gender letter: 2018: Year of the Woman, in 5 Powerful Quotes

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk It has been called the Year of the Woman, and rightly so — defined by historic political victories in the United States, #MeToo-fueled uprisings around the world, and women, like Christine Blasey-Ford, who pushed fear aside to be heard. It can be hard to quantify a year in a few stories or…

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Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Addiction and recovery

Growing up, I had the picture-perfect family. I lived in a beautiful home in the suburbs of Detroit with my parents and younger brother. I had every opportunity in the world, attended private schools, and even made it onto the honor roll. I was involved in dance, theater, and many of the school sports teams.…

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Vows: How Did They Know? (The Signs Showed the Way)

In the spring of 2017, Elisabeth Walley had come to wonder if she was meant to live her life as a single woman. “If it’s just you and me, Lord, I’m O.K. with that,” Ms. Walley, 32, recalled praying. Just a couple of months earlier, on Good Friday, she was seated in a front seat…

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What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.?

Q. What foods are banned in Europe that are not banned in the United States, and what are the implications of eating those foods? A. The European Union prohibits or severely restricts many food additives that have been linked to cancer that are still used in American-made bread, cookies, soft drinks and other processed foods.…

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Heads Up: Is Munich Getting Cool? Look for the Boat on the Bridge

Munich has long been known for its embrace of tradition, including Christmas markets, rowdy old-school beer halls and the annual jamboree of drinking, rides and carnival games known as Oktoberfest. Much less has been said about its hip side. (Some, like many Berliners, might ask: “What hip side?”) But those who want excitement beyond holiday…

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Update: Luxury Comes to Expedition Cruising

When it launches in spring 2020, the 126-passenger National Geographic Endurance from Lindblad Expeditions will have amenities on par with a luxury vessel, including two restaurants, a glass-walled yoga studio, an infinity Jacuzzi facing the stern and two saunas with panoramic windows so heat-bathers won’t miss the passing scenery. Such features aren’t uncommon on larger…

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Bites: In San Francisco, a Younger Sibling Acts Out

Angler catches you even before you walk through its front door. As you approach the restaurant, which is near the waterfront on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, you’re greeted by a stream of 1980s pop music that leaks out onto the sidewalk, drenching you in the likes of Toto and Hall & Oates. The soundtrack continues inside,…

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Ties: I Dreaded Winter Until My Newborn Taught Me to Embrace It

For most of my adult life, I dreaded — absolutely dreaded — winter. In that season, my own darkness multiplied and surged forth like cockroaches waiting for the lights to go out. Whatever deep-seated fears — illnesses, accidents, loved ones dying — I’d managed to keep at bay in the brighter months emerged hungry and…

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Medical News Today: Moderate drinking tied to lower risk of hospitalization

New research suggests that moderate drinking may lower the risk of being hospitalized for any cause, including cardiovascular conditions. Drinking in moderation may reduce the risk of hospitalization. The effects of alcohol consumption on health are the subject of much controversy. Some studies have suggested that moderate drinking may reduce the risk of stroke, depression,…

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Modern Love: The Junk Removers Manhandle My Heart

John and I bought the sofa together when he moved into my apartment on 14th Street. I say “together” even though he probably paid for it, as he did with most of our major purchases back then. He made four times what I did. Our choice was the Beecroft, a tight-backed sofa with low arms…

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