In Oregon Wine Country, One Farmer’s Battle to Save the Soil

This is the second of a four-part series on winemaking and climate change. HOPEWELL, Ore. — Mimi Casteel hates the word “weeds,” particularly when referring to unexpected plants growing in her vineyard here in this hamlet in the Willamette Valley. To think of weeds as invasive species, she believes, is to vastly simplify the intricate…

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Medical News Today: What is a neurologist?

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Tamara Mellon Launches Boots With Extended Calf Sizes

Many of us are familiar with that feeling when you find the perfect boot in your size, but the calf is just a little too snug for your liking. (Well, I guess I can’t wear this boot with jeans!) Instead of having to alter your styling efforts or size up and risk having to wear…

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Embracing Life, Love and Rich Fare at Dua Kafe

The simpler the dish, the more it demands of the cook. Every gesture counts, even the smallest, like the way Aida Demce, the chef of Dua Kafe in the East Village, places an earthen casserole into the oven while still empty, so it will be hot when the ingredients go in. Then, she sautés bell…

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Jack Quaid Loves a Haunted House

LOS ANGELES — Jack Quaid is that guy — we all know someone like him — who convinces you that the haunted house will be fun. “You can be very prepared” for the scares around each corner, he’ll say, reassuringly. It’s an “immersive experience,” he’ll say. Then, on a recent Saturday night, you, along with…

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Born to Trot

We had a sick donkey and a ticking clock, so there wasn’t time to fool around. Our friend Tanya McKean, a horse trainer and veterinary assistant, clicked a rope to the donkey’s halter, then looped it under her butt and swayed way back, using her full body weight to persuade the donkey to place his…

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What to do if you cannot feel an IUD’s strings

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What to know about cramping and IUDs

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We Flew All the Way Here for This?

My partner’s ex-wife throws up roadblocks to seeing his two daughters when we go to visit them. It’s a two-hour flight, so it’s not a small thing to visit. But his ex occupies all the girls’ time when we’re there. They are in their early 20s and live on their own. They complain about how…

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