There Will Be Blood. And It Will Be in Your Cheeks.

Most horror stories have a lot of blood, but this one has a cruel and merciless amount. It has so much blood that tourniquets and perma-savior Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are rendered useless because the blood in this story doesn’t spill out of our dying bodies in buckets and splash onto the cold tile floor…

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New Year, New Recipes

Good morning. Happy new year. How’s the cabeza? Today’s reading is from Kingsley Amis’s “Lucky Jim,” the true Gospel of hangover literature: Dixon was alive again. Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way; not for him the slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep, but a summary, forcible ejection.…

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Reading ‘Us’ Through Its T-shirts

You could watch Jordan Peele’s “Us” a dozen times and still not catch all of the symbolism, references and ideas tucked in it. Yes, scissors are clearly a thing, but what’s with that tuxedo T-shirt? The movie, ostensibly about a family, the Wilsons, hunted by its doppelgängers, is something of an awards contender. Its star,…

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House Hunting in Spain: A Historic Estate For Under $2 Million

A 19th-Century Stone House in Spain $1.7 MILLION (1.55 MILLION EUROS) This 19th-century home on three acres is in A Cañiza, a municipality in the Galicia region of northwest Spain, about 10 miles north of the Portuguese border. The house was rebuilt in 2006 as an eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom villa with two one-bedroom cottages — a…

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Pika-Who? How Pokémon Go Confused the Canadian Military

Seemingly out of nowhere, civilians started driving onto Canadian military bases at odd hours and wandering onto government property in July 2016, distracted by their cellphone screens. Military officials did not know what to make of it. Pokémon Go, the augmented-reality game, had soared to the top of the download charts. Within weeks, millions of…

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The Work Diary of Anna Bond, Whose Work Includes … Making Diaries

If you are cracking open a brand-new calendar to bring fresh organization to 2020, you may have Anna Bond to thank. And speaking of thanking people, you may have her to thank for that too. Ms. Bond, 35, is the chief creative officer of Rifle Paper Co., which has sold nearly 750,000 planners since 2015…

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Medical News Today: Misconceptions may lead to dehydration in older adults

A new study looks at what keeps older adults from getting sufficient fluids to avoid negative health outcomes. Share on PinterestNew research stresses the importance of staying hydrated as we get older. Staying hydrated seems simple enough. Yet studies have shown that somewhere between about one-third and one-half of older adults may be dehydrated, increasing…

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Inside the Fake Igloo Rooftop Wars

When New York City was hit with a snow squall a few weeks ago, Albert Hei, 29, took refuge in an igloo. Well, a fake one, with modern accouterments. The plastic dome had been installed on the roof of the Time Out Market New York in Dumbo, Brooklyn. It can comfortably fit eight people and…

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New Cruise Ships to Set Sail for Antarctica

As the number of travelers cruising Antarctica swells, polar expedition companies are launching sustainable vessels designed for these bucket-list trips. According to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, approximately 56,000 tourists visited Antarctica in the 2018-2019 season, a 53 percent increase from the 2014-2015 season. “Climate change is a chief reason for the increased…

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The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2020

The 2010s made one thing clear: Tech is everywhere in life. Tech is in our homes with thermostats that heat up our residences before we walk through the door. It’s in our cars with safety features that warn us about vehicles in adjacent lanes. It’s on our television sets, where many of us are streaming…

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