36 Hours in Boone, N.C. (and Environs)

Asheville, N. C. — with its lively arts district, locavore food movement and over-the-top, Gilded Age mansion — attracts hordes of leaf peepers as soon as the temperatures start to drop. But a two-hour drive up the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the less-visited Boone, a gem of a college town in the heart…

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My Teen Lied to Me. Was I Right to Ground Him?

Our Adolescence columnist, the psychologist Lisa Damour, responds below to a question that was recently posted anonymously by a parent on the Facebook group of Grown & Flown, a site for parents of teenagers and young adults. The question is lightly edited and is being published with the consent of the person who posted it.…

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The Hippest Trip in New York? It’s Soul Train Utica. Hop On.

ImageKhalela Campbell, left, and Lakeshia Weatherspoon were two of the 250 Soul Train Utica passengers this year. “Soul Train,” the dance party that ran on television from 1971 to 2006, billed itself as the “hippest trip in America,” and on a good Saturday, it lived up to the billing. It changed the way America danced,…

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Don’t Have a Real ID? You’re Not the Only One

Americans are not ready for the Real ID Act that goes into full effect a year from now, according to a survey released last week by the nonprofit trade group U.S. Travel Association. The Real ID Act was passed by Congress in 2005 to increase security measures concerning state-issued personal identification cards, mainly driver’s licenses,…

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Kerby Jean-Raymond Takes Pyer Moss Collection 3 on Tour at Bermuda Cup Match

At Cup Match weekend, held annually on the weekend nearest to August 1st on the island of Bermuda, Bermudians gather to celebrate the 1834 emancipation of Black slaves on the island. Among its main events is a friendly cricket game between rival teams, Somerset and St. George’s, an epic turn up called Non-Mariners boat day,…

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Is Age Only a Number, Even When You’re Running for President?

For months, Senator Bernie Sanders brushed off questions about his age, offering a simple, six-word mantra to those who doubt he’s energetic enough to run for president: “Follow me around the campaign trail.” But in the hours before the chest pains that led to an emergency procedure in a Las Vegas hospital, Mr. Sanders, 78,…

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After Hospitals’ Big Donation to N.Y. Democrats, a $140 Million Payout

With Medicaid costs soaring in New York, the Greater New York Hospital Association was pushing for the seemingly impossible: more state reimbursement money. It was a big ask, and for years, it had gone nowhere. Medicaid spending already represented a massive and ever-growing share of the state budget, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had taken…

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Lung Damage From Vaping Resembles Chemical Burns, Report Says

The lung damage in some people who have become ill after vaping nicotine or marijuana products resembles a chemical burn, doctors from the Mayo Clinic reported on Wednesday. Their findings are based on samples of lung tissue from 17 patients around the country whose biopsy specimens were sent to Mayo to be examined under the…

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Tips on how to sleep when pregnant

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