Wait — Do You Live for Petty Drama?

[This is the weekly Styles newsletter. You can sign up for “Wait —” right here.] We usually cover fashion with our fairly serious hats on — it’s an enormous, multi-gazillion-dollar business, and also, fashion is real, because we all have to put pants and/or culottes on in the morning. But the fashion world also instigates…

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High Medical Bills Set Up Major Legal Showdown in California

In a less than a week, Sutter Health, a sprawling system of 24 hospitals and 5,500 doctors, will face a court trial over accusations that it used its dominance in Northern California to stifle competition and force patients to pay higher medical bills. Sutter, the nonprofit hospital group in Sacramento, with operating revenues of $13…

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Stay-at-Home Parents Work Hard. Should They Be Paid?

ImageA 1976 poster by Jacquie Ursula Caldwell.CreditLibrary of Congress It’s not uncommon in the United States for two parents to spend long hours working hard — but the one who works outside the home is paid for it, while the one who does housework and child care is paid nothing. Now, several Democratic presidential candidates…

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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of triphala?

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Why Lifesaving Drugs May Be Missing on Your Next Flight

The flight was cruising over the Atlantic, bound for Tel Aviv, when Dr. Mikhail Varshavski heard the question over the intercom: “Is there a medical professional on board?” A young man seated a few rows behind the doctor was suffering a life-threatening allergic reaction. Dr. Varshavski located a vial of epinephrine in the plane’s emergency…

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How does an IUD affect periods?

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In the Pancreas, Common Fungi May Drive Cancer

By now, you’ve probably heard that your body is teeming with bacteria. Some 100 trillion of them live on your skin, in your mouth and in the coils of your intestines. Some protect against infections and help you digest food, while others can make you seriously ill. Fungi, viruses and protozoa call your body their…

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Influencers Face Criticism for Saudi Arabia Travel #Ads

A handful of popular Instagram influencers are facing backlash online after taking part in a sponsored ad campaign for Saudi Arabia. The kingdom’s tourism board and a program called Gateway KSA have given supervised trips to popular travel bloggers as the country prepares to expand its visa program. Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that it…

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The Eve Babitz Revival

Eve Babitz doesn’t have a computer, and if you phone her, she is likely to hang up on you. Since the afternoon nearly two decades ago when she dropped a lighted match on her lap while driving home from lunch in her ’68 VW Bug, she has kept mostly to herself, holed up in her…

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36 Hours in Boone, N.C. (and Environs)

Asheville, N. C. — with its lively arts district, locavore food movement and over-the-top, Gilded Age mansion — attracts hordes of leaf peepers as soon as the temperatures start to drop. But a two-hour drive up the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the less-visited Boone, a gem of a college town in the heart…

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