After a Broken Bone, the Risk of a Second Fracture

Older adults who break a bone face a serious yet potentially preventable risk of breaking another, often within the next two years. This is especially true for the more than 340,000 people 65 and older who break a hip and the nearly 700,000 who develop a spinal fracture each year. Unlike lightning, which almost never…

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This Is the Best Poundcake

Good morning. Our CC Allen traveled to Detroit recently to speak with Keith Lee, a son of the restaurateur Otis Lee, who died in April, a victim of the coronavirus. For more than three decades, Otis Lee ran Mr. Fofo’s Deli in the city’s Midtown, famed for its huge corned beef sandwiches and lemon-glazed poundcake…

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In the Arctic, Reindeer Are Sustenance and a Sacred Presence

IN NORTHERN SAMI, a language spoken in the uppermost reaches of Norway, Sweden and Finland, eallu is a herd, or more precisely, the herd — of reindeer, always, on whose lives the speakers depend. Between 400 and 500 words may be used to single out each animal within the herd, by coloring, girth, stance, stage…

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Dave Grohl’s Epic Drum Battle With 10-Year-Old Nandi Bushell

You didn’t need to know every note of Nirvana’s angst-rock classic “In Bloom” to marvel at the spectacle of a little girl drumming along to the song in perfect synchronization last November, her face scrawled over with joy and passion. The internet is an open playing field for regular people performing impressive feats, and over…

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Want to Play La Parisienne? Here’s How

PARIS — France may have gone back into lockdown last month, but it still has an international ambassador on small screens everywhere thanks to the actress Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, a.k.a. Sylvie Grateau in the love-to-hate-it Netflix series “Emily in Paris.” As the head of a luxury marketing agency who overdresses, smokes, mocks political correctness and oozes…

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From Iraq, an Intimate Glimpse of the Religious Holiday of Arbaeen

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Andrea DiCenzo shares a collection of images from central Iraq, taken…

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Indians Love Cadbury Chocolate. New Rivals Would Love to Woo Them Away.

In India, few foreign confections have been more eagerly embraced than chocolate — and no brand defines this affinity more than Cadbury. “Cadbury is in our blood,” said L. Nitin Chordia, who runs a small chocolate company, Kocoatrait, in Chennai with his wife, Poonam. “It is a completely Indian product to us.” First imported to…

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Old Dogs, New Research and the Secrets of Aging

Dogs go through stages in their life, just as people do, as is obvious to anyone who has watched their stiff-legged, white-muzzled companion rouse themselves to go for one more walk. Poets from Homer to Pablo Neruda have taken notice. As have folk singers and story tellers. Now science is taking a turn, in the…

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Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic

Yes, this is an anxious time, and yes, everyone is anxious, but it is particularly hard to be an anxious kid in an anxious time. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in children and adolescents (and this was true before the pandemic), and they can be linked to other mental health issues,…

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