The Gurus of Tidiness: If You Like Marie Kondo …

Spring cleaning started early this year, with the January release of the Netflix series “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” initiating something of a national closet-clearing frenzy. Charities have been inundated with donations, and Instagram feeds have overflowed with tidying hash tags like #sparkjoy and #konmari, nods to the Japanese organizer’s method of keeping only items…

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Heads Up: Copenhagen’s Latest Draw? An Abandoned Shipyard

Danes see potential in unlikely places. In Copenhagen, a city that cultivated a worldwide gastronomic movement from the ostensibly meager bounty of the Nordic landscape, the latest local hot spot is a decaying former shipyard. Refshaleoen, in the city’s northeastern docklands, is a heavily industrial area that once housed one of Europe’s largest shipbuilding operations.…

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Frugal Traveler: Airline Booking Hacks: What Works, and What Might Get You in Trouble

Between bargain-shopping travelers and airlines flashing ephemeral prices, searching for the lowest airfares can feel like a game of cat and mouse. Sometimes, the game carries real-world risks, including the recent news that Lufthansa is suing a passenger whom the airline contends intentionally skipped a flight leg using a largely prohibited budget-booking practice known as…

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The Races Are Virtual but the Running Is Real

On a recent Sunday morning, Kate Silvester ran a 5K. She didn’t have to worry about where to park to get to the starting line in time: She just headed out to a biking and running path behind her house and onto a back road. Her race was a virtual 5K associated with the NYC…

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Ask Well: Are My Allergies All in My Head?

Q. Are my allergies all in my head? A. No. But emotional factors can make allergies better or worse. Doctors have long suspected a connection between allergies and the psyche. In 1883, Dr. Morell Mackenzie, a pioneer in the field of ear, nose and throat medicine, observed, “It has long been noticed that attacks of…

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Medical News Today: This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia

Dementia — an umbrella term for various neurodegenerative conditions involving memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment — is hard to treat because its causes remain unknown. Researchers, however, are making painstaking progress. A new approach to dementia research may bring us closer to a treatment, but unexpected challenges could halt this progress. Dr.…

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Almond Eye Takes Her Show on the Road

In addition to being the richest day of horse racing in the world, Saturday’s Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan Racecourse has built its reputation on quality dirt and turf horses coming from across the globe to compete. Such is the case with Almond Eye, Japan’s star filly, who is raced by the partnership group…

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Modern Love: I Broke Up With Her Because She’s White

O.K., let me just get to it. I think I broke up with my last girlfriend because she’s white. Actually, no, I definitely broke up with her because she’s white. First, some history: When I was a child, watching my pops get ready to go out was something to behold. He would spend hours preparing…

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A new accurate computational method designed to enhance drug target stability

IMAGE: Structures of GPCRs solved with stabilizing mutations predicted by CompoMug. (a) serotonin 5-HT2c receptor (PDB:), (b) frizzled FZD4 receptor, © prostaglandin EP3 receptor and (d) cannabinoid CB2 receptor. Stabilizing amino… view more  Scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), and the University of Southern…

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