Buying Abroad, With a Logo

After 16 years of hauling suitcases to the Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Ivan and Ann Highley-Gergel of Philadelphia no longer need to pack for vacations at the Caribbean island resort. About a year ago, the Highley-Gergels paid around $3.5 million for a furnished, four-bedroom villa that comes with a pool and a cottage and is…

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Modern Love: How Bibliophiles Flirt

During six years of singlehood in my 20s, I became a person I did not know. Before, I had always been a reader. I walked to the library several times a week as a kid and stayed up late into the night reading under my blankets with a flashlight. I checked out so many books…

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Two Art Collectors Who Caught Each Other’s Eye

Image Yelena Ambartsumian and Miroslav Grajewski began buying artwork together within six months of meeting. It led to a romance fueled by robust curiosity and the desire to build a legacy.CreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times Marriage, they say, is a negotiation, a protracted conversation built on trust, shared goals and infinite reserves of…

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Ask Well: Why Do We Yawn?

Q. Is there a purpose to a yawn? I know it means you’re sleepy, but is the body trying to accomplish something by the act of yawning? A. People yawn when they’re tired, but also when they wake from a night’s sleep. We yawn when we’re bored, but also when we’re anxious, or hungry, or…

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personal essay: Rediscovering the World of ‘Blue Highways’

Once upon a time, we traveled by map. In the United States, the map, whether it be a Conquistador sketch, a Rand McNally atlas or a foldout picked up at a Union 76 station, the sort you never fold the same way twice, is holy. Maps are the only way we know our country is…

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Stopping inflammation from becoming chronic

IMAGE: Dr Jana Gerstmeier und Markus Werner investigate the effect of active compounds on the formation of endogenous signalling substances in immune cells during an inflammatory reaction. This will help to… view more  Drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin that relieve pain and lower fever are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. They are used…

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A ‘joint’ problem: Investigating marijuana and tobacco co-use

IMAGE: Dr. Erin McClure is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. view more  Credit: Sarah Pack, Medical University of South Carolina Tobacco isn’t the only thing being smoked in the Deep South, and for many, it’s only half of their habit. Marijuana, long thought…

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Why a blow to the chest can kill or save you

IMAGE: Fully assembled mechano-active multi electrode array (MaMEA) with the schematic drawing illustrating the function of the device and the traces showing electrical activation of the tissue recorded by two gold-ion… view more  Credit: University of Bern A hefty blow to the chest can have entirely opposite outcomes. While, for instance, some baseball players have died…

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