Roundup Weedkiller Is Blamed for Cancers, but Farmers Say It’s Not Going Away

From his farm in northwestern Wisconsin, Andy Bensend watched as first one jury, then another and another, delivered staggering multimillion-dollar verdicts to people who argued that their use of a weedkiller sold at nearly every hardware and home-improvement store had caused their cancer. Mr. Bensend has been using that product, Roundup, on his 5,000 acres…

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Abortions in Clinics Decline, but Abortions With Black-Market Pills Are Rising

ImagePharmacies that sell the abortion drug misoprostol can be found just past the Texas border in places like Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. The pills can also be ordered by mail.CreditMichael Stravato for The New York Times The number of abortions performed in American clinics was lower in 2017 than in any year since abortion became legal…

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My Quest for Lunchbox Supremacy

I treat my child’s lunchbox like it’s a restaurant for one. On the drive home after school, I feign interest in all the things a parent is supposed to care about — homework, volleyball, science projects, blah blah blah — until I can ask the question I really want the answer to: How was your…

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Save the Children Turns 100

Save the Children celebrated its 100th year with an event at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Sept. 12. The American Theater Wing held its gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Sept. 16. And the High Line held a dinner for its public art program on Sept. 17.

When Dictionaries Wade Into the Gender (Non)Binary

Inspo. Dad joke. Fabulosity! Rhotic. These are among the 533 new terms and definitions that Merriam-Webster added to its dictionary this month. But none have drawn as much attention as the quotidian pronoun “they,” to which Merriam-Webster has added a new sense, or meaning: “used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is…

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Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s: Head device reduces memory loss in 7 out of 8 people

An open-label clinical trial working with eight people with Alzheimer’s disease concluded that a new wearable device that emits electromagnetic impulses was able to significantly improve memory loss in seven of these participants within 2 months. An innovative wearable device can significantly reduce memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new clinical trial. Alzheimer’s…

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Invasion of the Clowns

In the spring of 2007, the comedian and actress Mo’Nique uttered 11 words that would change the course of history. “See, when you do clownery,” she said, “the clown comes back to bite.” The sentiment, delivered during the first season of the VH1 reality show “Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School,” turned out to be…

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What Omnivores Get Wrong About Vegetarian Cooking

On Jan. 1 of this year, I began cooking as a vegetarian. Not because I became vegetarian — that would be professionally untenable — but because my younger child did, thus upending most of my hard-won weeknight cooking strategies. I didn’t think of myself as an animal-centric cook, just your basic modern omnivore. Steaks and…

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A Love Letter to Canned Food

Like many ingredient-obsessed cooks, I hit the farmers’ market once or twice a week. I eat my brussels sprouts and squash in October, my asparagus and rhubarb in June, and not a whole lot beyond potatoes and onions in February. Fresh, local and organic is my kitchen mantra. Yet when I start dreaming about the…

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For These Black Women in Texas, Rodeo Is a Way of Life

Surfacing Raising children, keeping a job and riding horses for a cheering crowd — life on the all-black professional rodeo circuit. Image“I rodeo because I like the competition and the family and the togetherness and the adrenaline rush,” Azja Bryant said.CreditWalter Thompson-Hernández/The New York Times Azja Bryant is a pharmacy technician. Jazmine Bennett works for…

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