36 Hours in Belgrade

While tourists are flooding European cities like Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovnik, the Serbian capital is quietly molding itself into a very fun and accommodating Balkan metropolis. Chefs are getting creative with Serbian cuisine and the cocktail bar scene has taken off, much to the delight of sophisticated locals. The National Museum and the Museum of…

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The Travel Industry’s New Fix for Jet Lag

If I had to fly standing on my head to avoid the jet lag unleashed by 13 time zone changes, I would have. Instead, while everyone else dined on the night flight to Singapore, I sat in the dark, and, after we arrived, rotated like a sundial around a south-facing office window. This jet-lag remedy…

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A Visit to the Head Spa

I don’t believe there is such a thing as a bad facial or a bad massage. I’m sure horror stories — or just ones that end in breakouts — exist, but I’ll happily submit to any treatment that requires passive lounging, my phone in another room, while someone slathers on balms and kneads my skin.…

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Typing These Two Letters Will Scare Your Young Co-Workers

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. I’m O.K. — You’re Crying I am a Gen X-er who generally speaks proper English and am a “digital native.” (Hey, kids: We built these tools that you…

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Do You Need Expert Advice on Being a Grandparent?

The first grandparent to arrive, Rohna Paskow, had taken the train from suburban Philadelphia. She saved seats for her daughter-in-law’s parents, Charles and Michele Buchbauer, who were driving 50 miles from rural New Jersey to join her. Their grandson’s birth was still two months away. But Ms. Paskow’s daughter-in-law had asked everyone to sign up…

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How to Get Your Running in During the Holidays

Whether your holidays are merry and bright or the time of year that you grit your teeth to get through, if you are a regular runner, you’re probably going to want to run. But if you are the host of a family gathering, there are so many details to manage that you can end up…

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Turning to old remedies for new health challenges

The last thing anyone wants during a stay in the hospital is a hospital-acquired infection. Nosocomial infections, as they are called, are on the rise as more pathogens become resistant to drugs currently available. One pathogen tops the list as one of the most common, one of the most frequently fatal, and one of the…

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Researchers discover how lungs cells respond to bacteria

(Boston)—Previous research has shown that recovery from bacterial pneumonia hugely improves our defense against further infections by seeding the lungs with immune cells called lung resident memory T (TRM) cells, but how these cells actually protect the lungs against future bacterial infections has been unknown until now. Researchers have discovered that TRM cells tell…

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