Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of Thai massage?

Many people believe that the health benefits of Thai massage include lowering stress, boosting energy, and improving athletic performance. Thai massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. It dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago. The technique that Thai massage…

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Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86

Naomi Breslau, one of the first scientists to study how the experiences of everyday life can cause serious psychiatric syndromes like post-traumatic stress disorder, died on Oct. 13 in hospice care in Pittsboro, N.C. She was 86. The cause was complications of uterine cancer, her husband, Dr. Glenn C. Davis, said. Dr. Breslau, who was…

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The YSL Documentary Pierre Bergé Did Not Want Anyone to See

Image Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent in a still from the film «Celebration.»Creditvia Playtime It is, yet again, an Yves Saint Laurent moment. Granted, these days they seem to come around like clockwork, but even by the standards of 2014, when back-to-back biopics were dueling for filmgoers, this autumn is particularly notable. On Oct.…

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What’s New at Langlitz Leathers? Nothing

PORTLAND, Ore. — “This is a Crown zipper from the late ’40s,” said Bennie Goodson, the general manager of Langlitz Leathers, an Oregon store that is a magnet for the motorcycle world. “Try it. You’ve never felt a zipper action that smooth.” Zippers that date from the Truman presidency may not seem the most desirable…

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Uber and Lyft Announce Rewards Programs

Uber, the ride-hailing service that sees 15 million ride bookings worldwide per day, is launching a loyalty program called Uber Rewards for its customers on Wednesday. Lyft, its biggest competitor, announced earlier this week that it would start its own loyalty program in December. The programs come at a time when a growing number of…

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Skin Deep: How to Make Your Lips Look Bigger Without Needles

Fleshy, pouty, pillowy lips. Everywhere you turn, a new actress, model or influencer is pursing an outrageously plump pair of lips. If you were pointing fingers, you could blame the return of 1990s fashion and the beauty trends of that girlie-grunge decade. But the exaggerated features of Instagram’s biggest beauty influencers (Kylie Jenner, Kandee Johnson…

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Diet, Not Age, May Account for Rising Blood Pressure

Image Cardiologists are generally convinced that blood pressure inevitably increases with age. Now a new study calls this belief into question. Researchers studied two communities in a remote area of the Venezuelan rain forest that can only be reached by air. The Yanomami are among the most isolated and least assimilated people in the world.…

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Up Next: A Tech Wunderkind Who Knows Jaden Smith and Elon Musk

Name: Iddris Sandu Age: 21 Hometown: Torrance, Calif. Now Lives: In a sparsely decorated two-bedroom apartment in Culver City, Calif. Claim to Fame: Not many 21-year-olds can lay claim to having contacts for Jaden Smith, Stephen Curry and Elon Musk in their smartphones. But Mr. Sandu, a dapper technology wunderkind who has written code for…

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What to Cook: On Brining

Good morning. Do you brine your Thanksgiving turkey? I have. I’ve also worn very, very skinny ties, and swept my hair up in a kind of poof, as if I’d taped a bird’s wing to my forehead. (Currently in order to do that I would have to tape a bird’s wing to my forehead.) Which…

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Heads Up: Latest Sizzle in Miami? Food Halls

The Miami food scene is exploding with food halls, collections of vendors and restaurant stalls in one space, usually vast. In 2017, there were none; now there are four and counting, offering alternatives to more formal restaurants as well as to casual street food. And you’ll discover these food halls in the sleek precincts of…

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