The Checkup: The Case for Creative Play in a Digital Age

All the excesses of my own childhood are, of course, available on eBay, priced for the vintage market. There are the accessories for the 1960s Thingmaker, from Mattel, with its metal molds to be poured full of plastigoop (I can smell it now) and cooked to a nice soft solid texture on the square little…

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Personal Health: The Brain Fog of Menopause

Dr. Gayatri Devi’s patient, a 55-year-old former headmistress, had good reason to be distraught. The woman had a yearlong history of progressive memory loss and behavioral problems and was referred to Dr. Devi, a neurologist, with a possible diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. As Dr. Devi recounted in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, the woman’s once…

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Medical News Today: There’s more to blinking than meets the eye

According to an unusual and innovative recent study, blinking is a visual clue that influences our everyday conversations. How long a blink lasts might alter the course of a discussion. Blinking may play more of a role in our lives than one might think. On average, most people blink more than 13,000 times each day.…

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Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Coming Apart and Leaving Parts Inside the Body

The maker of Kotex tampons has voluntarily recalled several lots of its product because of a defect that caused them to unravel upon removal, leaving pieces inside consumers’ bodies, the company said. The company, Kimberly-Clark, said in a statement that the defect has caused an unknown number of consumers to seek medical attention to remove…

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Why Do Men Date Bitches & What to Learn from Them?

Society still sticks to the opinion that men prefer a bitch rather than a quiet woman who will smile affably in any situation and agree with everything the man offers. By the way, psychologists are in no hurry to support this statement and urge ladies to think properly, before starting to develop such quality as…

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Congo Says Baby Girl Is Youngest Survivor of Ebola Outbreak

JOHANNESBURG — Congo’s Health Ministry says a newborn baby called Benedicte is the youngest survivor of what is now the world’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. The ministry posted a photograph of the infant on Twitter this past week showing her surrounded by caregivers who had watched over her 24 hours a day for weeks. The baby,…

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Medical News Today: How to make kefir more healthful using sound

Kefir has shot to fame over recent years for its potential health benefits. Using sound technology, Russian scientists believe they have found a way to increase some of these benefits. Scientists are learning how to boost the benefits of kefir. Kefir, which is a fermented milk-based drink, is made using kefir grains. Originating in the…

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Medical News Today: Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression

New research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy sessions delivered via an app can effectively treat various forms of depression, including a severe form of the condition. iCBT enables people with depression to manage their symptoms using a cell phone or tablet. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of therapy that helps change people’s…

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Michelle Barras, Alexander Rosenberg

Michelle Shana Barras and Alexander Austin Rosenberg are to be married Dec. 16 at the Liberty Warehouse, an events space in Brooklyn. Rabbi Michael Feshbach is to officiate. Ms. Barras, 30, works in Manhattan as a senior compliance officer for Pomona Capital, a private equity firm. She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University. She…

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