To Compare an Apple to a Submarine

Perchance to dream? Video Credit May 21, 2020 Is it fair to compare Quibi, a floundering new platform for professionally produced bite-size video entertainment, to TikTok, an immensely popular platform for user-generated bite-size video entertainment? Jeffrey Katzenberg, the founder of Quibi, insists it is not. “That’s like comparing apples to submarines,” he told The New…

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When Teen Boys Use Supplements

“I’ve started cutting,” my son, a college freshman, recently told me. He meant he was temporarily restricting calories to lose body fat as part of his new focus on bodybuilding. He planned to alternate cutting with “bulking,” or building up muscle mass, aided by over-the-counter supplements like protein powder and creatine. Everything he was doing…

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Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth Suzann

The fashion industry is in a state of emergency. This has been made clear not only by the mounting bankruptcies of big-name retailers, but also by the closure of beloved small businesses. These are brands that won’t bounce back. There is a certain aesthetic associated with “slow fashion”: billowing silhouettes in natural colors and fibers,…

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Scientists at UC Riverside to study how lungs respond to worm infections

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to investigate lung immune responses to parasitic worm infections. The research will explore how macrophages, a type of white blood cell, mediate tissue repair following infection-induced injury. “We…

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Survey shows parents’ lack understanding of teens’ with cancer preferred time to talk about end-of-life issues

The findings of a survey of adolescent cancer patients and their families at four tertiary care U.S. pediatric hospitals showed that parents had a poor understanding of their teens’ preferences for the best time to bring up end-of-life decisions, dying a natural death, and being taken off life support. The findings, published this week in…

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