7 Brands That’ll Save You a Ton of Time

The online retail landscape is crowded, to say the least, and the fastest-growing category of the e-commerce population might just be the direct-to-consumer brand. It feels like every month, another company pops up out of nowhere, promising quality products—from furniture to food and everything else in-between—without the extra step (or markup) of a middleman. Advertisement…

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Nonfiction: Kurt Eichenwald’s Memoir of a ‘Mind Unraveled’

He was 18 when he experienced his first grand mal seizure (as it was then called) as a senior in high school, noting that nothing in his “fortunate childhood” growing up in Dallas as the youngest of three siblings prepared him for it or the struggles that would follow. Eichenwald’s father was a “world-renowned specialist…

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Medical News Today: How to make a heating pad at home

Using a heating pad can help ease aches and pains, and reduce stiffness in the muscles and joints. This is one way to provide heat therapy, or thermotherapy. Many people use heating pads to reduce neck pain, back pain, muscle aches, symptoms of arthritis, and menstrual cramps. In this article, we describe three ways to…

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Medical News Today: What tests are used to diagnose COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is the medical name for a group of long-term lung conditions. Doctors use a number of tests to diagnose people with COPD. Symptoms of COPD, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and fatigue, can be similar to the signs of other lung conditions. COPD often gets progressively worse over…

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Hungry City: A Menu That Roams Ecuador From Queens

Lucila Melania Dutan, whose middle name graces the awning, runs the restaurant with the help of her children, Jennifer, Alex and Nestor Jazmani Dutan, along with their half sister, GiGi Gonzalez. The elder Ms. Dutan grew up in the small town of Biblián in the southern province of Cañar, at an altitude close to 9,000…

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Alessandro Michele, Fashion’s Modern Mastermind

François-Henri Pinault, the chairman and C.E.O. of Kering, which is the luxury conglomerate that owns Gucci, says that before Michele took the reins, the problem at Gucci wasn’t really sales, which remained respectable. “The perception of Gucci as a fashion authority, as one of the trendsetters, was declining,” he said. He fired both Giannini and…

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The Cycle: Why I Wanted to Learn to Perform Abortions

It starts with steel. A speculum. A needle. A tenaculum to steady the cervix. A set of dilators. These were the instruments I used when I trained to perform abortions in the 1990s. There was also plastic and suction. The equipment was all so hard and sharp, and yet the procedure itself required a delicate…

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A Kitchen Visionary, Reimagining Dishes and a Woman’s Role

WASHINGTON — Amy Brandwein is a chef who has visions, and one of the tastiest involves eggplant. Contemplating the penne alla Norma that was already on her menu at Centrolina, she imagined her favorite part of the dish — the ragù of golden chunks of fried eggplant coated in marinara sauce — piled high in…

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Biking the Open Road in Colorado, With a Few Bumps Along the Way

The granite cliffs of Unaweep Canyon, in the western area of Colorado, just south of Grand Junction and about 265 miles from Denver, are said to be some of the oldest exposed rocks in the state — roughly 1.5 billion years old, or a third of the earth’s recorded history. This sparse, unaltered landscape has…

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