Yoga May Help Ease Migraines

Yoga may help migraine sufferers get some relief, a new study suggests. Medications are the first-line treatment for migraine, but they work for only about half of patients, and many drugs have side effects that make about 10 percent of people stop using them. Researchers in India randomized 114 patients with episodic migraines to one…

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Cute Dress. How Many Bells Did You Pay?

This was going to be the year Hannah Basile got her fashion game on. Several eons ago — which is to say, in late winter — Ms. Basile, a fund-raiser for Feeding America, a nonprofit food bank, decided that in 2020 she would wear makeup more often and pay closer attention to TikTok influencers and…

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Apple iPhone SE Review: A Superb Smartphone for a Humble Price

Apple’s recently introduced $399 iPhone SE marks a turning point in consumer technology. It’s a smartphone that delivers all the tech that we care about, without making us pay through the nose for it. Many of us have been waiting for this moment. Long ago, the technologies driving TVs and personal computers became so commonplace…

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Hoping Llamas Will Become Coronavirus Heroes

Winter is a 4-year-old chocolate-colored llama with spindly legs, ever-so-slightly askew ears and envy-inducing eyelashes. Some scientists hope she might be an important figure in the fight against the novel coronavirus. She is not a superpowered camelid. Winter was simply the lucky llama chosen by researchers in Belgium, where she lives, to participate in a…

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Did a Mutation Turbocharge the Coronavirus? Not Likely, Scientists Say

All viruses mutate, and the coronavirus is no exception. But there is no compelling evidence yet that it is evolving in a way that has made it more contagious or more deadly. A preprint study — posted online, but not published in a scientific journal and not yet peer-reviewed — has set the internet afire…

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Nearly Half of Men Say They Do Most of the Home Schooling. 3 Percent of Women Agree.

ImageA scene of home schooling in Roseville, Minn., in March.Credit…Leila Navidi/Star Tribune, via Associated Press Home schooling, the new parental chore brought about by coronavirus lockdowns, is being handled disproportionately by women, according to a new poll by Morning Consult for The New York Times. Fathers don’t necessarily agree — nearly half of those with…

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When Making Congee, a Little Rice Goes a Long Way

There’s a raging debate in our house about whether congee — also called jook — is a breakfast porridge or a dinner-worthy soup. The answer, of course, is both. At its most basic, congee is made from nothing more than rice and water, simmered long and slow until the grains burst and release their starch,…

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Women Are Less Likely to Conceive After C-Section Delivery

Women have lower rates of childbirth after a cesarean section. A new study suggests that this is not by choice, but appears to be an effect of the C-section itself. Researchers followed 2,021 women after delivering their first babies, 599 of whom had C-sections. The women reported the number of months they had unprotected sex…

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Mary Katrantzou Is Making Snail Mail Cool Again

Courtesy of Mary Katrantzou With the post office under threat, it may well be up to us to save snail mail, like, as a concept. Thank goodness for London designer Mary Katrantzou, who is tapping into our collective nostalgia for the glory days of letter writing with her postage stamp-printed collection and corresponding campaign celebrating…

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Carnival Plans to Sail Again in August, Maybe

The Carnival Corporation, the giant cruise company widely criticized for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, announced on Monday that some of its ships may begin sailing again as soon as August. For months, lawmakers and epidemiologists have blamed Carnival for failing to contain outbreaks on its ships and spreading the virus across the world.…

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