Day: January 17, 2024

Kate, Princess of Wales, Is in the Hospital After Abdominal Surgery

Two of the most senior members of Britain’s royal family have been hit by health concerns, with Catherine, the Princess of Wales and the wife of Prince William, undergoing abdominal surgery in London on Tuesday, while King Charles III will receive treatment for an enlarged prostate next week. Catherine will be hospitalized for 10 to […]

Tesla Drivers in Chicago Confront a Harsh Foe: Cold Weather

With Chicago temperatures sinking below zero, electric vehicle charging stations have become scenes of desperation: depleted batteries, confrontational drivers and lines stretching out onto the street. “When it’s cold like this, cars aren’t functioning well, chargers aren’t functioning well, and people don’t function so well either,” said Javed Spencer, an Uber driver who said he […]

Pierce Brosnan Pleads Not Guilty to Hiking Illegally at Yellowstone

The actor Pierce Brosnan has pleaded not guilty to hiking in a restricted area of Yellowstone National Park, according to court documents filed this month in federal court in Wyoming. Brosnan, 70, faces two charges that were filed on Dec. 23. The court documents describe one as a “closure violation — mammoth terraces,” and the […]

Sleepy Girl Mocktail: Can This Tart Cherry Juice Drink Help You Fall Asleep?

The recipe for a “sleepy girl mocktail” is simple, and its promise is alluring: Swirl a spoonful of magnesium into a fizzing glass of seltzer and tart cherry juice, take a big sip and get the best sleep of your life. Researchers who study supplements and sleep, however, remain skeptical. The mocktail has gone viral […]

China’s Population Shrank Again in 2023 as Births Continue to Fall

China’s ruling Communist Party is facing a national emergency. To fix it, the party wants more women to have more babies. It has offered them sweeteners, like cheaper housing, tax benefits and cash. It has also invoked patriotism, calling on them to be “good wives and mothers.” The efforts aren’t working. Chinese women have been […]

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