Rotavirus Vaccine May Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes

The vaccine that prevents rotavirus, which can cause severe gastric problems in children, may have another benefit: lowering the risk for Type 1 diabetes in toddlers. Rotavirus can leave children badly dehydrated and is sometimes fatal. Fortunately, there are two vaccines for the disease, easily administered by putting drops in the child’s mouth at ages…


How to Make Your Office More Ergonomically Correct

Last month, I bought a big new computer screen, thinking that if I stopped crouching over my laptop like a turtle, my lower back would stop hurting. It worked great — for about 48 hours. Then I started getting searing pains in my neck, which prevented me from turning my head to the right, which…


This Is Your Brain Off Facebook

The world’s most common digital habit is not easy to break, even in a fit of moral outrage over the privacy risks and political divisions Facebook has created, or amid concerns about how the habit might affect emotional health. Although four in 10 Facebook users say they have taken long breaks from it, the digital…


Opioid Lawsuits Are Headed to Trial. Here’s Why the Stakes Are Getting Uglier

Uncontested: The devastation from prescription opioids has been deadly and inordinately expensive. Contested: Who should foot the bill? Just over a year ago, opioid lawsuits against makers and distributors of the painkillers were proliferating so rapidly that a judicial panel bundled all the federal cases under the stewardship of a single judge. On a January…


No Regrets: A Spice Girl at the Frick and Hugh Jackman’s Tight Sweater

“I have to say, it’s very posh,” Victoria Beckham said in a second-floor dining room at the Frick Collection, where windows overlooking Central Park were punctuated by gilt-framed oil paintings. The dinner party of 30, which included art-world professionals, junior varsity billionaires and foreign royals, held its breath. Had the artist formerly known as Posh…


Unbuttoned: Who Are You Wearing and Where Did They Donate?

Arianne Phillips, the Oscar-nominated costume designer who became a public name thanks to her work with Madonna, hit her long dark night of the red carpet soul a few years ago. “I was completely burned out on GoFundMe and tired of feeling like a resister solely on social media,” she said on the phone from…


Breast changes during pregnancy

Breast changes are a normal part of pregnancy and occur as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Changes to the breasts can occur as early as 1 week after conception, and they can continue right up until the birth of the baby and beyond. In this article, we discuss the breast changes that are most common…


23 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids of All Ages

For Ages 6+

Ralph Penny Board


According to the The American Academy of Pediatrics, «children younger than 5 years should not ride skateboards, and those between 6 and 10 years of age should be closely supervised while skateboarding,» so gift this to a stoked 3rd grader. 

This Is What Justin Bieber’s Clothing Looks Like

Remember those white hotel slippers Justin Bieber was seen bopping across New York City in last August? Turns out he wasn’t just a huge fan of the comfy (yet too-small) slippers, he actually designed a whole line of them and debuted his newest experiment when he launched his own fashion label, Drew, last December. Now,…