Modern Love: He Had to Leave So I Could Breathe

Tony’s friend was all sharp angles, except for his laugh, which was soft and melodious. He had a gap between his front teeth and notched dimples in his cheeks. His eyebrows looked thick and jagged, as if they had been drawn on with Magic Marker. I disliked him immediately, which is to say, I liked…

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Dr. Lewis L. Judd, Advocate of Brain Science, Dies at 88

Dr. Lewis L. Judd, who as the country’s top mental health official helped put in place the so-called Decade of the Brain, an ambitious research agenda focused on brain biology as the key to understanding and treating psychiatric problems, died on Dec. 16 in San Diego. He was 88. His death, at an assisted-living facility,…

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Heavy Snowfall in Alps Leaves 6 Dead and Strands Tourists

BERLIN — Once-in-a-generation heavy snowfall has paralyzed travel and tourism in parts of the Alps, with conditions that have left at least six people dead, Austrian officials said on Thursday. Heavy snowfall and strong winds are projected to continue in Austria and southern parts of Germany until at least Friday, bringing at least an additional…

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Now Being Held Hostage by the Shutdown: Your Favorite Craft Brewery

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] HACKENSACK, N.J. — The locked doors of federal agencies in Washington are leading to locked taps and empty vats at craft breweries around the country. One such scene unfolds in an 11,000-square-foot warehouse in northern New Jersey, where the…

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El Espace: Do You Still Keep Money Under Your Mattress? Seriously, Stop

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). In elementary school, I won a $100 savings bond…

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Social Q’s: Why Don’t My Parents Trust Me With My Phone?

I am a 13-year-old girl. I get good grades, I have good friends, and I’ve never given my parents any reason for concern. However, they don’t trust me with my own phone and have gone so far as installing an app on it to track what I do with it. I’m not worried about what…

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Medical News Today: What is an herbal tincture? Recipes and uses

An herbal tincture is a concentrated liquid form of one or more herbs. To make a tincture, a person must soak parts of an herb for several weeks in alcohol or vinegar. The soaking process extracts the active components of the herb or herbs. Alcohol is often the liquid of choice, as it can extract…

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Do Floppy-Eared Dogs Look Friendlier? The T.S.A. Thinks So

Hundreds of dogs report for duty at airports across the country, trained to sniff out bombs and other explosives for the Transportation Security Administration. Many have ears that hang low, delightfully dangling around their faces. Some have ears that stand tall and upright, flickering at every sound. All have ears that are, of course, adorable…

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