Hot Topic Is Still Hot

On a recent afternoon, the Hot Topic store at the King of Prussia Mall, outside of Philadelphia, teemed with teenagers, 20-somethings and stroller-pushing parents. The shoppers sifted through racks of “Harry Potter” plush dolls, “Riverdale” sweaters and “Kiki’s Delivery Service” jewelry, seeking the perfect physical manifestation of their — or their child’s — fandom. Demitri…

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Medical News Today: Looking for beauty in your DNA

What is the genetic basis for facial attractiveness? A new study investigates. Scientists are exploring the genes behind facial beauty. Few would argue that being considered attractive is a social advantage. Studies have shown that people who are deemed attractive are more likely to get better jobs, perform better academically, and make more money. One…

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Psst. Kid. Wanna Teach Some Yoga?

Kalli Ridley had just finished yoga class and was feeling calm when her favorite instructor approached her with a smile and told her she would make a great teacher. “It was like they saw something special in me,” Ms. Ridley said. But becoming a teacher at the CorePower Yoga studio in Minneapolis, where Ms. Ridley…

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What You Need to Know About Candida Auris

A mysterious and dangerous fungal infection called Candida auris has emerged around the world. It is resistant to many antifungal medications, placing it among a growing number of germs that have evolved defenses against common medicines. Here are some basic facts about it. What is Candida auris? Candida auris is a fungus that, when it…

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Revenge of the Bacteria: Why We’re Losing the War

By KASSIE BRACKEN, MATT RICHTEL and ORA DeKORNFELD | Apr. 6, 2019 | 9:02

Bacteria are rebelling. They’re turning the tide against antibiotics by outsmarting our wonder drugs. This video explores the surprising reasons.

Medical News Today: Is the ‘sugar rush’ a myth?

It is common knowledge that consuming a large quantity of sugar can give you a physical and psychological high. A recent analysis concludes that, in fact, the reverse might be true. Does sugar really give us a psychological boost? It will have escaped nobody’s attention that sugar consumption across the United States has skyrocketed. In…

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Fresh guidance to fill ‘information vacuum’ on new cannabis products for medicinal use

A clinical review, published today (Saturday 6 April 2019) for the BMJ, provides new interim advice for doctors and clinicians in prescribing cannabis-based products and cannabinoids to treat certain conditions. Since a policy change in November 2018, specialist doctors registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), have been permitted to prescribe new medicines which derive…

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Dan Robbins, Who Made Painting as Easy as 1-2-3 (and 4-5-6), Dies at 93

Dan Robbins was no Leonardo da Vinci. But he copied one of the master’s basic techniques and thereby enabled children to grow up believing that they, too, could paint “The Last Supper.” Mr. Robbins, a package designer who died on Monday at 93, helped to conceive what became known as paint by numbers. He copied…

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Social LIT: Inside the Insta-Cover Games

Mindless and irresistible as chain letters or online surveys, most internet challenges are like Michael Corleone’s mob in “The Godfather: Part III.” You imagine you’ve given them the slip and they suck you back in. As a rule, I avoid these seductive time traps. Yet there I was recently, scrolling through Instagram for the 10th…

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Artists as ‘Creative Problem-Solvers’ at City Agencies

Taja Lindley, a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist and activist, will spend the next year doing an unconventional residency — she’ll be collaborating with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, working on a project that deals with unequal birth outcomes and maternal mortality for pregnant and parenting black people in the Bronx. Ms.…

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