Medical News Today: Why a low-carb diet can help you lose weight and keep it off

«The largest and longest feeding study to test the ‘carbohydrate-insulin model’» concludes that a lower carb intake burns more calories, which may help people maintain weight loss over a longer period of time. Eating a high-quality, low-carb diet may help us stave off weight gain for longer. Cara Ebbeling, Ph.D., together with Dr. David Ludwig…

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Gender letter: KaPow! The Super-Sheroes That Stan Lee Created

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk “I am so honored to have played a part in your universe, and will forever look back on the opportunity with love.” — Halle Berry, in a tribute to Stan Lee on Instagram. She played Storm in the “X-Men” films. I spent most of childhood buried in comic books. Despite the stereotype…

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Zoë Kravitz Talks Tiffany Jewelry and Her Surprise Engagement Ring

Do you remember what topped your holiday wish list in the early 2000s? If you’re Zoë Kravitz or a fellow ‘90s baby, chances are it was the iconic Tiffany’s charm bracelet. “It was a big thing at my school,” explains Kravitz. She says «her dad»—my mind says Lenny Kravitz—gave it to the actress after she…

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What to know about ferritin blood tests for anemia

Ferritin is a protein in blood cells that stores iron. A doctor may order a ferritin blood test, sometimes alongside other tests, to check a person’s iron levels. In this article, we discuss the ferritin blood test procedure and how to interpret the results. We also explain how people can raise or lower their blood…

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Olivia Culpo’s Guide to Having a Great Thanksgiving

It was, as they say, very Hollywood: a postmodern mansion with gardenias in the pool, a celebrity chef making paleo-friendly dessert, and the tell-tale “Hi guys!” that Insta-stars chirp to their followers just before a big event. In this case, the event was BCBG’s Friendsgiving, hosted by Olivia Culpo and starring several pairs of thigh-high…

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Global Health: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness

The first treatment for sleeping sickness that relies on pills alone was approved on Friday by Europe’s drug regulatory agency, paving the way for use in Africa, the last bastion of the horrific disease. With treatment radically simplified, sleeping sickness could become a candidate for elimination, experts said, because there are usually fewer than 2,000…

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Vows: A Dating App, Not the Parents, Brought Them Together

When Jaspreet Kaur was a junior at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., she and her best friend, Ndonga Sagnia, worked part time at the college help desk. Between fielding calls for technical help, they passed the time on Pinterest, making wedding boards. Though both were unattached 20-year-old accounting students at the time, Ms. Sagnia remembers…

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Q&A: ‘It’s Almost Three Years Since I Had a Proper Vacation’

“We have to step outside to get a little bit of peace,” said René Redzepi, the chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen, one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world. Dinner service was hours away, but the sprawling kitchen was already abuzz with activity and classic rock, so we stepped outside to chat.…

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STYLE Q. & A.: Couldn’t Get Into Annabel’s? At Least You Can Own a Piece of It

Annabel’s, the ultraexclusive club in London where Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and Harry Styles have mingled, moved after 55 years. Under its owner Richard Caring, it reopened in April in a four-story Georgian townhouse two doors from the original on Berkeley Square in the Mayfair district. Everything in the club is brand-new, including all…

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Modern Love: I Would Have Driven Her Anywhere

When my mother was booted from an assisted living facility in North Carolina for being “too high maintenance,” my husband, Ted, and I agreed to have her live near us in Prescott, Ariz. She had spent seven years of dementia in assisted-living facilities, first near my brother in Austin, Tex., and then near my two…

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