Recipes for Memorial Day

Good morning. Here’s Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. on Memorial Day, from an 1884 address he gave in Keene, N.H., “in the full tide of spring, at the height of the symphony of flowers and love and life.” It’s worth recalling before anyone heads out into a yard or park today to grill with friends, a…

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The New Detectorists

People have been metal detecting since 1881, when Alexander Graham Bell invented a device to find the bullet lodged in President James Garfield. But it took several more decades for recreational metal detectors — devices that resemble “sort of a skillet on the end of a pole,” as one newspaper put it in 1927 —…

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Pools, From Above

A pool can be soothing long before you wade into its waters. Even viewed from a distance, pools can evoke a sense of stillness, a sense of calm. But often the most visually harmonious elements of pools remain hidden to us — until we look at them from a new perspective. In 2018, after purchasing…

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Shopping for Fans

When the temperature rises, it’s time to break out the floor, table and desk fans, especially if you don’t have central air-conditioning. But in a thoughtfully designed home, that can sometimes feel bittersweet, because so many fans look awkward or downright ugly. “Let’s be real,” said Laura Umansky, the founder of Laura U Design Collective,…

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Diabetes remission diet also lowers blood pressure and reduces need for medication

New research has shown that if people achieve and maintain substantial weight loss to manage their type 2 diabetes, many can also effectively control their high blood pressure and stop or cut down on their anti-hypertensive medication. A weight management programme, developed by researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Newcastle for the Diabetes UK-funded…

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Ethnic diversity helps identify more genomic regions linked to diabetes-related traits

By including multi-ethnic participants, a largescale genetic study has identified more regions of the genome linked to type 2 diabetes-related traits than if the research had been conducted in Europeans alone. The international MAGIC collaboration, made up of more than 400 global academics, conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis led by the University of Exeter.…

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