Around the World in a Day With Carmen Electra

She was figuring out who she wanted to be after years of being told who she was. It was the artist formerly known as Prince who renamed Ms. Electra, the Ohio native formerly known as Tara Leigh Patrick, after he discovered her in 1991 auditioning for a girl group on his record label. She didn’t…

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As Tokyo Fish Market Closes, Sellers and Customers Honor an Era of Grime

TOKYO — It’s going to be tough to replace 83 years’ worth of grime. As the fishmongers of Tokyo’s famed wholesale seafood market, Tsukiji, opened for their final day at their familiar site on Saturday, they and their customers lamented the end of an era of grunge. “Dirty is best,” said Yoshitaka Moria, 38, an…

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Mini-Vows: Their Long-Distance Relationship Kept Getting Shorter

Reeba Susamma Monachan and Keshav Sethi Attrey were married Oct. 6 at Belk Chapel on the campus of Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Janice Odom, who was ordained by the Alliance of Baptists at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Father George Philipose, vicar of the Christian…

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The Look: A Place I Could Call My Own

the look On growing up in the Bronx, and never truly leaving it. Photographs by Andre Wagner Text by Andrew Boryga Produced by Eve Lyons Oct. 6, 2018 When I was born, my mother and father lived on the first floor of a six-story building in the Bronx that looked just like all the other…

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domains: Who Is Neri Oxman?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — One hot day in early September, Neri Oxman, a tenured professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, was on her way to lunch when it hit her. “‘Form follows pheromones!’” she remembered exclaiming. “I was thinking, as I was devouring my meatball sandwich, about how we could use robotic arms…

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Medical News Today: Drinking water lowers the risk of bladder infections

Bladder infections are extremely common among women. New research, however, shows that boosting water intake might reduce these infections by almost half. Drinking plenty of water can help keep UTIs at bay. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureters, or kidneys. A bladder infection…

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Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Why I now agree with vaccination

I’m Lana Burgess, a 31-year-old freelance writer passionate about well-being. In this article, I explore why I disagree with my mom’s decision not to vaccinate me when I was a child — and how, as an adult, I decided to finally get vaccinated. ‘In a world of so many information sources, it’s easy to get…

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A Good Appetite: Indian Cooks Embrace the Instant Pot

[For more on the Instant Pot, see our “How to Use an Instant Pot” guide.] Indian electric pressure cooker books are so popular that even Knopf Doubleday — a publishing house not generally known for appliance cookbooks — is releasing one by the renown author and actor Madhur Jaffrey: “Madhur Jaffrey’s Essential Indian Instant Pot…

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HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Ages 27 to 45

The HPV vaccine, which prevents cervical cancer and other malignancies, is now approved for men and women from 27 to 45-years-old, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The vaccine is Gardasil 9, made by Merck, and had been previously approved for minors and people up to age 26. It works against the human…

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