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Did Drinking Give Me Breast Cancer?

I thought I’d done everything right: breastfeeding my children, a careful diet, plenty of exercise. I wasn’t overweight and didn’t have a family …

Alcohol

Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy

Odds of survival can greatly improve for people with the most common type of lung cancer if they are given a new drug that activates the immune system along with chemotherapy, a major new study has shown.<p>The findings, medical experts say, should change the way doctors treat lung cancer: Patients …

Cancer

The Southern Charm Guide to Charleston

I have wanted to go to Charleston since <i>Southern Charm</i> first premiered<i>,</i> and when I finally decided to make it happen, I began to obsessively plan my …

Charleston

The 21 best movies of 2017

From Lady Bird and Dunkirk to Get Out and The Big Sick, it was an extraordinary year at the movies.<p>In the introduction to her review anthology <i>For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies</i>, the legendary film critic Pauline Kael wrote, “I’m frequently asked why I don’t write my memoirs. I think I have.” She …

Timothée Chalamet

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

26 of the year's best movies no one saw

High praise, low box office

Film Industry

20 books everyone should read in their 30s

These classic books are worth reading at any age, but the more life experience you have, the more fulfilling you'll find them.<p>From New York Times bestsellers to cult classics, to stories with motivating life lessons, here are 20 books that everyone should read in their 30s, in no particular order.

Books

Tom Petty: A Life in Pictures

Super Bowl

'I want to live a long time': Mom drops 78 pounds, goes from size 18 to 4

In January 2016, Kari Hammond stumbled upon her 15-year-old daughter, Alexa, crying. When Hammond asked Alexa what was wrong, she said she was worried about her mom because Hammond was so overweight — at 5 foot 5 inches tall, she weighed 217 pounds. And, Alexa was also afraid she’d grow up to be …

Fitness

Nine things that can affect whether you get dementia – and what you can do about them

Dementia is by no means an inevitable result of ageing. In fact, one in three dementia cases can be prevented, according to new findings published in …

What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere

Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared.<p>So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and leaving civilization far behind, when suddenly your friend slips and—crack! Maybe he falls onto his outstretched hand, or she lands on her leg. Either way, you have a bad feeling a bone might …

Cell Biology

One-Third of Cases of Dementia May Be Due to Lifestyle

Rising rates of dementia have frustrated medical experts for years, but a new report suggests that adopting certain lifestyle changes could prevent …

Dementia

Yes, coffee drinkers seem to live longer. But don't get too excited.

The question isn’t if, it’s how much.<p>Coffee seems like one of those things that scientists can’t make up their minds about. Like chocolate, or whether koalas are cute or terrifying. To be fair, the way reporters cover coffee studies <i>does</i> make it feel like every coffee researcher out there changes …

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

Self-help

First gene therapy — ‘a true living drug’ — on the cusp of FDA approval

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal leukemia had been wiped out by an experimental treatment never before used in humans.<p>“We were hoping for a …

Immunotherapy

6 Great Books You Should Read This July

These are the best<p>Every month I recommend books that are really great and everyone should read because they're really great. This month is no different, except this month: These books are, like, <i>really</i> great. I mean, these books feature amorous dolphins, sex dolls, a scheming woman named Fiffany, …

Books

Joshua Cohen's novel 'Moving Kings' is brilliant

Joshua Cohen's third novel, "Moving Kings," is a brilliant book whose brilliance comes via a bait and switch. It opens as a comic portrait of a midlife crisis, but concludes as a somber cautionary tale frothing with cataclysms, including fire and gunplay. It starts tucked deep into a subculture — …

If you only read one book this summer … make it this one

If our 2017 holiday reading list was too long for you, here are some suggestions, from beach reads to history, science to sci-fi<p><b>Literary page turner</b><b><br>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Fleet)<br>Both harrowing and thrilling, this is a genre-bending tour de force in which the abolitionist …

Books

The Symptoms of Dying

You and I, one day we’ll die from the same thing. We’ll call it different names: cancer, diabetes, heart failure, stroke.<p>One organ will fail, then another. Or maybe all at once. We’ll become more similar to each other than to people who continue living with your original diagnosis or mine.<p>Dying has …

University of Pennsylvania

Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses

If you're tired of popping pain medicine for your lower back pain, yoga may be a good alternative.<p>New research finds that a yoga class designed specifically for back pain can be as safe and effective as physical therapy in easing pain.<p>The yoga protocol was developed by researchers at Boston Medical …

Yoga

Can Democrats Fix the Party?

Trump's victory exposed the party establishment as utterly broken – now Dems hope to rebuild in time for a 2018 comeback<p>The Obama years sparked a …

Is There an Emerging Democratic Agenda?

While Donald Trump and his Congressional majority continue to push a harsh, hard-right ideology, so far they’ve been a legislative failure. And for good reason: For years, all they did was oppose Barack Obama and the Democrats, without bothering to develop an actual governing agenda of their own. …

Economics

Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump

Once upon a time, a child was born into wealth and wanted for nothing, but he was possessed by bottomless, endless, grating, grasping wanting, and …

Occupy Wall Street

Unspeakable Realities Block Universal Health Coverage In America

Election 2016 has prompted a wave of head-scratching on the left. Counties Trump won by staggering margins will be among the hardest hit by the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Millions of white voters who supported Donald Trump stand to lose their access to health coverage because of their …

Health Care

Ask me anything about money

Remember the index card of financial advice that went viral online? Its creator—Harold Pollack, the Helen Ross Professor in the School of Social …

The FDA Has Huge News For At-Home Genetic Tests

At-home genetics tests are about to get a lot more specific than just reporting where your ancestors are from. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that the FDA …

New York Times

The Radical Possibility of the Women’s March

On Saturday, a constellation of woman-centered, anti-Trump protest lit up across all seven continents. (A group on an expedition ship in Antarctica adopted the unofficial slogan “Penguins for Peace.”) At the center of the action was the Women’s March on Washington, which drew an estimated half a …

Feminism