Taking On the Tortilla Industry

LOS ANGELES — When Ricardo Ortega wants to convince someone of the unparalleled deliciousness of nixtamalized corn, he hands them a hot tortilla right off his clanking production line in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Late at night, as the ovens exhale the comforting smell of masa, a single, plain tortilla can be…

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Medical News Today: Tips for cleaning and unclogging nose pores

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Forged by Volcanoes, Kamchatka Offers Majestic, Magnetic Wilds

“If you can find me a better place than Kamchatka on this earth, I will argue with you!” exclaimed Alexei Ozerov, the exuberant chief volcanologist on the entrancing peninsula hanging off Russia’s Pacific Coast. Leaping from behind his cluttered desk at the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, he tore a tabletop globe from its stand…

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The Huge Waste in the U.S. Health System

Even a divided America can agree on this goal: a health system that is cheaper but doesn’t sacrifice quality. In other words, just get rid of the waste. A new study, published Monday in JAMA, finds that roughly 20 percent to 25 percent of American health care spending is wasteful. It’s a startling number but…

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It’s Not Entertaining. It’s Having People Over.

“Roasting a nice chicken for people is such a good way to say ‘I love you.’” I recently found this note to myself scrawled on the back of an electric bill I had probably forgotten to pay, written one night after a dinner party. There was most likely a lot of wine that night (the…

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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Research on How Cells Manage Oxygen

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to three scientists — William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza — for their work on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. The Nobel Assembly announced the prize at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on Monday. Their work established…

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Cook Like It’s Still Summer

Good morning. It’s dark when I get up now and trudge toward the ferry, the scooter, the bus or the bicycle, and it’s dark again when I leave work for home. The season’s not quite right, but I long for caramelized citrus over yogurt after dinner, a reminder of summer or at any rate the…

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Hypertension in Pregnancy May Portend Cardiovascular Ills in Mothers

High blood pressure during pregnancy increases a mother’s risk for future cardiovascular disease and death, a new study has found. Hypertension in pregnancy, or pre-eclampsia, affects between 3 percent and 10 percent of pregnant women in the United States. Left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening complications in both mothers and infants. The British study,…

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Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time’s Up

Time’s Up, the advocacy organization founded by powerful women in Hollywood as the #MeToo movement roiled the nation, announced on Monday that it had appointed Tina Tchen, a lawyer and former chief of staff to Michelle Obama, as its new chief executive. Ms. Tchen was a founder of the organization’s signature initiative: a legal-defense fund…

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ELLE Editorial: Creature Feature

One of the season’s most talked-about extras?Bright, whimsical bags in the most unruly of faux fur. Clutch, Bottega Veneta. Mitch Feinberg Bucket bag, Tod’s. Mitch Feinberg Clutch, Dries Van Noten. Mitch Feinberg Clutch, Chloe. Mitch Feinberg Backpack, Prada. Mitch Feinberg Top: Handbag, Chanel. Throughout, Faux Fur Scrappy Collectibles, House of Fluff. This article originally appeared…

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