Blacks Are Less Likely Than Whites to Get Treatment for Heart Disorder

Image African-Americans are less likely than white people to get the newest stroke-preventing medicines for atrial fibrillation, a new study found. Atrial fibrillation, often called A-fib, is the quivering or irregular heartbeat that increases the risk for stroke and other heart problems. The standard treatment is oral anticoagulants, or blood thinners, to prevent blood clots.…

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Rites of Passage: What Am I if Not Employed?

“You’re so brave,” my friend said when I told her I was going to take some time off after leaving my job as an executive of a hotel chain. “Brave? Really?” I asked, taken aback. Most people, rather than expressing support, wanted to know why I’d made that choice and where I was “going.” When…

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You Don’t Want Fries With That

If French fries come from potatoes, and potatoes are a vegetable, and vegetables are good for you, then what’s the harm in eating French fries? Plenty, say experts and nutritionists, including Eric Rimm, a professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, who called potatoes…

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Social Q’s: Why Do None of These Women Care About My Opinion?

I am fortunate to be in a great long-term marriage that produced a wonderful daughter and an amazing college-age granddaughter. But lately, they have told me, in plain English, that my opinions and standards (from my education at a parochial school and military academy) don’t count for much. The last time we had dinner, they…

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Cambridge Analytica Used Fashion Tastes to Identify Right-Wing Voters

You’ve heard of profiling criminals, but welcome to fashion profiling — the practice of classifying and targeting individuals based on their clothing brand preferences. Fashion profiling played a bigger role in the 2016 American presidential election than anyone realized, according to new information from Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower. Today at a conference in…

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Mantu Dumplings, on New York’s Streets

At the Nansense food truck, what makes the mantu, dumplings filled with beef, great are their ornaments: garlicky yogurt, oddly punchy and soothing at once, and a rubble of split peas in a rich korma of tomato paste and onions caramelized to a near burn.

Le Bernardin Rises to the Top of a Global List

Le Bernardin, a 32-year-old mainstay of Midtown Manhattan, has been named the best restaurant in the world by La Liste, a ratings organization based in Paris. The seafood restaurant shares that honor with Restaurant Guy Savoy, in Paris, the group said in an announcement on Thursday. It ranked 1,000 establishments. Though Le Bernardin was named…

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Medical News Today: Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks

Recent research has uncovered how light-sensitive cells in the eye can reset the internal clock when exposed to light. The light from our smartphones may affect our retinal cells, disrupting our circadian rhythms. The discovery could help explain why prolonged exposure to light that is out of sync with a person’s natural, or circadian, rhythm…

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