The Latest Reason to Breast-feed: Milk Is Alive

In the earliest days after birth, millions of bacteria make their home in a baby’s body — in the skin, mouth and especially the gut. These immigrants come from the birth canal and the mother’s feces (during a vaginal birth), the mother’s skin and mouth as she holds and nuzzles the baby and perhaps even…

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Scientists Find Ancient Humans Used Weed 2,500 Years Ago, Too

An association between weed and the dead turns out to have been established long before the 1960s and far beyond a certain ur-band’s stomping grounds in San Francisco. Researchers have identified strains of cannabis burned in mortuary rituals as early as 500 B.C., deep in the Pamir mountains in western China, according to a new…

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The ‘Paris Is Burning’ Director on Its Message: ‘Be Yourself’

Thirty-four years ago, a young, queer film student stopped to photograph two striking dancers in Washington Square Park in Manhattan and was captivated by the their pose-oriented movements — known around the world today as vogueing. The performers encouraged the inspired student, who was eager to see more, to attend an event dedicated to the…

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Medical News Today: Can naltrexone help with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Naltrexone, in low doses, has recently become a popular drug for treating multiple sclerosis. This is an off-label use, and research into its effectiveness is still underway. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerve cells. As it progresses, symptoms can get in the way of daily life and impair movement, speech, and…

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‘Stranger Things» Hawkins High Is Getting the Nike Treatment

Stranger Things is making its way back to Netflix on July 4th and Nike is dropping an entire collection dedicated to the cult hit to celebrate. Ahead of the upcoming Stranger Things 3 release, Nike is redesigning timeless ’80s silhouettes in colors inspired by the show’s Hawkins High School. For the first collection launching June…

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One Thing You Can Do: Plan a Climate-Friendly Cookout

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. By Eduardo Garcia Image CreditTyler Varsell The barbecue season has arrived. I went to my first cookout of the year a couple…

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Rickey Thompson Lands a New Salesperson Job in Alexander Wang’s New Video

Courtesy of Alexander Wang When social media’s Rickey Thompson walked the Alexander Wang Season 2 show back in December we knew that was just the beginning of their relationship. The designer cuts pieces for the cool kids, items that will take them from Instagram to the coolest parties and back again, so Thompson was an…

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What We Know About the Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths

More than two million Americans visit the Dominican Republic every year, making up about a third of the country’s tourists. Six have died in the last year during their visits. Because of the seeming similarities among their deaths, their family members have suggested that they are connected and have raised suspicions about the resorts where…

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Planned Parenthood to Host Women’s Health Forum for 2020 Democrats

Planned Parenthood Action Fund is set to host a forum on reproductive rights for the Democratic primary field this month, as the issue of abortion emerges as a central topic in the 2020 presidential race. The forum, hosted by Planned Parenthood’s political arm, is the first event in recent presidential campaigns singularly focused on women’s…

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Broadway Toasts the Tonys. And Zombies Take Over Midtown.

Cher likes to text — a lot. “You never know when they’re coming or what they might be about,” said Stephanie J. Block, who won a Tony Award Sunday night for portraying the pop icon in “The Cher Show.” The moment Ms. Block’s win was announced, her phone lit up with messages. “She texted: ‘Oh…

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