Dry Cleaning Your Wool Sweaters? Don’t Bother.

There’s a unique thrill to beating the system. Scoffing at the “dry clean only” label on your delicate duds may not be the most exciting rebellion imaginable, but it’s a scheme that pays off on laundry day every week. It has for me: Instead of spending my money at the dry cleaners, I wash most…

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Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon’s Heart, Dies at 76

Dr. Leonard L. Bailey, who elicited both admiration and outrage by transplanting the heart of a baboon into a dying infant in 1984, died on May 12 at his home in Redlands, Calif. He was 76. The cause was neck and throat cancer, his son Brooks said. Although Dr. Bailey went on to pioneer human…

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10 Standout Designers from Australian Fashion Week

There must be something in the water down under, because Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has a way of producing some of the best up-and-coming designers. With alma mater brands like Dion Lee and Zimmermann, MBFWA has made Sydney a breeding ground for fresh faces. After transitioning to a resort-only season in 2015 they’ve learned to…

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Urban Outfitters and Loft Have Joined the Clothing Rental Game

Clothing rentals services used to be a 20-something’s go-to for landing the perfect gown or suit for an upcoming special occasion, but times have changed. Now you can rent an outfit for literally anything, and mall shops like Loft and Urban Outfitters are joining the clothing rental subscription game to bring you a few pieces…

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Louis Osteen, Chef Who Championed Southern Food, Dies at 77

Louis Osteen, a gregarious chef whose influential South Carolina restaurants helped elevate Southern cuisine to a new respectability in the 1980s and ’90s, died on Sunday at his home in Highlands, N.C. He was 77. His wife, Marlene Osteen, said the cause was liver cancer. In 1980, in the coastal vacation town of Pawleys Island,…

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Medical News Today: Bentonite clay: 11 benefits and uses

Bentonite clay is a natural clay with a fine, soft texture. It forms a paste when mixed with water. Some people use this paste for medical or cosmetic benefits, such as treating rashes and acne or as a hair mask. People have used bentonite clay to remove impurities on the skin, such as oils, and…

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Capitalism Camp for Kids

Summer camp: It’s is not just for campfires, crushes on counselors and crying alone in a bunk bed. Summer camp is also for capitalism. Or at least it is for a growing number of children whose parents enroll them in workshops and sleep-away trips that focus on stimulating the entrepreneurial mind-set, enlightening youth about the…

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