The Aperol Spritz Is Not a Good Drink

It’s late spring, 6 p.m. Golden hour is nigh. It’s too late for lemonade, too early for whiskey — spritz time on the dot. Italy has been perfecting spritz hour for decades, and now #spritzlife (yes, it’s a hashtag) has fully bubbled up across the Atlantic, due in no small part to a 2017 marketing…

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Social Q’s: Please Stop Talking About My Body

I’ve been through three big weight gains and losses in my life (about 50 pounds each time). Whenever I lose weight, I get tons of comments: “You look so great!” “I hardly recognized you!” I hate these remarks. I’d like to respond: “Thank God I’m not so fat and ugly and gross anymore, right?” Or:…

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Fashion Review: Louis Vuitton Gives Kennedy Airport a Makeover

On Wednesday night, Louis Vuitton landed in Kennedy Airport with a blur of black S.U.V.s and celebrity stardust, clogging the tarmacs outside the old T.W.A. terminal with LV-clad guests who ogled Eero Saarinen’s ode to the space age and clattered into the arrivals lounge in towering LV ankle boots. The cruise show circus had touched…

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Medical News Today: Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?

Our environment and lifestyle can affect the function of our genes without altering the genetic code. A review article summarizes research over the past decade showing how this contributes to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Does lifestyle affect how our genes behave? Nature versus nurture is a phrase with which many of us are familiar.…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Milan

More than three years have passed since Milan hosted the 2015 World Expo, a six-month extravaganza that generated more than 20 million visitors, corruption inquiries and a budget that ballooned to some 2 billion euros (or more). So was it worth it? In addition to improving infrastructure, the city used the event to position itself…

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Fooling nerve cells into acting normal

IMAGE: Scientists at the University of Missouri used this microscope to discover that a neuron’s own electrical signal, or voltage, can indicate whether the neuron is functioning normally. If that voltage… view more  Credit: University of Missouri Nerve cells, or neurons — specifically the «workhorse cells» involved in walking, breathing and chewing — can adjust to…

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