How ‘Project Runway All Stars’ Became an Ad for Nothing

On many episodes of “Project Runway All Stars” Season 7, which airs its final episode Wednesday on Lifetime, the host and judge Alyssa Milano has announced that the week’s winning design will be sold on JCPenney.com the following day. Except that’s not true. Viewers who are looking for a ready-to-wear version of a winning look…

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On a Colorado Ski Trip, Planes, Trains, No Automobiles

The plan was simple: Take the train to the ski slopes. Why? Trains are romantic. Trains are relatively climate-friendly. And I had recently spent an hour and a half on a perfect powder day sitting in traffic, trying to drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird, near Salt Lake City. So I decided to swear…

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Field Notes: How to Make the Most of Your Wedding Expo Experience

Image A macaron display by Ladurée, the French pastry shop, at Bridelux, a luxury bridal show at the InterContinental Barclay hotel in New York.CreditBetsi Ewing As with anything that has to do with wedding planning, preparation is key. Attending your first bridal show is no different. Bridal expos can be a great place to start…

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Medical News Today: What really happens in the brain during a hallucination?

A person can experience visual hallucinations for many reasons, including consuming hallucinogenic substances or as a symptom of schizophrenia. But what are the brain mechanisms that explain hallucinations? New research aims to reveal more about how hallucinations manifest in the brain. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines hallucinations as «perception-like experiences…

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A more accurate method to diagnose cancer subtypes

IMAGE: Garvan researchers have developed a method for detecting the products of ‘fusion’ genes in cancer cells more accurately than current clinical methods. view more  Credit: Garvan Institute Developed by researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, this potential diagnostic method screens a cancer sample for ‘fusion genes’, estimated to be linked to one in…

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On the keto diet? Ditch the cheat day, says UBC study

IMAGE: UBC researchers are arguing that those on a keto diet should pause when considering a ‘cheat day.’ view more  Credit: Nathan Skolski, UBC Okanagan The often embraced ‘cheat day’ is a common theme in many diets and the popular ketogenic diet is no exception. But new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus says that just one…

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Helping infants survive brain cancer

IMAGE: Robert Wechsler-Reya, Ph.D., senior author of the paper, professor and director of the Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys, and program director of the Joseph Clayes III… view more  Credit: Sanford Burnham Prebys LA JOLLA, CALIF. — March 27, 2019 — Choroid plexus carcinoma (CPC) is a particularly challenging type of brain…

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Common medication used in pregnancy may lead to obesity in children

Metformin is often used during pregnancy where the mother is suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has recently shown that this results in fewer miscarriages and premature births. But a companion Norwegian study shows that children who are exposed to metformin in the womb…

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