There Will Be Blood-Red Trees

Image Red Christmas trees line a hallway in the East Wing of the White House.CreditAl Drago for The New York Times “Everybody has a different taste,” Melania Trump said this week. Speaking at a town hall conversation at Liberty University, the first lady was referring to her White House Christmas decorations, which were unveiled in…

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How Payless Tricked Influencers Into Paying $600+ for Their $20 Shoes

Getty ImagesRoberto Machado Noa Payless (as in the discount shoe store) just pulled off the prank of the century. In an experiment that set out to prove shoppers will pay top dollar just for a label, the brand opened an extremely fake boutique called Palessi and invited a group of influencers to come shop the…

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Medical News Today: What types of pain can HIV cause?

Experiencing pain is common among people living with HIV. Types of HIV-related pain can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping. Pain can have a profound, negative impact on people’s overall quality of life. One study revealed that people with HIV were more likely to experience pain than those without HIV. The researchers also found…

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The American Citizen’s Guide to Clean Air

Image A man on the streets of Sacramento in November.CreditRich Pedroncelli/Associated Press The hottest new apocalypse preparation choice for 2019 is not a bunker or a gun or a lifeboat. And it’s not moving to New Zealand. It’s a small gadget that measures the air pollution around you. As climate change reports become increasingly dire,…

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Did You Know Dieter Rams Designed a Handbag?

Image Dieter Rams’s 931 bag. The design, first conceived in 1963, was intended as a gift for his wife. Now the handbag company Tsatsas is bringing it to the public. Apple is hardly the only consumer products company to assert that elegant design can elevate the most ordinary of functional objects. Before there was the…

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Medical News Today: What causes abdominal pain and diarrhea?

Diarrhea affects almost everyone at some point. Abdominal pain or cramping may accompany diarrhea. Some of the most common causes include food sensitivities, bacterial or viral infections, and medication or alcohol use. It may also result from stress or chronic conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Here we describe some common causes of abdominal…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: What Are You Craving?

Hello! It’s Five Weeknight Dishes, recipes for busy people who still want something good to eat. I’m all business today. Last week, I asked you what you wanted to see in December, and the answers were so helpful that I’m putting the call out again: What do you want to have for dinner next month?…

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