Off topic: Politics and heart health, relaxing songs, life and death, displaying but not reading books

Concerned about its patients’ hearts, a New York hospital bans talk about presidential politics. Veering away from all the drama, these are supposedly the most relaxing songs in the world. Headless but alive? A look at the distinction between life and death. Don’t read it, flaunt it: Apparently, aspirational home libraries are a thing.


Photo: Walk, don’t talk: Political discussions are not allowed at one hospital’s cardiac rehab gym. (KRT archives)


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