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Photographed by Terry Tsiolis and Styled by Samira Nasr Oct 12, 2018 Versace, Gucci, Michael Kors, Armani…as more and more designers ban fur from their collections, faux fabrications of sumptuous outerwear have become the new symbols of luxury and glamour. Isabeli Fontana bundles up. Faux-fur coat, Gucci,$6,900. Gold hoop earrings,Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.,…

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Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases

The genetic genealogy industry is booming. In recent years, more than 15 million people have offered up their DNA — a cheek swab, some saliva in a test-tube — to services such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com in pursuit of answers about their heritage. In exchange for a genetic fingerprint, individuals may find a birth parent,…

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Best Dressed: The Week in Outfits

Who: Adwoa Aboah

When: October 4, 2018

Wearing: Ugg boots

Why: If there is one person who could make Ugg boots cool it’s model of the moment Adwoa Aboah. She attended the brand’s 40th anniversary party in Los Angeles, California sporting their iconic shoes, a pink suit, and layers of gold jewelry.

Why You Can’t Stop Looking at Other People’s Screens

Other people’s screens are everywhere, once you start to notice them. They’re collectively most obvious at night, as they bob through the city, creating a new, hand-height layer to the ambient lights, or when held up at concerts, like lighters. During the day, other people’s screens hover around us as we wait in line for…

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8 Gowns That Give You Princess Eugenie Vibes

Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle‘s bridal moments have sparked brides to follow in their footsteps, and we expect Princess Eugenie’s gown to inspire a similar wave of imitation. With its collared neckline, modest yet low back, and massive train that floated down the aisle the style is classic and trendy at the same time.…

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Q&A: How the Humble Bean Went Global

Q. Are there more varieties of beans than there used to be? A. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture preserves the seeds of nearly 40,000 bean varieties, many of which were first domesticated from wild types thousands of years ago in the tropical New World. Only a few of these varieties, however, are in wide…

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This $60 Uniqlo Coat Looks Just as Good as a Designer One

Maybe this is too much information, but I run hot. Unless it’s less than 50 degrees and overcast, I can’t dip into my winter wardrobe made of wool and shearling. As a result, finding a great lightweight coat for fall is a major source of contention. Trench coats are the obvious fall back, but finding…

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Global Health: Tiny Nanoparticles to Treat a Huge Problem: Snakebites

An Epi-Pen to treat a snakebite? It’s still a distant dream, but a Californian chemist and Costa Rican venom expert are reporting progress in a novel effort to make injectable nanoparticles that can neutralize snake venom and can be carried in backpacks. In a recent study in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, their particles protected mice…

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Medical News Today: Should people with GERD avoid caffeine?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease usually causes heartburn, as well as respiratory and digestive symptoms. Doctors often recommend that people with this common illness avoid drinking caffeine. However, the scientific evidence is not so clear. In this article, we examine the effects caffeine may have on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and investigate whether all people with GERD…

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