Even Billy Eichner Likes This Guy

It matters who you know, and in 1997, the 21-year-old Jason Eagan knew almost no one in New York. But quality can indeed make up for quantity. One contact — the illustrator Ian Falconer, now of “Olivia” fame — ushered him into a glamorous downtown crowd. Another, Julie Taymor, pointed him toward a behind-the-scenes job…

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Field Notes: Until Honeymoon We Do Part

Irene O’Brien and Mel Maclaine had the time of their lives on their honeymoon. But during their 2016 trip, the Dublin-based couple didn’t share the same bed, they didn’t eat a meal together nor did they officially consummate their marriage during their honeymoon. That’s because Ms. O’Brien, 37, a stylist and writer, and Mr. Maclaine,…

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Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

A new review featuring in the European Journal of Endocrinology suggests that a stressful work environment may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women. A stressful work environment may increase the likelihood of type 2 diabetes in women, suggests new research. More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes…

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Children May Be Grown, but Parenting Doesn’t Seem to Stop

Bribing SAT proctors. Fabricating students’ athletic credentials. Paying off college officials. The actions that some wealthy parents were charged with Tuesday — to secure their children a spot at elite colleges — are illegal and scandalous. But they’re part of a broader pattern, albeit on the extreme end of the continuum: parents’ willingness to do…

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If You Gild It, Will They Come?

On Friday, the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards will open, the culmination of more than a decade of planning, strategizing and developing, and New York City will have the newest, shiniest, largest expression of what we used to call a “mall.” Glide, if you will, up its escalators and you can get a manicure-mid-meditation…

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Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat

Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, according to two important new reviews of relevant research about the effects of exercise on maladies. Together, the new studies support the idea that exercise can be considered medicine, and potent medicine at that. But they…

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10 Swimwear Brands That Will Make Your Instagram Pop

Ethically and locally made in Vancouver, BC, Londrė is a travel-inspired line of swimwear boasting multi-functional designs that hold up to chlorine, salt, and sand. Whether you wear yours solo while sunbathing, with shorts for touring, or dressed up for seaside cocktails, each silhouette is double lined with recycled fabric and features anti-bacterial, anti-odor, and…

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New method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors

VIDEO: UW researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being… view more  Emergency room doctors often have only a few minutes to determine which patients are in need of a blood transfusion. But currently doctors…

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Scientists delineate pathway that helps us make antibodies

AUGUSTA, Ga. (March 13, 2019) — Our bodies are continuously concocting specific antibodies to thwart invaders like a virus or even pollen, and scientists have new information about how the essential production gets fired up and keeps up. It’s a key protective mechanism that the scientists want to better understand with the long-term goal of…

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