Roger Federer, Sneakerhead?

If you run into Roger Federer on your way to board a plane, do not be surprised if he looks you up and down, or mostly down. That’s because Mr. Federer has something of a sneaker fixation. The Swiss tennis champion is not an “obsessive,” he said (slightly hard to believe about someone who has…

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Fitting in Family Fitness at the Holidays

Milk-gallon dead lifts, shared inchworms, synchronized walking and a little misdirection could be the keys to staying in shape and in harmony with loved ones during the holiday weeks ahead, experts say. While people who regularly exercise often worry about having too little time, willpower or familial good will available for workouts when they visit…

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When U.S.C. Plays U.C.L.A., They Play Too

The Look Marching band is a team of its own. Photographs by Jessica Lehrman Text by Arit John Produced by Eve Lyons ImageCollege marching bands start practicing in the preseason, just like the football teams they play alongside.Credit…Jessica Lehrman for The New York Times You know that classic high school movie scene in which the…

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The Men’s Cardigan Makes a Comeback

Paternal. Sexless. Infinitely square. The cardigan sweater is generally considered the Mister Rogers of men’s wear, and for good reason: Fred Rogers made sure of it. Over the course of 895 episodes and 33 years of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” Mister Rogers advertised his gentle, nonthreatening nature by slipping from a jacket and tie — symbols…

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Can Fan Fiction Bridge the Partisan Divide?

Last Friday, when Marie Yovanovitch, the former United States ambassador to Ukraine, appeared before the House Intelligence Committee, millions of people were watching. Perhaps you were one of them; the public hearings, after all, are the reality show everyone seems to be talking about these days. Even if you weren’t tuned in, you may have…

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Is Weed Church Church?

LOS ANGELES — Every Sunday, about two dozen people gather at a green cabin along the main drag of Big Bear, Calif., a small mountain town known for its namesake lake. They go there for Jah Healing Church services, where joints are passed around. April Mancini, a founder of the church, said she was drawn…

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Are There Benefits to Intermittent Fasting?

People who choose not to eat for 12 hours a day, a.k.a. those who fast, claim it gives you better sleep and abs. Are these people just annoying or are they onto something? Generally, intermittent fasting is a diet strategy that involves alternating periods of eating and extended fasting (meaning no food at all or…

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Medical News Today: How dormant herpes springs back to life

Researchers may have finally revealed the way that herpes is able to go into and come out of hiding. Share on PinterestNew research helps explain how the herpes virus, depicted here, comes out of its latency stage. A herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection lasts for life. No vaccination can prevent it, and no treatment can…

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Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working

CLEVELAND—Scientists from the Case Western Reserve University digital imaging lab, already pioneering the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict whether chemotherapy will be successful, can now determine which lung-cancer patients will benefit from expensive immunotherapy. And, once again, they’re doing it by teaching a computer to find previously unseen changes in patterns in CT…

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Each Put Pen to Paper, and Their Story Began

Robert Evan Bank and Alan Lawrence Cohen are to be married Nov. 24 at B’nai Jeshurun in New York. Rabbi Shuli Passow is to officiate. Mr. Bank (left), 60, is the president and chief executive of American Jewish World Service, an organization in New York that uses philanthropy, activism and community events to help end…

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