Outfit Dissecting with Juliana Ramirez

Juliana in her apartment in Brooklyn. LULU GRAHAM Name… ​Juliana Ramirez. What do you do all day? ​I’m the brand manager at Lizzie Fortunato, a soon-to-be cowboy boot maker, and a photographer. Juliana showing off her cowboy boots. LULU GRAHAM Where do you live and where did you grow up? I live near Prospect Park…

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Would You Return This Wallet?

It’s obvious: Someone finding a lost wallet is less likely to return it if money is inside, right? That’s what top economists, as well as regular people, usually predict, given what most of us assume about human nature. But according to a clever new study involving thousands of people in 40 countries, what most of…

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A Microscopic Realm Seen ‘Through the Eyes of the Cell’

Peering inside cells has been an integral part of biology ever since the 17th century, when cells were discovered under a microscope. But even with advances in light and electron microscopy, researchers who want to understand where various molecules are inside a cell — and thus how cells like neurons, immune cells and tumors differ…

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When War Turned My Country Into Chaos, Tennis Gave Me a Home

I am wearing my best tennis whites and nervously picking at the strings on my wooden Wilson racket. The new grip my coach helped me wrap around the handle the night before has that fresh, just-out-of-the-package smell. I am about to compete in my first tournament. The contest is in a small seaside town in…

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36 Hours of New York City Pride

June is Pride month in New York City, a time when it feels like nearly everyone in the five boroughs is a member of the family or a trusted ally. That sense of community will be surpassed this year as New York celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the night in 1969 when…

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How to Survive Pride in New York

Four million people from all over the planet are expected to visit New York in June around WorldPride, which organizers are calling “the Olympics of Gay Pride.” Pride events are taking place all month, with WorldPride 2019’s opening ceremony on June 26th and its closing events on June 30th. If you are among the visitors,…

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The Art of Banh Cuon, Vietnamese Rice Rolls

PASADENA, Calif. — In his backyard, Hong Pham tipped a pale, soupy batter onto a piece of cotton stretched over a pot of boiling water, and covered it with a lid. It was the first step in making banh cuon, a Vietnamese sheet noodle steamed on cloth, then rolled with finely minced fillings like pork…

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Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

New research warns that, after completing breast cancer treatment, women aged 45 and over have a heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Women who have undergone breast cancer treatment should take measures to prevent heart disease, new research suggests. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer…

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Life Insurance? That Burns, Dad

Thanks to the draft, I served as a combat medic in Vietnam when I was 19. Though I was in many precarious situations (I was shot at and stepped on a land mine that didn’t explode), I came home safe. When I did, my father told me he’d taken a life insurance policy on me…

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Medical News Today: Nutrition: Even identical twins respond differently to food

The largest ongoing study of its kind finds that people’s responses to food vary depending on a wide variety of factors. The findings suggest that the future of nutrition lies in personalized dietary advice. New research shows why doctors need to personalize nutritional advice. Despite repeated public awareness campaigns and official dietary recommendations, the obesity…

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