No Budget for a Custom Kitchen? No Problem

People often assume that getting a gorgeous kitchen like the ones they see in design magazines would require draining their bank account. And often, they’re right: Building a custom kitchen with upscale materials and finishes can easily run into six figures. What they might not realize is that there are cost-saving alternatives that can deliver…

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It’s Almost Fashion Month! Here’s What to Know

It is often said that when President Trump eventually leaves office, reporters will be in a state of confusion, so accustomed are we to a constant stream of tweets and announcements that send us scurrying to report or fact-check or tear tufts of hair out multiple times in an hour. Faced with a normal news…

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Keke Palmer Needs Three Alarms to Wake Up

No one is going to keep Keke Palmer down. The newly minted Olay beauty ambassador, recent “Hustlers” actress, co-host on the third hour of “Good Morning America” and R&B singer (her “Better to Have Loved” track has racked up 12 million views on YouTube) wakes up before dawn — albeit with the boost of three…

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How Monkeys Taught Me to Appreciate Teen Sleepovers

“Can we have a sleepover?” Barring anything involving fire, blood or hospitals, these five words are the ones I dread most as a parent. Sleepovers tend to involve too much noise and junk food and too little sleep. And yet, after spending the last few years researching and writing a book about the science of…

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Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Flavonols, a large class of compounds found in most fruits and vegetables, may be associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Flavonols are known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and animal studies have suggested they may improve memory and learning. A study in Neurology involved 921 men and women, average age 81 and…

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Philanderers, Predators and Pickup Artists: A History

SEDUCTION A History From the Enlightenment to the Present By Clement Knox Seduction is an especially fraught subject because we have long had trouble agreeing on what it is. Does it mean chocolate-dipped strawberries and a Quiet Storm playlist? Swiping right? Stretching provocatively at the gym? Sending pictures of your genitalia? Grabbing ’em by the…

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Expanded medication assistance program increases access to cancer medications

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Medical Assistance Program at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) has helped more than 30,000 patients gain access to vital medications valued at more than $500 million, and a new program expansion will further increase…

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Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute announces three artists-in-residence

NEW YORK — A trio of pioneers in the fields of visual arts, jazz and literature have been named as the 2020 Artists-in-Residence at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. Artist Julie Mehretu, musician Miguel Zenón and author Nicole Krauss will spend the next year collaborating with scientists at the Institute in an…

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Scientists find new ways to prevent skin scarring

A new study in Burns & Trauma, published by Oxford University Press, reveals promising new strategies to prevent skin scarring after injuries. While scars are common when wounds heal, hypertrophic scarring is a skin condition characterized by deposits of excessive amounts of collagen. This results in a thick and often raised scar. The underlying mechanisms…

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