Medical News Today: How lights and sounds encourage risky behavior

A recent study provides fresh insight into gambling addiction. According to the findings, the sounds and lights that accompany a win on slot machines increase the likelihood of making risky decisions. A new study investigates the gaudy sensory experience of gambling machines. An addiction to gambling affects a significant proportion of adults in the United…

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Why Sports Parents Sometimes Behave So Badly

A video captured the angry crowd as it swarmed a football field to protest a penalty flag. A man grabbed the referee from behind and body-slammed him onto the ground. The players, who looked on, stunned, were 13 years old. The assailant was a parent at his son’s youth football game in Albuquerque. The New…

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Voices: Scar Tissue

I told my doctor recently that I sometimes experience rapid heart rate. She wasn’t too concerned but gave me an EKG anyway, perhaps for liability purposes. I’m in my 50s, after all, a decade in which important organs often begin to show their wear. A medical assistant came into the room and placed a dozen…

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Untangling Coverage Choices as Sign-Up Season Starts Under Obama Health Law

Despite efforts by President Trump and congressional Republicans to hobble the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance marketplace it created is still standing. When open enrollment starts on Thursday — in most places it runs through Dec. 15 — people in at least a dozen states who want to buy or renew policies will have…

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Frugal Traveler: In Boulder, Colo., Back to Nature at Very High Altitudes

Hiking through Forest Canyon Pass, nearly 11,500 feet above sea level, is a little like jumping into an ice-cold pond: It’s sobering, invigorating and takes a little getting used to. When I wasn’t catching my breath because of the altitude, I was taking in the picture-book panoramas of Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s tough to…

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Bites: In Portland, Ore., a French Restaurant Serves the Classics

With several French restaurants and legends like the chef Gabriel Rucker already in residence in Portland, Ore., the city might not have expected the arrival of a newcomer, Bistro Agnes. But Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, the couple who won a James Beard award for their Argentine-inspired restaurant Ox, believed that Portland had lacked…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Oslo

Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest growing capitals and it shows. Nestled between pristine forests and a fjord, this compact Norwegian city has long been recognized for its cultural institutions and its dedication to environmental sustainability (it’s the European Green Capital for 2019). But in the decade since the completion of the landmark opera house,…

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WARHOL’S LEGACY: Show Us Your Warhol!

By the mid-1970s, the era of bohemian debauchery that once defined Andy Warhol’s Factory — the artist’s downtown Manhattan studio and offices — was over. It was now time to pay the ballooning bills — for film and video projects; for his magazine, Interview; for real estate purchases — even as sales of his own…

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Does Wellness Begin in the Bedroom?

Image An advertisement for Hers birth control pills. Last year, the subway stations of New York and the feeds of Instagram were plastered with cheeky ads with slumped cactuses that offered a tantalizing proposition. They promoted a new service offering guys — young, yuk-yuk millennial guys — solutions to the kind of problems it’s easier…

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Unbuttoned: Why Voting Is in Fashion

Image Rock the Vote tees by, from left, Tory Burch, $70; Carolina Herrera, $120; and Prabal Gurung Rock , $100. In August, Dahna Goldstein, a 44-year-old entrepreneur and mother of one, was feeling frustrated. She was glued to the coming midterm elections, following myriad candidates and the rising tide of disrupters around the country, and…

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