Social Q’s: My Husband, the Hunter

I am probably being irrational, but I’d like your advice anyway. My husband is an avid hunter. He goes frequently with his brother during hunting season. He is also extremely responsible. He keeps his rifles locked, and the key to the gun cabinet is well hidden. But we have two small children, and I am…

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Wines of The Times: To Find the Best of Languedoc, Follow the Producer

The Languedoc region has regularly been described as the New World of France. It’s a sound analogy. For wine, the Old World is considered a place of intricate rules, intended to preserve traditional styles and combat fraudulent use of appellation names. But it can also be a place where rigid bureaucracies stifle all creativity. The…

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Rites of Passage: Excavating My Childhood Photos — and Myself

Two years ago, I spent Christmas with my family in North Carolina with a mission: to digitize a dozen or so of my favorite childhood photos. Looking through childhood photos is fun for some people. “Look back on old memories! Revel in the past!” But if you’re like most people, looking through childhood photos is…

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Retiring: You’re a Widow. Now What?

Susan Covell Alpert was crushed by grief when her 71-year-old husband, Larry, died of leukemia in 2008. Adding to her misery, a tidal wave of financial decisions and tasks demanded the new widow’s attention at a time when she could barely think straight. Like many couples, Susan and Larry, who were married for 46 years,…

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Why Won’t Twitter Help Us Delete Our Tweets?

The most generous interpretation of Twitter’s history is that it’s a company that has learned a lot from the way people use its product. After early users started reposting each others’ tweets accompanied with an “RT” label, Twitter built retweets. After a user proposed using a pound sign to create groups, and people starting doing…

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Medical News Today: This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception

What does sleep deprivation do to the way in which we perceive various emotional stimuli? A researcher from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has written a thesis aiming to answer this question. Sleep deprivation makes us more likely to have negative emotional perceptions. Ever felt grumpy after a sleepless night? When we do not manage…

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The End of the Bergdorf Blonde

Image John Barrett in his new salon.CreditDina Litovsky for The New York Times Last week the doors of the John Barrett Salon — the high-end, full-service beauty destination that has occupied the penthouse floor of Bergdorf Goodman for more than two decades — closed for the last time. To some, it was the end of…

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CNIO researchers succeed at removing some types of pancreatic cancer in animal models

Researchers from the Experimental Oncology Group, led by Mariano Barbacid at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), have published in Cancer Cell the results of a study that shows full regression of advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) upon combined inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and c-RAF kinase. This research project was…

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Opioid epidemic may have cost US governments $37.8 billion in tax revenue

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to Penn State researchers. Additionally, the researchers found that Pennsylvania was one of the states with the most lost revenue, with approximately $638.2 million lost to…

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