Two French Cities, Neither of Them Paris. Which One to Love?

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler visits Lyon and Marseille, just a quick train ride apart — but worlds away from each other. Oct. 8, 2019 ImageLyon transforms into a magical light show after the sun sets. Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019…

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It Was the Ideal Antique Building. Who Needs Bathrooms, Anyway?

The first time Matthew Bremer saw the listing for the church he would eventually buy in Phillipsport, N.Y., it arrived like so many unwanted emails, as inbox-clogging spam. But rather than immediately hitting delete he scrolled down the email while eating lunch and was intrigued by what he saw: a simple white clapboard church dating…

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5 Haunts With Haunts

Halloween and haunted houses go together like costumed children and epic sugar highs. This year, perhaps you would like to spend Oct. 31 with an overnight stay at a house or hotel frequented by the dearly departed. In the United States, there’s no shortage of rumored haunted accommodations, and the five options here celebrate their…

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Stress Can Make You Sick. Take Steps to Reduce It.

Not long ago Dr. Rangan Chatterjee had a patient with Type 2 diabetes who was struggling to lower his blood sugar levels despite following an intense diet and exercise program. Dr. Chatterjee counseled him to focus on the root cause of his problem: Chronic stress. The patient, a 53-year-old businessman, had been putting in long…

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Expect Higher Prices on Lighter Wines

The coming 25 percent American tariff on certain European foods, drinks and other products will hit a lot of people hard, but few harder than Jon-David Headrick. Mr. Headrick, who lives outside Nashville, operates Jon-David Headrick Selections, which imports French wines exclusively, focusing on small family estates in the Loire Valley and other parts of…

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Statins May Affect Your Bone Health

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have an added benefit, or risk, depending on the dose. New research suggests that a low dose of statins may protect against osteoporosis, but that high doses may increase the risk for the bone-damaging condition. Austrian researchers searched a database of patients hospitalized over two years and found 353,502 who used…

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Dating While Ob-Gyn

When you first meet someone and she tells you what she does for a living, it’s not uncommon to think about what that means for you. For example, when I met a man online who was in construction, I thought of all my badly needed home repairs. When I met someone who was a financial…

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Pregnant? Try Not to Sleep on Your Back

During pregnancy, sleeping on your back may be a bad idea. Previous studies have found that sleeping in a supine position causes compression of veins and arteries that can lead to a reduction in blood flow to the placenta severe enough to double the risk for stillbirth after 28 weeks of gestation. Now a new…

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Vision Quest

Early one summer morning, I was awakened by a hammering on the inside of my skull. It felt as if a prisoner were trying to Shawshank it out through my left eye socket. When I sat up in bed to reach for the Advil on my nightstand, I became panic-stricken. Both eyes were open, but…

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