Flu Tied to Heart Failure Worsening

When the number of reported flu cases goes up, so does the number of hospitalizations for heart failure. A study in JAMA Cardiology used data on 451,588 people, ages 35 to 84, in four geographic areas over four flu seasons, from 2010 to 2014. The researchers randomly sampled 2,042 hospitalizations for heart failure and 1,599…

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Air Pollution Tied to Mental Health Issues in Teenagers

Urban air pollution is associated with an increased risk for psychotic experiences in teenagers, researchers report. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry included 2,063 British teenagers whose health had been followed from birth through age 18. Almost a third of them said they had at least one psychotic experience, ranging from a mild feeling of…

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Barbuto, a Casual Fixture in the West Village, Is Closing

Barbuto, the chef Jonathan Waxman’s vibrant fusion of a casual neighborhood hangout and a destination restaurant, will close at the end of May after 15 years in a former garage in the West Village. Industria, the building it occupies on a corner just south of the meatpacking district, was sold last year, and Mr. Waxman’s…

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Field Notes: Why Wedding Expos Are Still a Thing

Charlyn Buchanan, a 32-year-old software engineer from Jersey City, stood with a flute of champagne in one hand, and in the other, her Bridelux’s itinerary that detailed upcoming speakers and showcased vendors. This was Ms. Buchanan’s first wedding expo since becoming engaged last August. Her wedding is set to take place at the end of…

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Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Hey, What About a Both Mitzvah?

Lion is a 13-year-old who lives in Brooklyn. The middle school student identifies as pangender, a term for feeling like you are every gender at once, and likes to go by “they” because it’s an inclusive pronoun. “I can identify with male and female and others in between,” they said. “I don’t really feel masculine,…

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How ‘Project Runway All Stars’ Became an Ad for Nothing

On many episodes of “Project Runway All Stars” Season 7, which airs its final episode Wednesday on Lifetime, the host and judge Alyssa Milano has announced that the week’s winning design will be sold on JCPenney.com the following day. Except that’s not true. Viewers who are looking for a ready-to-wear version of a winning look…

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On a Colorado Ski Trip, Planes, Trains, No Automobiles

The plan was simple: Take the train to the ski slopes. Why? Trains are romantic. Trains are relatively climate-friendly. And I had recently spent an hour and a half on a perfect powder day sitting in traffic, trying to drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird, near Salt Lake City. So I decided to swear…

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Field Notes: How to Make the Most of Your Wedding Expo Experience

Image A macaron display by Ladurée, the French pastry shop, at Bridelux, a luxury bridal show at the InterContinental Barclay hotel in New York.CreditBetsi Ewing As with anything that has to do with wedding planning, preparation is key. Attending your first bridal show is no different. Bridal expos can be a great place to start…

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