Medical News Today: Obesity: Researchers identify 4 subtypes

Researchers have called obesity an epidemic, and many are working hard to develop a solution. But is there a single answer? New research suggests that obesity takes different shapes and that the same approach will not work for everyone. We need better classifications for obesity, a new study emphasizes. Specialists from the World Health Organization…

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What to Cook: Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning. It’s on like Donkey Kong now, I imagine, Thanksgiving 2018: turkeys browning, potatoes gurgling, cousin Julie weeping in the guest bedroom and your brother three exits away on the highway, though he needs to stop for smokes. Time to cut the brussels sprouts. Time to baste the bird. The kids want to start…

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The 5 Most Awkward Thanksgiving Weekend Encounters—and What to Wear to Them

Thanksgiving weekend is here. It’s time to eat copious amounts of home cooked food…and try as hard as possible to avoid everyone else back in town. Between family outings to the movies and last-minute runs to the supermarket, awkward encounters with people from your past life are all but inevitable. These holiday run-ins are much…

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Dental dams: Everything you need to know

It is possible to pass a sexually transmitted infection to a partner through oral-genital or oral-anal sex. A device known as a dental dam can be effective in reducing this risk. A dental dam is a barrier between a person’s mouth and another person’s genitals. Many people use them during oral sex. Dental dams consist…

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everyone’s a critic: How Was Your Experience? Please Rate the Entire World

Upon searching “Pacific Ocean” using Google Maps, one might expect to find a diagram of the world that illustrates Earth’s largest body of water. And yes, the result returns an interactive graphic displaying just that. But the aquatic destination also gets a rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars, and more than 14,500 reviews, many describing…

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Social Q’s: This Fancy Wedding Is Everything I Didn’t Want for You

My nephew is 30. His parents died when he was 18, leaving him impoverished. Since then, I’ve provided financial guidance and emotional support. He was able to graduate from college debt free and has a good job. Against my advice, he used his savings for a down payment on a house I don’t believe he…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Rome

For all its imperial and papal pomp and circumstance, Rome at heart is a beautiful child — raucous, dreamy, secretive, a touch spoiled, by turns exasperating and enchanting. The child is on its best behavior during “le feste” — the winter holidays. High season crowds thin, and dazzling light displays and slanting sunbeams compensate for…

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Rites of Passage: What Is It About the Word ‘Wife’?

My mother, in an effort to keep me humble and rooted, likes to remind me of embarrassing facts from my childhood. Her favorite one lately: I marched up and down the hallway belting out “Here Comes the Bride” with a sheer beige curtain over my head as a veil. If anyone asked me what I…

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Time to Make the Donates!

Before the 2016 election, Tess Malone, 28, rarely engaged in charitable giving outside of disaster relief funds or individual GoFundMe fund-raising campaigns. But now, donating — often in the form of a late-night, anxiety-fueled frenzy — is as standard an expenditure for her as groceries and dining out. Ms. Malone, who lives in Atlanta and…

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Getting It on the Wrist (Yo!)

More than 135 million people have heard that Jay-Z and Beyoncé spent “250 for the Richard Mille” in one song on the YouTube post of their surprise summer release, “Everything Is Love.” And more than 36.6 million have played “New Patek,” Lil Uzi Vert’s latest single, on YouTube since it appeared in September. Rappers mentioning…

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