The Collective Memory of American Shoppers

Changes in retail spaces — say, new cash registers at the nearest big-box store — are met by most shoppers with a “huh,” if anything. But for some, even the most seemingly minor tweaks are noticed and documented online as part of modern American history. On Facebook and Reddit, private groups and public forums like…

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Touch Football, Sold as Safer, Now Requires a Helmet

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — On a steamy afternoon in June, Jim Poynter, the coach of the 7-on-7 touch football team at Lamar High School in Arlington, Tex., escorted one of his former players around the state tournament. In a game last spring, the player, Brett Green Jr., was knocked out after his head collided with…

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Syrups Beyond Maple

Maple syrup dominates when it comes to pancake toppings, but the sap of other trees like birch and walnut can also be tapped. New Leaf Tree Syrups, a brand under the company the Forest Farmers, located in Mount Lyon, N.Y., and Marshfield, Vt., now bottles woodsy, organic American beech syrup; viscous and fruity sweet birch…

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Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?

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Can you get a yeast infection from antibiotics?

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Is Spam Trying to Tell Us Something?

The oracles are screaming. They wave around their yield curves and their poll results and their images of ice and fire. Every headline is a forecast. Every stray observation supports a theory. Something is about to happen. (But when?) Many things are about to happen. (And here’s why!) Nobody is sure they know anything, but…

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Welcome to the Promoconomy

For die-hard shoppers, the recession in the late 2000s was defined by promotions: daily deals, flash-sale sites and steep discounts that went beyond half-off markdowns. At times, it felt like the whole world was on sale. A decade later, the promotional landscape looks a lot different. Today you can download Honey, a browser extension that…

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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about broken ribs

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