Board Games for a Desert Island

Quarantining in your home is sort of like being marooned on a desert island. You’re stuck in a confined space, cut off — Zoom calls aside — from the rest of society. You’re alone or with your pod of people, looking for ways to pass the time. And once the novelty wears off, you’re left…

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Board Games Feel Like Existential Punishment

Nothing strikes fear in my parental heart more than hearing one of my daughters say, “Mama, can we play Candy Land?” Even when I was a child myself, I never enjoyed board games, because I have two personality traits that make them excruciating: I’m easily bored and incredibly competitive. I recall sabotaging games of Monopoly…

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Party Planners on Pause, Awaiting Revelry’s Return

As New York City crawls toward reopening, even as momentous protests fill the streets, the formal events industry, predicated on people assembling en masse for merrymaking or shared purpose, remains in the dark. These splashy affairs of yore — high-stakes fund-raisers, slick product introductions, galas, conferences, rollicking celebrations — organized by teams of party professionals…

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Get ready for London Fashion Week, the Digital Version

Paris Fashion Week closed in March with a spectacle held by Louis Vuitton in a shadowy courtyard of the closed Louvre museum. Though no one knew it at the time, the event may have been the last traditional catwalk show of 2020. Shortly afterward, the spread of the coronavirus put an end to physical gatherings,…

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Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms, fecal viral shedding in patients with COVID-19

What The Study Did: How commonly reported gastrointestinal symptoms were in patients with COVID-19 and viral RNA shedding was detected in these patients’ stool are examined in this systematic review and meta-analysis. Authors: Sravanthi Parasa, M.D., of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at…

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Gruber Neuroscience Prize awarded to three for their work on axon guidance

The 2020 Gruber Neuroscience Prize is being awarded to Friedrich Bonhoeffer, of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Corey Goodman, of venBio, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne, of Stanford University, for their groundbreaking work in elucidating the molecular mechanisms that guide developing axons to their targets, a key step in the formation of neural circuits. The…

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Coal-tar-sealant major source of PAH contamination in Great Lakes tributaries

Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is the most likely primary source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, found in the majority of streambed sediments of Great Lakes tributaries, according to a study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. PAHs are a group of chemicals found in crude oil and coal and occur as a…

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Experts clarify subtypes of multiple sclerosis to improve care and clinical trials

— Urging the healthcare and regulatory community to use the terms as published for the different subtypes of MS and for describing disease activity, which is critical for selecting clinical trial participants New York, NY — An international committee of multiple sclerosis (MS) experts has clarified their previously published descriptors of the different courses of…

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Elite gamers share mental toughness with top athletes, study finds

High performing esports professionals may require the same mental stamina it takes to be a top Olympian, according to latest QUT research. A new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, indicated an overlap between the mental toughness and stress-coping processes in traditional sports and competitive esports athletes. Competitive esports athletes appear to cope with stressors…

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