If You See Someone Not Wearing a Mask, Do You Say Something?

“We’re supposed to be wearing masks,” the host said as I entered a birthday party in Pennsylvania recently. He rolled his eyes and waved his hand in the air, as if to say, “Whatever. We know we should wear them, but we know we’re all OK.” I glanced around. No one was wearing one, though…

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ELLE Editorial: Living Out Loud

Shirt, bustier top, skirt, handbag, pumps, Fendi. Chris Colls Along the quiet, quarantined streets of New York City, fall’s most vivid ensembles refuse to be silenced. Polo dress, bodysuit, skirt, handbag, boots, Hermès. Hat, Clyde. Sunglasses, Alain Mikli x Jeremy Scott. Necklace, Vram. Chris Colls Bow sleeve, dress, gloves, handbag, Mary Janes, Maison Margiela. Chris…

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On the Packing List This Year: Masks, Sanitizer and a Very Good Boy

In mid-March, three days after canceling their April wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, because of the pandemic, Dana Bakich and Daniel Snyder consoled themselves by bringing home a new puppy: a curly-haired, black-and-white Labradoodle chosen for his sweet disposition and little-to-no likelihood of shedding. Three months later, with the pandemic raging on and hoping to…

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That Person Floating Over the East River Is Riding a $12,000 Water Toy

Two years ago, Brian Sheehy saw something crazy on the internet: Videos of people who looked like they were flying over water on futuristic contraptions called eFoils. Mr. Sheehy was obsessed. He immediately bought two as soon as they were available and taught himself to use them. He now stores the five-foot-long boards on the…

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What’s Your Favorite H.B.C.U. Homecoming Memory?

For students and graduates of historically Black colleges and universities, homecoming is more than just a football game. It’s an expression of pride, culture, food, music and fashion that attracts tens of thousands of students, graduates, celebrities, supporters and fans each year. Homecoming festivities at H.B.C.U.s often include a weeklong lineup of events: pregame tailgates,…

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The Line Dance of the Pandemic

Some people gabbed, some groused; others stood silently, forming a line that snaked around the block, waiting for Century 21, the Lower Manhattan bargain hunters’ mecca, to open for business. It was a scene like many others popping up this summer all across the country: long waits in line, once rare at luxury boutiques, open-air…

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Loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children

BOSTON — The death of a family pet can trigger a sense of grief in children that is profound and prolonged, and can potentially lead to subsequent mental health issues, according to a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In a paper appearing in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the team found…

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Correcting COVID-19 misconceptions may require speaking to individuals’ moral values

Washington, September 10, 2020—The effectiveness of educational content aimed at correcting misconceptions about the risks, transmission, and prevention of Covid-19 is largely influenced by a person’s prevailing moral values, according to a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. Study authors Gregory Trevors and Melissa Duffy,…

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How loss of single gene fuels deadly childhood brain cancer

Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRT) are a rare, fast-growing form of brain cancer that usually strikes children three years and younger, though they can occur in older children and adults. There are multiple treatments, but no definitive standard of care and long-term survival is poor. The cause of ATRT is primarily linked to inactivation of…

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LSU Health study 1st to show nonharmful stress protects against disease in offspring

New Orleans, LA — Research led by Jeff Gidday, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, reports what is believed to be the first study in a mammalian model documenting the reprogramming of heritability to promote disease resilience in the next generation. The results are published…

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