Judge Seeks Monitoring of CVS and Aetna During Antitrust Review

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday doubled down on his hesitation to approve the merger settlement between CVS Health and Aetna, asking the combined companies to take steps to keep some operations distinct while he completes his review. Judge Richard J. Leon, of the United States District Court in the District of Columbia, stopped…

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Ninja Would Like to Get More Sleep

In just a year, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, 27, has become the multimillionaire face of Fortnite, the impossibly popular battle royale video game in which up to 100 players are dropped onto an island to fight to the death, with only one emerging victorious. A former competitive Halo player, Blevins plays Fortnite for 10 hours a…

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Forever 21 Used a White Man to Model a ‘Black Panther’ Wakanda Forever Sweater

Update 12/19: Forever 21 issued a statement apologizing for the brands mishap amid backlash over the brand’s Wakanda-themed sweater, which has since been removed from the site. «Forever 21 takes feedback on our products and marketing extremely seriously,» the brand explained. «We celebrate all superheroes with many different models of various ethnicities and apologize if…

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How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping

Vaping is surging among American adolescents. According to one national survey, 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2018. Another found that the rise in vaping from 2017 to 2018 was the sharpest for any substance the researchers had investigated in the project’s 44-year history. While e-cigarettes swept onto the market about…

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6 Signs Your Partner Is a Man-Child

If you are used to making decisions by yourself, a relationship with a guy who depends on someone else’s opinion will be either an ideal match or a catastrophe. The awareness that your partner is Mr. Helplessness does not come immediately. At the beginning of the relationship, autonomy is not even welcome, you are trying…

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Breast-Feeding Tied to Smaller Waist Size in Mother

Image Breast-feeding for longer than six months may lead to a smaller waist size for the mother, researchers report, and the effect persists for as long as a decade. Their analysis, in The Journal of Women’s Health, used data on 678 women enrolled in two studies who were followed for an average of 11 years…

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Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Teenagers Have No Clear Path to Quitting

A Harvard addiction medicine specialist is getting calls from distraught parents around the country. A Stanford psychologist is getting calls from rattled school officials around the world. A federal agency has ordered a public hearing on the issue. Alarmed by the addictive nature of nicotine in e-cigarettes and its impact on the developing brain, public…

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Offset’s ‘Toxic’ Apology to Cardi B Sets Off Social Media Outrage

It’s possible that even a few years ago the gesture would have come across as sweet or romantic: a man begging his wife’s forgiveness in a public display of affection. But in 2018, when Offset interrupted Cardi B’s headlining set at a music festival to attempt a reconciliation, it came across as a move from…

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