6 Problems You’ll Encounter When Traveling as a Couple

You cannot say you know your boyfriend well until you do several things together: quarrel, drink alcohol and travel. The last item includes the first two, so we’ll dwell upon it in detail. Your first vacation as a couple can be more revealing than all the time you have already spent together. You decide whether…

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In Her words: 5 Reproductive Health Issues We Should Be Talking About

Image CreditPetra Eriksson Welcome to In Her Words, a twice-weekly column where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered as a newsletter to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “If someone speaks to you about your body with anything but kindness and concern, it is he who…

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Botox May Help Prevent Migraines

Image Credit Botox injections are approved to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches, but studies of their effectiveness have had mixed results. Now a review of studies has concluded that Botox has small but significant benefits, with few serious side effects. Researchers analyzed data from 17 studies, including 3,646 patients, that tested botulinum toxin injections…

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What to know about luteinizing hormone tests

A luteinizing hormone test measures how much luteinizing hormone a person has in their blood. This is a hormone with key roles in both male and female reproductive systems. Luteinizing hormone (LH) is involved in many bodily processes, including pregnancy, puberty, and ovulation. LH levels increase or decrease at various points during these cycles. This…

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10 ‘Ugly’ Sneakers That Might Make You Buy Into the Trend

We’ll preface this by saying yes, ugly sneakers may not be for you. But there are five stages to loving and accepting the divisive style. 1) Initial Denial: You’re confused as to why anyone would choose mutant dad kicks. 2) Deep Disgust: Their omnipresent existence makes your skin crawl. 3) Bargaining: «Maybe if they were…

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Bye to ‘Real Housewife’ Hair

Among the few notable things about this year’s Golden Globes was that so many women dispensed with long curling-ironed hair or chignons or whatever other frippery and just chopped it. Saoirse Ronan had a lob, or “long bob,” styled by Ben Skervin. Claire Foy: mini-bob. Maya Rudolph: sharp medium-long bob. Lobs, too, for Lucy Boynton…

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Gumbo, the Classic New Orleans Dish, Is Dead. Long Live Gumbo.

NEW ORLEANS — Decades ago, soon after moving to this city from India, Arvinder Vilkhu began telling his wife and children, “If we ever have a restaurant, we must have a curried gumbo.” Mr. Vilkhu had tasted his first gumbo in 1984 during a job interview at a New Orleans hotel. “I was so much…

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