Medical News Today: Average IQ: What is it?

Schools have historically used IQ scores in the placement of students on programs or to identify students with mental difficulties. However, IQ scores and tests are no longer the only measure of a person’s cognitive ability or potential. Nowadays, IQ scores are somewhat controversial, as cultural and environmental factors may also play a role in…

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Our 50 Best Recipes of 2019

Assembling cassoulet, proofing sourdough bread or constructing a Harry Potter Sorting Hat croquembouche are all worthwhile pursuits, but, for many people, the word “cooking” means weeknight cooking: recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing a little excitement. Those are exactly the kind of recipes NYT Cooking readers loved most this year. The top five…

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Cold Stopped a Woman’s Heart for 6 Hours, Then Helped Save Her Life

LONDON — Audrey Mash arrived at a Spanish hospital cold to the touch and all but dead: Her heart had stopped beating hours earlier, as she clung to her husband in a mountain snowstorm and her body temperature collapsed. But the cold that nearly killed her also helped to save her life. After six hours…

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Medical News Today: What to know about testosterone injections

Testosterone injections are hormone treatments. Their primary use is as a treatment for sexual dysfunction in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females with a testosterone deficiency. Transgender men and nonbinary people may also use testosterone injections as part of masculinizing therapy. Testosterone injections are safe for many people, but they can have side effects. The…

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Cheesy and Spicy

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. The word at NYT Cooking headquarters this week is cookies: We have just published our holiday spectacular, which we have so humbly titled “12 Stunning Cookies That Will Impress Everyone You Know.” And yet, unless you know only professional pastry chefs, I really do believe this is truth.…

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Love Letter: A Loving Gray Divorce

Love found on reality TV is often proven to be the kiss of death. In this week’s Vows column, however, Joe Anglim and Sierra Dawn Thomas, who met in 2014 while competing on the 30th season of “Survivor,” beat the odds and eventually won at love. And, many turn to social media and online dating…

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The Topanga Tea Ceremony

LOS ANGELES — A reasonable question one who has never attended a tea ceremony might have in advance of attending their very first tea ceremony is: What happens at a tea ceremony? But when I spoke on the phone with Baelyn Elspeth a week before she hosted a carefully planned “tea sit” in Topanga Canyon,…

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The Most Incredible Holiday Cookies Ever

Good morning. Susan Spungen gave us a Christmas gift this week, gave it to the whole world: a package of modern cookie recipes, starring the fantastic sugar cookies you see can see above these words. Susan’s an artist and food stylist, a recipe developer and former lieutenant at Martha Stewart Living. She is also a…

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The Accidental Celebrities of the Impeachment Inquiry

No matter the job title, the gig of most every aide to a member of Congress is essentially the same: to help make it appear that the elected representative — “the name on the door,” as some aides put it — is shouldering the work alone. This is especially true, and especially tricky, amid the…

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Why Won’t the Padded Headband Die?

Stephane Cardinale — CorbisGetty Images We tend to look at fashion through rose-colored, obnoxiously tiny sunglasses. The proliferation of influencers, paired with the addictiveness of scrolling topped off by the intoxicating immediacy of fast fashion means we consume trends faster than ever. We participate before common sense kicks in. We line up to buy questionable…

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