Penn Medicine uses social media-style memes and gifs to encourage staff recognition

By their nature, hospitals are fast-paced environments that can induce some stress in the people who work there. Often, the roles taken on by people saving others’ lives are somewhat thankless. For this reason, Penn Medicine’s Center for Digital Health created «High Five,» a web-based recognition system that enables staff members to easily use social…

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A New Turkey for the Season

This year, for the first time, D’Artagnan is selling turkeys, raised free range in Pennsylvania the same way as its Green Circle chickens, on scrap vegetables from food markets. The birds are grown to market weight more slowly than usual and air-chilled. I tried one for Thanksgiving without brining or heavy seasonings, roasted at 375…

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Lady M Adds Champagne to Its Signature Creation

Pop the cork alongside a dessert like no other, from the kitchens of Lady M, the bakery founded in New York in 2001. It has infused its famous nine-inch multilayered Mille Crêpes cake with Champagne for the holidays. A whiff of strawberry enhances the pastry cream between the delicate layers and a shimmering Champagne gelée…

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Museum of Ice Cream Returns With a Bigger Space

Enter through the gift shop. The bright pink fun house called the Museum of Ice Cream opens in SoHo on Saturday. The entrance features a dipping counter where signature flavors like honey-swirled Queen Bee, crunchy Churro Churro and Malt Shake, with nubbins of malt balls, are scooped. Beyond, ticket holders will find three stories of…

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Say ‘Seasons Greetings’ With Chocolate

With Sweeter Cards, a greeting-card-meets-chocolate-bar, a stocking stuffer can be sweet in both taste and sentiment. Founded in January, the St. Louis-based company includes Hanukkah and Christmas greetings among its offerings. Each card comes with the same type of Fair Trade-certified chocolate: dark, sprinkled with sea salt and a ribbon of caramel. The company will…

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This Hanukkah, Let Michael Solomonov Make Dinner

“For me Hanukkah is about frying in olive oil,” said Michael Solomonov, the chef of Zahav, who has created a dinner menu for the holiday that’s being sold to go at Whole Foods Market. Meaty and crisp chicken schnitzels topped with amba, a condiment he makes with apples instead of the usual mangoes, are the…

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Pete Frates, Who Promoted the Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies at 34

Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose participation in the social media phenomenon known as the Ice Bucket Challenge helped raise more than $100 million toward fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as A.L.S. or Lou Gehrig’s disease, died on Monday at his home in Beverly, Mass. He was 34. His death was announced…

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Julia Fox, Diamond in the Rough of ‘Uncut Gems’

Julia Fox’s progression from downtown Manhattan persona to actress in the new Adam Sandler movie “Uncut Gems” might sound like an impressive run of luck. Ms. Fox, 29, says she manifested the entire thing. Manifestation, she reminded while waiting in line at the East Village pastry shop Veniero’s on a Sunday afternoon last month, is…

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Margaret Lawrence, 105, Dies; Pioneering Black Female Psychoanalyst

As a senior at Cornell in the 1930s, Margaret Lawrence had a nearly perfect academic record and expected to attend the university’s medical school. But Ms. Lawrence (she was Margaret Morgan at the time), the only black student in her class, was denied admission. “Twenty-five years ago there was a Negro man admitted,” the dean…

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Medical News Today: How to treat a dry mouth at home

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Dry mouth occurs when the mouth does not make enough saliva. While it is not dangerous, it can be a bothersome symptom. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as drinking water to avoid a dry mouth…

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