Here Are Good Ways Yoga Teachers Manage Touch and Consent

“There might be no grayer gray zone than a yoga studio, where physical intimacy, spirituality and power dynamics all come together in a sweaty little room,” Katherine Rosman, a New York Times reporter, said on the latest episode of “The Weekly,” our new TV show. In her investigation of touch in yoga, Ms. Rosman found…

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Medical News Today: What to know about paranoid personality disorder

People with paranoid personality disorder have a deep and unwarranted mistrust of others, which tends to have a significant effect on their relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. Paranoid personality disorder (PPD)is among the most common personality disorders. Experts believe that this disorder may affect up to 4.41% of the population. People with PPD feel…

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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of yerba maté tea?

Yerba maté is a caffeinated tea made from the leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, a type of holly found in the South American rainforest. In addition to its distinct flavor, yerba maté is rich in vitamins, amino acids, and polyphenols, which are plant compounds that may improve health. The research on yerba maté tea’s health benefits…

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I’m No Doctor, but My Sister Definitely Has Autism

My sister is in her 50s. She suffers (and has benefited) from autism spectrum disorder. It’s given her brilliance at the expense of social functioning. Sadly, she is not aware of her A.S.D. or formally diagnosed. But she gets furious if anyone challenges her; she is unable to forgive small slights and doesn’t perceive other…

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In Praise of Jennifer Nettles’s Equal Play Pants

Back in January 2018, the Golden Globes’ all-black fashion moment in support of the Time’s Up movement briefly seemed to hold so much promise as a flexion point in red carpet dressing. It seemed possible that the night would stand in history as the moment when celebrities ceased to use their entrance-making power to market…

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The Llama as Therapist

STOCKDALE, Tex. — The 300-pound llamas strolled quietly through the corridors of the nursing home, lowering their heads to be petted by residents in wheelchairs and pausing patiently as staffers took selfies. “Did you get a bath today?” one resident, Jean Wyatt, asked Tic, a white male llama owned by Zoe Rutledge. (He had.) Zoe,…

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Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research

In 1976, the Harvard School of Public Health and two other major medical institutions started a study on nurses that has become one of the largest and longest research efforts ever conducted on women’s health. They have so far enrolled more than 275,000 participants. On Thursday, the Harvard school announced an even more ambitious women’s…

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And Now the Easy Part: Selecting Thanksgiving Wines

For more than 15 years, the wine panel has been celebrating Thanksgiving early. We gather over a representative holiday meal to examine how a variety of wines will fare at the feast. Over time we have learned a few things that ought to come as a relief to all who sweat the task of picking…

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2 lifestyle changes may reduce risk of hot flashes

According to new research, keeping a healthy weight and quitting smoking before the age of 40 may substantially relieve the hot flashes and night sweats that often characterize menopause. Share on PinterestResearch suggests that making a few lifestyle changes could alleviate some of the discomforts of menopause. According to some estimates, as many as 1.5…

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Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine

BERLIN — Parents in Germany must vaccinate their children against measles or face fines of several thousand euros under a law passed on Thursday that aims to stop the spread of a disease that has returned in recent years after decades of decline. The law, which is to take effect from March next year, will…

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