Rites of Passage: How to Know if You Should Spend Forever Together

“OK. I hear you.” That’s all he said, because he has literally nothing to say, ever, like all men. Maybe I was buying myself some time. Maybe I knew by then that our former selves had stowed away on the plane with us, and I didn’t want his self-doubting former self proposing to my hormonal,…

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Chidera Eggerue Has Some Tips (and Hashtags) for Self-Love

LONDON — When Chidera Eggerue was 14, she went for a bra fitting and realized that her breasts looked nothing like those of the model on the packaging. She began to believe there was something wrong with her body. As a teenager she even started saving up to have plastic surgery. She was saving up…

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Lady Bunny Is Still the Shadiest Queen Around

When she returned to Chattanooga two years later, she reluctantly enrolled at her father’s university, but by then her worldview was too wide. Restless, she transferred to Georgia State University, where she was less interested in class than in the burgeoning drag scene in Atlanta, which she called “the mecca of the gay South.” There,…

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Medical News Today: Some cancer therapies may avert cardiovascular disease

Existing cancer drugs could be repurposed as treatments for vascular inflammation, according to new research from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Several drugs approved by the FDA for cancer treatment may also treat vascular inflammation. Publishing their findings in Cell Reports, the authors describe new insights into the way G-protein-coupled receptors…

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Check In: In Vienna, Affordable Luxury Comes at a Price

Rates From about 80 euros, or about $93. Basics Ruby Lissi, which opened this past spring, is the third and newest hotel in culture-packed Vienna from the Munich-based Ruby Group and is billed as offering its guests “lean luxury.” This outpost is housed in an 18th-century Neoclassical stone building that has accommodated a disparate collection…

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Bites: In Small-Town Maine, a Restaurant Both Reverent and Innovative

When I first discovered Elda in off-the-summer-tourist-trail Biddeford, Me., I was surprised. It seemed like a restaurant that belonged on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, or at least in Portland’s bustling restaurant scene, 25 minutes up I-95. Immediately, I sent a note to a friend who grew up in a similarly sleepy town near Portland. “What…

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Fashion Review: Hedi Slimane’s Celine: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

PARIS — On Friday night in Paris, as the moon rose over the gold dome of Napoleon’s tomb in Les Invalides and a giant black box specially constructed in its backyard loomed in the shadows, Hedi Slimane, the much-admired, much-decried designer who left Yves Saint Laurent in 2016 and whose ghost had been haunting fashion…

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Medical News Today: Parkinson’s: New molecule can stop neural damage

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by symptoms such as tremor, impaired balance, and slowness of movement. New research from Spain, however, may have found a way of stopping and even reversing the neural degeneration specific to this condition. A newly identified molecule acts on one of the main mechanism of Parkinson’s disease. Data…

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Pam Henry, the Last Poster Child for Polio, Dies at 68

Doctors discovered that Pam Henry had polio in 1951, when she was just 14 months old. At the time, the disease infected tens of thousands of children in the United States every year, permanently disabling many of them. Dr. Jonas Salk’s revolutionary polio vaccine, which would one day eradicate polio in the United States, would…

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Global Health: Ebola Likely to Spread From Congo to Uganda, W.H.O. Says

The risk of Ebola escaping from the Democratic Republic of Congo is now “very high,” and the outbreak already is nearing Uganda, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The W.H.O. raised its official alert level because of violence by local militias, which has slowed efforts to contain the outbreak, and population movements in eastern…

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