36 Hours in Niagara-on-the-Lake

After watching a performance of the Shaw Festival’s “Brigadoon,” the streets of this magical town on Lake Ontario might seem like a real-life version of the Scottish village depicted in the Lerner and Loewe musical. On a recent evening, the place felt frozen in time, with horse-drawn carriages rolling down a main street lined with…

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Living Intimately With Thoughts of Death

Since my cancer diagnosis, I have lived intimately with thoughts of death. Cancer patients of all ages and stages, as well as people with other ruinous conditions, often experience “a double frame of mind,” as the polemicist Christopher Hitchens once put it. Laboring to survive in the present, we simultaneously imagine our future demise. Of…

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Most High-Risk Men Don’t Take PrEP to Prevent H.I.V.

Among men who are at high risk for H.I.V. infection, only about one in three is taking a drug to prevent transmission of the virus, according to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The drug, Truvada, is taken daily as part of a preventive strategy called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. For…

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How Job Stress Can Age Us

I noticed my first gray hair during my medical residency. It sneaked up on me at the end of a long, frenzied shift — one of those nights when Murphy’s Law seems stronger than the law of gravity. Two of my patients did slip and fall, though, so Newton made a strong showing too. The…

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Lupita Nyong’o on Narrating a Wildlife Documentary

When the producer Simon Fuller reached out to Lupita Nyong’o to gauge her interest in narrating his latest project — a wildlife documentary directed by John Downer — the Kenyan-Mexican actress was intrigued. But once she watched the first two episodes, she was sold. Ms. Nyong’o understood that these shows can be mundane and repetitive,…

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Bacteria-killing gel heals itself while healing you

IMAGE: McMaster engineers specializing in infectious diseases have created a bacteria-killing gel composed entirely of friendly viruses. The gel can heal itself when cut. view more  Credit: JD Howell, McMaster University HAMILTON, ON July 25, 2019 — McMaster researchers have developed a novel new gel made entirely from bacteria-killing viruses. The anti-bacterial gel, which can be…

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Device could automatically deliver drug to reverse opioid overdose

VIDEO: A Purdue University team of engineers has built a wearable device designed to automatically detect when a person’s respiration rate decreases to a certain level — converted from electrocardiography (EKG)… view more  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Opioid users tend to be alone and incapacitated during an overdose. Purdue University researchers are developing a device that…

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FaceApp Is the Future

My favorite thing about John Herrman (c. 2069) is that he’s still alive. My least favorite thing about him is that he can’t talk. He knows what’s coming. He probably also has some ideas about what really mattered, in hindsight, and I’d probably agree with his ideas, because he is me. There are many things…

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DoorDash Changes Tipping Model After Uproar From Customers

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] As DoorDash grew to become the biggest on-demand food delivery app in the country, it began doing something unconventional with customers’ tips: It used them mostly to subsidize its payments to delivery workers. Even as it faced blistering criticism…

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12 Chic Anklets That Will Make You Reconsider the ’90s Trend

I know what you’re thinking: ELLE, you can’t be serious. Anklets? Well, the answer is yes! The jewelry you loved in the ’90s and ’00s is officially back in style and we’re kind of obsessed. Sure, at some point, they became the «trashy» style of jewelry (similar to the rise and fall of tongue and…

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