Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93

Andrew Dibner, a psychologist who launched a new segment in the health care industry when he invented a medical alert system that let elderly and disabled people call for help when they cannot reach a telephone or knock on a neighbor’s door, died on Saturday in a memory care facility in Peoria, Ariz. He was…

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Madame Mela, Tu Astróloga Favorita

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). By the time Hurricane María hit Puerto Rico in…

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Francine Shapiro, Developer of Eye-Movement Therapy, Dies at 71

One spring afternoon in 1987, a psychology student trying to shake off an upsetting memory took a stroll through a park in Los Gatos, Calif., distracting herself by darting her eyes back and forth. The sting of the memory quickly faded, and the student, Francine Shapiro, glimpsed her future. In the ensuing years she developed…

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Mom, Can You Please Cover Up?

I am a teenage boy, and I have a dispute with my mom. She has tattoos all over her arms and back, and they’re not particularly nice ones. I’d call them R-rated. My friends think she’s weird, and they’ve made remarks to me about the tattoos. I’ve asked her to cover them up when my…

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Crisp, Deep-Fried Fish at Hug Esan in Queens

At first glance, the fish looks like it may still be intact. The tilapia’s skin is a deep, woodsy brown and covered in cilantro leaves, sliced garlic, scallions and little arcs of red onion. But look closer and you see that the body has been broken down into parts, each piece dusted with flour and…

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Medical News Today: Why do women have less sex as they age?

As women get older, they tend to have less sex. They may also find it less enjoyable than before. So far, studies have explained these tendencies by pointing the finger at physiological changes during and after menopause. What are the other factors? What prevents a woman from having sex or enjoying sex later in life?…

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After 40 Weeks of Pregnancy, Risk of Stillbirth Rises

When pregnancies last for 40 weeks or longer, there is an increase in the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death, a large review of studies has found. The meta-analysis also found that prolonging pregnancy beyond 40 weeks did not reduce the risk for death in the baby’s first month of life. Current practice in the…

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Wait. Elevating Women Means I Have to Pay Them?

Expecting Free Guidance Is a Bad Start I co-founded a nonprofit last year to elevate women in the workplace. We are fortunate to have assembled a world-class advisory board, strategic partners, and initiatives to eliminate harassment and improve women’s standing through data, dialogue and training. I have been invited to speak at universities, at conferences…

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Ty Haney’s Outdoor Voices Work Diary: Doing Things and #doingthings

It can be hard to tell when Ty Haney is doing her job and when she’s simply #doingthings, in Outdoor Voices parlance. The athletic apparel company she founded follows the philosophy that being any kind of active is the key to living well. So when she attends an outdoor yoga class sponsored by her brand,…

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