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What it feels like… to learn to walk again

‘This is serious, he will not be leaving anytime soon.’ The first words I heard from the A&E consultant as he spoke to my wife hit me like a baseball bat. Five days earlier, my wrist started to swell, locking in place. I initially thought I had been typing too much or I had banged […]

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Where do new viruses like the coronavirus come from?

Factors smaller than a cell and as large as the planet are at play when a virus leaps from an animal to a human. The question of how that happened with SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, is crucial for several reasons, said best-selling author and science journalist David Quammen. The answer could help scientists […]

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How to work out like Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Most of us struggle over the idea of trying to fit a regular workout into our weekly schedules. And in a foreword in her trainer’s book, she wrote (via The Times of Israel): “I am often consumed by the heavy lifting Supreme Court judging entails, reluctant to cease work until I’ve got it right. But […]

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‘My Weight Makes Me Feel Like A Drunk Driver Who Hasn't Been Caught—So I Went On "The Biggest Loser"'

Contestant: Kristi McCartAge: 32Hometown: Riverview, FloridaOccupation: Family law and estate planning attorneyStarting weight: 264 pounds I’ve steadily gotten heavier throughout my life, but I didn’t realize I had an actual problem until I had my first child 19 months ago. When I was breastfeeding and pumping, I was eating so much more than normal without […]