Trilobites: A Woman’s Work Was Sometimes Blue

Anita Radini, an archaeologist at the University of York, in England, spends a lot of time looking at tartar. Really old tartar. Tartar, or dental plaque — that film of bacteria that feels like sweaters on your teeth — contains a wealth of information about what long-dead individuals encountered in their daily lives. Dr. Radini…

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How to Communicate with a Person Who Keeps Breaking Promises?

Why do people who made themselves clear saying they want to see you fail to pick up the phone five minutes before the meeting? The next day they call and say that they forgot, did not have enough time, fell ill, or their phone was discharged. All these reasons sound plausible only the first couple…

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Medical News Today: What are the best nuts for diabetes?

Lifestyle has a significant impact on type 2 diabetes, with diet playing a major role. Nuts are a good source of nutrition, and they provide a range of health benefits. However, some nuts are better than others for people with diabetes. Around 30.3 million adults in the United States have a form of diabetes. A…

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Wait —: Wait — We Made You a Newsletter

Image “Wait —” is a weekly newsletter by Caity Weaver that investigates an unanswered (and, to be fair, quite possibly unasked) question. We want to take you on a little journey with us, into a silly or serious or doofy wormhole in the news. Sometimes the weirdest things are lurking in plain sight or sound,…

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High Times Has Some Glossy New Competition

Image Something to pour over: Volume 1 of Gossamer magazine.CreditGossamer Magazine The cover of Gossamer’s debut issue features a mouthwatering image of orange juice being poured into a glass dotted with beads of condensation. Inside there’s an article about books as home décor status items, a Q. and A. with the writer and director Janicza…

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Tiffany and Co.’s New Years Resolution? Be More Transparent

Getty ImagesSunset Boulevard The demand for transparency in the fashion industry has resulted in brands like Burberry and DVF vowing to go fur-free, and most recently, Chanel forgoing the use of exotic skins and fur in their future collections. To kick off the new year, Tiffany & Co. joins this fold, announcing plans to share…

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5 Grown-Ass Takes on the Elusive Going Out Outfit

A Chunky Knit and Statement Skirt

A chunky sweater might not seem like the choice for a girl’s night out, but the off-the-shoulder silhouette shows off your décolletage.

H&M Off-the-Shoulder Sweater, $25; hm.com

Mango Snake Print Skirt, $60; mango.com

The Row Bare Leather Sandals, $785; mytheresa.com

Chan Luu Diamond Le Baroque Necklace, $495; chanluu.com

Field Notes: 9 Questions to Ask Before Booking a Wedding Site

Planning a dream wedding usually begins with finding the right place, but the process can be both confusing and time-consuming for many couples. Asking the right questions when scouting out places can help in the decision-making. Here are some to consider, based on the experience of wedding planners and recently married couples. 1. What does…

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A Wedding in Washington. Or Not. (But Maybe.)

Paula Cantos and David Damon got engaged in June and are aiming to be married Jan. 18 in Washington. It will be an outdoor ceremony near the Capitol Building. Odds are good the union will be legal, but as of today no one is willing to guarantee that. Ms. Cantos, 34, and Mr. Damon, 35,…

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