The Chefs Reinventing the Midwestern Supper Club

THE LIGHTS ARE dim, set to eternal dusk. You enter and blink. If there are booths, they should be plush: Naugahyde or brocade limned in gold. Napkins are linen, tables likely cloaked. Maybe a Persian rug lies underfoot. Taxidermied animal heads peer from the walls. From your seat, you might see a living white-tailed deer…

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Shopping for Doormats

Does it matter which doormat you choose? Actually, it does — because a doormat does more than just scrub the bottom of your shoes. “It really sets the tone when you come to someone’s front door,” said Garrow Kedigian, an interior designer in New York. So style matters: “It’s a crucial first hint to the…

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Is Your Child Struggling in School? Talk to Your Pediatrician

The American Academy of Pediatrics has just issued a report on what pediatricians can — and should — do to help “school-aged children who are not progressing academically.” Dr. Arthur Lavin, one of the lead authors of the report and the chairman of the A.A.P. committee on the psychosocial aspects of child and family health,…

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Relief for Children’s Migraine Headaches

My grandson Stefan was about 8 years old when he began to get migraine headaches. As soon as he could after getting home from school, he would lie down and go to sleep, awakening an hour or two later, usually with the headache gone. But before the pain abated, he sometimes vomited, prompting him and…

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In a Race Against Death, No Way to Call a Doctor

HEEVAN, Kashmir — Saja Begum was cooking dinner when her son walked into the kitchen with a stricken look on his face. “Mom,” he said. “I have been bitten by a snake. I am going to die.” Ms. Begum could not call an ambulance: The Indian government had shut down Kashmir’s cellular network. She then…

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Jimmy Carter Needed Stitches After Falling at His Home

Former President Jimmy Carter required stitches after falling at his Plains, Ga., home on Sunday, the Carter Center said. The center said that Mr. Carter, the oldest living former president in United States history, “feels fine” and looked forward to attending the opening ceremony of a Habitat for Humanity project in Nashville on Sunday evening.…

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Philippine Leader Rodrigo Duterte Says He Has Neuromuscular Disease

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has revealed that he has a neuromuscular disease that has led to a slew of medical problems, including making his eye droop. Mr. Duterte, who was in Russia for a state visit, told the Filipino community there on Saturday night that he has myasthenia gravis, a chronic…

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Addicted to Screens? That’s Really a You Problem

Nir Eyal does not for a second regret writing Silicon Valley’s tech engagement how-to, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,” even as he now has a new book out on how to free ourselves of that same addiction. In his original manual for building enthralling smartphone apps, Mr. Eyal laid out the tricks “to subtly…

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Medical News Today: Too much exercise may affect our ability to make decisions

A new study finds that exercise not only causes muscle fatigue but could also affect the brain. The authors conclude that overexercising might reduce our capacity to make decisions. A recent study concludes that intensive exercise may affect cognitive abilities. Researchers at Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, France, have found that overtraining syndrome may…

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