Medical News Today: Our ancestors were enjoying cocoa over 5,000 years ago

According to recent evidence, our ancestors might have started domesticating cacao trees, the beans of which we ground into cocoa, as many as 1,500 years earlier than we had previously thought. One recent study overturns assumptions about when and where we first consumed cocoa. It’s safe to say that most of us enjoy chocolate in…

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Raf Simons Out at Calvin Klein

Image Raf Simons in his office in Manhattan. CreditClement Pascal for The New York Times The most high-profile brand reinvention experiment in 21st-century American fashion came to a crashing halt on Friday when Calvin Klein announced it was parting ways with its chief creative officer, Raf Simons, “after Calvin Klein, Inc. decided on a new…

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Five Models Accuse Bruce Weber of Sexual Misconduct in New Lawsuit

Image Bruce Weber, center, with red carpet photographers at the Venice Film Festival’s screening of “My Brilliant Friend” in September.CreditAntony Jones/Getty Images Five male models have come forward to claim that the photographer Bruce Weber exploited or sexually assaulted them, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in New York. The five plaintiffs,…

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Raf Simons Is Out at Calvin Klein

After a few weeks of speculation, the news has been confirmed: Raf Simons is officially out at Calvin Klein. Announced late Friday evening, the chief creative officer will vacate his position effective immediately and the brand will not present during February fashion week, according to Business of Fashion. Getty ImagesVictor VIRGILE Though he was thought…

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Cancer Doctors See Encouraging Signs for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The news about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s operation for two cancerous lung nodules is encouraging but incomplete. The lower lobe of her left lung, which contained the two nodules, was removed in surgery on Friday, and scans before the operation showed no signs of cancer anywhere else in her body, according to a statement from…

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A Peek at Your New Plate: How You’ll Be Eating in 2019

More vegetables. Improved gut bacteria. Cocktails with less alcohol. Many of the predictions about what we’ll eat and drink in 2019 point to a quiet, restorative and potentially grim time ahead. Then again, these forecasts always arrive carrying the clean, healthy pine scent of New Year’s resolutions. The good news: There will be cheese tea.…

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Guitarist Has Brain Surgery, and Strums All the Way Through

CAPE TOWN — A musician from South Africa had a tumor in his brain, so doctors opened a hole in his skull to remove it. But they had a crucial request: He must play his acoustic guitar during the surgery. The musician, Musa Manzini, a jazz bassist, was awake when the doctors performed the surgery…

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Gucci Releases New Report on Gender Fluidity in Generation Z

Getty ImagesDaniele Venturelli In 2013, Gucci founded CHIME FOR CHANGE, a global campaign fighting for gender equality. Since then, the campaign has encouraged participation and conversation around the cause with several initiatives, including a bi-annual report with Irregular Labs that surveys Generation Z about their feelings on topics surrounding gender. In the latest report, which…

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