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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Using A.I. to Transform Breast Cancer Care

How could a researcher in computer science improve future cancer care, I wondered, when a trip to Boston afforded me the opportunity to converse with Regina Barzilay, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the recipient in 2017 of a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, known as a “genius grant.” After a breast cancer diagnosis…

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Disneyland Visitor With Measles May Have Exposed Hundreds to Infection

A person who was infectious with measles visited Disneyland last week, leading public health officials to warn that hundreds of other people at the theme park were possibly exposed to the highly contagious disease. Measles, which was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, has returned with a vengeance this year, with 1,250 individual…

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Two Strains of Polio Are Gone, but the End of the Disease Is Still Far Off

In another milestone on the long, expensive and sometimes discouraging road to wiping out polio, global health officials announced Wednesday that two of the three strains of wild polio virus have officially been eliminated. Although that brings the world another step closer to eradication, the effort has taken far longer than was ever anticipated. When…

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Women Should Be Warned of Breast Implant Hazards, F.D.A. Says

Women considering surgery to receive breast implants should be warned of the risk of serious complications, including fatigue, joint pain and the possibility of a rare type of cancer, the Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday. Agency officials are urging manufacturers to print a boxed warning on the packaging of the implants, and to…

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Mandla Morris, Son of Stevie Wonder, Pursues Music and Fashion

Name: Mandla Morris Age: 14 Hometown: Calabasas, Calif. Now Lives: In the same two-story modern house in Calabasas where he grew up, with his mother, Kai Millard Morris, and older brother, Kailand. Claim to Fame: Mandla is the son of Stevie Wonder and is starting to make a name for himself as a singer, TV…

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