Fiber and Yogurt Tied to Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Eating yogurt and fiber may lower the risk for lung cancer. Fiber is the main source of prebiotics, the nondigestible foods that promote the growth of probiotics, and yogurt is a probiotic food. Scientists suspect that a healthy microbiome may explain the link. The study, in JAMA Oncology, pooled data from 10 studies of diet…

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Let’s Double Date. But Maybe Your Wife Could Stay Home?

My husband has become close friends with a man he met through work. He and his wife live nearby, and we’ve gone out with them as a couple a few times. I like my husband’s friend, but my husband and I really dislike his wife. We’ve tried, but she’s cold, rude and a Debbie Downer.…

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He Sailed the Longest Ocean Voyage in History and Turned It Into Art

Along a Hudson River pier in 2010, a sailor docked his battered schooner as a crowd watched in quiet anticipation. When he wearily stepped onto land, he had finished a remarkable human journey: Reid Stowe been at sea for 1,152 days, the longest nonstop ocean voyage in recorded history. A decade later, Mr. Stowe is…

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Why Isn’t There a Diet That Works for Everyone?

In the United States and other Western countries, diet and nutrition researchers face an urgent imperative: Figure out how to solve the crisis of obesity. About 40 percent of the adults and 19 percent of the children and adolescents in the United States have obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More…

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A Lafite From China? This $300 Wine Is the Real Thing

PENGLAI, China — In China, the stories about Château Lafite Rothschild are as notorious as the Bordeaux wine estate is legendary. There are the tales — often repeated, never confirmed — of wealthy Chinese businessmen chugging Lafite mixed with Sprite. Or the time a Chinese official reportedly said at least half the Lafite sold in…

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Using Technology to Close the Autism Job Gap

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. Byran Dai was 24 when he promised his mother, who passed away less than two months later, that he would look out for his younger brother Brandon, who is autistic. Brandon, 15…

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36 Hours in Rijeka, Croatia

If Croatia’s seaside locales have become tourism starlets, then Rijeka, a working-class port city on the Adriatic, is the country’s gritty understudy. So, it came as some surprise when this town, whose skyline merges Hapsburgian decadence with shipyard cranes, was named European Capital of Culture for 2020 over other Croatian candidates like Dubrovnik and Split.…

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Men, Your Bald Spot Looks Great

The embarrassment many men feel about losing their hair doesn’t diminish over the generations. What changes are the available treatments and the coping strategies. For instance, our fathers didn’t have Tressless, since 2011 Reddit’s “most popular online community for hair loss and balding,” where users post selfies of their hairline for crowdsourced advice, and debate…

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You Too Can Play the Handbag Stock Market

Earlier this year Kylie Jenner, the beauty mogul and Kardashian-Jenner family member, gave one of her patented home tours to Architectural Digest. It featured her collection of Pop Art, arcade games and her “purse closet,” a special room that includes a reported 400 bags (or more), encompassing many Hermès Birkins, Chanels and Diors, and that…

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How Drinking Less Solved a Lot of Problems

Though I come from a family of beer drinkers, I was never much into drinking. I rarely drank as a teenager, and even into my 20s, drinking didn’t play a big part in my life, other than the fruity cocktails I enjoyed on occasion. Then two things happened: I had kids, and I discovered wine.…

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