Dr. Henry Lynch, 91, Dies; Found Hereditary Link in Cancer

A half-century ago, when researchers said cancers were caused by exposure to toxins in the environment, Dr. Henry T. Lynch begged to differ. Many cancers, he said, were hereditary. To prove his point he traveled to gatherings of families that he suspected had histories of hereditary cancer. He arranged to meet family members and asked:…

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Her Ex Won’t Stop Texting. And That Makes Me the Bad Guy?

My girlfriend and I have been dating for six months. (We’re in college.) It’s super awesome! Just one problem: Her ex-boyfriend still texts all the time. Things like: “We’re going to end up together” and “I still love you.” She tells me not to worry; she’s committed to me. But it bothers me that she…

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Homage or Theft? Carolina Herrera Called Out by Mexican Minister

Image The Carolina Herrera resort collection 2020 drew the ire of the government of Mexico.CreditCarolina Herrera, via Associated Press The stakes in the current debate around fashion, cultural appropriation and racism, in which a variety of brands from Gucci to H & M have been called out and publicly flayed for making products that display…

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I Don’t Go to Parties. I Go to Protests.

I have always loved a good protest. Growing up, I’d protest pretty much anything. It had less to do with any social or political ideology and more to do with the fact that I enjoyed making rage-fueled, pun-filled signs and screaming in unison. My passion for protest started early. I’d wave angry posters and yell…

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Medical News Today: What to know about surgery for MS

Multiple sclerosis attacks the protective coating around the nerves throughout the body, including those in the brain. Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease, which means that it typically becomes worse over time. As it progresses, a person often notices their movement, speech, and other bodily functions becoming impaired. Eventually, these impairments can become life-altering. According…

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The Best Street Style Looks from Pitti Uomo 96

Pitti Uomo, the menswear trade show in Florence, Italy, kicked off earlier this week bringing hoards of handsome, well-dressed men (and women!) to Fortezza da Basso. Click through for our favorite looks, plus daily updates from what some say is the best street style season of all the fashion weeks combined.

Office-Friendly Bags That Are Big Enough to Hold Your Laptop

Courtesy Isn’t it time you retire that free bag you got outside of a Whole Foods? Sure, those dingy canvas totes are OK, but when it comes to choosing an office-ready bag, make form meet function. Chic carryalls that can handle your laptop do exist. Upgrade yourself to Valentino’s new it-bag, shop an option from…

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In the Bronze Age, Bagels Were Tiny

Researchers exploring an archaeological site in Austria have found three pieces of 3,000-year-old charred bread that look suspiciously like the remains of little bagels. They are not complete rings — only parts of what were once ring-shaped pieces of dough. They were made from finely ground flour, but the scientists are not ready to claim…

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Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. — The mother of an unvaccinated child here in the New York suburbs says eating papaya helps to combat measles. The father of another child who has not been immunized believes that big pharmaceutical companies are…

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Tracking Your Sleep? Beware Orthosomnia and Other Risks

Are you sabotaging your sleep in your quest to improve it? Many new tools are becoming available to monitor your sleep or help you achieve better sleep: wearable watches and bands; “nearable” devices that you can place on your bed or nightstand; and apps that work by monitoring biometric data, noise and movement. They can…

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