Well : Breathing Through the Nose May Offer Unique Brain Benefits

Folklore, spiritual traditions and even mothers have for ages drawn an implicit connection between respiration and state of mind: Breathe in deeply through your nose, we are told, to clarify thoughts, achieve serenity, defuse tantrums. There isn’t a lot of scientific evidence to back up these ideas, but a growing number of experiments have been…

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Restaurant Review: A Full-Throated Defense of Traditional Indian Cooking

Something has been missing from New York’s current Indian restaurant scene, but I wasn’t sure what it was until I ate the kaleji masala at Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City, Queens. Modernization is the theme unifying many of the Indian restaurants that have taken root around the city over the past few years.…

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The Sweet Spot: My Brother Wants Me to Keep His Depression a Secret

Dear Sugars, My younger brother is a 19-year-old college sophomore who’s always been extremely shy and isolated from the family. None of us has ever heard him laugh, and it’s rare even to see him smile. A few months ago, he showed up at our father’s birthday party and headed straight for his room without…

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Branzino, a Mediterranean Fish, Is Being Farmed in Connecticut

WATERBURY, Conn. — Branzino can be found these days on restaurant menus from Seattle to Atlanta. The flaky, tender, silver-skinned fish — also known as European sea bass, or loup de mer — has become a fixation for chefs and diners. The reality, though, is that the species’ ocean stock is depleted, and most of…

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State of the Unions: Celebrating a Decade Together on Both Coasts

From the beginning, and despite any differences, John Gibson and Raúl Rodriguez moved in harmony. Mr. Gibson, 57, is a singer and actor who grew up in Kentucky and was living in an old Victorian with a leaky roof in Jersey City. Mr. Rodriguez, 61 and a native of Argentina, ran a graphic-design business and…

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Indian Cuisine for People Who Love Spices

Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City, Queens, ranges around India for less recognizable recipes. Even the better-known dishes, though, aren’t quite like the versions many New Yorkers know. Adda’s take on tandoori chicken is a small poussin roasted whole inside the tandoor.

Johnny Depp Is NOT Best Friends With This Lizard, Despite Report

Gossip Cop exists to debunk celebrity rumors. It claims to surveil “more than 200 websites, TV shows, newspapers and magazines” for inaccuracies. Since 2009, the site’s unmistakably urgent headlines — “Jennifer Aniston Did NOT ‘Flee To Italy’ Amid Brad Pitt Reunion Rumors, Despite Report”; “George Clooney, Amal ‘Divorce’ Claim Is Late And Wrong”; “Selena Gomez…

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Medical News Today: Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk

New research finds four genetic variants that may raise the risk of dying by suicide, regardless of environmental factors. The study also identifies hundreds of other genes that require further analysis and that may also raise the likelihood that a person dies by suicide. Middle-aged men are at a higher risk of dying by suicide.…

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Pregnancy trimesters: A guide

The typical pregnancy has three trimesters and lasts around 40 weeks from the first day of a woman’s last period. In each trimester, the fetus will meet specific developmental milestones. While 40 weeks is the usual time frame, a full-term baby can be born as early as 37 weeks and as late as 42 weeks.…

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