New Office Hours Aim for Well Rested, More Productive Workers

A few years ago, scientists conducted a real-world experiment at a ThyssenKrupp steel factory in Germany. They assigned the day shift to early risers and the late shift to night owls. Soon the steel workers, many of whom had been skeptical at the outset, were getting an extra hour of sleep on work nights. By…

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Could Antibad Become the Net-a-Porter of Green Style?

Image The sustainability advocate Venitia Falconer models the Cipher Skirt by Samantha Pleat, £150. There are online marketplaces for luxury brands, secondhand fashion and street wear. Why not for sustainable style? So wondered Agatha Lintott from her remote farmhouse nestled in the green rolling hills of the South Devon countryside in England. Ms. Lintott, a…

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Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: Enjoy every moment

Ice skating, chocolate making, and dinner in a 15th-century cellar; as always, the Medical News Today annual winter party was an event to remember. But it wasn’t the activities that made our party special. It was the company. The MNT team had a fabulous dinner in a 15th-century cellar for the annual winter party. Life…

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10 Pairs of Sweatpants to Wear During Your Next Binge-Watching Session

courtesy Once upon a time, sweatpants were an abomination. Even Karl Lagerfeld, creative director for Chanel and Fendi, once balked at the leisure garment, saying, «Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” But as trends ebb and flow, the comfy piece has moved outside of…

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What to Cook: The Best Recipe for Christmas Eve

Good morning. Gabrielle Hamilton has the single-best idea for a Christmas Eve feed I’ve ever considered, and it’s the subject of her latest “Eat” column for The Times: a caviar sandwich (above) on buttered white toast, with scallion crème fraîche and chopped hard-boiled eggs. It’s a “luscious and haute, lowbrow sandwich,” Gabrielle told us. “All…

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Are You There, User? It’s Me, Facebook!

Image A fellow worker (at a store in the greater metro Manila area) checks her spam.CreditErik De Castro/Reuters It was 8:03 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, and my body had sent me a notification, via my throbbing skull: You’re probably getting the flu. Facebook, too, had just notified me, via an alert on my phone, of…

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Rome in Ruins

Stepping outside Termini station, the gateway to Rome for many visitors, my tour guide asked me what I saw. “Graffiti?” I said. “Trash?” “Exactly,” he said. “A Roman would not see this. The Roman is so beaten down by the filth in which he lives that he can no longer recognize or see the sad…

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Personal Health: HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing?

I used to be thrilled that my blood level of HDL cholesterol, the so-called good cholesterol, was high, the likely result of my devotion to daily physical activity. After all, HDL, for high-density lipoprotein, acts like an arterial cleanser, removing cholesterol from blood vessels and preparing it for removal outside the body. An ample supply…

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7 Ways to Age Well in 2019

Some advice from Well on what research can teach us about living longer, and better. By Gretchen Reynolds For lifelong heart health, start exercising early in life and keep exercising often — ideally, at least four times a week, according to a remarkable series of recent studies involving hundreds of people and their hearts. But…

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