Blacks Are Twice as Likely as Whites to Experience Sudden Cardiac Death

Image The rate of sudden cardiac death in African-Americans is twice as high as in whites, and no one knows why. Sudden cardiac death is an unexpected fatality from cardiac causes that happens within an hour of the onset of symptoms, usually with no known cause. For more than six years, researchers followed 9,416 blacks…

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Medical News Today: 9 healthful substitutes for butter

Butter is a dairy product that people can make from churned milk or cream. However, for people who cannot or choose not to consume butter, there are many alternatives. The process of churning milk or cream separates the milk fat from the liquid. The remaining fat becomes the butter. However, some people choose to avoid…

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10 of the Best Pizza Slices in N.Y.C.

Pete Wells, The New York Times’s restaurant critic since 2012, eats hundreds and hundreds of meals every year, searching for the best food the city has to offer. These are his choices for 10 of the best pizza slices in New York. And check out 10 of the best new restaurants in New York City.…

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Herbert Fingarette, Contrarian Philosopher on Alcoholism, Dies at 97

Herbert Fingarette, a contrarian philosopher who, while plumbing the perplexities of personal responsibility, defined heavy drinking as willful behavior rather than as a potential disease, died on Nov. 2 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 97. His daughter, Ann Fingarette Hasse, said the cause was heart failure. Professor Fingarette challenged the theory that…

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Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes

The term “electronic cigarette” refers to a battery-powered device that heats a tank or cartridge of liquid usually containing nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals, but not the cancer-causing tar found in tobacco cigarettes. Users inhale and exhale the vapor. The devices come in numerous shapes, including ones that look like pens, flash drives and hookahs.…

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The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals of 2018

Ah, the holidays. They’re full of food, family, and explaining to distant relatives what exactly it is that you do and why exactly it is that you’re still single (hi, Grandma!). But before the familial chaos commences this holiday season, don’t forget that you’re *also* supposed to panic-purchase everyone’s gifts on two blackout-inducing days: Black…

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10 of the Best New N.Y.C. Restaurants (For Now)

Frenchette TriBeCa, Manhattan Image CreditCole Wilson for The New York Times While its approach to French cuisine can be novel (snails with soft scrambled eggs), Frenchette’s setting, menu structure and portion sizes are formidably traditional. Reservations at night are scarcer than Burgundy truffles, but they are easier to find for lunch, which the restaurant began…

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Social Q’s: ‘Mommy’? But I Barely Know Them!

I was watching my boyfriend’s two children (ages 7 and 9). My mom was there to help. She started referring to me as “mommy” to them. (“Mommy’s making you a snack now.”) I’ve only known these kids for a year, since dating their father. They like me, but their mother is very much alive; they…

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Work Friend: What We Really Think About Millennials at Work

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Be the Hero Two people in my office are egregious slurpers of their foods and beverages. One of them is my idol and I think her slurping is…

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