Youth using e-cigarettes three times as likely to become daily cigarette smokers

An analysis of a large nationally representative longitudinal study by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science report that starting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, before the age of 18 is a major risk factor for people becoming daily cigarette smokers. Reporting in the January 11, 2021 online…

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Hooking Up in the Covid Era

Anna, who is 29 and asked to be identified by her middle name to protect her high-profile job in Washington, D.C., said that the pandemic made her feel pressured. “At my age, if people aren’t already married, they’re starting to get serious — about marriage, about having kids,” she said. “For people who are together,…

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Six Superhero Movies to Stream

Last month, Warner Bros. released the coronavirus-delayed “Wonder Woman 1984,” a sequel to the 2017 hit “Wonder Woman.” The action-adventure movie has done relatively well at the box office (in places where theaters are open), even though it’s also available for a limited time on the streaming service HBO Max. But compared with the enthusiastic…

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How to Keep Your Pandemic Habits

The following is a review, created for the print edition, of several longer stories that have run this week, called the 7 Day Well Challenge. Below you can find links to the full stories. Looking back on 2020, lockdowns and pandemic restrictions forced many people to start new routines. Work commutes disappeared. Fitness classes were…

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Solve a Nonogram Logic Puzzle

Nonograms are deceptively simple logic puzzles: You use digits to create a pattern of filled-in squares in the empty grid provided. Each number on the lines outside the grid represents a block of squares to be blacked out in that row or column (see 1 Across). Once all the correct squares are filled in, a…

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