Travel Tips: What You Need to Know Before Your First Trip Abroad

Travel is unpredictable, and sometimes that’s a good thing. You spot a humpback whale during your boat tour, for example. Other times, those unpredictable travel moments are utterly aggravating, like when bad weather cancels your flight or the hotel you’ve booked can’t seem to find your reservation. Obviously you want to minimize the frustrating experiences…

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The Sweet Spot: The Art of Giving Advice (and Saying Goodbye)

Cheryl Strayed: Dear readers, we have news: This will be the final Sweet Spot column. Steve and I have felt deeply privileged to answer letters from those of you who sought our advice here, but after much reflection we have decided that it’s time to shift our focus to other creative endeavors — namely, our…

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Medical News Today: Strong link found between back pain and mortality

A prospective analysis of back pain and rates of disability may help explain the association between back pain and mortality. Back pain is common and often debilitating. Back pain is very common, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is also a major cause of disability and missed work days. Risk factors such as posture, sedentary…

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New Office Hours Aim for Well Rested, More Productive Workers

A few years ago, scientists conducted a real-world experiment at a ThyssenKrupp steel factory in Germany. They assigned the day shift to early risers and the late shift to night owls. Soon the steel workers, many of whom had been skeptical at the outset, were getting an extra hour of sleep on work nights. By…

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Could Antibad Become the Net-a-Porter of Green Style?

Image The sustainability advocate Venitia Falconer models the Cipher Skirt by Samantha Pleat, £150. There are online marketplaces for luxury brands, secondhand fashion and street wear. Why not for sustainable style? So wondered Agatha Lintott from her remote farmhouse nestled in the green rolling hills of the South Devon countryside in England. Ms. Lintott, a…

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Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: Enjoy every moment

Ice skating, chocolate making, and dinner in a 15th-century cellar; as always, the Medical News Today annual winter party was an event to remember. But it wasn’t the activities that made our party special. It was the company. The MNT team had a fabulous dinner in a 15th-century cellar for the annual winter party. Life…

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10 Pairs of Sweatpants to Wear During Your Next Binge-Watching Session

courtesy Once upon a time, sweatpants were an abomination. Even Karl Lagerfeld, creative director for Chanel and Fendi, once balked at the leisure garment, saying, «Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” But as trends ebb and flow, the comfy piece has moved outside of…

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