Did Storming Area 51 Teach Us Anything?

When Bob Lazar, the original Area 51 “whistle-blower,” emailed me late last month to tell me his thoughts on the Storm Area 51 meme, he wrote that he was “glad my information has reached so many people.” The meme he was talking about grew out of a mock Facebook event called Storm Area 51, They…

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Regina King Reads ‘Let’s Meet Again in Five Years’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In love with her college boyfriend but worried that they were too young for lifelong love, Karen Kaplan came up with a plan: They would break up but agree to meet again 60 months later to…

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Lindsay Peoples Wagner on Her First Year as Editor of Teen Vogue

“Every day feels like: ‘Don’t mess this up,’” said Lindsay Peoples Wagner, the editor in chief of Teen Vogue, this past spring. She was in her 25th-floor office at One World Trade Center, where the walls were lined with photographs and a publicist hovered. This was not quite two years after she published an article…

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Medical News Today: Why are my forearms itching?

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Mediterranean Diet May Help Ease Some Symptoms of Depression

A healthy diet may help relieve the symptoms of depression. There is good evidence from observational studies that diet can affect mood, and now a randomized controlled trial suggests that healthy eating can modestly improve clinical levels of depression. The study, in PLOS One, randomized 76 college students with poor diet and depression symptoms to…

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Medical News Today: What to know about GABA

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Why Children (and Pregnant Women) May Want to Eat More Fish

Does fish make children smarter? There is some evidence that it might. In two reviews of data from 44 studies, researchers have concluded that eating seafood during pregnancy and childhood is associated with improved performance on tests of mental skills. The analyses, published in the journal PLEFA, included 29 studies with 102,944 mother-child pairs, and…

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How Do We Sing Our ABC’s? L-M-N-O-Please Not Like That

This week, the people of the internet rallied to the defense of the elemenopee. That’s the letters L, M, N, O and P of the English alphabet, which, if you sing them in the alphabet song, tumble together in a brisk legato that makes the letters hard to distinguish from one another. In musical notation,…

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Why Are We So Obsessed With Katie Holmes’s Post-Breakup Style?

When embroiled in the utter despair of a breakup, your outer aesthetic is often the last thing on your mind. But after enough Netflix binges and late-night Seamless orders, the need to peel off your sweats and slip into something more socially acceptable can start to arise. You may assume the perfect post-breakup look doesn’t…

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Kanye West Sings Another Designer’s Praises

It’s not every day that Kanye West gushes about anyone besides himself. But there he was last Thursday, paying homage to Rick Owens, the avant-garde designer from California, at the Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars gala. “Rick proves for America that we can make real fashion,” Mr. West said onstage at Cipriani Wall Street,…

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