The Elderly Are Getting Complex Surgeries. Often It Doesn’t End Well.

Image CreditStuart Briers People over 65 represent roughly 16 percent of the American population, but account for 40 percent of patients undergoing surgery in hospitals — and probably more than half of all surgical procedures. Those proportions are likely to increase as the population ages and more seniors consider surgery, including procedures once deemed too…

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Broadway Stars Getting Ready, Then and Now

Zero Mostel, 1976 The actor returned to play Tevye in the revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Winter Garden Theater. Dec. 28, 1976.CreditLarry C. Morris/The New York Times Alex Brightman, 2019 The actor strikes a Mostel-like pose before playing the demonic title character of “Beetlejuice.” May 8, 2019.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times Even…

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The Dressing Rooms of Broadway: 33 Photos Over Nearly a Century

What performers take off (and put on), as told in 33 photographs and the words of Jesse Green, co-chief theater critic for The New York Times. “Some dressing rooms are shrines to self-love,” he writes. “More pertinently, they are assembly lines for reinvention.” Image The cast of “A Chorus Line” The Booth Theater was turned…

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7 Ways to Show You’re Not Boring

Getty Images Welcome to «The Perfect,» ELLE.com‘s roundup of all the elements needed for a perfectly outfitted, vacation, our executed fill-in-the-blank. It’s all up to you! Getting something personalized doesn’t mean slapping an old-school monogram on it and calling it a day. The more creative you are, the richer the reward. See our favorite ready-to-be-customized…

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Medical News Today: What to know about masturbation and testosterone

Many people believe that masturbation affects a man’s testosterone levels, but this is not necessarily true. Masturbation does not seem to have any long-lasting effects on testosterone levels. However, masturbation may have short-term effects on the levels of this hormone. It also affects other factors, such as sex drive. Masturbation does not typically pose a…

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Burmese, Unassuming but So Inviting, at Asian Bowl

It would be so easy to pass this storefront by, here on a slant off the 67th Avenue stop in Forest Hills, Queens. The name is reassuringly vague — there might well be an Asian Bowl in every city across the United States — giving chef and diner alike license to roam. But on the…

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One-Pot Wonders

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Let’s talk for a minute about doing the dishes. There’s a Letter of Recommendation in The Times Magazine this week about washing dishes, and the beauty that comes in surrendering to ordinary tasks, written by my old friend Mike Powell. I really like Mike’s essay, and I too…

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Pasta Salads to Swoon Over (No, Really)

When was the last time a pasta salad made you swoon? Mediocre ones abound. You can find them — floppy farfalle studded with red pepper and corn — at barbecues and potlucks, all summer long. But a gorgeous mix of well-seasoned vegetables and al dente pasta that’s glistening with good olive oil, citrus and herbs?…

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