Why Are Female Runners Faster Than Ever?

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. I want to let you know about a special event The New York Times is holding on the Saturday before the Boston…

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Med Students Get an Extra Match on ‘Match Day’

Match Day at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is always a big deal. It’s the day medical students in their final year learn where they will be doing their residencies for the next three to five years. The nationwide system works a little like rushing for a college sorority or fraternity. Medical institutions rank…

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Medical News Today: Music may enhance the effect of pain relievers

Bob Marley once said, «One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.» A recent study using a mouse model backs up Marley’s musing with some scientific data. Listening to Mozart might boost pain medication. In the past, scientists have explored the idea of using music as a therapy in a…

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Like a Boss: Robin Arzón’s Peloton Work Diary: ‘It Feels Like I Ingested Fire’

Robin Arzón is a fitness instructor, but that label undersells her star power. She works at Peloton, a New York start-up that sells $2,245 bikes and $4,295 treadmills and streams live exercise classes to their internet-connected screens. Peloton prefers to call instructors like Ms. Arzón “talent” — because they are. From personal experience struggling through…

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Agnès Varda, Influential French New Wave Filmmaker, Dies at 90

Agnès Varda, a groundbreaking French filmmaker who was closely associated with the New Wave — although her reimagining of filmmaking conventions actually predated the work of Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut and others identified with that movement — died on Friday morning at her home in Paris. She was 90. Her death, from breast cancer, was…

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Trilobites: How Mosquitoes Sniff Out Your Sweat

It’s actually very difficult to attract mosquitoes. It may not feel that way on a warm and sticky summer night. But every time a mosquito sneaks up to an animal thousands of times its size to feed, it is trying to pull off something extremely dangerous, said Matthew DeGennaro, a mosquito geneticist and professor at…

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Loro Piana Does More Than Cashmere Sweaters

“I didn’t really know Loro Piana even did womenswear,” Karolina Kurkova said over of a lunch of grilled lobsters plucked from the Caribbean sea mere hours before. The Czech model was one of a carefully curated mix of actors, influencers, entrepreneurs and musicians—including actors (and couple) Annabelle Wallis and Chris Pine, social entrepreneur Leila Janah,…

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Reformation Launched Its Permanent Plus Size Collection Just in Time for Spring

Reformation’s style categories have expanded over the past years, going from a sustainable clothing brand that offers just cute dresses and tops to one that also offers jeans, swimsuits, petite-size clothing, and children’s clothes. Last year in March, the company even, finally, released a plus size collection with model Ali Tate Cutler in sizes 0…

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