For people in their mid-70s such as myself, the 2020 presidential campaign is an oddly personal experience. Among the front-runners for the Democratic and Republican nominations are two men our age (Joe Biden, 76, and Bernie Sanders, 77) and another just a few years behind us: Donald Trump, 72, the oldest man ever elected president. If Trump had lost in 2016, Hillary Clinton, at 69, would have been the second-oldest person ever elected. Is this OK? Can politicians our age be effective presidents? It’s a question that can provoke strong, often pained reactions from my contemporaries. Any one person’s answer reflects their sense of what it takes to be president and what it means to be in your 70s. In my own case — healthy, active, marbles still present but unmistakably 76 — this does not seem like a good stage of life to take on such a huge challenge. I have less energy and less stamina than I did 25 years ago. I find concentration more difficult and naps more … [Read more...] about How old is too old to take on the presidency?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | ‘You Have to Pay With Your Body’: The Hidden Nightmare of Sexual Violence on the Border Supported by ByManny Fernandez March 3, 2019 MCALLEN, Tex. — It was dark in the stash house where they kept her, the windows covered so no one could see inside. At first, the smugglers had her cook for the other migrants who had recently crossed illegally into the United States. Then they took her to a room upstairs, locked the door and began taking turns with her. It was the summer of 2014, and Melvin, a 36-year-old mother of three, had just completed the journey from her native Guatemala, crossing the Rio Grande on a raft before being led to the house in the Texas border city of McAllen. For weeks in that locked room, the men she had paid to get her safely to the United States drugged her with pills and … [Read more...] about ‘You Have to Pay With Your Body’: The Hidden Nightmare of Sexual Violence on the Border
I REALIZED Seattle traffic was making my head explode when I found myself spitting mad and screaming at the woman in the car next to me. In my defense: It was the tail end of a frustrating commute home. We were in a slow-rolling zipper merge, and she refused to let me in. I laid on the horn and glared at her. “You *#$!% moron!” I shouted. “It’s like grade school. You. Take. Turns.” I was right — but it didn’t do me any good. By the time I got home, I felt like an idiot. My heart was racing, and my knees wobbled at how close I came to causing an accident. My outburst might have been more extreme than some, but I don’t think I’m the only one losing my cool these days. With traffic congestion in the Puget Sound area among the country’s worst and getting more dreadful by the day, every car trip can feel like picking your way through a minefield of near-misses, reckless fools and roadblocks. You spend 40 minutes inching along … [Read more...] about How to keep your head from exploding in Seattle traffic
S.W. Basics S.W. Basics Decision fatigue is real. In a world where a Sephora.com search for “moisturizer” yields a cool 525 results, it’s easy to see why customers become overwhelmed. Throw in increasing demand for (or at least curiosity about) clean, natural ingredients and the search for your perfect cream becomes even more confusing. Perhaps this is part of why the trend of DIY skin care, where one sources and mixes ingredients to create a bespoke product, is making a comeback. But this time, instead of being an alternative to buying from brands, this customizable option is being supported by a handful of new companies that recognize customers are looking for transparency when it comes to contents—and personalization when it comes to their own skin.A handful of entrepreneurs are making it easier to purchase trustworthy, pure ingredients—and helping us learn how to use them. Below, a look at some of the brands repackaging natural remedies into something … [Read more...] about 4 Beauty Brands Show How to Customize Your Skin Care With Easy, DIY Remedies
Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 11:01 am, Monday, May 7, 2018 Reebok on Facebook Ketogenic diets limit carbohydrate intake and prompt the body to produce starvation-fueled chemicals called ketones, breaking down more fat for fuel. The "keto" diet has quickly become popular in Silicon Valley, where people credit the high-fat regime with helping them stay lean, feel good, and, hopefully, live longer, too. But a new small study of athletic adults suggests that the diet could inhibit athletic performance. all the rage in Silicon Valley, where people credit the high-fat, low-carb, butter-, egg-, and cheese-filled diet with helping them lose weight and curb sugar cravings. But a recent study suggests that the popular "keto" diet may hamper athletes' abilities to perform because the diet is rooted in high-acid foods. In a small-scale study reported in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 16 people who tried the keto diet over a four-day period performed … [Read more...] about An exercise scientist says Silicon Valley’s favorite diet is a scary ‘experiment that the population is doing on itself’