How does sex drive change during pregnancy?

Pregnancy can have a significant effect on a woman’s sex drive. Increases and decreases in libido are both normal, and arousal levels can change at different stages of pregnancy. Some women have higher levels of arousal and more intense orgasms during pregnancy, while other women notice the opposite. Although every woman’s experience is unique, there…

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Anterior placenta: Everything you need to know

The placenta is an organ that grows in the uterus during pregnancy to supply the fetus with oxygen and nutrients. An anterior placenta is one that attaches to the front of the uterus. The placenta may attach itself in any of the following positions: posterior (at the back of the uterus) anterior (at the front…

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Off the Menu: Murray’s Opens a Mac-and-Cheese Restaurant in the West Village

Headliner Murray’s Mac & Cheese Murray’s has a cheese store that also sells charcuterie and condiments on this busy West Village block, and, a few doors down, Murray’s Cheese Bar, serving wine and a cheese-friendly menu. Now, in an empty storefront, formerly Amy’s Bread, on the same block, the company has opened a macaroni and…

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Field Notes: Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Hashtag

Wedding photographers can’t possibly capture every moment of your special day, but guests can easily fill in the gaps on social media. Using a designated wedding hashtag, attendees can post photos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms, serving as a sort of personal paparazzi. Fifty-four percent of couples create a wedding hashtag, according to…

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Skin Deep: Why You Should Care About Vegan Beauty

Once perceived as health-conscious people by some, and very, very picky eaters by others, vegans are trending. The Economist declared 2019 as the year of the vegan, reporting that a quarter of millennials identify as vegan or vegetarian. Outspoken celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay-Z are encouraging fans to become vegan, if not for ethical reasons,…

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T’s Wellness Guide to Paris

Parisians have long been revered for their svelte physiques, though historically this might have more to do with smoking cigarettes and skipping breakfast than healthy living. But in recent years, a slew of new addresses have cropped up around the city, covering every lifestyle trend from juicing to spin classes. Characteristically, the French have their…

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T’s Wellness Guide to Milan

In Italian, “wellness” is pronounced in its untranslated English form, and generally met with a skeptical eye-roll — it’s an imported concept, and not a widely appreciated one in a nation that considers its own much-admired Mediterranean diet to be unbeatable. Yet while Italian ideas of good eating — rigid meal times, seasonal produce, high-quality…

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The New It Bag Holds One AirPod

Gone are the days of handbags that require a five-finger grip. This fall, it’s all about pinching, because Simon Porte’s minuscule Jacquemus Le Chiquito somehow got even smaller. At Paris Fashion Week, Porte presented Jacquemus’s autumn/winter collection, titled La Collectionneuse, filled with a relaxed blazers loosely-buttoned, breezy summer dresses in varying lengths, chunky high-neck turtlenecks,…

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For South Asian Cooks, Yogurt Starter Is an Heirloom

One of the oldest items in my childhood home in Dallas is a yogurt culture. By my father’s estimate, it has been around for 25 years and seven months. My dad started making yogurt when he and my mother immigrated to America from Delhi, India, in 1980. He has perpetuated the same culture — the…

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