Can I Boost My Immune System?

As worries grow about the new coronavirus, online searches for ways to bolster the immune system have surged. Are there foods to boost your immune system? Will vitamins help? The immune system is a complex network of cells, organs and tissues that work in tandem to protect the body from infection. While genetics play a…

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Why Do Men and Women Cheat?

According to statistics, cheating occurs from time to time in every second couple. This allowed scientists to determine the psychology of adultery. It turned out that everybody cheats for the same reasons. The most common causes of cheating Searching for what a regular partner cannot give It happens that a couple is absolutely happy: people…

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An Escape From Brooklyn, and a ‘Couple’s Project’

For years, Paul and Nathalie Schulhof scoured the countryside north of New York, searching for a weekend house that could serve as a rural escape from their home in Brooklyn Heights. But after coming close to buying a few homes, they decided to design their own, from scratch. “We were looking at properties where there…

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Escape Into Cottagecore, Calming Ethos for Our Febrile Moment

In the dense thicket of the internet lies a verdant patch of grass where dappled sunbeams peek through the leaves, resting fawns doze about, a troop of woodland mushrooms grows underfoot, and a brook faintly burbles in the distance. Freshly baked scones are just emerging from the oven in a thatch roof country cottage bordering…

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Coronavirus Brings a New Legislative Push for Paid Sick Leave

ImageSenator Patty Murray last week. She is one of the sponsors of the new sick leave bill congressional Democrats are hoping to pass.Credit…Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images The United States is one of the only rich countries not requiring employers to give their workers paid time off when they’re sick. It has become an urgent issue for…

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Epic, Ikon and Mountain Collective: Updates to Next Year’s Ski Passes

The current snow-sports season is far from over, but the companies running the popular multiresort passes would like you to start thinking about the next one. Passes from the three main players are now on sale for the 2020-21 season, with incentives to buy early: As time goes on, prices go up and some perks…

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How Siblings’ Gender Can Affect a Child’s Development

When you talk about sibling issues, everyone takes it personally. Whether it’s birth order and the supposed advantages of being the oldest (or youngest, or middle), or the question of having (or being) the favorite child, people tend to respond immediately with their own sometimes very individual and emotional stories. What I want to talk…

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The Patient Was Like My Dad in Two Telling Ways: Age and Sex

Halfway through medical school, I discovered my dad’s age: 66. Of course, I knew how old he was before then — I’d celebrated his birthday every year, but the number didn’t really stick. It didn’t seem to matter. I had a vague notion of what his age meant, a coalescing of rounding decades and the…

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Haunted by a Gene

Year after year for two decades, Nancy Wexler led medical teams into remote villages in Venezuela, where huge extended families lived in stilt houses on Lake Maracaibo and for generations, had suffered from a terrible hereditary disease that causes brain degeneration, disability and death. Neighbors shunned the sick, fearing they were contagious. “Doctors wouldn’t treat…

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Pain researchers get a common language to describe pain

For the first time, an international collaboration of researchers have succeeded in creating a complete overview of all pain conditions in the face, mouth and jaw and classifying them in the same way. This means that medical doctors and dentists will have a common language and the same understanding of this pain. In turn, this…

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