Q&A: The Games Animals Play

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Do animals play games? If so, why? A. Many immature mammals practice hunting and fighting skills in preparation for the real thing. Anyone who has raised a litter of kittens has observed their almost continuous cycles of pursuit and evasion, capture and attempted evisceration, and sometimes even a mock version of…

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Medical News Today: Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but its exact causes are poorly understood. A new study uncovers how a common acne drug alters the balance of bacteria in our skin. How does a change in the skin microbiome improve acne? Isotretinoin (brand name Accutane) is commonly used to treat severe…

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One Good Meal: A Different Kind of Comfort Food for an Italian Chef

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. The chef Nina Clemente spent much of her childhood in New York City and southern Italy, but some…

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The Checkup: Managing Children’s Pain After Surgery

Pain control in infants and children has come a long way over the past few decades. Experts know how to provide appropriate anesthesia when children need surgery and understand the ways that even very young children express distress when they’re hurting afterward. There is a lot of evidence about reducing the pain and anxiety that…

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The New Health Care: Why a ‘Passive’ Health Approach Can Produce the Most Action

Image Making time to exercise, like many good things in life, can be hard to accomplish unless it’s on autopilot. CreditDavid Swanson/The Philadelphia Inquirer, via Associated Press A $100 billion dollar health care package was proposed by congressional Republicans this past summer, and afterward endorsed by some Democrats. It aims to save money by encouraging…

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Personal Health: Managing Teenage Acne

Acne appeared sporadically at first when Sophia Steinberg was in the eighth grade, but within two years she said her face, chest and back were covered with embarrassing lesions of cystic acne. “I was very self-conscious, deeply insecure and anxious,” Sophia, a Brooklyn high school student, told me. “I would wake up ashamed for my…

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The Golden Globes Sets the Thermometer to Warm

The 2019 Golden Globes didn’t want any trouble. The previous two years, the usually bubbly event found itself responding to upheavals in politics and in the power structure of Hollywood. This year a big issue hanging over the awards ceremony was another awards ceremony: the Oscars, which is still without a host after a search…

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Every Flawless Outfit Sandra Oh Wore at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards

Sandra Oh is no stranger to the Golden Globe stage. In 2006, the Grey’s Anatomy alum won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a drama for her role as Christina Yang in the cult-favorite medical drama. But this year, not only is Oh back at the Golden Globe (she already walked away with…

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Nude Dresses Trend at the 2019 Golden Globes

There’s always one color that seems to prevail on every major red carpet and for the 2019 Golden Globes it was all about nude. And not nude in the sheer, barely-there sense. For this year’s ceremony, celebrities reached for shades of nude, beige, pink, and cream. Ahead, 14 of the best nude looks from the…

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