Psychedelic Mushrooms Are Closer to Medicinal Use (It’s Not Just Your Imagination)

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have recommended that psilocybin, the active compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms, be reclassified for medical use, potentially paving the way for the psychedelic drug to one day treat depression and anxiety and help people stop smoking. The suggestion to reclassify psilocybin from a Schedule I drug, with no known medical benefit,…

Details

Fashion Review: Louis Vuitton’s Future Shock

So there we were, sitting in a purpose-built plexi-walled tube, gazing out on two black reflecting pools from which silver and gold beams shot dramatically toward the night sky. Around us, the historic walls of the Palais du Louvre glowed ghostly in the neon light. Then — boom! The spring collections ended, and Space Force…

Details

Footsteps: Discovering Eugene O’Neill’s San Francisco

He was also ill. Before his stay at the Fairmont, he’d spent two months in Merritt Hospital in Oakland for appendicitis and a prostate-kidney infection. He received the Nobel Prize in his hospital bed. More concerning was the longstanding tremor in his hands, which was starting to make it difficult to steady a pen. This…

Details

Frugal Traveler: In Omaha, a Progressive Approach to Free Time

There’s as much to do in Omaha at night as there is during the day. A hip-hop variety night at the Reverb Lounge, hosted by D.J. Houston Alexander, was a great place to kick back with an Old Style beer ($3.50) and enjoy music by local artists. Brothers Lounge, with carpeting and a fireplace, had…

Details

Phys Ed: We Slow as We Age, but May Not Need to Slow Too Much

Most of us who are older competitive runners are not able to race at anywhere near the same speed as we did when we were 30. But we can perhaps aim to slow down at the same pace as Bernard Lagat, Ed Whitlock and other greats of masters running, according to a timely new analysis…

Details

Cookbooks: The 19 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2018

‘I Am a Filipino: And This Is How We Cook’ Although Filipinos constitute one of the largest Asian immigrant populations in America, cuisines like Thai, Japanese and Korean are far better known in this country. A desire to rectify that pushed Nicole Ponseca, a former advertising executive, to open the restaurants Maharlika and Jeepney in…

Details

At War: Tell Us Your Favorite M.R.E. Recipe Hacks

Recently the Times visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center outside Boston to check out the Army’s newest Meals, Ready to Eat (better known as an M.R.E.): a three-by-five-inch Sicilian-style pizza slice, topped with melt-proof shreds of mozzarella and mild pepperoni. So far it’s received mostly positive reviews from troops. The story inspired Sam Sifton, the…

Details

F.D.A. Seizes Documents From Juul Headquarters

The Food and Drug Administration conducted a surprise inspection of the headquarters of the e-cigarette maker Juul Labs last Friday, carting away more than a thousand documents it said were related to the company’s sales and marketing practices. The move, announced on Tuesday, was seen as an attempt to ratchet up pressure on the company,…

Details