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A&E >  Entertainment

There’s a plethora of things to do for New Year’s Eve

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 28, 2022

It’s starting to feel more like 2019 with 2023 on the horizon. Unlike New Year’s Eve 2020, which was put on ice due to COVID, and 2021, in which options were limited, there’s plenty of fun possibilities for revelers, who look forward to ringing in the New Year.

Miss Manners 12/28

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My mother has a substance abuse disorder and a severe untreated mental illness. Several years ago, I cut ties with her due to the chaos and hurt she brought to my life. This was a painful decision, and not one I made lightly, but I stand by it and have learned to live with it.

A&E >  Food

Why diners bought into Mexican Pizza and Happy Meals in 2022

This past year had the taste of nostalgia. From Taco Bell’s revival of Mexican pizza to McDonald’s “adult Happy Meals,” restaurants were promoting the past in 2022. Mexican Pizza was a permanent menu item until Irvine, California-based Taco Bell withdrew it in 2020. Fans clamored to get it back, inspiring a social media campaign that lasted for months and included influencers such as Doja Cat ...
A&E >  Food

Pot of love: Stir up a cozy risotto for a new year’s party

Ten years ago, I drove upstate with my friends to go apple picking. We roasted the apples alongside root vegetables and showered it all with fresh dill, and I made a big pot of risotto for everyone. After dinner, we sat on the dock by a lake, drinking red wine out of Solo cups and watching the sun go down.
A&E >  Food

This easy breakfast strata is the ultimate way to start the year

I didn’t grow up eating many casseroles, and the main event at my family’s holiday brunch was bagels and lox. So, the first time I encountered a breakfast casserole at a New Year’s Day shindig, I was dubious. Where was the Nova and whitefish salad? Or at least the coffee cake and French toast I associated with parties held before noon?
News >  Features

5 easy steps to be healthier in the new year

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 27, 2022

As we make plans to ring in a new year, it's a good time to look at your personal health scorecard for the year that was. Did you focus on self-care this year? Make and keep the necessary doctor's appointments? Prioritize family and relationships?

Dear Annie 12/27

Dear Annie: My daughter and son-in-law moved from Pennsylvania, where I live, to North Carolina to be close to his family. They moved without giving me any real notice. My daughter had mentioned they might be moving, but I did not find out for sure until the day before they moved.
A&E >  Entertainment

Chris Rock’s live Netflix special will film in Baltimore this March in first event of its kind

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 27, 2022

BALTIMORE — Comedian Chris Rock’s new Netflix special will be a first-of-its-kind event, livestreaming on the platform without edits. And it’s taking place in Baltimore. Netflix announced Sunday the upcoming “global event” would stream live at 10 p.m. March 4 from an undisclosed Baltimore venue. It said additional details on “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage” would be announced “soon.” ...

Ask the doctors 12/27

Dear Doctors: I have been reading about how collagen peptides can be helpful to prevent menopausal bone loss. My own doctor has only recommended calcium, vitamin D and exercise. I would like to know more about what collagen peptides are and what they do. Do they really work?

Dear Annie 12/26

Dear Annie: I need a little advice. My oldest son, age 42, and my youngest, 32, had a disagreement three years ago and still aren’t talking to each other. What is especially heartbreaking is they have the most in common with each other out of all my four children – a total of four.

Miss Manners 12/26

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Three years ago, I adopted a vegan lifestyle; my husband did not, but we’ve found a way to peacefully coexist. His family knows of the changes in my diet, yet they persist in sending us food gifts I cannot consume.
News >  Travel

7 New Escapes in the Caribbean

If your idea of a winter vacation means trading snowmen for sand castles, it’s time to make your Caribbean escape. From Anguilla to Turks and Caicos, new hotels have sprung up across the region, including an off-the-grid, eco-chic hideaway, a getaway beside one of the largest reef systems in the world, and a resort steps from what’s being billed as “the first world-class theme park in the Caribbean.” Some properties are even offering opening discounts. So book a flight and grab a swimsuit. Whether you want to pile your plate high at an all-inclusive resort or spring for a suite in St. Barts, these seven destinations aim to ensure that the only thing frozen this winter will be the cocktail in your hand.