Employers key to addressing lung cancer disparity in rural Kentucky

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among all Kentuckians. Male Kentuckians have higher rates than females, with a disproportionate number residing in rural and medically underserved parts of the state. According to a University of Kentucky study, worksite intervention may be key to connecting men in rural Kentucky with critical lung cancer…

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There’s No Winter Break From ‘Publish or Perish’

Jay Van Bavel, a social neuroscientist at New York University, is vowing not to work during the Christmas holidays. A few years ago, Dr. Van Bavel had agreed to conduct peer review on a couple of manuscripts before the end of the semester. But he got really busy and ended up having to do one…

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22 of Our Favorite Travel Photographs From 2019

More than 39,000 photographs were filed in 2019 for The New York Times’s Travel desk — for stories from places such as Cuba, Dakar, Paris and Thailand, among hundreds of others. We’ve combed through all of them to bring you 22 of our favorites, presented here alongside links to the articles in which they originally…

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Gadget of the Year: The Toaster Oven

Many of us won’t hesitate to spend more than $600 on a cellphone. Here’s another device to spend that money on: a toaster oven. Yes, you read that right. Like a smartphone, a good toaster oven can be an everyday workhorse. Apart from heating up toast, this underrated kitchen gadget can handle many other foods,…

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Our Lives in the Time of Extremely Fancy Axes

The 2000s felt like a decade of looking forward. Wi-Fi went mainstream, phones got smarter, social media connected us, digital tools let us rely less on physical ones. But the 2010s brought a shift. There was still tons of new technology, but also glamping, #vanlife, tiny houses, “Cabin Porn,” the mainstreaming of the farm-to-table movement,…

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Obamacare Insurance Mandate Is Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down a central provision of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the requirement that people have health insurance was unconstitutional. But the appeals panel sent the case back to a federal district court in Texas to determine whether other provisions of the law could continue to…

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Nancy Pelosi Went Dark for the House Debates. Her Pin Shined.

“I solemnly and sadly open the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States.” So said Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, on Wednesday morning as she stood in the cavernous chamber of the House of Representatives in a lapelless black suit, almost military in design, with a high neck. Its…

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E-Cigarette Posts on Instagram Struck Down by U.K. Watchdog

The Instagram posts looked like so many others: a celebrity endorsing a product. In this case, the British singer Lily Allen sliding a sleek e-cigarette into her shoulder pocket. In another, Ms. Allen sports a coy smile and holds an e-cigarette at arm’s reach. But on Wednesday Britain’s advertising regulator ruled that the posts by…

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Where the Dom Pérignon Flows Downtown

Little Sister Downtown Manhattan A petite blonde in a tight ponytail sashayed through the metal doors into the depths below. But three 40-something women in puffy coats grimaced when told it’s reservations only. An unshaven man in a black beanie couldn’t take the wait anymore and stormed off. Little Sister, which opened under the Moxy…

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Trump Administration Takes First Step to Allow Drug Imports From Canada

The Trump administration said on Wednesday that it would move forward with plans to allow states to safely import prescription drugs from Canada, for the first time. The decision is an unusual one for a Republican administration. Progressives have long supported such a policy, but the pharmaceutical industry vehemently opposed drug imports by claiming they…

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