Cultural Studies: Why Do We Love Scammers So Much?

His name was John Meehan, but most people know him as “Dirty John.” A college classmate had given him the nickname, and it stuck. Mr. Meehan was a good-looking charmer who did nothing exceptional with his life but lie, cheat, steal, manipulate and attempt murder. Still, his story, and that of Debra Newell, one of…

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Lela Rose’s Fall Runway Show Was Also a Dog Show

Getty ImagesVictor VIRGILE Day six of New York Fashion Week goes to the dogs….the cutest most adorable pups who c-starred in Lela Rose’s fall 2019 runway show, that is. Lela Rose Lela Rose Lela Rose The designer staged a dog-show-meet-fashion-show to showcase her fall collection, calling it the Roseminster Dog Show. There were judges, categories…

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Adolescence: How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms

Trying to help a deeply upset teenager — perhaps one undone by a social slight or flipping out about an upcoming test — is among the most common and stressful challenges in all of parenting. Amid all that stress, it’s easy for well-meaning adults to make missteps. More often than not, we jump in with…

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Medical News Today: Researchers discover almost 2,000 new gut bacteria

According to numerous recent studies, human gut bacterial populations are capable of influencing various aspects of our physical and mental health. Despite this, many bacteria remain «unmapped» by scientists. A new study has now uncovered approximately 2,000 previously unknown gut bacteria. A new study has uncovered just under 2,000 new species of gut bacteria. Recent…

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For Christina Tosi, Building a Dessert Empire Is Not All Milk and Cookies

New-employee orientation at Milk Bar is a little like the first meeting of a support group devised by Tony Robbins and Willy Wonka. The 30 people sitting on folding chairs were in for a treat on this January morning in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: an appearance by Christina Tosi, who a decade ago conjured up the first…

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Crystal Meth Is North Korea’s Trendiest Lunar New Year’s Gift

HONG KONG — Like many across East Asia, North Koreans have been exchanging presents this month to celebrate the Lunar New Year. But rather than tea, sweets or clothing, some in this impoverished, isolated country are giving the gift of crystal meth. The gifting and use of methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant that has been blamed…

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On Location: In Dutchess County, a Farmhouse for the 21st Century

After renting a 200-year-old farmhouse on 230 acres in Stanford, N.Y., for four years, Soo Kim and Carolina Gunnarsson couldn’t imagine any better place for a weekend escape from Manhattan. “We loved it so much. It’s very secluded; the only neighbors were cows,” said Ms. Gunnarsson, 32, a founder of Fit Pregnancy Club, a prenatal…

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5 Places: Five Places to Visit in New Orleans

Image New Orleans rapper Big Freedia at Neyow’s Creole Cafe.CreditEdmund D. Fountain for The New York Times If the next time you are in New Orleans, you find yourself wondering who will make you dance during your visit, local rapper Big Freedia has your answer. “I’m that queen that’ll make you bounce!” she crows on…

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Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease?

Mahendra Agrawal never imagined he would have a heart attack. He followed a vegetarian diet, exercised regularly and maintained a healthy weight. His blood pressure and cholesterol levels were normal. But when Mr. Agrawal experienced shortness of breath in June 2013, his wife urged him to go to a hospital. There, tests revealed that Mr.…

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The Best Exercises to Prevent Falls

A large review of studies confirms that exercise can be a good way to help reduce the frequency of falls in the elderly. The analysis, in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, included 108 randomized controlled trials with more than 23,000 participants. Their average age was 76, and 77 percent were women. As controls, the…

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