Mandatory Viewing: Nancy Spero’s Bold Feminist Art

A small sign outside “Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror” at MoMA PS1 says “this exhibition may not be suitable for all audiences.” Fair enough, since the show contains some abstract, impressionistic depictions of Vietnam War atrocities and some garden-variety nudity. But when you think of the importance of her work in this moment, the sign also…

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Lorna Simpson Embraces the Blues

The mood is blue in the new paintings of Lorna Simpson. Blue like glaciers in polar night. Blue like a frigid ocean. Blue like premonition, blue like the blues. “Dark times, to me, mean dark paintings,” the artist said recently, in her spacious new studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Big, brooding landscapes, up to…

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Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity

There is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. Can sleeping with the lights on influence our weight? How much a…

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Cole Sprouse Shoots Fashion At the Ends of the Earth

Bonnie Tsui Jun 13, 2019 “Glaciers in Iceland are retreating, and have been since about 1985,” says Throstur Thorsteinsson, an environmental scientist with the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences, the premier research organization studying glacial processes and climate change in Iceland. Sólheimajökull, the setting of ELLE’s photo shoot—a nearly seven-mile-long outlet glacier that…

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Medical News Today: Red meat and death risk: Study offers new insights

People who increased their red meat intake over 8 years had a higher death risk in the following 8 years than people whose meat intake stayed the same. Conversely, decreasing meat intake and replacing it with more healthful alternatives reduced death risk. Eating red meat can raise the risk of premature death. These are the…

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36 Hours in Oxford

Over the centuries, the oldest university in the English-speaking world has had quite an influence on its namesake city, as even visitors here can attest. Wandering through Oxford’s ancient streets, overhearing conversations in a marvelous spectrum of accents — about mathematics and music and the intricacies of Kurdish politics — it’s easy to feel the…

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Women are better than men at remembering words and faces

Have you ever had an argument with someone of the opposite sex and realized that the two of you had different recollections of past events? Well, new research suggests that women may be slightly better than men at remembering certain things, including conversations and people’s faces. Women ‘have a slight advantage’ when it comes to…

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Encouraging critically necessary blood donation among minorities

IMAGE: Better community education and communication are critical for increasing levels of blood donation among minorities, according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University. view more  Better community education and communication are critical for increasing levels of blood donation among minorities, according to a study by researchers at Georgia State…

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Research finds pre-pregnancy weight affects infant growth response to breast milk

New Orleans, LA — In the first study of its kind, LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women’s pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in breast milk, which can affect infant growth. The research findings are published in PLOS ONE, available online here. «The importance of this study is that it demonstrates that breast…

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