Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time

ELY, Nev. — A crew of five wildlife biologists wearing overalls, helmets and headlamps walked up the flanks of a juniper-studded mountain and climbed through stout steel bars to enter an abandoned mine that serves as a bat hibernaculum. The swinging white light of the headlamps probed cracks and crevices in the walls of the…

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On the Runway: Lee Radziwill, the Original Influencer

What does it mean to have your greatest legacy be one of “taste?” I have been thinking about this since the news of Lee Radziwill’s death arrived, along with the flood of photographs from all corners of social media featuring Ms. Radziwill throughout her life — in white corduroys and a blue boat-neck T-shirt, in…

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New York City to Ban Discrimination Based on Hair

Under new guidelines to be released this week by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the targeting of people based on their hair or hairstyle, at work, school or in public spaces, will now be considered racial discrimination. The change in law applies to anyone in New York City but is aimed at…

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Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for itchy feet

Itchy feet can be bothersome, especially if the itchiness is chronic or accompanied by other symptoms. Many different conditions can cause itchy feet. While occasional itchiness can be nothing to worry about, extremely itchy feet or an itch that does not get better over time may require treatment. Underlying causes of itchy feet can include:…

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Bonaire: Where Coral and Cactus Thrive, and the Sea Soothes the Soul

As the polar vortex bore down on the United States a couple of weeks ago, we left our home in New York via an ice-encrusted front door. We were lucky enough to have tickets to Bonaire, a little island in the Caribbean Sea. Seven hours later, including a layover at Miami International Airport, the plane…

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Personal Health: The Case Against Cough Medicine

On a South American trip last month with two of my grandsons, the younger — 14-year-old Tennyson — developed a cough. He had no fever, congestion or fatigue, said he felt fine, ate and slept normally and stayed well-hydrated. But eight days later, after watching a live raptor show for 90 minutes in freezing winds,…

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Skin Deep: Duckie Thot Is Breaking Beauty Barriers

Is the runway more diverse? In the midst of the catwalk spectacles that take over New York, London, Milan and Paris this month, Duckie Thot, an Australian model now living in New York, would like to think so. Certainly the 23-year-old, who has a L’Oréal Paris contract, reflects changing perceptions in an industry that hasn’t…

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Chicken with Matcha? Why Not?

It is safe to say that chicken is among the handful of food items that can be found in almost every culture’s cuisine. This should come as no surprise because this meat has a universal appeal to it. It’s healthier than many other kinds of meats, so health-conscious individuals tend to gravitate toward it. It…

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Advancing therapy by measuring the ‘games’ cancer cells play

IMAGE: This is Jacob Scott, MD, Cleveland Clinic. view more  Credit: Cleveland Clinic February 18, 2019, Cleveland: Despite rapid advances in targeted therapies for cancer, tumors commonly develop resistance to treatment. When resistance emerges, tumor cells continue to grow unchecked, despite all attempts to slow cancer progression. While mutations in cancer cells significantly affect drug sensitivity,…

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