noted: Where Have All the Vowels Gone?

The first step in the next stage of language’s inevitable evolution — or devolution — may have already hppnd. The year now ending has been one of catastrophes. To name just two: The planet is getting warmer and the alphabet is getting shorter. Where have all the vowels gone? It’s true that A, E, I,…

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Medical News Today: How coffee might protect against Parkinson’s

Coffee is thought to protect the brain against Parkinson’s disease. A recent study investigates which compounds might give coffee its neuroprotective powers. The findings may eventually lead to innovative new treatments. Understanding how coffee protects the brain could give Parkinson’s drug discovery a boost. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the…

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6 Ways Stress Affects Your Skin Health

Another reason why de-stressing is so necessary for our health (as if we needed to pile up reasons) is your skin: stress can easily produce breakouts. Not that we welcome them at any time, but you may have registered the fact that your face goes all pimply at the worst moment imaginable – say, the…

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Check In: Hotel Review: The Hotel Revival, Baltimore

Rates Rooms start at $139, plus a daily $12.95 “resort” fee. The Basics Once a private mansion and for many years the Peabody Court Hotel, the Revival opened in early 2018, after a nearly two-year renovation led by the hotel’s owners, NuoveRE, and its new management team, the San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre. It has…

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Trending: How Airlines Are Catering to Their Smallest Customers: Children

Airlines are constantly trying to find new ways to win customers In this never-ending competition, carriers — mostly international ones — are now turning their attention to their youngest passengers, wooing children (and beleaguered parents) with new amenities such as toys, child-friendly toiletry kits, meals and amped up seat back entertainment. Paul Tumpowsky, a father…

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Medical News Today: Bipolar: Physical activity may boost mood and energy

New research, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that higher levels of physical activity boost mood and energy levels. The benefits were particularly noticeable in people with bipolar disorder. Being physically active might help people with bipolar disorder fight off depressive symptoms. In the United States, almost 3 percent of adults experienced bipolar disorder…

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City Kitchen: An Auspicious Feast With Humble Ingredients

Being a legume lover means I’ll never go hungry. As someone who adores lentils, split peas, chickpeas, favas and dried kidney beans of every stripe, I keep them in spades in my pantry has them in spades, and I could happily survive for months without ever leaving the house. Since legumes are considered auspicious for…

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Wine School: Our Critic Wants You to Try These Supermarket Wines

For years, I have emphasized the importance of small-production wines. They are often the most interesting, most distinctive wines available. This is not to demean larger producers who are conscientious about their work. I have made the case as well for big Champagne houses, Bordeaux producers, Burgundy négociants and others. But generally speaking, mass-produced wines…

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