James Ketchum, Who Conducted LSD Experiments on Soldiers, Dies at 87

Dr. James S. Ketchum, an Army psychiatrist who in the 1960s conducted experiments with LSD and other powerful hallucinogens using volunteer soldiers as test subjects in secret research on chemical agents that might incapacitate the minds of battlefield adversaries, died on May 27 at his home in Peoria, Ariz. He was 87. His wife, Judy…

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The 9 Best Bras for Backless Dresses, According to the Pros

NORDSTROM LINGERIE Ultra Light NuBra NORDSTROM LINGERIE nordstrom.com $40.00 All three experts agree: the Nubra is it for women with smaller busts. The adhesive bra sticks to the front, adds ample support, and leaves your back ready for the lowest of dresses. «Nubra is our favorite for a totally backless style,» says List, who would recommend this for wedding gowns that…

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New to Natural Wine? Pick Up a Zine

Natural wine, by most accounts, has roots in the 1980s, when experimental winemakers in France’s Beaujolais region, like Marcel Lapierre, were inspired by the work of Jules Chauvet, a chemist who studied low intervention viticulture. Made from organically or biodynamically farmed grapes, with little to no intervention during production, these beverages defy conventional winery practices,…

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Natural Wine Is My Self-Care

There is storytelling in natural wine’s cultivation. Each bottle has the ability to speak a language of robust flavor and punchy distinction. This is part of the mystique and appeal for me. In my Muslim upbringing, alcohol was forbidden. For many, it still is. But recently, natural wine has taken on new meaning for me:…

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Goodbye, Gingham. Hello, Billows.

Was it only a couple of years ago that Gwyneth Paltrow sauntered up the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual costume extravaganza, swaths of skin on show, curves encased in a slick one-shoulder gown? On her return visit to the Met gala last month, Ms. Paltrow ditched that patently steamy look for…

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Medical News Today: Tips to improve posture

Posture is the positioning of the body when a person is sitting, standing, lying down, or performing different tasks. Researchers have linked bad posture with some uncomfortable health conditions and a high risk of injury, especially during exercise. Having good posture is very important. Poor body positioning and alignment can cause various health problems, such…

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Eat Pupusas by Hand, Salvadoran Style, in Queens

There isn’t a piece of cutlery on the table when you sit down at Ricas Pupusas & Mas, a seven-month-old Salvadoran restaurant in Sunnyside, Queens. In El Salvador, where pupusas are the national dish, the palm-size stuffed-and-griddled tortillas are considered finger food. To eat a pupusa the Salvadoran way, tear off a piece of sweet-scented…

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The Chicken Isn’t Even the Best Part

Classic duck confit is a true labor of love. There is salting and curing, an overnight rest, a ton of store-bought duck fat (assuming you don’t have some lying around) and an eternity spent in an oven. Of course, to all of this I say “Yum!” But also: “What if I … didn’t?” I know…

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Deep in the Muslim Heart of Texas, a Farm Family Provides Halal Meat

TOMBALL, Tex. — Syed Raza and his wife, Jeanne Chilson-Raza, prefer not to use the word slaughterhouse. And Hira Halal Meat, their business in this small city an hour’s drive north of Houston, looks more like a petting zoo than an abattoir. An artistically carved granite rock greets visitors at the entrance. Palm trees and…

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Uncommon Goat Cheeses From Vermont

Here are a couple of goat cheeses from Barn First Creamery, a small farm in Westfield, Vt., that have uncommon depth and flavor. The farm’s owners — Merlin Backus, who is originally from Westfield, and Rebecca Velasquez, the cheesemaker — started the project in 2013 and now have 30 goats. Most of their cheeses are…

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