Book the Table, Then Buy the Plane Tickets

In 2017, when Nora Martins was trying to decide between Japan or South America for a big fall trip, it was neither the staggered steps of Machu Picchu nor the snow-capped peaks of Patagonia that sealed the deal. “My husband called me and said, ‘I got a reservation at Central, so I think we should…

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How to Move a Masterpiece? If It’s This Big, Very Carefully

It sounds like an old joke: How do you pack up, ship and then unfurl a massive — and massively valuable — painting? Very carefully, of course. William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “La Jeunesse de Bacchus” (The Youth of Bacchus), a joyful scene of mythological frolic, measures a whopping 20 feet long and nearly 11 feet high, and…

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Kentucky Derby Hats From the 1930s to Today

Since 1875, people have crowded the racetracks of Churchill Downs to take in the Kentucky Derby. While the horse race is the main event, over-the-top headgear has always stolen a bit of the spotlight. Here, a selection of the best Kentucky Derby hats through the years.

Medical News Today: Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?

New research has found evidence suggesting that a person’s body mass index can increase their risk of developing psoriasis, an increasingly common skin condition. The mechanisms at play, however, remain unclear. A new study confirms that higher body weight contributes to psoriasis risk. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) estimate…

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The Forbidding Reputation and Hypnotic Scenery of the Devil’s Highway

While filling out a permit application to drive El Camino del Diablo — a dirt road that cuts through 130 miles of saguaro-studded desert between Yuma and Ajo, Ariz. — I marveled at the hazards it warned I might encounter along the way, including “permanent, painful, disabling, and disfiguring injury or death due to high…

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Eat: Deconstructing Australia’s Most Instagrammed Dessert

As a tourist, I am predictable: I am sugar-driven. Guava Danish and hot churros in Mexico City. Shaved ice and slippery mochi in Tokyo. The first time I went to Sydney, I rode a bus to Bondi Beach with a bag of Australian supermarket sweets on my lap. I toured the botanical gardens and walked…

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Phys Ed: How Exercise Affects Our Memory

A single, moderate workout may immediately change how our brains function and how well we recognize common names and similar information, according to a promising new study of exercise, memory and aging. The study adds to growing evidence that exercise can have rapid effects on brain function and also that these effects could accumulate and…

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Gingerly, Democrats Give ‘Medicare for All’ an Official Moment

Image Ady Barkan, a health care advocate who has A.L.S., was among those testifying Tuesday before the House Rules Committee at a hearing on a Medicare for all bill.CreditJ. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press It was a big political discussion in a very small room. “Medicare for all” got its first congressional hearing on Tuesday, albeit in…

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Study of teens with eating disorders compares substance users and non-users

IMAGE: Linda Booij: ‘Clinicians could be mindful that patients with substance use and eating disorders are more likely to drop out early on from treatment.’ view more  Credit: Concordia University Adolescence can be a minefield for those going through it. Along with natural bodily changes, teens also have to grapple with social pressures emphasizing thinness and…

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