Noted: A Juul Case for $5,000?

Michael Saiger doesn’t smoke e-cigarettes, but many of his friends like Juul, so he began to tinker with designs to make it feel more elegant. “Back in the day, people used to have a beautiful Cartier lighter, or a really cool monogrammed lighter,” said Mr. Saiger, the founder and creative director of Miansai, a jewelry…

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Uptick: Alkaline Water Makes a Big Splash

The Hype: Tom Brady drinks it. Beyoncé is reportedly hooked. Cycling studios on both coast can’t keep enough of it on the shelves. In our never-ending quest for the ultimate form of hydration, alkaline water has emerged as the eau du jour, touted as “energizing,” “detoxifying” and a cure-all for ailments that seem to afflict…

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Medical News Today: Why a low-carb diet can help you lose weight and keep it off

«The largest and longest feeding study to test the ‘carbohydrate-insulin model’» concludes that a lower carb intake burns more calories, which may help people maintain weight loss over a longer period of time. Eating a high-quality, low-carb diet may help us stave off weight gain for longer. Cara Ebbeling, Ph.D., together with Dr. David Ludwig…

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Gender letter: KaPow! The Super-Sheroes That Stan Lee Created

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk “I am so honored to have played a part in your universe, and will forever look back on the opportunity with love.” — Halle Berry, in a tribute to Stan Lee on Instagram. She played Storm in the “X-Men” films. I spent most of childhood buried in comic books. Despite the stereotype…

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Zoë Kravitz Talks Tiffany Jewelry and Her Surprise Engagement Ring

Do you remember what topped your holiday wish list in the early 2000s? If you’re Zoë Kravitz or a fellow ‘90s baby, chances are it was the iconic Tiffany’s charm bracelet. “It was a big thing at my school,” explains Kravitz. She says «her dad»—my mind says Lenny Kravitz—gave it to the actress after she…

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What to know about ferritin blood tests for anemia

Ferritin is a protein in blood cells that stores iron. A doctor may order a ferritin blood test, sometimes alongside other tests, to check a person’s iron levels. In this article, we discuss the ferritin blood test procedure and how to interpret the results. We also explain how people can raise or lower their blood…

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Olivia Culpo’s Guide to Having a Great Thanksgiving

It was, as they say, very Hollywood: a postmodern mansion with gardenias in the pool, a celebrity chef making paleo-friendly dessert, and the tell-tale “Hi guys!” that Insta-stars chirp to their followers just before a big event. In this case, the event was BCBG’s Friendsgiving, hosted by Olivia Culpo and starring several pairs of thigh-high…

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Global Health: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness

The first treatment for sleeping sickness that relies on pills alone was approved on Friday by Europe’s drug regulatory agency, paving the way for use in Africa, the last bastion of the horrific disease. With treatment radically simplified, sleeping sickness could become a candidate for elimination, experts said, because there are usually fewer than 2,000…

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Vows: A Dating App, Not the Parents, Brought Them Together

When Jaspreet Kaur was a junior at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., she and her best friend, Ndonga Sagnia, worked part time at the college help desk. Between fielding calls for technical help, they passed the time on Pinterest, making wedding boards. Though both were unattached 20-year-old accounting students at the time, Ms. Sagnia remembers…

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