June Dobbs Butts, Sex Therapist Who Preached Frankness, Dies at 90

June Dobbs Butts, a sex researcher and therapist who argued for greater frankness among African-Americans about issues that were often considered taboo, died on May 13 at a care facility in Johns Creek, Ga. She was 90. Her daughter, Florence Johnson, said she died a few days after having a stroke. Dr. Butts was by…

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Living With Lyme Disease, Stronger With Love

Long before he joined Brooke Geahan at the altar, Brian Nicholson fully understood the meaning of the “in sickness and in health” part of the wedding vows. For most of their courtship, Ms. Geahan was so ill the “in health” portion was in question. The two met in December 2014 at the home of a…

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Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It

Image CreditJames O’Brien When it comes to discussing climate change, older people may have one advantage: They have watched it happen. In the nine Northeastern states, for instance, where average winter temperatures climbed 3.8 degrees Fahrenheit between 1970 and 2000, they have seen fewer snow-covered days, and more shrubs flowering ever earlier. And they have…

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We Tried to Wear ‘Project Runway’ Makeup Looks in Real Life

Courtesy of Project Runway Any given episode of Bravo’s Project Runway has no shortage of unique, funky, and always creative outfits. The designs created by the contestants are just half of the appeal, though—the makeup is often a statement in itself. We took three bold looks from the brand-new season of the show and made…

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Mr. Apple Pie, Ron Howard

Bette Davis patted him on the butt when she decided he was a good director. Henry Fonda gave him his first books on film theory. Lee Marvin got drunk and told him stories about John Ford’s sadistic side. Vincente Minnelli taught him to be a stickler for detail. Roger Corman advised him to pursue his…

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It’s Pesto Time

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, food for busy people who still want something good to eat — like pesto, which now that I think of it may be the best thing you can eat. I made a very large batch on Monday to toss with spaghetti, using up mint and parsley that was…

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Halston’s Women Have Their Say

Image From left, Pat Cleveland, Chris Royer, Halston, Alva Chinn and Karen Bjornson in 1980. CreditDustin Pittman There were, it seems, many Halstons. There was the small-town Midwesterner who ascended to the highest levels of fashion, an inspired technician whose bias-cut dresses, masterworks of structure and refined simplicity, altered the look of 20th-century American design. There…

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Medical News Today: What causes a loss of taste?

A lost sense of taste may refer to a partial or total loss of taste. People may also use this phrase to describe an overpowering and typically unpleasant taste. Many medical issues may lead to a loss of taste. Some of these issues are harmless, while others may require a doctor to diagnose them. The…

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