Medical News Today: What happens in the brain when we are bored?

In people who are prone to boredom, this state can negatively affect their mental health. So, what happens in the brain when we get bored, and how can this help us find ways of dealing with boredom? A new study investigates. What happens in the brains of people who are prone to boredom? New research…

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Our Marriage Looks Straight. We’re Not.

Vanessa Dillon, 41, is a bisexual woman marrying Bob Bissonnette, 36, a bisexual man. Each has dated people of more than one gender in the past. Not adhering to monogamy, they might continue to do so after they are married. But at their wedding, to outsiders they appear straight. “If I was marrying a woman,…

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Obamacare in Jeopardy as Appeals Court Hears Case Backed by Trump

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel will hear arguments Tuesday on whether a federal judge in Texas was correct in striking down the Affordable Care Act, a case with enormous stakes not only for millions of people who gained health insurance through the law but for the political futures of President Trump and…

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Supplements and Diets for Heart Health Show Limited Proof of Benefit

Millions of Americans use dietary supplements and a variety of diets to protect their heart health. But a large new analysis found that there was strikingly little proof from rigorous studies that supplements and some widely recommended diets have the power to prevent heart disease. The new research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,…

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Can treadmill exercise relieve period pain?

A new clinical trial finds that treadmill exercise can relieve symptoms of period pain. Exercise might be the last thing that would seem to relieve period pain, but new research suggests that using a treadmill can help. Dysmenorrhea, or period pain, may affect approximately 59% of women, according to a review study from 2012. Around…

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Restoring an 1806 Home to Showcase Mexican Culture (and Tequila)

Arturo Lomeli says the Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende “is one of the most photogenic places I have ever seen.” He loves the community so much that in December, he bought an 1806 home there and has hired a team of architects, designers and skilled workers to restore it. But Mr. Lomeli, the…

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A Star of ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Surveys Her Past

If friends and colleagues were asked to word-associate about the actress Karen Olivo, they might reasonably pop out with “warm,” or “down to earth” or “dedicated” or even “curry” (she makes it a few times a week to clamors of “encore”). But here is one word they would never mention to describe Ms. Olivo: minimalist.…

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Where Dessert Is Much More Than an Afterthought

LOS ANGELES — Birdie G’s has been open for just a few weeks in Santa Monica, but already, with the outsize confidence of every dollar-slice shop in New York City, the menu refers to its rose-petal pie as “world famous.” The slice appears to be modeled on the great, jiggly cathedral window cakes that dominate…

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Traveling With a Group? Here’s How to Plan and Stay Friends

From bachelor parties to family reunions, group trips are opportunities to explore the world with the people you love. They also have the potential to be planning messes, with scheduling, decision-making and sorting-out finances coming together in a seemingly endless and possibly disappointing snarl. But they don’t have to be. We’ve rounded up tips, tricks…

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