wheat Thins, but Better

Wheat Thins were never like this. The crackers that I once doted on delivered grain and salt, but never herbal Middle Eastern za’atar; golden, peppery hawaij, a blend of turmeric and other spices from Yemen; or North African harissa, with its ruddy tint and vibrant heat. But those are the …

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Pelosi Energizes Battle to Lower Drug Prices

A draft proposal by Speaker Nancy Pelosi would empower the federal government to negotiate lower prices for hundreds of prescription drugs, not only for Medicare but for the private market as well, injecting new urgency into Washington’s efforts to control the soaring price of pharmaceuticals. The plan would revive an …

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How to Make Your Smartphone Last Longer

When you buy a new smartphone, how long do you expect it to last? Two years? Maybe three? Despite the sometimes sky-high sticker prices, we tend to replace our smartphones more frequently than any of our other expensive electronic devices. It doesn’t have to be this way. Around the time …

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