The 212: From the Purveyors of New York’s Best Mozzarella, a New Cafe

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. With the new Di Palo osteria getting ready to open, there was excitement on Mott Street last week. This is a 21st-century addition to Di Palo’s 109-year-old Italian food shop…

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The Right Way to Use a Public Bathroom (to Avoid Getting Sick)

There are a handful of things in this world I’m extremely thankful for, yet also quite grossed out by. Public bathrooms are one of them. (Also: colonoscopies.) My disgust peaks around this time of year, when everyone around me seems to be coughing or sneezing or both — sometimes in the next stall. What, if…

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‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs

In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers have restored some cellular activity to brains removed from slaughtered pigs. The brains did not regain anything resembling consciousness: There were no signs indicating coordinated electrical signaling, necessary for higher functions like awareness and intelligence. But in an experimental treatment,…

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A Fan’s Love, Requited at Last: Conan O’Brien Lands Robert Caro

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Conan O’Brien fell under the spell of the historian and biographer Robert A. Caro when he was a student at Harvard in the 1980s. The book that made him a fan was “The Path to Power,” the first installment of the multivolume epic “The Years of Lyndon Johnson.” Mr. O’Brien devoured…

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The Bag You Need Based on Your Type of Vacation

Apr 17, 2019 Vacation means editing down your closet to the best of the best, and tight suitcase space typically demands that only the most vital accessories make the journey. As space-hoggers, bags are usually limited to one or two per trip, so it’s smart to put thought into the shape and size that’s best…

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Medical News Today: Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief

Essential oils contain concentrated plant extracts. Aromatherapy with some essential oils may help relieve neuropathic pain. Neuropathy is a general term for conditions that develop as a result of nerve damage. One of the most common forms of neuropathy is diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which occurs in up to 50 percent of people with diabetes. Peripheral…

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noted: The Possibly Ominous Return of the ‘Mini-Me’

And you thought Mini-Me was only the character played by the dearly departed actor Verne Troyer in the Austin Powers movies of the late 1990s. One doesn’t need to dig very deep online to find out that it’s a term du jour on social media, clothing websites and blogs. Parents, particularly mothers, are using it…

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