Why Women on the Pill Still ‘Need’ to Have Their Periods

In the 1960s, manufacturers of the new birth-control pill imagined their ideal user as feminine, maternal and forgetful. She wanted discretion. She was married. And she wanted visible proof that her monthly cycle was normal and that she wasn’t pregnant. In 2019, the user of the pill is perceived as an altogether different person. She’s…

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When Dad Turns Out to Be the Fertility Doctor

Scores of families, using commercial DNA testing kits, have learned in recent years that, decades ago, their doctors lied to them. The doctors told infertile couples seeking artificial insemination that they would use sperm from a medical student, from someone who resembled the husband or simply from an anonymous donor. Instead, the doctors used their…

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Lord & Taylor Returns to New York — Sort of!

The new Lord & Taylor isn’t on Fifth Avenue. It doesn’t have towering ceilings, glossy beauty counters or zigzagging escalators; there are no racks of sensible shirts hung on plastic hangers, nor any other hallmarks of the American department store. That’s because the new Lord & Taylor is not a department store. It’s a pop-up…

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Reeve Carney’s Week: Pedal Boards and Peloton Ads

Reeve Carney, the actor and musician, has been in and out of hell for nearly three years. In 2017, he joined a workshop of the Tony-winning musical “Hadestown,” following the show to Edmonton and London before arriving on Broadway. Carney, who previously starred in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and “Penny Dreadful,” plays Orpheus, a…

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House Hunting in England: A Modernist Gem in the Countryside

A Three-Bedroom Retreat Near the Welsh Border $3.8 MILLION (2.895 BRITISH POUNDS) This modern three-bedroom house is set on a hillside on the edge of Brockweir, a village in South West England about 25 minutes north of the city of Bristol. Designed by Loyn & Co Architects, a Welsh firm, for the current owners, who…

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On the Menu in Moscow, Soviet-Era Nostalgia

It’s lunchtime in Moscow and the line for Stolovaya 57 is out the door — a 20-person long struggle for borscht, jellied pork, soft boiled vegetables and grated cabbage. Though it might be hard to imagine that people would wait any amount of time for a tray of food served by a stern-faced Russian woman…

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The Key to a Perfect Italian-American Sauce

Pimientos is what they’re called in dictionaries, in seed catalogs. But in Brooklyn, they’re known as cherry peppers, just as they are in most places where Italian-Americans gather and eat. Small and pumpkin-shaped, like miniature bell peppers, they can be found in deli cases stuffed with cubes of provolone and wisps of prosciutto, on antipasto…

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Deciphering the equations of life

Research led by the University of Arizona has resulted in a set of equations that describes and predicts commonalities across life despite its enormous diversity. «Our study develops a general theory to study the extraordinary diversity of life using simple rules common to all species. We can further apply these rules to predict specific traits…

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Tropical flower offers potential new route for treating pancreatic cancer

An international team of scientists led by the University of Bath have made drug-like molecules inspired by a chemical found in a tropical flower, that they hope could in the future help to treat deadly pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and deadly cancers Around 10,000 patients in the UK per…

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