Want a Divorce? Try Cameo to Break the News

It all started as a prank. In early 2019, Caldwell Tidicue, a comedian and a former contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” known as Bob the Drag Queen, was at his home in New York City when he was tickled by an idea: “Wouldn’t it be funny,” he thought, “if someone broke up on Cameo, and…

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Outdoor Dining in Winter? Head to the Restaurant Yurt

The ceiling in the shed I’d been told to step into was so low I had to stoop. The walls, made of raw, unpainted wood and foam insulation board, were too close together for me to extend my arms more than halfway. All the light came from a bare bulb plugged into an extension cord.…

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In Hudson, a Glass House for an Expanding Family

Construction of this pool house with benefits was completed at the end of 2018. The basic structure cost about $350,000, Mr. Bearak said, which is exactly what the couple budgeted. The pool, however, ended up costing more than $200,000 — far more than they anticipated. Along with the cost of the site work, a hot…

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An Inn or Bike Tour of Your Own: How to Make Buyouts More Affordable

Owners of a Mexican tile import company in Austin, Texas, Nick Barreiro and Canan Kaba have had to travel for business during the pandemic. But the opportunity to stay as the sole guests of the five-room Hotel Amparo in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, for $500 a night last summer satisfied two of the couple’s…

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How to Pretend You’re in Tunis Tonight

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a new place each week with recommendations on how to explore the culture, all from the comfort of your home. There are worse places to be…

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How Our Sex Habits May Affect Our HPV and Cancer Risk

Almost 45 percent of patients had had more than 10 sexual partners during their lifetimes, compared with 19 percent of the cancer-free controls. People under 23 who had a sexual partner at least 10 years older were more likely to be infected, possibly because older people have had longer exposure to the virus. Deep kissing…

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The History Behind ‘Mob’ Mentality

At the same time, as a rule, impulsive violence is less likely to occur in crowds that have some social structure and internal organization. The protests of the civil rights movement were tactical and organized, as far back as the 1950s. So were many sit-ins in the 1960s and ’70s, against nuclear power and the…

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Primary care plays key role in managing COVID-19 in three Asian cities

Despite having some of the densest living spaces and the highest number of international visitors, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing have utilized their respective primary health care systems to keep their COVID-19 cases and deaths relatively low. Researchers studied the primary health care systems in the three cities to identify features of each system that…

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Treatment for chronic pain must address both physical and social pain

Physical pain and social pain may be more closely related than previously thought. Social pain, which typically results from interpersonal rejection or abuse, has been viewed as a non-medical response to external factors. However, recent research suggests that some physical and social stress responses may arise because of shared processing in the brain. Long-term usage…

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Fewer patient encounters drive decline in total primary care office visits

Despite seeing gains in insurance coverage for preventive health services under the Affordable Care Act, the US has seen a declining rate of primary care visits over the past fifteen years. Are fewer individuals seeing primary care physicians? The authors of this study compared two factors that contribute to that decline to determine whether it…

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