What to know about the Adam’s apple

The Adam’s apple is a lump of cartilage that sticks out from the throat. It is more prominent in males, and it serves no specific function. A person can remove or change the size of their Adam’s apple with surgery. Adam’s apples develop during puberty and are not present in prepubescent children. They are often…

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Wait —: Wait — Who Determines the Fate of My Favorite Celebrities?

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. This is the very first edition. Sign up right here to receive it in your inbox. A great actor can accomplish many tasks, such as wearing a wig, and the list goes…

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Rites of Passage: It’s Called a Butterfly Party and You’re Invited

I never much cared for butterflies as a child, because to me they symbolized death. Their very existence represented the end of a caterpillar’s life, and I have always preferred beginnings to endings, no matter how beautiful. My mother was notoriously indecisive, and one summer, when she took my sister and me on a road…

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Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines

The American Psychological Association has released several guides for psychologists who work with people belonging to certain groups — members of ethnic and linguistic minorities, for example, or women and girls. It did not have a guide for working with males, in part because they were historically considered the norm. But in August, the A.P.A.…

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10 Transparent Bags for When You Have Nothing to Hide

Transparent accessories were a huge trend in 2018, and see-through PVC totes, cross bodies, and bucket bags are still going strong. If you’re willing to get candid with the contents of your purse (who cares if you carry three spare tampons, gum, and every receipt under the sun) we’ve got some options for you.

The Pour: The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine

With just a few clicks on my computer or phone, I can order a rare book from San Francisco, a country ham from Kentucky or a dazzling box of chocolates from Vermont. I can track the shipments to the door of my New York apartment building, where I will receive them, marveling at our effortless…

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Uptick: Is the Kratom Nature’s Answer to Opioids?

The hype: Kratom, an ancient medicinal leaf from Southeast Asia, is the most recent cure-all to rise from the wellness fringes, particularly among those who frequent head shops for the latest medical breakthroughs. It’s kind of like herbal Valium. Or maybe herbal Tylenol. Elevator pitch: Kratom leaf, which is related to the coffee family, is…

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Modern Kitchen Style: More Comfortable, More Inclusive

The pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz’s uniforms used to be a daily struggle. She found that they were always too big for her; hulking jackets and oversize pants were the norm in many restaurants. “Unisex sizing is a joke,” Ms. Pickowicz said. “All of those clothes are tailored to fit men.” Not only did the clothes…

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J. Crew Is Partnering With Habitat for Humanity to Help You Recycle Your Denim

If you’re like everyone else on the internet who binge-watched Marie Kondo’s Netflix series Tidy Up, you’ve likely experienced a sudden urge to purge, leading you to declutter and/or totally cleanse your space, especially your closet. Well, thanks to an new initiative launched by J. Crew this week, you’ll have a place to recycle those…

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