Now You Can Shop Off of Instagram Without Ever Leaving Instagram

When Instagram rolled out its bookmark feature (saving posts in a neat «board» to view later), it made my life simpler. I didn’t have to scroll through my «Post You’ve Liked» page to find that dress or sneaker or makeup product I eventually wanted to purchase. Of course, it would be (dangerously) easier if I…

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Psychic Mediums Are the New Wellness Coaches

“Intuition is magical, but it’s not reserved for a couple of people,” said Laura Lynne Jackson, 46. She’s from Commack, N.Y., and makes her living as a psychic medium, and she was talking to hundreds who attended this year’s In Goop Health Summit in New York City (tickets start at $1000) who were there to…

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Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

Nearly 14 years ago, my daughter and I were grieving the death of my mother, and it seemed nothing could lift our spirits. Then we got Fluffy, a bouncing bundle of gray and white puppy, and everything changed. Fluffy kept us busy with pee pads and squeaky toys. She made us laugh in spite of…

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Q&A: Moving Dung Is a Dirty Job. These Beetles Live for It.

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Are dung beetles ever employed as a natural way to handle animal feces? A. The thousands of species of voracious beetles in the family Scarabaeoidea evolved to move, bury and consume the excrement of many animals in nature. Dung beetles are widely recognized as important contributors to farm cleanups, as well.…

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Professional Hair Removal Catches On With the Preteen Set

Dr. Roopa Kohli-Seth, a surgeon who lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, noticed that something was off at one of her 12-year-old daughter’s swim meets last year: She wasn’t lifting her arms out of the water. “A boy on her swim team had meanly told her that she shouldn’t swim so hard and…

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What I Love: A Cliché Harlan Coben Couldn’t Resist

The house did not immediately grab Harlan Coben by the lapels. It was, to tick off the liabilities, situated on one of the main drags in Ridgewood, N.J. Locally, it was a well-known pile of Second Empire gingerbread, with pink trim and a mansard roof. People would drive by and gawk. Sometimes, they would park…

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Well : Broken-Heart Syndrome Is Not All in the Head

Poets and politicians have long known that hearts and minds are linked. Now neuroscientists and cardiologists have shown again, in a study published this month in The European Heart Journal, that the connection is more than metaphorical. It turns out that those afflicted by a rare, serious condition known as “broken-heart syndrome” have brains that…

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Travel Tips: 4 Tips to Fly a Budget Airline Without Hassle

I’m a recent convert to budget airlines, even though I may have once thrown a tantrum at the Ryanair check-in counter when they charged me 40 euros for forgetting to print out my boarding pass. Frequent fliers may turn up their noses when they hear I’ve traded miles toward Delta Platinum status to fly airlines…

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The Right Way to Follow Your Passion

Passion can be an energizing, fulfilling force, the stuff upon which businesses are built, works of art are created and Olympic medals are won. However, if you’re not careful, passion can become an equally destructive curse, leading to suffering and distress. Understanding how this happens — and how you can prevent it — is integral…

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