Encounters: Lake Bell Goes Dog Walking on the Upper East Side

“You know what’s so great about this?” said Lake Bell, nuzzling a husky mix named Kylo at the A.S.P.C.A. adoption shelter on the Upper East Side. “I’m going to pick up poop at some point.” Ms. Bell, an actress and filmmaker who made a splash with her 2013 feature-film directorial debut, “In a World…,” was…

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You Will Never Smell My World the Way I Do

The scent of lily of the valley cannot be easily bottled. For decades companies that make soap, lotions and perfumes have relied on a chemical called bourgeonal to imbue their products with the sweet smell of the little white flowers. A tiny drop can be extraordinarily intense. If you can smell it at all, that…

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Heads Up: In the Home of Guinness, a Cocktail Boom Takes Hold

Dublin has long been a beer and whiskey town. For generations pubs poured the same pints of stout and familiar bottles of whiskey, but in recent years a shift has shaken the local drinking scene. A new type of bar — focused on craft cocktails and often showcasing the mixing potential of Irish spirits —…

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Fashion Review: Prada Does Protest Dressing

It takes some gumption for a designer to announce, just days before the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s costume extravaganza celebrating the ubiquity of “camp,” that “reality is what interested her. Because everything now is too much: too complicated, too sophisticated.” Too angry, Miuccia Prada could have added. Too gilded. Too full of distortion. “Simplicity…

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Vows: Scenes From a Chechen Wedding

SHALAZHI, Russia — At the wedding of Ibragim Arsanov and Zarema Bashayeva, plum and pear trees were in bloom and the snowy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains formed a picturesque backdrop for the estimated 700 guests at the celebration. Old men sat at long tables laden with broiled turkeys and bottles of nonalcoholic pear juice,…

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Medical News Today: Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health

The protein shakes that health supplement stores sell, which people sometimes buy as a dietary aid to build muscle mass, may not actually be safe for health in the long run according to a new study in mice. Could protein shakes negatively affect health in the long run? Many fitness protein powders that are commercially…

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Modern Love: Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want.

“Don’t worry,” reads the cover photo of my sister’s Facebook page. “Everything is going to be amazing.” The words, in neon blue, green and red, glow from the screen as a kind of preternatural promise, a message from beyond. When I’m feeling stressed, I click on her profile, gaze at that image and take a…

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Trump Administration Strengthens ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Care Workers

Image Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, at a National Day of Prayer service in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday. Mr. Pence has long advocated religious exemptions for health care workers. CreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump on Thursday announced an expanded “conscience rule” to protect health care workers who oppose abortion, sterilization,…

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Vital signs can now be monitored using radar

A radar system developed at the University of Waterloo can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need to hook them up to any machines. Housed in a device smaller than a cellphone, the new technology records heart and breathing rates using sensitive radar waves that are analyzed by sophisticated algorithms embedded in…

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Study reveals amyloid clumps of a truncated p53 structure related to endometrial cancer

IMAGE: Scheme shows Δ40p53 as a modulator of p53 tumor suppression and oncogenic activities in endometrial cancer cells. view more  Brazilian scientists identify the predominant presence of a truncated variant of the p53 protein in amyloid aggregates in endometrial cancer cells. Such structures are related to the progression of this tumor. A finding by Brazilian researchers…

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