A Room Without Books Is Just Very Sad

Image The Library at the Vintry & Mercer hotel in London. LONDON — “This is really the money shot for this hotel,” said Philip Blackwell, gesturing at a marble fireplace, soft-lit lamps with printed shades, and books, books, books. He was showing off the library at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, for which Mr.…

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10 Experts Weigh In on the Best White T Shirts on the Market

Uniqlo uniqlo.com $14.90 «I buy almost all of my basics at Uniqlo and have multiple Uniqlo U Supima white crew neck t-shirts that are my favorite.The t-shirt is more fitted than a unisex style, but because it has a nice thickness, it skims the body instead of clinging like a lightweight t-shirt might. The length…

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Endometriosis: Are scientists making any headway?

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that causes debilitating pain and a heavy flow of one’s period, as well as many other symptoms that lower quality of life. This condition often requires regular surgical interventions, and it has no cure. Some researchers hope to find out more about it. Researchers hope that small steps will take…

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Is the Wedding Wow Factor Worth It?

The first real fight with my fiancé since we began wedding planning last November started with a faux tree — one adorned with tea lights dangling from its big, leafy green branches. If set in the middle of our cocktail-hour room, my florist assured me, it would most certainly bring the “wow factor” as she…

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Leaping Caimans and Tasty Piranha in the Wild Amazon

We’ve all read about the vast biodiversity and rich natural resources of the Amazon. But to fully appreciate its riches, nothing beats a hands-on demonstration. Or in this case, hand-on: My left hand, placed palm down (and with great trepidation) on a bulbous nest of tapiba ants, attached to an imbaubeira tree on a trail…

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Eat: Don’t Fear the Artichoke. Cook It Whole.

I know a guy — he collects unemployment even though he’s employed — who just had his teeth veneered bright white, with ceramic laminates. I ran into him recently, and he dropped to his knees to coo over how my puppy has grown. As he went to kiss her freckled nose, he flashed his crocodile…

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Eggs Not Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Neither egg consumption nor dietary cholesterol are associated with an increased risk for stroke, researchers report. Their analysis, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, used health and diet data on 1,950 Finnish men ages 42 to 60. Over 21 years of follow-up, there were 217 strokes. On average, the men ate about four and…

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Voices: Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris

My Aunt Doris recently passed away, exactly two weeks before her birthday. She would have been 107. I have been involved in health care for my entire professional life, as a hospital executive, consultant and professor of health care management. But the time spent with my aunt at the end of her life taught me…

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Experimental noninvasive tool monitors effectiveness of stem cell transplantation

VIDEO: Sunday Kaushal, PhD., MD, describes how a liquid biopsy can provide a window into the activity and effectiveness of stem cell transplantation. view more  Baltimore, Md., May 22, 2019 — Stem-cell based therapies to strengthen the heart muscle and treat other diseases are beginning to show promise in human clinical trials. However, other than observing…

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