When ‘Good Stories’ Happen for Bad Reasons

Feel-good news stories are hard to resist. And why wouldn’t they be? The rest of the news is stressing us out. Political divides are deepening. The world is getting hotter. Ending, maybe. So we all take comfort in stories about people being kind to one another. Like the one about the woman in Missouri who…

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‘Space Is the New Black’

Image The fall 2017 Chanel show at the Grand Palais.CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times In March 2017, Karl Lagerfeld, perhaps the greatest master of the viral social media moment a fashion show had ever seen, docked a rocket ship under the glass dome of the Grand Palais in Paris for his Chanel show…

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Medical News Today: Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic

New research on mice suggests that a mechanism that likely evolved to prevent starvation could be contributing to obesity. New research reveals a ‘brake’ mechanism that prevents fat cells, shown here, from releasing fat. The mechanism involves the protein receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). The new finding reveals that RAGE functions as a…

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20 Fall Must-Haves to Buy From Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

It’s time to take a short break from your Hot Girl Summer to think ahead to your fall wardrobe. I know, I know, it’s 90 degrees and nobody wants to talk about boots or coats yet, but Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is officially upon us—which means that Fall 2019’s hottest pieces are on sale now before…

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A Fantastic Summer Salad

Good morning. Someone left a lot of zucchini on my counter when I wasn’t looking, and when it came time for dinner I thought to make Colu Henry’s lemony pasta with zucchini and fresh herbs (above). But it was hot enough in the kitchen already that I didn’t want to boil water for the pasta,…

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To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA has started Artemis, a program that aims “to return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024, including the first…

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A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say

Menstrual cups, little-known devices used by women to manage their periods, are safe and as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, as well as less expensive, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the products. Many women have never heard of menstrual cups; some may know them only by brand names like Diva Cups or…

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