The Look: A Place I Could Call My Own

the look On growing up in the Bronx, and never truly leaving it. Photographs by Andre Wagner Text by Andrew Boryga Produced by Eve Lyons Oct. 6, 2018 When I was born, my mother and father lived on the first floor of a six-story building in the Bronx that looked just like all the other…

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domains: Who Is Neri Oxman?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — One hot day in early September, Neri Oxman, a tenured professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, was on her way to lunch when it hit her. “‘Form follows pheromones!’” she remembered exclaiming. “I was thinking, as I was devouring my meatball sandwich, about how we could use robotic arms…

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Medical News Today: Drinking water lowers the risk of bladder infections

Bladder infections are extremely common among women. New research, however, shows that boosting water intake might reduce these infections by almost half. Drinking plenty of water can help keep UTIs at bay. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureters, or kidneys. A bladder infection…

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Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Why I now agree with vaccination

I’m Lana Burgess, a 31-year-old freelance writer passionate about well-being. In this article, I explore why I disagree with my mom’s decision not to vaccinate me when I was a child — and how, as an adult, I decided to finally get vaccinated. ‘In a world of so many information sources, it’s easy to get…

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A Good Appetite: Indian Cooks Embrace the Instant Pot

[For more on the Instant Pot, see our “How to Use an Instant Pot” guide.] Indian electric pressure cooker books are so popular that even Knopf Doubleday — a publishing house not generally known for appliance cookbooks — is releasing one by the renown author and actor Madhur Jaffrey: “Madhur Jaffrey’s Essential Indian Instant Pot…

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HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Ages 27 to 45

The HPV vaccine, which prevents cervical cancer and other malignancies, is now approved for men and women from 27 to 45-years-old, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The vaccine is Gardasil 9, made by Merck, and had been previously approved for minors and people up to age 26. It works against the human…

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The Dutch Reach: A No-Tech Way to Save Bicyclists’ Lives

If Michael Charney has his way, more Americans would adopt a simple method to prevent “doorings,” a type of collision when a driver or passenger in a parked car opens a door into the path of a cyclist. He calls the maneuver the “Dutch Reach,” and it works like this: When you are about to…

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How a Seafloor Blob Became Mexico’s ‘Black Gold’

RÍO LAGARTOS, Mexico — It is not a glamorous creature. The sea cucumber, a relative of the starfish and sea urchin, isn’t much more than a blob creeping across the ocean floor on tentacle-feet, munching on algae and plankton. The most interesting thing about the animal may be that some species defend themselves by ejecting…

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The Eight Biggest Beauty Trends From Fashion Month

As seen on the spring 2019 runways, beauty is what you make of it — whether you choose to chop your bangs, layer on glitter or experiment with abstract eyeliner. Here, the boldest looks from the recent shows. 1. Baby Bangs Anointed by Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday,” and then popularized again by riot grrrls…

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