Goods Mart: A 7-Eleven for All You Organic People

Rachel Krupa, a publicist, wants to hit pause on the Amazon Dash button. Image Rachel Krupa in her store the Goods Mart in Manhattan. The Goods Mart is a do-good convenience store started by the Los Angeles publicist.CreditKatia Repina for The New York Times By Sheila Marikar You’ve heard of conscious uncoupling. But a conscious…

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Global Health: Former Surgeons General Recount Political Pressure on the Job

It made an arresting tableau: four former surgeons general, aged 68 to 85, all in their blue admirals’ uniforms, together on stage like four grizzled Civil War veterans rehashing their biggest battles, and how they were treated afterward by the President and Congress. But this was no re-enactment of Bull Run or Shiloh. It was…

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It’s Not Just You: Here’s Why a 50-Degree Day in Fall Feels So Cold

That first cold spell of the season always feels especially harsh. If you’ve ever wondered, from beneath several layers of clothing, whether you were overreacting to those frigid early fall days, take solace. It may not just be in your head: The human body takes time to acclimate to the cold. “We kind of get…

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Medical News Today: Cannabis withdrawal can be ‘highly disabling’

Authorities are legalizing cannabis, particularly for medicinal use, in an increasing number of states. Many people stand by its alleged benefits, but new research warns that frequent use may lead to the «disabling» symptoms of cannabis withdrawal syndrome. Frequent users of cannabis may have ‘disabling’ withdrawal symptoms, researchers warn. A recent study — led by…

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Paradise Threatened: Fiji’s War Against Climate Change

Between the international airport in Nadi, Fiji, and the capital city of Suva, the coastal road on the island of Viti Levu is lined with resorts and clogged with tour buses. It’s a route I took several times this spring when I visited friends in Suva, a bustling port city where cruise ships drop anchor…

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Warhol & I

When I first heard that one of Raf Simons’s Big New Ideas for the transformation of Calvin Klein was Andy Warhol, I rolled my eyes. As an art-fashion play, it seemed a little obvious. A pop icon household name for a pop icon household name. The creative who embraced Campbell’s Soup being the symbol of…

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Phys Ed: Even a 10-Minute Walk May Be Good for the Brain

Ten minutes of mild, almost languorous exercise can immediately alter how certain parts of the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve memory function, according to an encouraging new neurological study. The findings suggest that exercise does not need to be prolonged or intense to benefit the brain and that the effects can…

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Gertrude Mokotoff, Ex-Mayor and a Bride at 98, Is Dead at 100

Gertrude Mokotoff, who was 71 when she became the first female mayor of Middletown, N.Y., and then drew even wider attention more than a quarter of a century later by marrying a 94-year-old man when she was 98, died on Oct. 17 at a hospital in that city. She was 100. The cause was congestive…

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Field Notes: How to Keep From Getting Cold Feet at the Wedding

Krystal and Matt Ritter’s wedding last April at the W Fort Lauderdale hotel was a black tie-preferred event, but shoes were optional for their bridal party and 155 guests — at least on the dance floor. The couple, who met at Florida State University and now live in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., instead made wedding-branded socks…

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