‘Object’: British Lawmaker Blocks Bill Against Female Genital Cutting

LONDON — A veteran British Conservative lawmaker has blocked a bill that would offer greater protection to girls at risk of genital cutting, drawing criticism across the political spectrum, with some calling it an “appalling” move. And it wasn’t the first time. The bill would allow children to be placed in temporary care if they…

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Mini-Vows: When Age and Distance Doesn’t Matter

David Kirp and Niko Laine were married Feb. 2 at their San Francisco home. Steven Sugarman, a Universal Life minister and friend of the couple, officiated. Mr. Kirp (right), 74, is a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a freelance writer and an author of 15 books, including…

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The Look: Life Without Longing

The Look Who would I be if I wasn’t hustling to make some other person, real or imagined, fall in love with me? Photographs by Chris Maggio Text by Melissa Broder Produced by Eve Lyons Image February brings out the seeker in all of us.CreditChris Maggio for The New York Times Romantic obsession is my…

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They Fixed Pornography

Every day, hundreds of men pay Dannii Harwood to enact their sexual fantasies and boost their self-esteem. Sometimes her clothes come off. Sometimes she dresses up as a nurse or a dominatrix. If a guy is a regular customer, she likely knows his birthday, the names of his children and his pets — even when…

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Medical News Today: Could this chemical help explain anxiety?

A recent study on anxiety examined the role of glutamate, which is a neurotransmitter. The findings could help scientists develop more effective interventions. A new study digs into the neuroscience of anxiety. Almost everybody experiences anxiety in one of its forms. Over time, evolution honed anxiety as a survival mechanism; it forms part of our…

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ART OF THE Book: Mapping Oliver Jeffers’ World

The artist Oliver Jeffers, born in Northern Ireland and living and working now in Brooklyn, always has a lot going on. So it makes sense that his studio is in the Invisible Dog Art Center, a converted factory that is home to art exhibitions, performances and public art events, as well as studio space for…

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check in: Hotel Review: Six Senses Duxton, Singapore

Rates Rooms start at about 267 Singaporean dollars (about $197 at current exchange rates). The Basics The Six Senses Duxton, a 49-room boutique hotel that opened in April in Singapore, was the company’s first hotel in that city and its first in an urban environment. (That is, until the December opening of its sister property…

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Medical News Today: Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

New research featuring in the journal Science Translational Medicine shows that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth. As blocking fatty acids seems to slow disease progression, fatty acid uptake may be a promising new therapeutic target for prostate cancer. It may soon be possible to stop prostate cancer from becoming aggressive by blocking fatty acids.…

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The Best Accessories From New York Fashion Week Fall 2019

The things we see on the runway dictate the trends we’ll wear in the future, so start taking notes on the biggest accessories of 2019. Tom Ford brought back bucket hats, and they’re bigger than ever. We’re also seeing the return of bangle stacks courtesy of Ulla Johnson and an affirmation that statement earrings aren’t…

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This 28-Year-Old Designer Has Cardi B and Kylie Jenner on Lock

If this were a magazine spread, the title would blare something nuts like “YES SHUI CAN!” and picture Kim Shui looking very cool, very capable, and wrapped in a yellow snakeskin jacket. The texture is one of her signatures, and helped make the 28-year-old’s brand into a street style must-shoot, not to mention a go-to…

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