Is Your Blood Sugar Undermining Your Workouts?

People with consistently high levels of blood sugar could get less benefit from exercise than those whose blood sugar levels are normal, according to a cautionary new study of nutrition, blood sugar and exercise. The study, which involved rodents and people, suggests that eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods, which may set…

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High Schoolers Across the Country Are Seeking ‘Teenager Therapy’

As the pandemic has upended school, summer plans, and daily life for millions of teenagers, many are turning to a podcast to cope. “Teenager Therapy,” hosted by five rising seniors at Loara High School in Anaheim, Calif., has become a lifeline for kids and a breakout hit. The show features five teens (self-described on their…

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House Hunting in Nova Scotia: A Sprawling Seaside Villa for $2 Million

A Five-Bedroom Estate on the Coast of Nova Scotia $2 MILLION (2.75 MILLION CANADIAN DOLLARS) This five-bedroom seaside mansion with Atlantic Ocean views is perched on a headland jutting into Mahone Bay in the village of Chester, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Designed by the Toronto-based architect James Wright and built in…

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Kerry James Marshall’s Black Birds Take Flight in a New Series

About 10 years ago, the artist Kerry James Marshall caught a crow with his bare hands. The bird was cornered awkwardly near Mr. Marshall’s home on the South Side of Chicago, and curiosity got the better of him. “I’ve always been impressed by that kind of bird,” he recalled the other day. Mr. Marshall, widely…

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‘Hidden Gem’ Made Popular by TikTok Is Shut to Keep Out-of-Towners Away

HIGH BRIDGE, N.J. — Lake Solitude it was not. For years, the 35-acre picturesque lake, waterfall and century-old dam had been an unspoiled treasure for local residents, but through the power of social media, the secret got out. People began pouring in, bringing portable speakers, children and food, and leaving behind trash. Borough officials installed…

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Summer Garden Chores

For any gardener, high summer is quiet compared to spring or fall, with the requisite cleanup. But while it may not be a time for ambitious planting projects, it is a time for ongoing maintenance — especially chores that pay off long-term. At public gardens like Untermyer Park and Gardens in Yonkers, N.Y., a 43-acre…

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A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces

Once again, the coronavirus is ascendant. As infections mount across the country, it is dawning on Americans that the epidemic is now unstoppable, and that no corner of the nation will be left untouched. As of Tuesday, the pathogen had infected at least 4.3 million Americans, killing almost 150,000. Many experts fear the virus could…

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Bored With Your Home Cooking? Some Smoky Eggplant Will Fix That

Lately I’ve been worn out by my own home cooking. It’s not the toil that’s getting to me; it’s more that I feel fatigued by the familiarity of it: the predictability of my own kitchen habits, the recognizability of my own cooking voice, the monotony of what I always throw in my cart as I…

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Boston Medical Center joins Aspen Institute initiative for families’ economic health

BOSTON, MA — Boston Medical Center’s StreetCred program has been named to the second cohort of the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, an Aspen Institute initiative for breakthrough innovations and collaborations that position families to reach educational success, economic prosperity, and health and well-being. The launch of this community, Ascend, could not come at a…

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