Times Insider: I Am a Vegetarian and I Spent a Week With Elk Hunters

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. WALLOWA COUNTY, Ore. — When you’re lying face down for 20 minutes in a steaming pile of elk droppings, having to remain breathlessly still because the herd may have just spotted your hunting party, you find odd…

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Trending: On Your Next Cruise, Put Down That Cocktail and Head to Class

Supplementing the cooking classes, yoga sessions and naturalist briefings common on most cruise ships, a new wave of shipboard stimuli are focusing on more intellectual fare. Professorial lectures, book clubs and TED Talk screenings aim to add scholarly diversions to sailings on the high seas. Enrichment programs have long been a part of small ship…

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Medical News Today: Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that affects many people across the world. Due to symptoms such as abdominal pain, this disorder can have a big impact on life quality. New research, however, reveals that hypnotherapy can improve life for those with the condition. Can hypnotherapy truly relieve IBS symptoms?. People with irritable bowel…

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Q&A: A Memory From Out of the Blue

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Why does a memory come seemingly out of nowhere? A. This kind of involuntary recall usually involves words, phrases or names, rather than events. Generally, there does not seem to be any immediate trigger or reminder. The phenomenon was given a name, mind-popping, by one of the few researchers to study…

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A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder

PORTLAND, Ore. — Columbia Sportswear has spent years designing ski jackets and hiking boots to withstand the elements: wind, rain, snow and, increasingly, tariffs. Located on a sprawling campus adorned with hanging canoes, the 80-year-old retailer has long protected its outdoor gear from the whims of Washington by engaging in what the company calls “tariff…

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Medical News Today: What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?

Pelvic pain occurs between the navel and groin. It may result from a urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted infection, or prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate. These issues are relatively common. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) estimate that chronic pelvic pain syndrome affects 10–15 percent of the male…

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Medical News Today: Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia

Passionflower is a variety of exotic vine flower with curly purple or blue tentacle-like petals. One variety of passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, may help treat anxiety, insomnia, and pain. In this article, learn about the possible benefits of passionflower supplements, as well as what the research says about its effectiveness. What is passionflower? Passionflower supplements are…

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Medical News Today: Foot massage techniques and benefits

At the end of a long day, many people enjoy giving or receiving a foot massage. Foot massage can aid relaxation and may relieve muscle aches. There are many ways to massage feet that are easy to try at home. This article gives step-by-step instructions for 12 foot massage techniques. Read on to find out…

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Fistfights and Long Lines on Black Friday? Not as Much Anymore.

Black Friday has long been, and will most likely remain, the busiest shopping day of the year. But the features that have made it a cultural phenomenon — the discounted electronics, the predawn openings, the curbside campsites, the incivility — are changing with the broader retail landscape. Shoppers can now find bargains well before and…

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