Virgos Are Queen of Teen Internet

There’s evidence that, in 2018, people online started to take astrology more seriously. You may have had a hunch that this was a thing, but the shift was evident on Tumblr, historically the source of many of the best astrology jokes and memes, like this post assessing the sun signs of a group of big…

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I Own 19 Pairs of Leggings and These Are the Best Ones

Girlfriend Collective Classic-Rise Compressive Leggings girlfriend.com $68.00 Remember when people were still like, «Leggings aren’t pants»? Hahaha. I don’t, because I’ve scrubbed that whole era from my memory. Leggings are perfect. They are like the potatoes of clothing—stay with me—versatile, solid, delightful. Whether I am sleeping, working, hanging out, or «powerlifting in the gym» (I…

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Who Let the Dogs Out (at the Wedding)? Readers Respond

Inspired by Amanda Svachula’s article about wedding fashion for pets, we asked readers to submit images of their own pets dressed for their special day. Here is a selection of furry and feathery family members dressed in a range of fancy attire, from floral collars to extravagant tuxedos, top hats and even a custom sari…

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Mini-Vows: A Same-Sex Marriage Under Mexican Law, but Outside Mexico

Daniel Berezowsky and Jaime Chávez Alor were married Nov. 26 in New York. Diego Gómez Pickering, consul general of Mexico, officiated at his residence on the Upper East Side before about 25 family members and friends. The marriage marks the first same-sex marriage outside Mexico under Mexican law, a milestone in marriage equality for L.G.B.T.…

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Phys Ed: The Best Foods for Athletes

More fat? More carbs? What kind? How much? When? Questions about what constitutes an ideal and practical diet for competitive athletes consume and confuse many athletes, as well as their coaches and families. But a new, comprehensive review about the science of sports nutrition published recently in Science provides a lucid overview of what currently…

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The Annals of Flannel

Three years ago, Bayard Winthrop, the chief executive and founder of the clothing brand American Giant, started thinking about a flannel shirt he wore as a kid in the 1970s. It was blue plaid and bought for him by his grandmother, probably at Caldor, a discount department store popular in the northeast back then. The…

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Unbuttoned: Saying Goodbye to Glamour

Image Glamour magazine, December 1943: «for the girl with a job.»CreditConstantin Joffe/Condé Nast, via Getty Images It should have been bigger. More momentous. When you are holding something in your hands that is the last of its kind, you feel as if it ought to be more … special. A collectible. Something worthy of a…

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Online Cancer Information Is Often Unreliable

Image Many YouTube videos about prostate cancer are unreliable sources of information. Researchers searched YouTube for “prostate cancer screening” and “prostate cancer treatment.” Then they scored the first 75 hits for each phrase, using validated scales to assess such measures as whether the video favored new technology, recommended unproven treatments, accurately described risks and benefits…

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Doctors: Watching My Patient Die, Remotely

When I first met my patient, three years earlier, a woman in her mid-70s from Western Pennsylvania, she had just been given a diagnosis of myelofibrosis. This disease is classified as a myeloproliferative neoplasm, in which a genetic abnormality revs up the inner machinery of cells in the bone marrow (“myeloid” cells), causing them to…

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Medical News Today: Hair loss: Clues found in the palm of your hand

A recent study investigates why some parts of the human body remain hairless while others become hirsute. The findings may offer clues to male- and female-pattern baldness. A recent study approaches hair loss from a new direction. Humans have hair in some places but not in others. The tops of our heads are generally replete…

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