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The Abortion I Almost Forgot

I didn’t notice my skipped period. I had switched birth control pills, and my menstrual cycle had always been a little irregular. It wasn’t like a movie, either. When I started vomiting, it didn’t even dawn on me that I was pregnant. I thought it was some symptom of cancer. ...

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Bubbling Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

REIMS, France (Reuters) – Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. The eight-times Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in the modified plane normally used for scientific research, but on ...

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Usain Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

PARIS (Reuters) – Usain Bolt on Wednesday sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in the back of an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. The eight-time Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in a modified plane normally used for ...

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In Cuba, street vendors sing to sell, from salsa to reggaeton

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s street vendors are bringing back the pregon, the art of singing humorous, rhyming ditties with double entendres about the goods they are selling, with some modernizing the tradition by setting their tunes to reggaeton. The pregon is a centuries-old tradition that has inspired famous songs like ...

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Captive queen inspires sculptor at UK’s Chatsworth House

EDENSOR, England (Reuters) – A new installation by British artist Linder Sterling in the garden of Chatsworth House draws on one of the most intriguing episodes in the estate’s 500-year-old history: the imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots. The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire look at a sculpture entitled “Into ...

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Beauty Is More Diverse Than Ever. But Is It Just a Trend?

In an era of makeup collections with 40 foundation colors and more spokesmodels of color than ever before, diversity at the beauty counter would seem to be accepted, even celebrated. Yet if you ask influential makeup artists, hairstylists and photographers about it, the answer is more likely: It’s a start. ...

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The Rodarte Sisters’ Dramatic Return to New York

It was an oppressively sultry Wednesday afternoon, and New York City felt like a sauna. “We’ve had extremely hot days on the West Coast this summer, too, but I forgot how different it is here with the humidity,” said Laura Mulleavy, one half of the fashion label Rodarte. Earlier that ...

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