Medical News Today: Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks

Recent research has uncovered how light-sensitive cells in the eye can reset the internal clock when exposed to light. The light from our smartphones may affect our retinal cells, disrupting our circadian rhythms. The discovery could help explain why prolonged exposure to light that is out of sync with a person’s natural, or circadian, rhythm…

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Winterize That Cocktail With the Amazing Amari

Like putting away the flip-flops and taking out the boots, changing your cocktail wardrobe makes sense as winter nears. It’s easy to swap those martinis for darker, more brooding manhattans. But many more options are opened up by using amari, the rich, bitter, herbal European-style liqueurs — before-dinner aperitifs and after-dinner digestifs — that have…

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The Pour: The Best Wine Books of 2018

Wine invites contemplation — of the world, of our place in it and sometimes just of wine itself. Why does this wine taste as it does? What makes a bottle great? Or flawed? Can a glass still surprise us? What makes some grapes well-accepted and others not? This year’s crop of excellent new wine books…

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It Looked Like a Beer Belly. It Turned Out He Had a 77-Pound Tumor.

For months, Hector Hernandez, 47, didn’t understand why his stomach had gotten so big. “I just thought I was fat,” he said. “I’ve always been a big guy.” It would be a year and a half before he discovered that his large belly was actually a 77-pound tumor. In the meantime, he watched as it…

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China Halts Work by Scientist Who Says He Edited Babies’ Genes

BEIJING — China said on Thursday that it had suspended the work of a scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, saying his conduct appeared to be unethical and in violation of Chinese law. The scientist, He Jiankui, announced on Monday that he had used the gene-editing technique Crispr to…

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What to Buy Your Friends’ Kids Based on How Old They Are

The lightweight but incredibly functional stroller Colugo Compact Stroller hicolugo.com $285.00 In stroller land, this is a fairly reasonable price! And since they become such an essential part of daily life, it’s worth investing in a good one. This is a new brand, and it’s major selling point is that it’s very lightweight and folds up…

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To Treat Eating Disorders, It Sometimes Takes Two

The issue was peanut butter. No matter what form it took — creamy, crunchy, straight from the jar or smeared between two slices of bread — it caused Sunny Gold enormous anxiety. In fact, the gooey spread posed such a threat that during her first few years of recovery from binge eating disorder, between 2006…

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Q&A: Patti LuPone, From Broadway to the Open Road

Patti LuPone entered into the annals of Broadway history when she appeared in the 1979 production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, “Evita,” playing Eva Perón and winning the Tony Award that season for best actress in a musical. (In 2018, she gave a mesmerizing performance of that show’s “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” at…

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