Oklahoma Faces Off Against J & J in First Trial of an Opioid Maker

Opening statements in the country’s first trial over whether a pharmaceutical company is liable for the opioid crisis began as a battle between fire and ice: Lawyers for Oklahoma, a state brought to its knees by addiction and overdose deaths, heatedly accused Johnson & Johnson of creating a deadly demand for the drugs, while the…

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So You’re Back at Home for the Summer …

When you’re used to the autonomy of college — 3 a.m. McDonald’s runs and borrowing your roommate’s sweaters because all your clothes are dirty — coming back to your parent’s home during breaks can be a shock to the system. I, and many of my friends, often find that summers at home bring about a…

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On the Trail of Tupelo Honey, Liquid Gold From the Swamps

ODUM, Ga. — The most expensive honey in America starts in these mucky Southern swamps, where white Ogeechee tupelo trees twist up out of water so dark you can’t tell if that was an alligator or a snake that just broke the surface. For two precious weeks each spring in this slice of southeastern Georgia…

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Why Shailene Woodley Is Taking Ice Baths in Her Hotel Room

Shailene Woodley, who has a full plate of projects, including the “Big Little Lies” Season 2 premiere on June 9 and two movies in the works, is as thoughtful with her beauty choices as she is with her career. Born in California, Ms. Woodley, 27, prefers her beauty products natural, meditates every single day and…

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Medical News Today: Why do I keep waking up at night?

Nearly everyone will wake up in the middle of the night at some point in their life. For many, the cause is benign and short-lived, such as needing to urinate due to drinking too much liquid before bed. However, regularly waking up in the middle of the night can become problematic, as it interrupts sleep.…

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Innovative Filipino Dishes Come to the Lower East Side

Headline Tsismis NYC The flavors of the Philippines are interpreted inventively in the hands of Jappy Afzelius, a Filipino executive chef who worked at high-end kitchens in France, Italy and New York. Starters, called pica pica, include pinsit fritos or pork dumplings, fried vegetable spring rolls called lumpia, and kale laing sautéed with shrimp paste…

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Is Ballet Camp?

Is it the moonbeams? The suicide-for-love finale? Or, perhaps, the extravagant gestures that designate women as birds? For Susan Sontag, writing in 1964 in “Notes on ‘Camp,’” the camp canon included Aubrey Beardsley drawings, Tiffany lamps, women’s clothes from the 1920s, Flash Gordon comics — and also “Swan Lake.” “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” at the…

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Everyone is Talking About This Barely-There Sandal Brand

The hunt for a simple flat sandal is deceptively hard. Many on the market are too beachy, too cheeky, poor fitting, or flat out boring. And often times, they’re also too expensive. But as with all-too-common origin stories for brands these days, Studio Amelia founder, Emily Amelia Inglis, found herself on the hunt for simple…

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The Menu as Historic Document

Henry Voigt, a menu collector and historian, will discuss some of his latest menu finds, including items related to Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, in a talk organized by the Culinary Historians of New York. He will also explain what can be learned from studying old restaurant menus as historic records. “The Hunt for…

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