Rites of Passage: License to Not Drive

“I’ll start driving when Saudi Arabian women are allowed to!” I would declare to my mom as a teenager, as if I were one of those celebrities who used to promise that they wouldn’t marry until gay people could. I was always half-kidding, but jokes have a way of dressing up inertia in a glossy…

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Social Q’s: A Ride to the Polls? Not With That Vote

My wife, kids and I live in the house where I grew up, across the street from a woman who was a dear old friend of my parents. Judging by her lawn signs, she has become much more politically extreme than when I was young. The coming midterm elections are important to my family: My…

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Stan Brock, 82, Intrepid Provider of Health Care in Remote Areas, Dies

“For five years I had been a prisoner of the establishment,” he wrote in a memoir, “All the Cowboys Were Indians” (originally published in 1969 as “Jungle Cowboy”), “strangled by a stiff white collar, black tie, gray drainpipe trousers and an ill-fitting jacket, herded like a convict, carrying armfuls of Chaucer, Homer and English history.”…

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Passengers on Emirates Flight From Dubai Had Flu and Common Cold

The sick passengers on the Emirates airline flight that landed at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Wednesday were most likely suffering from the flu and common cold, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Benjamin Haynes, the spokesman for the agency, said 11 people were taken to the…

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Burberry Is the Latest Luxury Label to Stop Using Real Fur

Getty ImagesSamir Hussein Burberry has announced that it will put an end to burning its unsold goods and will also stop selling real fur, starting today, joining a group of luxury brands that have made the shift towards sustainability. In an interview with Business of Fashion, Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti shared more on the luxury…

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Burberry to Stop Burning Clothing and Other Goods It Can’t Sell

LONDON — When the British luxury label Burberry said this summer that it had burned tens of millions of dollars of unsold goods — an announcement that prompted fierce criticism — the practice was justified as an effort to maintain its “brand value.” On Thursday, the company said it would cease burning stock immediately. In…

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Medical News Today: How many is too many eggs?

There is not a specific number of eggs a person can eat as part of a healthful diet. Eggs were once considered to be an unhealthy food source in terms of high cholesterol and heart problem concerns. The fact that the yolk of an egg contains a high level of cholesterol was the primary cause…

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Kids, Get Your Flu Shot

Advertisement Everyone older than 6 months should get a flu shot for the 2018-19 season as soon as it is available, preferably before the end of October. Sept. 6, 2018 Image Credit The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that everyone older than 6 months get a flu shot for the 2018-19 season as soon…

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Will the Real Stan Smith Please Stand Up?

John Lennon wore them. Jay-Z rapped about them. Naomi Campbell posed nude in them. Forty years after Adidas introduced Stan Smith sneakers, the simple white-and-green design has not only become a cultural icon, but also has overshadowed the man himself. Perhaps seeking to reclaim his name, Mr. Smith, a tennis player formerly ranked No. 1…

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