Losing Meghan, Prince Harry and (Potentially) Billions of Pounds

“The short answer is that it is rather hard to say, given no one yet knows the exact terms of Megxit,” said David Haigh, chief executive of brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance. The company calculated that the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex generated £1 billion for the British economy in 2018 alone,…

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Going Rogue: Prince Harry and Meghan Caught the Palace Off Guard

LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, failed to get clearance from Queen Elizabeth II before announcing their unorthodox plan to become part-time, financially independent royals and divide their time between Britain and North America. But the couple had been planning the move for months before it popped up, out of the blue, on…

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Body Temperature 2.0: Do We Need to Rethink What’s Normal?

We seem to be getting cooler. Since 1851, when the standard was set at 37 degrees centigrade, or 98.6 Fahrenheit, the average human body temperature has steadily declined. Researchers studied three databases: 23,710 readings obtained between 1862 and 1930 in veterans of the Civil War; 15,301 records in a national health survey from 1971 to…

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Medical News Today: What is water brash?

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may experience a symptom called water brash. Water brash occurs when a person produces an excessive amount of saliva that mixes with stomach acids that have risen to the throat. A person experiencing water brash can get a bad taste in their mouth and feel heartburn. Doctors sometimes refer to…

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All The Best Spring 2020 Fashion Campaigns

A bright light shining at the end of January’s frigid tunnel is Gigi Hadid in a pastel Max Mara set. The spring 2020 fashion campaigns are here, and your favorite designers are featuring everything we plan to wear next season. From Gucci horses swimming in pools to Zadig & Voltaire’s shoot with Kate Moss, click…

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When the Cobra Bites, You’ll Be Glad Someone Sequenced Its Genome

Scientists have sequenced the genome of one of the deadliest snakes in the world, the Indian cobra, and have taken a big step toward developing new and better treatments for their bites. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that thousands of people are bitten by snakes in the United States every year,…

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Who’s Hosting the Oscars This Year? No One

Audiences across the globe will tune in to the 92nd Oscars on Feb. 9 to see which celebrities are wearing over-the-top designer creations and to see which film will earn the top prize. But what they won’t see this year is a host. For the second consecutive year, the Academy Awards will forgo a master…

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Does talc powder cause ovarian cancer?

Does using powder in the genital area increase the risk of ovarian cancer? A new data analysis of over 250,000 women found no link, but the authors urge caution as the study may not be large enough. Some people use powder on their genitals to reduce moisture, friction, or odor. Most powder products, which some…

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Polish Pierogis, Savory and Sweet, at Pierozek in Greenpoint

It starts with butter, more than you think is necessary, that sits like an ice cap slowly melting in the pan. Next come the sliced onions, their sting dulled by fat and heat. A liberal shake of salt draws out flavor, which is then concentrated back into each wilted thread of onion. This is how…

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