Mediterranean Diet May Help Ease Some Symptoms of Depression

A healthy diet may help relieve the symptoms of depression. There is good evidence from observational studies that diet can affect mood, and now a randomized controlled trial suggests that healthy eating can modestly improve clinical levels of depression. The study, in PLOS One, randomized 76 college students with poor diet and depression symptoms to…

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Medical News Today: What to know about GABA

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Why Children (and Pregnant Women) May Want to Eat More Fish

Does fish make children smarter? There is some evidence that it might. In two reviews of data from 44 studies, researchers have concluded that eating seafood during pregnancy and childhood is associated with improved performance on tests of mental skills. The analyses, published in the journal PLEFA, included 29 studies with 102,944 mother-child pairs, and…

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How Do We Sing Our ABC’s? L-M-N-O-Please Not Like That

This week, the people of the internet rallied to the defense of the elemenopee. That’s the letters L, M, N, O and P of the English alphabet, which, if you sing them in the alphabet song, tumble together in a brisk legato that makes the letters hard to distinguish from one another. In musical notation,…

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Why Are We So Obsessed With Katie Holmes’s Post-Breakup Style?

When embroiled in the utter despair of a breakup, your outer aesthetic is often the last thing on your mind. But after enough Netflix binges and late-night Seamless orders, the need to peel off your sweats and slip into something more socially acceptable can start to arise. You may assume the perfect post-breakup look doesn’t…

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Kanye West Sings Another Designer’s Praises

It’s not every day that Kanye West gushes about anyone besides himself. But there he was last Thursday, paying homage to Rick Owens, the avant-garde designer from California, at the Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars gala. “Rick proves for America that we can make real fashion,” Mr. West said onstage at Cipriani Wall Street,…

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Melbourne’s Most Exciting Restaurants Are Wine Bars

MELBOURNE, Australia — On a mild October evening in Carlton North, the crowd outside Gerald’s Bar radiated early springtime exuberance. Like the residents of many cities with long dark winters, Melbournians tend to explode onto the streets in joyous droves, crowding parks and sidewalk cafes and even grassy median strips, once the scent of jasmine…

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J. Kenji López-Alt’s Secret Ingredient

Good morning. J. Kenji López-Alt is back in our pages this week with a smart look at his favorite secret ingredient: mayonnaise. You can smear it on fish to encourage browning in the pan; you have to try it on the exterior of a grilled cheese sandwich, for similar reasons. Kenji uses mayonnaise on steaks…

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Juul Knowingly Sold Tainted Nicotine Pods, Former Executive Says

A former top executive of Juul is alleging that the e-cigarette giant sold at least one million contaminated mint-flavored nicotine pods — and refused to recall them when told about the problem. In a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday, Siddharth Breja, who was senior…

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How Americans Split on Health Care: It’s a 3-Way Tie

When Americans are asked whether they support a “Medicare for all” system that would replace all current insurance with a generous government program, a majority often say yes. But when they’re asked follow-up questions, they often reveal that they’re not familiar with the details of that plan — or that they would also be happy…

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