Save the date: Major scientific meeting on sound next month in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2019 — The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) will hold its 178th meeting, Dec. 2-6, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California. This major scientific conference brings together interdisciplinary groups of researchers spanning many fields, including physics, medicine, music, psychology, architecture and engineering, to discuss their latest research. Reporters…

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Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods

Juul Labs, the nation’s largest seller of e-cigarettes, said on Thursday that it would stop selling mint-flavored pods, which have become especially popular among teenagers. The move precedes an anticipated federal flavor ban that is to be announced soon, one that the Food and Drug Administration initially had said would include mint as well as…

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Hail to the Chief of Staff

ImageJohn Spencer as Leo McGarry, chief of staff on the early-aughts political drama “The West Wing.”Credit…James Sorensen/NBC, via Newsmakers “There wasn’t an obvious position for me,” Scott Amenta said. Mr. Amenta, 30, was describing how five years ago he joined Spring, an e-commerce company so small that its employees could be counted on one hand.…

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Star Sommelier Resigns After Accusations of Sexual Assault

The sommelier Anthony Cailan, who was a rising star in the wine world, has resigned from the downtown Manhattan hotel where he worked, after a New York Times report last week in which several women said he had sexually assaulted them. Bogdan Docu, the general manager of the Nolitan hotel, on Kenmare Street, where Mr.…

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Rapper T.I.’s Daughter Should Never Have Had a ‘Virginity Test’

The rapper and actor T.I. prompted widespread outrage after revealing on a podcast that he has accompanied his daughter, now 18, to a yearly doctor’s appointment to ensure that her hymen is still intact. Scientists have long condemned so-called virginity testing as a violation of a woman’s rights, as well as a sham procedure unsupported…

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Medical News Today: What to know about Crohn’s disease and intestinal strictures

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that can develop in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, which begins at the mouth and ends at the anus. People with Crohn’s disease can usually manage their symptoms, but this condition may lead to additional health complications, such as intestinal strictures. In most cases, Crohn’s disease affects…

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Medical News Today: Can saw palmetto help with hair loss?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Saw palmetto is a popular herbal remedy. Some people use it to reverse or prevent hair loss, but there is not yet enough scientific evidence to confirm that it is effective. Serenoa repens, or saw palmetto,…

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5 Winter Shoe Trends That Are Surprisingly Practical

Chic winter shoes can seem like an oxymoron. When temperatures drop, we’re not eager to reach for stilettos because come snowfall, moon boots are about as sexy as we’re getting. Thankfully on the runways of Prada, Bottega Veneta, and others, designers prioritized functional footwear and didn’t sacrifice style. And just to get real inside baseball,…

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Sweetie, Where’s My Paycheck?

My husband started a successful business 22 years ago. I joined his staff as a full-time employee 13 years ago. I have an advanced degree in a field that is relevant to the business. The problem: He won’t give me a paycheck! He simply puts random amounts of money into our checking accounts at random…

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