Skin Deep: How to Make Your Lips Look Bigger Without Needles

Fleshy, pouty, pillowy lips. Everywhere you turn, a new actress, model or influencer is pursing an outrageously plump pair of lips. If you were pointing fingers, you could blame the return of 1990s fashion and the beauty trends of that girlie-grunge decade. But the exaggerated features of Instagram’s biggest beauty influencers (Kylie Jenner, Kandee Johnson…

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Diet, Not Age, May Account for Rising Blood Pressure

Image Cardiologists are generally convinced that blood pressure inevitably increases with age. Now a new study calls this belief into question. Researchers studied two communities in a remote area of the Venezuelan rain forest that can only be reached by air. The Yanomami are among the most isolated and least assimilated people in the world.…

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Up Next: A Tech Wunderkind Who Knows Jaden Smith and Elon Musk

Name: Iddris Sandu Age: 21 Hometown: Torrance, Calif. Now Lives: In a sparsely decorated two-bedroom apartment in Culver City, Calif. Claim to Fame: Not many 21-year-olds can lay claim to having contacts for Jaden Smith, Stephen Curry and Elon Musk in their smartphones. But Mr. Sandu, a dapper technology wunderkind who has written code for…

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What to Cook: On Brining

Good morning. Do you brine your Thanksgiving turkey? I have. I’ve also worn very, very skinny ties, and swept my hair up in a kind of poof, as if I’d taped a bird’s wing to my forehead. (Currently in order to do that I would have to tape a bird’s wing to my forehead.) Which…

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Heads Up: Latest Sizzle in Miami? Food Halls

The Miami food scene is exploding with food halls, collections of vendors and restaurant stalls in one space, usually vast. In 2017, there were none; now there are four and counting, offering alternatives to more formal restaurants as well as to casual street food. And you’ll discover these food halls in the sleek precincts of…

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Medical News Today: Is ear candling safe or effective?

Ear candling is an unsafe and unproven practice during which a person inserts a lit candle into their ear. The heat from the candle is supposed to draw earwax and other impurities out of the ear. Proponents of ear candling claim that it can treat a number of conditions, ranging from earwax buildups to cancer.…

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How to Up the Spontaneity Quotient on Your Next Trip

Nothing against relaxing on beachfront daybeds or doing the cathedral-monument-museum circuit, but for travelers like me (and, I’m guessing, like some of you) the ideal vacation is one that combines relaxation and sightseeing with unexpected finds down narrow streets, lively conversations with surprising locals and wrong exits leading to hidden treasures. Alas, such experiences are…

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Phys Ed: Very Brief Workouts Count Toward 150-Minute Goal, New Guidelines Say

As of Monday, the United States has new federal physical-activity guidelines. The new guidelines, which represent a scientific consensus about how much and what types of physical activities we should complete for good health, bear a strong resemblance to the existing, 10-year-old governmental recommendations. But they also feature some important updates and expansions, including the…

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