Why You Can’t Stop Looking at Other People’s Screens

Other people’s screens are everywhere, once you start to notice them. They’re collectively most obvious at night, as they bob through the city, creating a new, hand-height layer to the ambient lights, or when held up at concerts, like lighters. During the day, other people’s screens hover around us as we wait in line for…

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8 Gowns That Give You Princess Eugenie Vibes

Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle‘s bridal moments have sparked brides to follow in their footsteps, and we expect Princess Eugenie’s gown to inspire a similar wave of imitation. With its collared neckline, modest yet low back, and massive train that floated down the aisle the style is classic and trendy at the same time.…

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Q&A: How the Humble Bean Went Global

Q. Are there more varieties of beans than there used to be? A. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture preserves the seeds of nearly 40,000 bean varieties, many of which were first domesticated from wild types thousands of years ago in the tropical New World. Only a few of these varieties, however, are in wide…

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This $60 Uniqlo Coat Looks Just as Good as a Designer One

Maybe this is too much information, but I run hot. Unless it’s less than 50 degrees and overcast, I can’t dip into my winter wardrobe made of wool and shearling. As a result, finding a great lightweight coat for fall is a major source of contention. Trench coats are the obvious fall back, but finding…

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Global Health: Tiny Nanoparticles to Treat a Huge Problem: Snakebites

An Epi-Pen to treat a snakebite? It’s still a distant dream, but a Californian chemist and Costa Rican venom expert are reporting progress in a novel effort to make injectable nanoparticles that can neutralize snake venom and can be carried in backpacks. In a recent study in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, their particles protected mice…

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Medical News Today: Should people with GERD avoid caffeine?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease usually causes heartburn, as well as respiratory and digestive symptoms. Doctors often recommend that people with this common illness avoid drinking caffeine. However, the scientific evidence is not so clear. In this article, we examine the effects caffeine may have on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and investigate whether all people with GERD…

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Medical News Today: What is wryneck and how is it treated?

Wryneck occurs when the neck muscles twist beyond their usual capacity, causing the head to tilt. The condition is also known as torticollis or loxia. Wryneck may develop over time. It can also occur after an injury to the area, or because of a reaction to medication. A person with wryneck may find it uncomfortable…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Get It Done

Hi, it’s Emily, here with your five weeknight dishes, food for busy people who still want something good to eat. My daughter is turning 1 this week, so I’m deep in yellow-cake recipes and buttercream, contemplating sprinkles and candles and round cake vs. sheet. (Round is so classic, no?) This week also marks the debut…

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Encounters: Mercedes Ruehl Takes Weekly Strolls With Her Acting Students

On the highway below, tourists on a passing double-decker bus waved avidly. Had they recognized Ms. Ruehl? Were they just waving to anyone on the High Line? Unclear. “Hello, people down there,” Ms. Ruehl said. “Welcome to New York,” Ms. Ferrara said. “It’s a MetroCard city,” Mr. Feitel added. “Come see ‘Torch Song,’” Ms. Ruehl…

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