Starting School Later Really Does Help Teens Get Sleep

Image Delaying school start times has helped Seattle teenagers get a better night’s sleep. During puberty, circadian rhythm is altered, and sleeping and waking are typically delayed to a later time. This creates a problem: Adolescent wake-sleep patterns do not coincide with those of conventional social life, and teenagers rarely get the recommended eight to…

Details

How to Officiate Your First Wedding (and Why You’d Want To)

You don’t need to go to seminary to officiate a wedding. In fact, depending on where you live, it may take only a few clicks of a mouse. Here’s everything you need to know about officiating your first wedding, from getting ordained to writing the ceremony — and why you’d even want to in the…

Details

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say

MIAMI — The American government employees in Cuba who suffered mystifying symptoms — dizziness, insomnia, difficulty concentrating — after hearing a strange high-pitched sound all had one thing in common: damage to the part of the inner ear responsible for balance, according to the first doctors to examine them after the episodes. Two years after…

Details

Modern Love: Listen: Finn Wittrock Reads ‘The Shirt Stays On’

Getting undressed in front of a new love interest can be scary. It can be especially daunting after four open-heart surgeries leave you with scars that you would prefer no one to see. On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the actor Finn Wittrock tells the story of a young man’s struggle with vulnerability in “The…

Details

Brick-Red Coats That Will Make You Feel as Powerful as Nancy Pelosi

Getty ImagesThe Washington Post «Don’t characterize the strength that I bring.» That’s a sentence uttered yesterday by likely Democratic House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a bizarre televised meeting with President Donald Trump and her Senate counterpart, Chuck Schumer. During a tense discussion about funding for a border wall, Pelosi also insisted Trump have «evidence-based…

Details

LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. Doctors perform them to detect or treat cervical cancer. During a LEEP, an electrical current passes through a loop of wire. A doctor uses the wire to cut abnormal cells from the cervix. They send a sample of these cells to a laboratory to detect signs of cancer…

Details

The Wine Thief

Nicolas DeMeyer was a man centrally concerned with his image who always seemed to be hiding something. He had no Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account. Close friends can barely recall what he did for a living between 1999, when he graduated from Vassar College, and 2008, when he became the personal assistant to David Solomon,…

Details

Checking In? No Thanks. I’m Just Here to Use the Wi-Fi

Walk into a hotel lobby and you may notice something unexpected: People. Not people checking in, or waiting for someone to arrive or hustling to the elevator. No, people sitting, working and socializing. In the past handful of years, hotels have started to create lobbies and common spaces that are a destination in themselves for…

Details

On the Runway: Nancy Pelosi’s Coat Catches Fire

After #PantsuitNation, #CoatCountry? It’s a strong possibility, given the intense reaction to the autumn-leaf orange funnel-necked piece of outerwear Nancy Pelosi tossed on like a victor’s cloak after exiting her contentious meeting with President Trump and Senator Chuck Schumer on Tuesday. Who needs armor when you have a wool flamethrower? Along with her dark glasses,…

Details