New Dietary Guidelines Draws Criticism from Health Advocates

Are children who consume prodigious amounts of sugary drinks at higher risk for cardiovascular disease? Can a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and legumes reduce the risk of hip fractures in older adults? Should sweetened yogurts be a part of a healthy diet for toddlers making their first foray into solid food? These and other…

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A Chance to Recharge Mentally, Spiritually and Emotionally

Welcome. People talk about the new normal all the time now, but there isn’t one yet. There won’t be one for a long time to come. Our behavior is changing hourly with our moods, it seems, in response to stimuli that might be information, that might be instinct. It’s hard to say. We’re sitting at…

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Meanwhile, Some People Are Stress-Shopping Diamond Bracelets

The coronavirus quarantine has prompted boredom, impatience and aggravation. But it has clearly not dampened rich buyers’ love for jewelry … at least not judging from the success of recent online jewelry auctions. Some of these buyers may well be moneyed housewives who have become online addicts during the pandemic. Some may be skittish about…

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How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

In this most isolated of springs, birds have kept me company. I’ve watched their mating games and turf wars, listened to their serenades and tagged along as they shopped for just the right piece of garden real estate (as long as I was very quiet; no kibitzing, Margaret). Some even let me meet their newborns…

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LaQuan Smith Launches New Collection With Revolve

Like the Fairy Godmother transforming Cinderella into the belle of the ball, LaQuan Smith‘s magical touch does the same to just about anyone who dons one of his pieces. There’s no such thing as too sexy in Smith’s world where body-confidence and luxury reign supreme. Beyoncé, Rihanna, Serena Williams, and Jennifer Lopez are all fans.…

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DNA of ‘Irish Pharaoh’ Sheds Light on Ancient Tomb Builders

The vast Stone Age tomb mounds in the valley of the River Boyne, about 25 miles north of Dublin, are so impressive that the area has been called the Irish Valley of the Kings. And a new analysis of ancient human DNA from Newgrange, the most famous of the mounds in Ireland, suggests that the…

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It’s Time for French Fries

Good morning. Is sourdough still trending, people all over the place nurturing starters, putting them to use in boules and baguettes, in pancakes and waffles? It sure seems that way, from the mail that I get. I think it’s because so many of us are still at home a lot, still working from the desk…

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Honduran President Tests Positive

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras, center, addressing the the nation on the pandemic from the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa last month.Credit…Honduran Presidency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The president of Honduras has tested positive for the coronavirus. Juan…

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Why More Children’s Books Are Tackling Sexual Harassment and Abuse

When Kate Messner read the testimonies of the gymnasts abused by Larry Nassar, she was struck by his behavior early on: giving the girls little gifts and back rubs, or sending them private texts. It got her thinking. “What if we could teach kids to recognize this and speak up, and tell us when someone…

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