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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Defense Lawyer Suggests a Thong Equals Consent — and Ireland Erupts

Image Ruth Coppinger, a deputy in Ireland’s Parliament, at a protest against victim blaming in Dublin. CreditNiall Carson/PA Images, via Getty Images A criminal trial in Ireland, in which the lawyer of a man accused of rape cited the lacy underwear worn by a woman as a sign of her consent, has ignited outrage across…

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Blacks Are Twice as Likely as Whites to Experience Sudden Cardiac Death

Image The rate of sudden cardiac death in African-Americans is twice as high as in whites, and no one knows why. Sudden cardiac death is an unexpected fatality from cardiac causes that happens within an hour of the onset of symptoms, usually with no known cause. For more than six years, researchers followed 9,416 blacks…

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Medical News Today: 9 healthful substitutes for butter

Butter is a dairy product that people can make from churned milk or cream. However, for people who cannot or choose not to consume butter, there are many alternatives. The process of churning milk or cream separates the milk fat from the liquid. The remaining fat becomes the butter. However, some people choose to avoid…

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10 of the Best Pizza Slices in N.Y.C.

Pete Wells, The New York Times’s restaurant critic since 2012, eats hundreds and hundreds of meals every year, searching for the best food the city has to offer. These are his choices for 10 of the best pizza slices in New York. And check out 10 of the best new restaurants in New York City.…

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Herbert Fingarette, Contrarian Philosopher on Alcoholism, Dies at 97

Herbert Fingarette, a contrarian philosopher who, while plumbing the perplexities of personal responsibility, defined heavy drinking as willful behavior rather than as a potential disease, died on Nov. 2 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 97. His daughter, Ann Fingarette Hasse, said the cause was heart failure. Professor Fingarette challenged the theory that…

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Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes

The term “electronic cigarette” refers to a battery-powered device that heats a tank or cartridge of liquid usually containing nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals, but not the cancer-causing tar found in tobacco cigarettes. Users inhale and exhale the vapor. The devices come in numerous shapes, including ones that look like pens, flash drives and hookahs.…

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The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals of 2018

Ah, the holidays. They’re full of food, family, and explaining to distant relatives what exactly it is that you do and why exactly it is that you’re still single (hi, Grandma!). But before the familial chaos commences this holiday season, don’t forget that you’re *also* supposed to panic-purchase everyone’s gifts on two blackout-inducing days: Black…

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