They Both Found Their Jukebox Hero

If it wasn’t for a blowup with one of her three children, Kirsten Wazalis might never have called a friend to come over and commiserate one July evening in 2012. And if the friend hadn’t suggested that the two go out and listen to music, she might have never met Glenn Leader. Ms. Wazalis, 50,…

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The Truth About the Original Coney Island Hot Dog

In 1867 Charles Feltman, a German immigrant, opened the first hot-dog stand in Coney Island. He called his signature frankfurter the Coney Island red hot, and it was served with mustard, sauerkraut and diced raw onions. Soon, Feltman’s red hots were all the rage. President William Howard Taft tried one. Al Capone is said to…

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Reported Coronavirus Cases Top 5 Million Worldwide

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA family, wearing protective equipment at a Srinagar graveyard in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday, offered prayers for a woman who died of Covid-19.Credit…Tauseef Mustafa/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A million new infections were confirmed in less than two weeks. More than five million people worldwide have contracted the coronavirus,…

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‘Jaw-Dropping’ Fraud Reported as Jobless Claims Reach 38.6 Million

Here’s what you need to know: ImageVolunteers with the Los Angeles Unified School District provided meals to families in their community at a drive-by grab-and-go on Monday.Credit…Ryan Young for The New York Times A fraud network siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars in unemployment funds. A sophisticated fraud network targeting Washington State’s unemployment system claimed…

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Not Saying My Dog Is Cupid, but …

You can tell a lot about a man by how he treats his dogs. My ex-husband called Tilly, our Labrador retriever mix, “pinhead.” He banished her from our bed (while welcoming our other dog) because she lavished affection on me, or so I surmised, and by doing so, he managed to punish us both. After…

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Viewing COVID-19 through the lens of data science

Multidisciplinary study of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging impact has become an urgent endeavor worldwide. To further and deepen global understanding of the crisis, the Harvard Data Science Review (an open access platform of the Harvard Data Science Initiative) is publishing a special issue examining the novel coronavirus and its impact through the lens…

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Still not enough women and older adults in cholesterol drug trials, study finds

Although heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, and older adults are more likely to have heart and vascular disease than young people, randomized clinical trials testing medications to lower cholesterol have historically underenrolled both groups. Randomized clinical trials generate the best evidence regarding the benefits or harms of given drug, and…

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RIHN taking initiative on discussion toward ‘new life’ after COVID-19 pandemic

The initiative of Covid-19 and Sustainable Transitions was inspired by a blog by the leadership of the Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production Knowledge-Action Network and began in late-March in the form of an interactive online Open Forum, which has now developed into a diverse community of over 100 people including scientists, economists, and educators.…

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No evidence blanket ‘do-not-resuscitate’ orders for COVID-19 patients are necessary

DALLAS, May 22, 2020 — It’s inappropriate to consider blanket do-not-resuscitate orders for COVID-19 patients because adequate data is not yet available on U.S. survival rates for in-hospital resuscitation of COVID-19 patients and data from China may not relate to U.S. patients, according to a new article published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes,…

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