After All the Training, the New York City Marathon Is Here

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Dear Readers, Tomorrow is the big day! The New York City Marathon. How are you feeling? Nervous? Excited? Scared? I’m all three!…

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What Could Come Between These Two Allies? A $100 Jar of Honey

PAENGAROA, New Zealand — Australia and New Zealand are at war. Over honey. Not just any honey, mind you — this stuff isn’t sold in plastic bear-shaped bottles. It’s manuka honey, a high-priced nectar ballyhooed by celebrities as a health and beauty elixir. (Scarlett Johansson smears it on her face; Laura Dern heals her children…

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7 Must-Have Items for Your Next Ultra-Budget Flight

When you are flying budget economy on a legacy carrier, the in-flight experience isn’t much different from regular economy (though your odds of getting the middle seat skyrocket). But on an ultra-low-cost carrier — such as Allegiant, Frontier, Ryanair or Spirit — you pay for food and drink, plus any bags beyond a personal item,…

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Where ‘Jaws,’ the Ride, Lives Forever

ImageShark! Shark! Shark! A YouTube video of a defunct “Jaws” ride has a gazillion views. When Robb Alvey, an amusement park fanatic, heard that Universal Studios Orlando was shuttering its beloved “Jaws”-themed ride in 2012, he made sure to grab a front-row seat for the closing day. Using a hand-held digital camera, he filmed the…

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Medical News Today: Which environmental factors affect type 2 diabetes risk?

New research studies the association between environmental quality in over 3,000 United States counties and finds intriguing differences between rural and urban areas. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that several environmental factors are affecting the risk of type 2 diabetes. Estimates indicate that over 30 million people in the United States are currently living with…

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After 25 Years, They’re Making it Official

Dr. Johnnie Augustus Lee and Darryl Anthony Branch were married Nov. 2 at the Park Savoy Estate, an events space in Florham Park, N.J. The Rev. George B. Walker, a United Church of Christ minister and a friend of the couple, officiated. Dr. Lee (left), 56, an internist, is the clinical leader in the internal…

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes $20.5 Trillion Health Care Plan

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday revealed her plan to pay for an expansive transformation of the nation’s health care system, proposing huge tax increases on businesses and wealthy Americans to help cover $20.5 trillion in new federal spending. The plan represents a significant bet that enough voters will favor an approach that dismantles…

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BlizzCon Is Today. Here’s Why Gamers Are Protesting It for Hong Kong.

Gamers revolted last month when Activision Blizzard, the company behind some of the world’s most popular video games, punished a player for voicing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Now, BlizzCon, the highly anticipated annual convention run by the company’s Blizzard Entertainment division, may be disrupted by demonstrations. Here’s the latest on the…

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