DIY: Do it yourself or destroy it yourself?

When Sara Kate Gillingham decided to install an outdoor pizza oven at her Upstate New York house, she didn’t call a specialist. Gillingham, who is co-founder of the Brooklyn cooking school the Dynamite Shop, considers herself handy, and she liked the sense of ownership and accomplishment that would come with making the oven herself — especially in time for her 40th birthday party. Gillingham “nerded out” on wood-burning ovens, reading books and watching countless YouTube videos, she says. “There’s so much information online, it’s kind of dizzying.” A few sites…

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Love beer? We’ve got 10 recipes that will have you hopping (see what we did there?) into the kitchen now

There is something about the idea of falling leaves that makes me want to cook with beer. I have no clue what that’s all about, but whenever the temperatures even hint at dropping a few degrees, I want to bust out a six-pack of lager style beer and start making chili. If I’m being honest however, I just enjoy beer period. Whether in a beergarita or in place of a light-bodied white wine in my mussels, I believe that beer is one of the most underutilized tools in any must…

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Trump administration announces plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar says FDA will be removing non-tobacco flavours from vaping market. United States President Donald Trump has told reporters that the country has a problem with vaping, and his top health official said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market. US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters at a meeting with Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday that children were becoming addicted to nicotine due to attractive…

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‘It is time to stop vaping’: 6th US death linked to lung illness

Health officials have yet to fault specific e-cigarette device as potential cause in outbreak of major health problems. A resident of the state of Kansas was the sixth person to die in the United States of a mysterious respiratory illness related to vaping, state authorities said on Tuesday. “It is time to stop vaping,” Kansas State Health Officer Lee Norman said in a statement, as public health officials scrambled to understand what has quickly become a nationwide problem. “If you or a loved one is vaping, please stop,” said Norman.…

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WeWork’s IPO plan looks increasingly troubled

The We Company is considering valuation roughly one-third of what the firm was valued at only months ago, sources say. The We Company, parent of office space provider WeWork, is considering slashing the valuation of its planned market debut to below $20bn, two people familiar with the matter told the Reuters news agency. The news comes amid reports that the company’s biggest investor has asked it to shelve its plans for the introductory public offering (IPO) due to weak demand. Having previously hoped to begin its roadshow pitching the IPO…

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Women made economic strides in 2018, but pay gap persists

Average household income largely remained flat as the number of uninsured went up, though the poverty rate declined. Women in the United States are landing more full-time jobs, bringing in bigger paycheques and rising out of poverty, according to US Census Bureau data released on Tuesday. But the gender pay gap persists. Economic gains for female workers were a notable bright spot in a report that showed US household incomes barely budged in 2018 – after growing for three straight years. The US Census Bureau said that median household income…

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