With Beaches, Wine and Buzz, Is This Australia’s Next Hot Place?

The late afternoon sunlight in Western Australia’s Margaret River region is deeply golden, casting its buttery hue across vineyards and filtering through the forests of giant karri trees. Sometimes the landscape looks almost European, with roads tunneled by groves of old trees next to fields of baled hay. Then you spot a herd of Western…

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Critic’s Notebook: A California Chef Learns to Swim in Changed Waters

SAN FRANCISCO — It was late fall, the start of Dungeness crab season, but too soon to melt the butter. Domoic acid, a neurotoxin produced by algae and linked to warming ocean waters, had recently been found in such high levels in local crabs that the commercial fishing season in parts of Northern California had…

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John Isner Is Always Looking for Extra Leg Room

The tennis player John Isner is tall. Very tall. 6 feet 10 inches, to be exact. Which means that traveling on a plane to tournaments around the world, which the Dallas resident does roughly 11 months a year, can be a daunting task. And the biggest annual challenge comes every January, when the Australian Open…

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Using Sports Psychology for Childbirth

Any woman who has ever carried and birthed a child, in whatever fashion, deserves her own ESPN highlight reel — blood, sweat, tears and the eventual triumph of holding her newborn baby. To be clear, childbirth isn’t a game. You can’t plead with the referee when you don’t like a call or leave the field…

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White House Welcomes College Football Champions With Fast-Food Buffet

As is tradition, President Trump hosted the champions of college football, the Clemson Tigers, for a celebration of their athletic achievement at the White House on Monday. The food he offered them was far less traditional. Piles of burgers and fish sandwiches from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, still in their boxes and wrappers, were…

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North Korea’s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons

WASHINGTON — Pound for pound, the deadliest arms of all time are not nuclear but biological. A single gallon of anthrax, if suitably distributed, could end human life on Earth. Even so, the Trump administration has given scant attention to North Korea’s pursuit of living weapons — a threat that analysts describe as more immediate…

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F.D.A. Says It Will Resume Inspecting Some High-Risk Foods

Food safety inspectors furloughed during the federal government shutdown will be returning to work beginning Tuesday — but still without pay — so that the Food and Drug Administration can begin to resume inspections of some high-risk foods at manufacturing and other processing plants, the agency’s commissioner said on Monday. Food inspections — about 160…

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Everlane Adds a $24 No-Underwire Bralette to Their Collection

Bralettes—remember those? The happy medium between a sports bra and those painful underwire bras that rip into your rib cage. They’re also a largely overlooked piece of lingerie, often relegated to the back of your underwear drawer. But Everlane, the beloved eco-friendly fashion label, is on a mission to change that. The Bralette everlane.com $24.00…

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15 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Double as a Gift for You Too

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re like us, you’ll gift your husband (or boyfriend, or the dude of your situationship) something that will benefit both of you. For example: you both love gray gray sweatpants. And you also love love. So shop 15 ways to spoil your dude with this helpful…

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Medical News Today: How to relieve nerve pain in MS

Multiple sclerosis causes many symptoms, including loss of mobility, fatigue, and pain. There are, however, lots of prescribed and natural remedies that can help lessen the impact of the pain. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling condition that affects the central nervous system. There, it interrupts the flow of neurological signals between the…

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