What the ‘10-Year Challenge’ Might Say About You, and Me

Earlier this month out of nowhere came the “How Hard Did Aging Hit You Challenge” that flooded Instagram and Facebook. The game, better known as the “10-Year Challenge,” couldn’t have been easier: Simply post two photos side by side — an early profile photo from 2009 next to a recent one — as proof positive…

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Medical News Today: Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss?

Scientists have uncovered a mechanism in a group of immune cells in the gut that can sway nutrient metabolism to favor fat storage over energy use. How does the gut’s immune system influence weight loss? The finding may help explain why some people remain slim despite having eating habits that cause others to gain weight.…

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Hungry City: At Sofra in Sunnyside, Turkish Food by a Master

A spoonful of kelle paca is close to pure liquid fat, a velvet sheath for the tongue, a declaration against winter. At Sofra, a Turkish restaurant that opened in November in Sunnyside, Queens, the cloudy soup starts with a sheep’s head, minus eyes and brain. It’s soaked for two days, then plunged into a pot…

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What causes gas pain during pregnancy?

Women often have excess gas during pregnancy in addition to morning sickness and fatigue. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating, cramps, and abdominal pain. This article discusses the causes of gas in the different phases of pregnancy. We also cover treatments and home remedies for gas, and how to tell when abdominal pain is a cause…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in St. Moritz

A tiny Swiss mountain town with a big, glitz-infused name, St. Moritz is the winter getaway that made the ski holiday a high-life ideal. As far back as the 1860s, a patrician British contingent was spending the cold months in the winter sun here; by the 1960s, the jet set had anointed St. Moritz the…

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Hotel Market in Georgia

Travel In 2017, the number of Georgia’s international inbound travelers grew by 18.8% year-over-year (y-o-y) from 6.4 million to an all-time high of 7.6 million. Tourist arrivals increased by 27.9% from 2016 to 2017, reaching 3.5 million visitors. Hotel Supply Trend The hotel industry in Georgia comprises approximately 27,333 rooms. The total supply is expected…

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A Black Legacy, Wrapped Up in Fur

I. My mother, Vivian Jarrett-Irving, is the owner of two fur coats: a full-length mahogany mink and a fox that hits right below the knee. Both hang from pegs she affixed to the back wall of her bedroom closet, as if their sensual, febrile glamour were too singular to be slotted in among the racks…

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Fight or flight: Serotonin neurons prompt brain to make the right call

Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may also help the brain execute instantaneous, appropriate behaviors in emergency situations, according to a new Cornell study published Feb. 1 in Science. The researchers studied brain activity patterns in mice. If a mouse was experiencing a threat, dorsal raphe serotonin neurons would fire during…

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