Impossible Dumplings and Beyond Buns: Will China Buy Fake Meat?

As an early sign of how Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat may fare in China, the placement of the company’s booth at the International Import Expo in Shanghai was not particularly auspicious. Impossible Foods was relegated to the fringes of a cavernous convention center, surrounded by entrepreneurs with far less expansive ambitions than the transformation of…

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The Leopard Pony Coat Chronicles

The speed of time is the speed of a clock, and goes by, we can probably agree, in a blur. The speed of fashion is seemingly that of light and is thus impossible to track. This is the sense that can come over an observer of fashion’s increasingly hectic cycles. You begin a new year…

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How Hard Can It Be to Choose a Hardwood Floor?

If you have flooring you don’t like — whether it’s carpet, vinyl or unappealing wood — it can feel like there’s no way to escape it, no matter how many rugs you pile on top. But if you have floors you love, walking across them can be a daily pleasure. That’s because the floor is…

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Nicky Haslam’s House of Commons

LONDON — Lunch, or perhaps late breakfast, for Nicky Haslam was eggs Benedict and two coffee martinis. The setting was the Wolseley, the Piccadilly institution that has lost little of its luster since the restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King transformed what had been an auto showroom and later a chop suey joint into a…

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How Cassius Winston Greets His Late Brother Before Every Michigan State Game

The quiet gesture from Cassius Winston goes largely unnoticed amid the hysteria at the start of another Michigan State basketball game. Just before tipoff, Winston greets his teammates at midcourt. Then he turns away, slaps his right hand toward the air in front of him, slides it near his left shoulder and leans forward, hopping…

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Whole Milk May Be Better When It Comes to Children’s Weight

Whole milk may be healthier for children’s weight than low-fat milk, a review of studies suggests. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends switching to skim or low-fat (1 percent) milk at age 2. Canadian researchers analyzed 14 prospective studies including 20,897 children up to 18 years old. The studies compared children who drank whole…

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Back in the Hospital Again

I found myself unexpectedly back in the hospital last month, some 10 years after my last treatment for an aggressive prostate cancer. Fortunately, it had nothing to do with my cancer; my P.S.A. level, a measure of prostate cancer progression, has been undetectable since 2009. Rather, I was there because of a thick, solid rash…

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Resolving to Be Coached

My teenage patient looked nervous as I reviewed her glucose readings from her glucometer and her glucose logbook, which people with diabetes use to track their blood-sugar test results. There were a lot of high levels — ranges in the 12’s and 14’s, when the goal was around 7 or 8. The peaks were mostly…

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Letter of Recommendation: Ginger Gum

A few months ago, on a Megabus ride into New York from Philadelphia, my assigned seat was the front row of the bus’s upper level, providing an overwhelming panoramic view of the pavement ahead of us — like one of those 3-D IMAX experiences, except instead of being about volcanoes or sharks, it was about…

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Predictors of chronic migraine

London, UK: A meta-analysis published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, highlights the predictors of chronic migraine. The study, entitled «Predictors of episodic migraine transformation to chronic migraine: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies», was coordinated by Dr. Dawn Buse, from the Department of Neurology at…

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