It’s Easy to Hate Selfies. But Can They Also Be a Force for Good?

This month, when earthquakes rocked Southern California on back-to-back days, it was a visceral reminder that we may one day experience the “Big One,” a quake with the power to kill and destroy. A few people saw something else: a photo opportunity. Tourists flocked to a large crack in a highway to see evidence of…

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Trump’s Efforts to Rein In Drug Prices Face Setbacks

President Trump’s plan to lower prescription drug prices hit two major obstacles this week. He killed a proposal on Thursday that would have reduced out-of-pocket costs for older consumers out of concern that it would raise premiums heading into his re-election campaign. And a federal judge threw out a new requirement that drug companies disclose…

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Marlon Brando’s Rolex From ‘Apocalypse Now’ Resurfaces

Every art form has its lost masterpieces. Watches are no different. The Omega Speedmaster that Buzz Aldrin’s wore on the Apollo 11 moon shot vanished on its way to the Smithsonian. The Patek Philippe reference 2499/100 chronograph that John Lennon wore on his 40th birthday (was it a gift from Yoko?) has not been seen.…

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ELLE.com Editors Agree: Visors Are the Best Summer Accessory

Paper Braid Visor SCALA amazon.com $25.99 «On recent trip to Paris during a heatwave—temperatures hit 100°F!—I felt assaulted by the sun. It was strong, hot, and didn’t set until 10PM. Like a good beauty editor, I try to avoid sun exposure at all cost. I walked into a store and bought a visor basically identical…

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Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93

Andrew Dibner, a psychologist who launched a new segment in the health care industry when he invented a medical alert system that let elderly and disabled people call for help when they cannot reach a telephone or knock on a neighbor’s door, died on Saturday in a memory care facility in Peoria, Ariz. He was…

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Madame Mela, Tu Astróloga Favorita

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). By the time Hurricane María hit Puerto Rico in…

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Francine Shapiro, Developer of Eye-Movement Therapy, Dies at 71

One spring afternoon in 1987, a psychology student trying to shake off an upsetting memory took a stroll through a park in Los Gatos, Calif., distracting herself by darting her eyes back and forth. The sting of the memory quickly faded, and the student, Francine Shapiro, glimpsed her future. In the ensuing years she developed…

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Mom, Can You Please Cover Up?

I am a teenage boy, and I have a dispute with my mom. She has tattoos all over her arms and back, and they’re not particularly nice ones. I’d call them R-rated. My friends think she’s weird, and they’ve made remarks to me about the tattoos. I’ve asked her to cover them up when my…

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Crisp, Deep-Fried Fish at Hug Esan in Queens

At first glance, the fish looks like it may still be intact. The tilapia’s skin is a deep, woodsy brown and covered in cilantro leaves, sliced garlic, scallions and little arcs of red onion. But look closer and you see that the body has been broken down into parts, each piece dusted with flour and…

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Medical News Today: Why do women have less sex as they age?

As women get older, they tend to have less sex. They may also find it less enjoyable than before. So far, studies have explained these tendencies by pointing the finger at physiological changes during and after menopause. What are the other factors? What prevents a woman from having sex or enjoying sex later in life?…

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