Medical News Today: What does it feel like to be high on marijuana?

For years, people have associated marijuana with recreational use and «getting high.» Though many people may talk about the effects of marijuana, it is important to understand that different people may have very varied reactions to marijuana use. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana is the «most commonly used illicit drug» in…

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Someone Is Putting Cowboy Hats on Pigeons in Las Vegas

This is a true story about pigeons wearing cowboy hats. It happened in Vegas. The day started out typically, according to Bobby Lee, our story’s main witness. On the afternoon of Dec. 5, he was on his way to the grocery store when he noticed something red outside his car window. Pigeons were milling around…

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The Most-Read Food Stories of 2019

Julia Moskin, Melissa Clark and Pete Wells try the new fake meats. The Impossible Burger bested the competition in a blind tasting of six national brands. The taste test replicated the experience of a home cook: Each burger was seared in canola oil and served in a potato bun. People complaining about the health implications…

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Medical News Today: Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more

Depression is a widespread mental health condition. Pregnant women have a higher risk of depression due to increased stress, physical health changes, chemical changes in the body, and other factors. While estimates vary, a 2016 analysis suggests that between 7% and upwards of 20% of pregnant women around the world have depression. The actual rate…

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The I.R.S. Sent a Letter to 3.9 Million People. It Saved Some of Their Lives.

Three years ago, 3.9 million Americans received a plain-looking envelope from the Internal Revenue Service. Inside was a letter stating that they had recently paid a fine for not carrying health insurance and suggesting possible ways to enroll in coverage. New research concludes that the bureaucratic mailing saved lives. Three Treasury Department economists have published…

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Moschino Makes the Subway Look Chic

The MTA is home to pizza rats, manspreading, and now, a high fashion runway show. Jeremy Scott staged his Moschino pre-fall 2020 collection at the New York Transit Museum. Inspired by the bustling city, the show featured busking pole dancers, models clad in NYC’s finest camo, and a ginormous puffer made for the next Polar…

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Top 10 New York Dishes of 2019

This annual list is an exercise in selective memory: The trick is to remember every impressive snack, sandwich, pastry, main course and cocktail I ate over the past year without ever thinking about how much food it all adds up to. It helps to eliminate, right off the bat, anything I consumed in a restaurant…

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What does it mean to be asexual?

Asexuality describes a lack of sexual attraction. Asexual people may experience romantic attraction, but they do not feel the urge to act on these feelings sexually. Asexuality is a sexual orientation, like being gay or straight. It is different from celibacy or abstinence. Asexuality exists on a spectrum, with much diversity in people’s experiences and…

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Fitzhugh Mullan, Foe of Health Care Disparities, Dies at 77

Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, who as a physician, administrator and professor spent a lifetime pushing back against what he saw as inequities in the health care system that left minority groups and low-income people underserved, died on Nov. 29 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 77. Kathy Fackelmann, director of media relations at the…

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Baked Pastas Nodding to Florence Come to the West Village

Headliner P.F. Pasta al Forno Emanuele Bugiani, an owner of the Fiaschetteria Pistoia restaurants in the East and West Village, has opened a tiny new spot focusing on baked pasta. He’s dipped into history for inspiration, basing the restaurant on Pasta al Forno, in Florence, Italy. That restaurant, open from 1964 to 2000, was owned…

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